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I preset the magnification to 1.5:1, so a little larger than life size on the sensor.
At that magnification, the focus point is about 80mm forward of the front lens element.
Lighting is ambient and flash. I use the Meike MK320 which has a flat profile - the flash tube is about mid-way along the lens barrel. There is a Dorr collapsible flash diffuser attached to the lens. Other attachments are Ezybounce bounce card and the Meike diffuser.