Quote Originally Posted by rphenning View Post
A 300 from the beach is the minimum I would go for...

dude, eos-1n RS! do it!
Haha! I did actually check out that camera - it looks pretty sweet. I've just never been a big Canon fan, I know that will make some people think I'm crazy, but it's just what it is...something about the ergonomics of the body don't quite fit my hand as good as Nikon and Minolta ones. But, honestly I've never held a EOS-1N RS, so you never know?

As far as the lens - sounds like there are definitely 2 styles - in the water and way close up with 24-35mm (would need a housing / Nikonos for that) or from the shore and 300mm+ .
I will see what I can find in that 300mm area in my price range.