Juergen Sattleru , Dec 31, 2006; 06:16 p.m.
Macro Photography is tricky and requires a new set of skills - just owning a macro lens and a ring light will not do it for you - I think, unless you are willing to invest a lot of time to learn. I would suggest instead an advanced P&S camera - like a Fuji or one of the Canon Powershots with Macro mode. It is much easier to get a decent Macro shot our of these than it is using a DSLR with a Macro lens. I use both for Macro shots. When I am really serious and need the 1:1 ratio, I will use my Canon 5D with the 100mm Macro, extension tubes and the ring light. But when I am just out strolling around and something catches my eye, I will use my Powershot G7 as my Macro tool. It works great and the pictures are cristal clear amd it is sooooo easy.