Tommydigi wrote in post #18149289
I agree the 7D2 is a great value. I still use my 5d2 too, honestly I'm happy with the image quality of both cameras.
I've been looking at some reviews of the 5d4 online and many are saying its still not up to the Sony A7RII and thats a bit disappointing considering the Sony has been out for a while. Also seems many are complaining about the video, but I don't shoot much video.
The A7R2 is a whole lot of camera in a small package. As my A7R packed up and the 5D4 was announced I had to make a choice. The Sony A7R2 as my main walk around/landscape body but not really suitable for wildlife due to slower AF on adapted lenses or the 5D4 which I could use for landscapes (30MP and decent DR is enough) and also wildlife with all my teles.
I will miss focus peaking, manual focus lenses half the size of the Canon equiv, all that lovely DR and uncompressed RAW files. Not to mention no AA filter, bags of detail and all in a small body. I do not do much video, so non of those options are an issue here but the A7R2 tends to overheat when shooting 4K full frame. The 5D4 crops to 1.6x and so far, does not overheat.
Maybe when the A7R3 (or A9 or whatever) is out and used A7r2's drop in price I might grab one again. 5D4 has much better low ISO DR, but it is not class leading. A7R2 has class leading IQ but will not drive my 500f4 (unless I am shooting dead snails). For me it came down to all round usage and the need for a quieter shutter than the 1Dx has (when I need it).