gschlact wrote in post #18170064
For those against a flips screen, do you realize how well they are secured and semi protected?
You can have the flush and slightly recesses while screen is facing you on back of the body. Can does a nice job in that when flipped around, it is slightly recessing into the back of the body protecting rotational hinge torque from bumping on the screen edge.
The hinge is quite beefy, they know many people are going to use it as a left hand gripp on the camera.
Nobody is going to leave it flipped out when not shooting and it won't swing out on its own.
Any damage to the screen while facing you but flush to the camera likely would damage a non articulating screen as well.
cant say Im against them but I dont feel the need for one on 7DII, I think there is a good reason that a camera like 7DII does not have one, Im guessing it was more about weather proofing and making it pretty tough. I know most time the flip screen is pretty robust but I have a friend who had her flip screen on her 60D crack in the camera bag from possibly a bump. The cost of repair is not worth it and you can still see the image through the crack but she has just turned it inwards and does not use it anymore. Why it cracked we have no idea, maybe it was slightly angled or something when it was closed and put down in the back of the car, maybe the heat, who knows. I can see why people like them though, I do use my hubby's 70D for the screen sometimes and that is never when shooting high speed birds or anything like that which to be honest is what 7DII was made for, wildlife and sports, mostly I use 70D for macro and video. Im pretty happy with the 7DII as it is to be honest