Do you guys use extension tubes with this lens? I can't seem to get as close as you guys do on your subjects.
The little guys are 10mm in height and I was around 30cm away from them. The issue with getting close is that you have razor thin DoF so in the case where you need deep DoF such as the little guys, you'll need to focus stack to get the result you require. It's an awesome lens, but you need to experiment to understand how it works
Once you start adding tubes, the DoF range gets even thinner so you may have a tiny fragment of your shot in focus and the rest out of range. I think most people shoot in RAW and then crop rather than using tubes. That said, tubes are great, I have a set of Kenko, but it really depends upon the effect you wish to create.