Oh dear. I'm sorry but I didn't take much notice of distances. I mainly decided which macro lens to use based on size of critter;
No I mean in practice (not theory) with the 14-42mm PZ, and definitely not stacked.
- smaller than a nudibranch: use the +10;
- nudibranch or bigger: use the +5;
- establishing MS: no diopter, zoom out to about 15mm and shoot from about a couple of feet away.
(I'm more right brain than left brain)
From memory, with the +10 and the zoom at about 30-35mm, I was shooting from about 2 to 4 inches from the subject.
With the +5, I used a wider range of zoom, using from 20mm to about 35mm, shooting from about 4 to 8 inches, I think.
When I dive Cannibal Rock next week (a great macro site in Komodo), I'lll try to pay more attention to distances....