Since I already had my Minolta XG-M loaded with film, I quickly set it up to take a couple of test shots. I had never done macro before, and therefore I had no clue what lens to use. Temporary solution: improvise. A 50mm f/1.4 happened to be mounted on the camera so I used it.
What about the loss of light created in the bellows? How do you compensate for that? Not a clue. Temporary solution: aperture priority. To avoid tampering with strobes I simply used an LED flashlight. Lastly, subject. I simply grabbed what was nearby, a Predator action figure.
Quick and easy. Results? Beyond expectations.