Canon EOS 30D Lenses for Safari
You should check with Canon on the extender issue. It may not be compatible with some lenses, but I haven't heard about issues with a specific camera, other than the fact you may not have access to all digital functions with an extender attached.
300mm is pretty minimal for serious wildlife work and, unless you get at least an f/4, you are going to be slowing the lens down severly with an extender and slow is not what you want for widlife work. I'll take a faster, but shorter lens to a longer, but slower lens, any day, especially since you have the option of cropping and enlarging later with a digital. It's going to be a matter of budget, though. Just going to from a 300mm f/5.6 to an f/4 is going to be expensive.
For a wide angle, I would drop down to at least a 28mm if you really want the wide angle look to your pics. Again, it's going to be a matter of budget as to how fast and what you want for quality, here, but I would make the long telephoto the priority. This would be a good place for a zoom that would also cover you for normal shots around the camp or for scenery shooting.
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