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Upgrading from T3/T5

theperfectplex
Contributor
I am going to upgrade from the canon T3 and T5. What is the next best option after that under $700 that would have wifi or Bluetooth and is compatible with my 75-300mm lens?
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rs-eos
Whiz

If you can stretch it to $750, there's the T8i (body only).  That will work with your EF 75-300mm lens.

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Ricky

EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L, 600EX-RT (x6), ST-E3-RT
EOS C70, RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS, EF-EOS R 0.71x

theperfectplex
Contributor
I would like something that included a basic lens too though.

Head on over to B&H or other authorized Canon reseller and then search on Canon DSLRs, sorted by price. 

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Ricky

EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L, 600EX-RT (x6), ST-E3-RT
EOS C70, RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS, EF-EOS R 0.71x

ebiggs1
Legend

"I am going to upgrade from the canon T3 and T5."

 

I guess that is an upgrade but you are really just trading one used camera for another used camera. I really like the thought of adding another 50 bucks and buying the T8i.  Now that is a real upgrade and a 'new' camera.

 

Also, take a look in the Canon refurb store to see what might be available.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!


@ebiggs1 wrote:

"I am going to upgrade from the canon T3 and T5."

 

I guess that is an upgrade but you are really just trading one used camera for another used camera. I really like the thought of adding another 50 bucks and buying the T8i.  Now that is a real upgrade and a 'new' camera.

 

Also, take a look in the Canon refurb store to see what might be available.


Cheers Ernie.  T8i (nothing less) I recommend the same.

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2(v1.1.1) ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra ~ImageClass MF644Cdw ~Pixel6 ~R5C On Order

"T8i (nothing less) I recommend the same."

 

If I remember correctly the T5 is six or seven years old now.  The T8i is the way to go.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!

theperfectplex
Contributor
I had both the T3 and T5. I’m upgrading from both of those. I was looking at the 8i and SL3

However, if he got the RP he would need the adapter to use his EF75-300 lens, and a 50 mm lens is not a "great" portrait lens on a FF camera. The RP is also about twice the price!

"... if he got the RP he would need the adapter to use his EF75-300 lens, and a 50 mm lens is not a "great" portrait lens on a FF camera."

 

Agreed. Would not be my frst choice either. A 50mm prime is way to restrictive compared to the new zooms available. Sometimes the cheap way to go is not so cheap.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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