I am a surgeon, and have convinced my clinic that I need a camera to document my work.
This will be a mix of before and after shots as well as intraop "action" shots. As I do "small parts" surgery, I'd need a decent macro as well as a portrait lens to take full face shots without distorting facial contours. Most important is accuracy and reproducibility of results--the images aren't going to be pretty, they have to document. Also, I'd like a longer working distance so that sterility isn't compromised.
Does anyone with experience in medical photography want to weigh in with an adequate setup? Cheaper is better of course as it's not my money being spent and the budget guys are tight. One of the folks at work thought the ricoh gxr system with 50mm lens would work, but I'm nervous about going away from an slr.