I'm very new to digital as I've been using film SLR for a couple of years so hope all you digital gurus could kindly help me here!
I'm eyeing on the Canon G2. I do like macro and close up shots. Been shooting with my 100mm macro lens and thot of going digital as I find I waste a lot of slides! Also like other features of digital like immediate viewing.
So I would like to know how close can it go when set to 102mm focal length? If I remember correctly from the brochure, it's something like 20cm in macro mode? But I do have an impression for close ups, pple tend to use the wide end and go as close as 5cm. Why is this so? Will it cast shadow on the subject?
Is there a shutter lag in the G2? If so, roughly how long?
Ok here's a 'weird' question. Besides the ISO rating and resolution of image, if a photographer is interested mainly in the focal length of 35-100mm, does it mean it's more economical to get a G2 than a digital SLR like the D30 or D60?
I know there are many questions and they may sound idiotically simple to some of you but hope you all could be patient with me. Thanks very much!!