Refurb 80d w/lenses or new 90d body

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Myer Senior Member • Posts: 2,969
Re: Refurb 80d w/lenses or new 90d body

1Dx4me wrote:

Free8888 wrote:

I’m looking to upgrade from my T2i, as I’m planning to go on a safari in the next 1-2 years, and want some time to work with the new camera ahead of that. I also have the 18-55 and 55-250 lenses (non STM). I’ve listed the T2i and lenses on Craigslist, and the offers aren’t much over $200

My question is whether I’d be better off going for the 80d refurb with the 2 lenses, or wait for the 90d to drop down to the $900-950 range and use the existing lenses nd keep the T2i as a backup. I’m assuming both cameras might see some additional discounting around Black Friday (probably need to wait longer for the 90d to drop).

90D is not even out yet and its price is not gonna fall anytime soon, you may have to wait a LONG while before that happens if you can find a good deal in 80D, buy it and spend money on "L" lenses instead, if you value quality and enjoyment in your photography! i wouldn't settle for cheesy ef-s lenses. it is always the lens that determines the quality of shots and cameras very little, IMO and experience! if it was me, i'd consider a 80D and sell the 2 lenses and get a canon 24-105"L" original or even a stm version would be fine if budget is tight. good luck.

I agree with almost everything said. Except that not all ef-s lenses are garbage. I have the 15-85 and in my opinion it's the closest thing to an "L" lens without being one.

I currently have my T2i as my backup and I use a 70D as my main camera body.

In addition to the 15-85 I have a 70-300L purchased about 6 years ago and since replace by Canon as it took them too long to repair and I also have the 100-400L II that I bought not long after it came out.

I think whether you should go for the 80D or 90D is a financial decision.

I'm a little torn between the 90D and waiting to see if a 7D III ever comes out.

I want to see the real life experience as I photograph anything and everything the birds in flight to everything else.

Definitely keep the T2i if it's in good shape. It's a good camera.

Get good lenses.

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