bigdog33 wrote in post #17759992
Hello all, I have a t3 and I think I want to upgrade, I have it for about 3 years now. Sometimes I found some limits on it like not high enough ISO, noisy at certain ISO, not enough AF points, etc.... I usually shoot landscapes and night photography with once a while portraits/family sessions. I have 18-55 STM, 55-250 STM and 50 1.8 II. Is t5i or t6i a good upgrade or something else? My budget is up to 600 dollars. This path or....... get 24mm STM and 10-18mm STM? Thoughts? Thanks!
So, you're not going to get huge leaps with this. You may get 1 more stop of ISO that is useable for you. Tops. AF points, sure you can get more. But do you need AF points for landscape? Night? Portrait? I don't see why there.
A used T4i/T5i would make sense, usually around $300~400. Little better at everything without getting expensive.
Otherwise, consider a 2nd hand 60D.
Or, hunt for discounts on a refurb 70D. A little more than your budget, but an actual upgrade that is significant in every category to make it worth while.
Another option which may cost too much, is a humble wonderful 1Ds Mark II. $500 or so. The problem is it won't take your EF-S glass. But it's a nice full frame, great ISO performance, good resolution for what you're doing, and it's a tank beast. Inexpensive way to get fantastic full frame. Alternatively to that, you can also look at a 2nd hand 5D classic, $300~450 as well. Also will not take EF-S glass.