« on: November 20, 2014, 03:14:42 PM »
but again I found myself learning the painful lesson of cropped sensors.
This is why I'm telling myself not to fall into the 7D2 trap as I did previously with the 7D. If you are really discerning, and used to full frame quality, there's no 'budget' option to get good quality 'reach' I'm affraid.
I bet the 7DII is a better contender for 'reach advantage' than the original 7D was. To realise potential resolution you need the capable optics, pixels, light, magnification, stability. The trouble with the 'crop sensor for reach' is that you only gain one of these; pixels. Everything else remains unchanged. The improved sensor of the 7DII with higher QE might make better use of its 20 mp, assuming all other factors are efficient.