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    Yes nat the spares are as far as I,m aware freely available ,but I had a 40d a few years ago that needed a shutter replacement ,it was just under 200 then ,and taking that into account it would now be a non viable repair ,making the repair more than the value of the camera .the same applies to the 50d as they have the same unreliable shutter fitted .and a s/h value of just over 200 .
    If your considering a 1.6 camera there's plenty of new options available in the canon range fairly cheap.

    You will only get the extra reach of your 1.4t.c if the combined aperture is below f8 as well ,it's a minefield of compatibility issues I,m afraid .i nearly fell into the trap myself a couple of weeks ago when I contemplated a sigma 300mm f2.8
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    I am sure the combined aperture for me would be well under f8. Anyway, I am also at the moment just "pondering". It becomes too expensive to make mistakes when one is on a pension!!
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    Nat I,m not sure if I put this properly ,to use a t.c on a crop sensor camera you would be looking at a lense with a wide open aperture of f4 any smaller than that would not work ,most people tend to use them with either a f4 or f2.8 lense ,if you then work out the weight factor involved plus the cost you would be far better off with a crop camera like the 60d and a 400mm f5.6 lens as they have no stabiliser they are lightweight .i will show you when we meet again

    The 400 mm lens weighs 2oz more but is better balanced
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    OK. Jeff. Thanks. As I have mentioned my interest in a crop camera is only for wild life pics. I am quite happy with my FF 6D but I don't like to keep on cropping to get a reasonably large image of the say the "bird"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathaniel View Post
    OK. Jeff. Thanks. As I have mentioned my interest in a crop camera is only for wild life pics. I am quite happy with my FF 6D but I don't like to keep on cropping to get a reasonably large image of the say the "bird"!
    Nat, you should be fine with your 70-200 + 1.4x on an APS-C sensor camera. That combination would give you the rough equivalent of a 156-448 f/5.6 zoom. It would be pretty dark in the viewfinder, and the focussing could be a bit 'hit and miss', as f/5.6 via a TC would pose challenges for most cropped-sensor bodies with their limited focussing systems (apart from maybe a 7/70?). But it might be OK for the odd wildlife shot.
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    having been through the worn the T shirt read the book stage etc my gut feelings would be that it would be extremely hard to adjust to a aps-c crop sensor camera again after a full frame 100% viewfinder model ,i have a 60d and prefer to leave it in the hands of the wife finding i gain very little indeed by changing back to it .once you get into the rapid focus and fire 1D series cameras i,m afraid your hooked ,i tried the lads 70d the other week and although its a high megapixel fast firing camera with a good buffer it just didn't feel right to me and i couldn't wait to get the old dinosaur back in my hands .
    a better longer lens would be my dream these days to fill the sensor more

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    Kelly and Jeff; thanks for your comments. Yes, I did use a crop camera, the 60d for a long time with my 70-200mm +1.4TC and it was fine. I also used the 60D with my departed 300mm f4 IS and that too was fine. My intention is, as mentioned earlier, use the crop camera for wild life almost exclusively. Hope this works out OK for my way of thinking. I am presently looking at the 100d, 650D and the 700D as they have ,I think, the Digic 5 sensors.
    I agree that a long lens is the best option but my days of carting long lenses have passed now. I am getting on to 79years of age,"soon"!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the black fox View Post
    once you get into the rapid focus and fire 1D series cameras i,m afraid your hooked ,i tried the lads 70d the other week and although its a high megapixel fast firing camera with a good buffer it just didn't feel right to me and i couldn't wait to get the old dinosaur back in my hands .
    a better longer lens would be my dream these days to fill the sensor more
    I agree completely. There seems to be a 'way' the 1D-series and lenses 'fit' together that other models can't seem to emulate or match? For a change, I shot some film over the last couple of weeks, and even my aged 1V just made me smile. The focussing is impecable, and it just 'nails it' every single time. I can't wait to see my prints of the Edinbugh Fringe now.
    Yes, I think the 400 would be easily preferred over the 300 f/4+1.4x - it's just the cost, like everything I suppose! lol
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    i think a 500mm f4 is what i really want ,just don't fancy going back to work to pay for it though kelly .

    and nat you can hint about your birthday as much as you like your still not getting a present

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    Quote Originally Posted by the black fox View Post
    i think a 500mm f4 is what i really want ,just don't fancy going back to work to pay for it though kelly .

    and nat you can hint about your birthday as much as you like your still not getting a present
    Just saying that I am getting OLD!! and saying please be "gentle" with me.
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