Thought I’d post an update on some additional tips that were submitted to me from jcnavarrog through Flickr. He offered some useful tips as to how to best use dual stacked Inon UCL 165 M67 macro lenses that I thought were worth sharing.
1. No matter how light or transparent the subject, whenever using stacked Inons, set your camera settings to: f8.0, ISO 80 (ISO 100 if can’t use 80), macro mode and flash compensation +2.
2. Zoom the lens all the way in (full zoom)
3. Set the camera to manual focus
After you have your camera properly configured, you simply get your camera within a few inches of your subject, and simply “rock” your camera slowly back and forth until the subject is in focus. At first, this can seem pretty difficult, but with even a few minutes of practice, you can start to get the feel for this technique. I have used this technique myself, and I can report that you can get far closer to your subject using this method. The photos below were taken using this method. Again, thanks much to jcnavarrog for the tips. Also, I have another article with more information about using Dual Inon Macro lenses for underwater photography here.