Invest in new camera body or lens, that is the question

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Invest in new camera body or lens, that is the question

TLDR: Should I invest in camera body such as Canon R6 or keep using M50 and couple it with somewhat expensive lens, considering I'm looking to get into indoor sport photography (ice hockey for example) ?

Some background, I have been running around with Canon EOS M50 for a year now and starting to get into sport photography slowly, main intrest is at ice hockey but not exclusive as I try to run around in many sport / concert events as I possible can. I don't really care for video features that much, nice to have but not that important to me.

My current gear includes

  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
    Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM
    Canon EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM

I have feeling that my current M50 would have hard time with low light especially now that fast action comes to picture, so coupling it with somewhat expensive lens sounds bit of waste of time (lack of better words), but I could be wrong. From what I have researched Canon R6 would seem to be great solution for me, but this would mean that lens upgrade would have to wait a bit. I also have been thinking renting lens until time is right to buy (good offer on used or decent discount).

So I have hard time trying to decide between two options:

A) Keep using Canon EOS M50 and purchase Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 S DG OS HSM / EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

B) Purchase Canon EOS R6 and keep using current EF lenses for time being, possible rent lens when need. Canon EF - EOS R mount adapter is included in R6 package deal.

Time of purchase would be end of the year, around black friday / cyber monday.

So am I dead wrong thinking doing camera body upgrade considering need for action sport features (such as better low light and tracking performance) ? if anyone has any advice on this matter, that would be much appreciated.

 CaffeineOD's gear list:CaffeineOD's gear list
Canon EOS M50 Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM Canon EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM
Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) Canon EOS R6
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