It was never my intention to be a photographer professionally but I found a niche and hit paydirt with it. This is essentially numismatic photography, shooting pictures of coins. Yes coins. You can see some examples of my work at http://coins.formerairline.com The company I'll be working for is starting a photography department and I'll be the head. I started doing this kind of photography with a Canon A70 and ordinary desk lamps, now I need to determine what PRO equipment I need. What kind of camera? What kind of lights should I use? What kind of copy stand? Basically I need a flexible copy stand that'll allow me to angle the camera if need be. I need lights that'll make the pieces of metal look natural, these lights also need to be flexible. Since they're coins they should be flexible lights. Perhaps something even portable. I'll need a camera with good macro capabilities. A migh megapixxel DSLR with a macro lens may be in order but there are so many to choose from. When I get into the bulk coin photography I may even move into using a large format camera for gang shots but right now I need something for 'art' photography. Problem with the A70 for this kind of photography is that it doesn't capture copper or gold very well. Any ideas on what kind of camera would be best? I like Canon but could lean elsewhere. Also I'll need a powerful computer, but as a mac user I know what would be best for this But I'll need to develop some automated actions in photoshop in order to speed up the editing process along the line, perhaps even commission a program be made to handle common procedures. Anyway if you could give me some input that would be great. This is so exciting, and the area I'm relocating to is awesome.