I was coaxed into macro by red in late 2006. Armed with a reverse ring, I tried shooting macros which was not easy and in fact very challenging. I later realised that the small experience taught me a number of tricks in taking macro shots.
At the moment I am using Nikon D50 coupled with a Nikkor 60mm micro for taking macro shots. People asked me why I chose a short lens? The answer is that its light, less cumbersome and add versatile when space is limited.