DSLR’s can be tricky when you’re trying to get those ultra-tight macro shots, especially without a detachable viewfinder, since your body has the tendancy to cast a shadow on your subject. If you don’t have the right lenses, you might as well be using a point and shoot. While a wide assortment of point and shoots take macro shots pretty well on their own, the Marumi LED Macro Ring allows you to shine a little light on your super small shots.
With DSLR’s, the trouble with having the wrong lens is that you can’t focus properly without a special flash to brighten up the macro subject. This LED Macro Ring snaps right on to your tripod and camera, shining 8 LED’s to illuminate the lenses sensor. It’s a pretty cool (if not slightly overpriced) tool for $126. — Andrew Dobrow