I am recently engaged. When my finance asked me to take some pictures of her ring I quickly became frustrated in being unable to compose a nice shot! I was using a Nikon D-5000 a Nikon 55-200mm lens and a Hoya HMC +4 filter. Unfortunately the only flash I have is the on board camera flash. When using the flash the ring was extremely glared and very difficult to even see - ISO 200. Without using flash a high ISO(3200) was used and extreme amounts of noise were present. My lighting was in fact horrible which is some of the problem. I went through numerous trial and error aperture, shutter and white balance settings but was never able to compose even a half decent shot. I believe I reached the limits of the on board camera flash unit unless there is a setting I have missed? Regardless of the lighting my capture always seemed a bit blurry and unfocused. Is it possible that I just do not have the right equipment to shot a nice exposure of a ring? Here are three "better" shot of them all even though they are horrible in my opinion.