1. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    okay after a one month vacation in spain and 700 megs of pictures

    i have come to decide i want to buuy more lenses for my ageing but still great camera canon powershot g2

    any reccomendations for wide angle, telephoto and macro lenses
  2. MacRAND macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2003
    Phoenix AZ USA
    Since the G2 is obsolete, be careful about investing too much money in accessories that cannot be used in future models.

    Since it is NOT an SLR camera, focusing for "macro" would be a problem, even if it had a Macro-lens...which is does not.

    You only have a choice of one telephoto and one wideangle lens, and you must also buy the conversion tube.

    Check if its two conversion lenses will fit on any current models, thread/lens size, etc. This is NOT common for low end box cameras.
    Future compatibility is VERY COMMON for higher end SLR digital or 35mm camera lenses.


    Canon has just come out with a killer replacement of the entry level Rebel digital for about the same money.

    Unfortunately, compared to Asahi/Pentax autofocus lenses of the same or better quality, Canon lenses are extremely expensive ala Nikon.


    Recommend you strongly consider selling your G2 on eBay and going SLR DIGITAL either
    Canon or Pentax *istD with 16mm~45mm zoom (wideange~normal lens) with $200 mail in rebate through June; and a used 70mm~200mm zoom telephoto can be found used for under $100 USD
    Canon also has a new S1 camera that is very interesting; but, like I have said, beware of high-priced lenses just to get decent quality.

    I have a prejudice for PENTAX Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras with Through-the-Lens (TTL) light metering since 1965 because all my 35mm lenses fit all my 35mm bodies including the new digital *istD body, which is auto-focusing. I like Pentax better than Nikon because it is lighter, smaller where it counts, and the quality is very close while the price is much, much kinder. Canon is a good, but very expensive system to own. Regardless, all 3 are excellent world-class, well-made cameras. Go SLR!

    If you cannot get a good price for an old camera, keep it and use it when you aren't as careful as you are with an expensive camera. I can afford to "lose" my old Kodak DC4800, or put it at risk to get damaged from weather, heat, theft, etc.; where I'd die if something happened to the Pentax.
    Today, the 256mb CompactFlash 40x speed memory card inside is worth more than the old Kodak.
  3. virividox thread starter macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    thanks macrand ill keep that in mind.

    photogrpahy is still just a hobby and not yet serious hobby, so ur suggestions are helpful.

    i dont want to get rid of my g2 though, have had it only 3 years, while in terms of tech life thats long, for a camera its still putting out great shots.

    i guess if i get more serious ill look into an slr. but thats still in the future.

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