Originally Posted by pangolinman
Awesome post. Imaginary Rep+
Im really excited now, but still have no idea what most of this stuff means "35mm f/1.8"
Is the sigma macro lens any good? Macro lenses are for closeups right? Where am I? What is this?
Sold a keyboard of mine, so im thinking of picking this up ASAP
True macro is different than the macro you're used to on point and shoots. The "macro" you're probably used to, and the one I'm assuming you're thinking of using, is taking shots of things like motherboard model numbers, headphone logos, capacitors and chokes, etc. If this is the case, pretty much any DSLR/lens will be able to do this.
I also suggest reading up the two photo guides stickied in the photo section here; the first basic one written by myself and the second more advanced one by Dream Killer. They're a good way to get you acquainted with manual photography and an idea of what you should focus on when it comes to skills. With photography, skill matters a lot more
than your equipment.
My guide also covers lens nomenclature, so hopefully after reading it you can figure out what "35mm f/1.8" means