Since I just bought my dream macro lens, an AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm/2.8 VR, I didn't have the money to also purchase the Nikon macro strobe kit. I settled on the Polaroid ring-light/LED "flash" instead as a stop-gap measure. I've played with it a bit, but would be very interested if anybody has suggestions on how to get the best results using this type equipment. The model I purchased is the universal-type (not TTL) with 48 LED's and three gells. The LED's can be constant-on or "flash" synced, selectable for 24 or 48 (L or R sides), and have seven light levels. I know this setup will not give me the "freeze frame" effect of a true strobe, and that I will have to play with settings in M mode to get acceptable results. Ultimately I plan to purchase a double strobe TTL macro setup, but that will have to wait at least a year or more. Thank you, as always, for your kind input and suggestions.