« on: December 07, 2014, 11:34:47 PM »
The thing is, you still have the pre-production option if you prefer, but you also have more flexibility for post-processing. Why some people are against that is beyond me. Many are excited about a marginal improvement in high ISO noise in the 7DII vs the original 7D after 5 years of development, but 400% more DR (~2 stops) is not important?
I generally don't need more than 8-9 stops of DR. So, whether I have 12 or 14 matters very little.
What does matter is how high I can crank up the ISO before I can't get 8-9 stops anymore.
So, yes, I'd trade 2 whole stops of base ISO DR for half a stop of improved performance at high ISO. By the way, from what I'm seeing, the 7D2 is more than a whole stop better at high ISO than the 7D.