I am new to the more profession photography. Things that could be easily done with my old compact camera (Sony F717) are more complicated now. For instance: take close-ups at only 2-3cm distance while being able to zoom 5x. A professional photographer probably gets a bad feeling in the gut when thinking about this, but it was convenient.
Now, I want to go into the DSLM/MILC direction (Fuji X-E1). Most of the cameras come with the standard 18-55mm lens for starters. I would like to do "daily casual photography" (people, things around me), landscapes, close-ups (flowers, insects, rocks). What would be a minimum set of lenses to cover this? I don't want to carry heavy equipment with me when hiking though.
By reading some articles on the web, people always point to the famous (why? justified?) 35mm lens (fixed focal length). I was thinking about a "selection" like this:
- 35mm, f1.4
- 55-200mm (tele)
- close-up lens/filter
What is the use for a 60mm macro lens? What does macro actually mean? Does it refer to close-ups?