03-23-2019 10:58 AM
"...I’d like a camera with 4K video that works with my lenses ..."
I think I would drop that requirement at your budget. Also, adapters are ALWAYS an issue. Not the best. The 80D is still the most complete suggestion for you. It comes the closest to what you want and closest to your budget.
03-23-2019 12:58 PM - edited 03-23-2019 12:59 PM
Also, adapters are ALWAYS an issue.
One cannot say “always” anymore than one can say “never.”
I would think Canon would know how to make an adapter for their own gear. They do not contain any optics. If Canon’s teleconverters are any measure, the RF mount adapters should offer reliable, high quality performance.
03-23-2019 01:37 PM
Buy the 80D stick the rest in your pocket and start taking pictures. Believe me you don't want to fool around with adapters especially when you don't have to. Just something else to complicate things.
Still the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens is mighty tempting but it is over budget! Just what lenses do you already have?
03-23-2019 02:41 PM
My budget to spend personally over the $1600 I was given is $1000 so if I can use my lenses I should be within that I’m thinking
The 80D is a great camera. It would be an excellent upgrade from a T2i. If I wanted to stick with an APS-C sensor body, the 80D would be my choice. It has been the best bang for the buck camera in the Canon lineup since it was introduced.
But, if you are interested in a full frame sensor body, then the EOS RP is a very good choice. Like I said, it was designed to be an upgrade path for Rebel shooters into the world of full frame sensor bodies.
There is nothing wrong, or bad, with the Canon lens adapter, which allows you to use EF or EF-S lenses with it. If you have any EF lenses then you will get 26 MP images. With EF-S lenses, you will get 12 MP images, but with much lower noise than your current T2i.
03-30-2019 09:55 AM - edited 03-30-2019 12:16 AM
BTW, not many people will mention a T2i and a 5D Mk IV in the same sentence.
Well, I'm one of them. I own a 5D4, and my wife was very happy with her T2i. At the time it came out, and for the price at which it sold, it was one of the best cameras Canon had ever made. And although Martha gets very good pictures with her 7D2, she won't let go of the T2i, because she likes its lighter weight.
So, Madi, the only reason I can think of for you not to hold onto the T2i, as at least a backup or secondary camera, is that when travelling abroad, you might need to keep the size and weight of your belongings as low as possible.
If you really think you need a new camera (a position I wouldn't necessarily try to dispute), the 80D is as good a choice as any. In your situation it makes no sense whatever to consider a full-frame camera like the 5D4. I also wouldn't choose a mirrorless camera like the R series. Mirrorless cameras are clearly the wave of the future, but they have a ways to go before that happens. Unless you're really serious about photography and have more money at your disposal than you've implied, I can't think of a good reason for you to be a pioneer just now. BTW, although your EF-S lenses will work on the R with the appropriate adapter, you will lose resolution, because the image produced by the lens will not cover the available space on the sensor.
Bottom line advice: Buy a new or refurb crop-frame camera if you want one, and spend any leftover funds on improving your lens collection.
03-30-2019 10:43 AM
"...your EF-S lenses will work on the R with the appropriate adapter..."
Adapters and/or lens converters are never the best solution.
03-30-2019 06:23 PM - edited 03-30-2019 06:24 PM
R adapters are no problem because they have no glass and the adapter acts like the mirror box on a DSLR. You can even get extra functionality since one of the adapters has a control ring!