Hello all and thank you in advance for advice! I am a plastic surgeon planning to purchase a photo system for use in photographing patients, primarily for body photographs and for use during surgery inside a body cavity. The latter is an area that even expensive point and shoot autofocus cameras often fail because their mechanisms mistakenly focus on the surrounding skin being retracted rather than the subject I would like to photograph. The flashes also frequently create harsh shadows inside the cavity or wash out the image details. I will need to capture fine detail of tissue, so I need to use macro capabilities sometimes. Needless to say, the camera needs to operate quickly and reliably since I'm standing there with a patient under anesthesia! The picture quality needs to be as high as possible--good enough for publication in journals and textbooks as well as for presentation use blown up on a big screen for an audience. I will also use the camera for travel, casual and family use and assume any setup that meets the above requirements will probably be more than sufficient for casual and hobbyist use. I have used relatively sophisticated point-and-shoot cameras in the past but they fail for this work (too slow, poor focus and flash) and also owned a Nikon D100 but found that it collected dust because of its size and weight. This has led me to consider the following setup: OM-D EM-5 with 12-50 kit lens I value the manual focus plus "point on the screen to focus" capability, manual control if needed, and I picked this lens because it seems the most versatile single lens (particularly with the macro capability) and is a good price in the kit. In silver, which looks super-cool and reminds me of the Nikkormat I learned on :smile:. Flash--here I am a little stumped. From what I have read, a ring flash may be best for this sort of thing (avoiding flash shadows inside a body cavity during surgery and not overwhelming a macro shot), but I have never used one so I am not familiar with the issues. I have considered the Metz 15 MS-1 (pricey), but would something like the Polaroid Macro Ring 48 LED Light work as well or better? Or what about the Olympus MAL-1? I have searched but not found much on this subject except the advice, "use a ring flash for macro". Too bad Olympus doesn't make a nice ring flash for the EM-5. It seems like a pretty big empty spot in an otherwise fairly robust accessory market for these little cameras. I would value opinions on both the overall system choice for the money (DSLR kits like the Nikon 5200 or Canon T4i are significantly cheaper), the lens choice, and also the flash. Many thanks!