I have heard bad things about Macro Ring Flashes, I am just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this or any other suggestions?
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There is nothing inherently bad about ring flashes. They just tend to yield a very uniform picture that isn't very interesting, but they are easier to use in macro than other flashes, which fall mostly in two categories: those where the lens casts a shadow on the subject, and those where the subject has strong lateral shadows. A third category ("just right") requires a lot of work and patience.
Personally, I don't use flash in macrophotography. If its a fixed subject then I use a long exposure. and if its a live subject (bugs...) then I try to do without one because it washes out all the nice reflections, transparencies and shadows.