I was just out shooting on the Anahinga trail this weekend with a buddy. The weather for those that care to know was just perfect being around 80 deg with low humidity and there were NO mosquito's! If you've never been on the Anahinga in the Florida Everglades, known for the amount and variety of birds in the winter dry season, well the mosquito's can be unbelievably bad if you don't spray, no make that soak, yourself down, so yesterday was actually a pretty special day down there. Now I've never been a bird shooter per se', in fact this was only my second time down to the Anahinga, but this time out it was more fun then I thought it would be. In fact I'm thinking that it's more fun then street shooting, especially since you never need to get a signed release to sell a picture and your not being accosted by some dumb ass security guard telling you what you can't shoot. The only downside for me tho, was that my Nikon 70-210 was just too short. Unfortunate in that there were baby birds to shoot and I just didn't have enough reach, but will have to crop the 35mm frame down. Other problem is that the N80 I have only allows metering with teleconverters for the AFS and AFI lenses, of course the really expensive ones. So, I need a suggestion to either trade over to another brand, maybe with a standard cheaper body, or 2, get something in a later model Nikon that would allow me to use my lens and buy a teleconverter, or 3. a lens suggestion for the N80 body that won't break the bank. I also have an old FTBn FD body and a K1000 if need be, but I'd prefer a newer body. I guess another Nikon body would be a way to go, but I'm not particular to them. I only need a body and long lens, or a body, long lens and teleconverter to satisfy my needs. Thoughts?