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Thinking about upgrading to t5i.... maybe t6i or something else?

 
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Oct 25, 2015 18:48 |  #1

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!


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Oct 25, 2015 18:53 |  #2

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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!

Heya,

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.

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Oct 26, 2015 06:55 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #3

Yeah that's the problem with full frame camera, having to buy all new glasses but the 50mm. Will look into 60d/70d thanks for the suggestions!


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Oct 26, 2015 07:05 as a reply to  @ Dusty Lens's post |  #4

70D at Canon's site with a 1 year warranty:

http://shop.usa.canon.​com …/eos-70d-body-refurbished (external link) (use WITCH for a 15% discount)


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Oct 26, 2015 10:08 |  #5

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70D at Canon's site with a 1 year warranty:

http://shop.usa.canon.​com …/eos-70d-body-refurbished (external link) (use WITCH for a 15% discount)

Thanks, but with that discount it's still over my budget.


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Oct 26, 2015 10:15 |  #6

A cheaper option may be a prime lens in a focal length you use a lot. A 35 f/2 or 28 f/1.8 will cost you about $300, and be 2 stops or so faster than your 18-55. Put that light savings into ISO and you've got less noisy images for not a lot of money. Too bad there is no cheap fast glass for apsc.




  
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Oct 26, 2015 10:30 |  #7

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Thanks, but with that discount it's still over my budget.

Even if you sell your existing camera? You won't get much, but does it at least give you the remaining for your budget? For about a 24 hour period, 3 coupon codes could be stacked for a 27% discount, but I missed that window. The coupon codes are now all 15% but don't stack. :(


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Oct 26, 2015 10:40 |  #8

Keep saving and wait until you can get a 70D.


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Oct 26, 2015 11:19 |  #9

For your stated uses, not worth getting any of the crop sensors. They won't give you any significant improvement in low light shooting. Save your money until you can do the move to full frame. The 6D would then be the best choice for your needs.




  
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Oct 26, 2015 13:15 |  #10

Used 7D bodies can be purchased for about $450, as another consideration. While I agree with the next bump being FF, the 7D (like the 70D) will be more valuable than the upgrades you're considering.




  
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Oct 26, 2015 17:19 |  #11

I believe the 7D shares the same sensor as the OP's current body, as the does the 70D, so the IQ would be similar. Yes? No? Can others shed some light here?

I really don't see the OP needing all the bells and whistles associated the the more expensive crop sensor bodies, with the possible exception of gaining video capability.




  
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Oct 26, 2015 17:55 |  #12

Texkam, whilst the 7D does indeed share a sensor with a T3i, the OP has a T3, different camera. Even if he had the T3i, the different AF system is vastly improved, meaning more shots in focus, better AF performance in low light levels, etc, etc, etc. this = much much more keepers.


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Oct 27, 2015 01:45 |  #13

The OP is not putting high demands on the auto focus features. l'll argue the T3's auto focus, while not as robust as the 70D's, is still quite adequate for the tasks at hand.

I would exercise patience and save my money until I could afford a significant upgrade.




  
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Oct 27, 2015 07:58 |  #14

Ehhhh..... I guess I'll just keep my camera and get ultra wide lens then..... any best ultra wide lens up to 300 or 350? It gonna take me forever to save up for FF camera and the glasses. Thanks for the suggestions everyone!


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Oct 27, 2015 08:03 as a reply to  @ Dusty Lens's post |  #15

Tokina 11-16 f/2.8, amazing lens.


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