Sorry, to be a bother to all y'all. I am fairly new to cameras that you have to focus. I have always liked them, but never understood them. Now, I am trying to understand them. I can take photos with them, but I really could not explain what I did except focus and shoot.

I really would like to understand the Macro because I see really great photos I would love to shoot myself.

These are the two lenses I have and what they say on them...

**Tamron**: Aspherical LD XR DiII Tamron AF 18-200mm 1:3.5-6.3 [IF] MACRO 62 A14

*Before the 62 is a symbol that resembles a computer zero, you know a zero with a line through it.*

At the back of the lens, where it attaches to the camera, the numbers left to right read 200, 135, 100, 70, 50, 35, 18

At the front of the lens, farthest from the camera, two rows of numbers for feet & meters read (ft) 100, 20, 8, 5, 3, 1.48; (m) infinity symbol then 30, 7, 3, 2, 1, 0.45

**Pentax**: Pentax 18-55 II SMC Pentax DA CE (and a number like a serial number)

At the back of the lens, where it attaches to the camera, the numbers left to right read 55, 45, 35, 24, 18

At the front of the lens, farthest from the camera, two rows of numbers for feet & meters read (ft)7, 3, 2, 1.5, 1.15, .82; (m) 2, 1, 0.6, 0.45, 0.35, 0.25

While playing with the two lenses, I found the Pentax appears to get a little closer to the subject than the Tamron when using Macro. I am sure all y'all are probably rolling your eyes by now, but, here comes the stupid question, does the Macro have something to do with the ft/m numbers... and are those numbers telling me how far I have to be from the subject for it to focus?

I am trying to take good photos worthy of selling. I realize there are tons of folks out there doing the same. Could anyone tell me how they would rate these two lenses?

Appreciate it. Sorry to bug everyone with such novice questions.

Thanks!