Picked up Panasonic G2 at a good price !

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by teetee65, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. teetee65

    teetee65 New to Mu-43

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    Sep 9, 2010
    Hi I am new to the forums and to micro 4/3. I just sold my Sony A300 DSLR and was surfing the net and found a blue G2 open box for $529. Still comes with manufac. warranty. Did I do well? How do you do macro on the G2 with the kits lens?
     
  2. MEG3020

    MEG3020 New to Mu-43

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    Sep 9, 2010

    Wow that's a great price. Now I feel bad for what I paid for mine ($640 brand new). :frown:
     
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Welcome.
    Great price indeed.
    To do macro you need a macro lens. The kit lend focuses close but it's not a macro lens.
     
  4. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    I think you already know the answer but YES great price and a GREAT cam with those new features. ENJOY :smile:
     
  5. jayzfelon

    jayzfelon New to Mu-43

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    May 18, 2010
    Thats a great price. I picked up mine for$600 includes shipping brand new.
     
  6. neilvan

    neilvan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Coquitlam, BC, Canada
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    Neil
    To get more magnification with your kit lens you could get some close-up filters. It won't get you to 1:1 but it will help...

    You could also get an adapter, extension tubes and a long prime lens or just buy the 45mm f2.8...

    Have fun!
     
  7. teetee65

    teetee65 New to Mu-43

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    Sep 9, 2010
    How about a raynox 250?
     
  8. neilvan

    neilvan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Coquitlam, BC, Canada
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    For sure, that falls under the 'close-up' filter area and does a great job!
     
  9. couchpotato

    couchpotato New to Mu-43

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    Aug 3, 2010
    Seems everyone finds good bargains except me. I paid full price for my GF1....

    Raynox 250 and 150 are inexpensive solution. But they have limitation in term of focusing distance. If I were you, I will get an inexpensive MF macro lens plus a adapter. Much more flexible and better IQ than "close-up" lens. An Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm F3.5 macro together with an adapter will cost you about $100 on eBay. A new Raynox 250 is around $40-50.

    Have fun with your new camera.
     
  10. riveredger

    riveredger Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 30, 2010
    Northern NJ
    Where?
     
  11. jayzfelon

    jayzfelon New to Mu-43

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    May 18, 2010
    Ebay, seller name is wow-electronics authorized panasonic dealer. To make sure you have warranty.