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Old 04-26-2018   #1
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What is the cheapest DSLR body on which I could successfully use the new 100-400 zoom plus 1.4 mark 3 extender ?

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Old 04-27-2018   #2
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You can use any body that uses the EF lenses (red dot on the camera body)

I assume that all Canon enthusiast level cameras can do that. But whether it will use the full extent of the focal points is another matter. Better to go for the latest advanced level
camera, but it's a bit more pricier than enthusiast level
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Does that count something that is out of production? I assume that the extender has a standard EF mount and there are no special mirror clearance problems as with some of the really old bodies that might bang their mirrors against lenses with an EF-S mount. A problem like that aside, you should be able to use your combo with any Canon dSLR newer than a 300D or 10D. I still have a functional 350D or two, one infrared-converted. You should be able to get a functional dSLR of similar vintage and get change back from your hundred dollar bill. Looks like KEH still has a few.
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Sorry, Folks. I have a 500D, which has suited me for all purposes so far and it just won't focus at all with the 100-400 II and 1.4x. I've been told I need to upgrade to a 7D mkII.
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I am assuming that you have had the 500D for a while and that it has so far had no such problems with the other lenses that you have used it with, nor did you say what the maximum f-number on your lens was. If it has a maximum f-stop of f/5.6 at the long end, I can see where your camera might have trouble focusing with this lens and the teleconverter. The combination has an effective maximum f/8, which is too (physically) small to guarantee proper autofocus operation with this model. Sorry about forgetting about that detail before responding before. You might try limiting the autofocus points to the center one that has better performance than the others. Even so, you can expect your autofocus to struggle and be slower or less reliable. If that doesn't work to your satisfaction, you may have to limit yourself to manual focusing, not using the extension with this particular lens model, or going with your original idea of finding a camera body whose autofocus actually will work with such a small f-stop. Some of Canon's newer and fancier models can autofocus at f/8, but they are likely to be pricey. Even with the 7DII, I think you must still confine your focusing to the central autofocus points.
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From the instruction manual, you need one of the cameras specified in the attached image (or later equivalent model, such as the 5D Mk. IV or EOS-1D X Mk.II, which were not available when the manual was published).
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Among the cameras listed, I believe that the 7D II is the only one with an APS-C sized imager. The other are either full-frame 36 x 24 mm or APS-H (1.3x crop) sized. If you aren't satisfied with cropping your image, the next least expensive option is to pop for a longer lens. Despite the f/6.3 maximum aperture at 500 mm, my Sigma 150-500 mm f/5-6.3 works well enough for me with both the 350D and my 40D. Both Sigma and Tamron make zoom lenses that top out at 600 mm and Sigma makes a 300-800 mm model as well. However, you can buy a used 7D II body from KEH for about USD1200.
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After looking, I find that the Sigma 300-800 mm f/5.6 is way out of your price range.


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