Felipe Rodríguez

Felipe Rodríguez

Lives in Spain Seville/Andalusia, Spain
Works as a Almost Photographer
Joined on Oct 21, 2001
About me:

Nikon D810
PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5
PC-Nikkor 35mm f/2.8
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Art
Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
Nikkor AF Nikkor 135mm f/2D DC
Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4 AI
Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II
Nikon SB-910 Speedlight
Fujifilm FinePix X100

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I am eagerly waiting for my 300mm pf lens to arrive (there is little to no stock at all everywhere, as all you know). These samples look like average snapshots, I've seen much better samples on flickr and so...

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 08:44 UTC as 2nd comment
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mediasorcerer: My personal feeling is, that with some sensors,[the better quality ones] the noise can actually be pleasant and an artistic asset rather than a detraction depending on how why and where its used.

This really is a great article and just the sort of interesting and useful information many photographers may want and need, although im just some stranger, and already aware of the paradoxical iq juggling act between iso s/p and ap/, im going to politely insist you pat yourselves on the back for taking the time to explain and bring this concept to the readers attention.
I hope you produce more like it.

Agreed! I have recently switched from Canon to Nikon mostly because of what you mention. I noticed that in Nikon images (I mean those taken with full frame Nikon DSLRs), noise was quite pleasant, and randomly distributed in a way that reminded me of that wonderful old photographic film grain; meanwhile, on the other side, my Canon files showed a rather ugly, clearly "digital" noise. So now, after many years of taking care to expose to the right, I am not hesitant of letting the histogram go more to the center (if needed) because the shadow recovery capability in raw Nikon files is, well, simply amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 10:44 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2958 comments in total)

This is quite disappointing. As a long term Canon shutter with lots of the finest Canon glass, I was hoping for something like Sony sensors that we envy (well, at least, I do) from both Sony and Nikon FF cameras. Pixel count is not important for me, I'm already well served with my 5D3 resolution, but DR and noise are key, and, guys, I definitely hate that ugly pattern noise you can find even on clean, bright areas of 5D3 files...

Time to look at Sony A7 and the hassle and waste of expensive adapters...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 12:07 UTC as 631st comment | 1 reply
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ssh33: Yeah... No. Portraits with shallow depth of field look different. You know, eyes are in focus and the rest of the face is slightly blurred giving the skin smoother appearance and what some refer to as "3D look". This is not it. On the photos shown here the effect looks fake.

That said, I like candid portraits and see no value in a posed shot (no story) - studio people might appreciate it more than I do.

You took those words out of my mouth! :) Fake, that's the word...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (118 comments in total)

Great!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:19 UTC as 24th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)
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Felipe Rodríguez: Nice retro look, but too high price. Yes, it's a camera for hipsters with full pockets. I find much more interesting Sony's moves like the two A7 cameras...

Very few ones. But that's what I like about the A7 cameras... thinking of attaching a Leica Noctilux to them...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:19 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

Nice retro look, but too high price. Yes, it's a camera for hipsters with full pockets. I find much more interesting Sony's moves like the two A7 cameras...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 07:56 UTC as 860th comment | 2 replies
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VadymA: Is this Sigma marketing idea to boost their sales? In order to get DPM system one would need to purchase three lenses, three bodies, three sensors, three batteries, not to mention accessories like three fast memory cards, three grips, etc, etc. All for over $3,000. And in addition you would need something else for sports and low light photography (maybe there will be DPM4 and DPM5 for that). And with every new model you would have to start from scratch all over again. Interchangeable lens approach sounds much more economical from consumer stand point IMO.

Agreed! I doesn't make sense, IMHO, such a fixed focal length, it's too limiting...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 12:39 UTC

Clever!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2012 at 10:45 UTC as 4th comment
On Instagram responds to clamor around TOS changes post (77 comments in total)
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Horshack: It's the same rope-a-dope strategy Facebook employs in all their ToS changes. It's designed to lull you into a false sense of security while they systematically keep pressing the ToS until they have the right to sell all your private information to the highest bidders.

I just cancelled my Instagram account...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 07:37 UTC
On Leaving my DSLR at home: An iPhone experiment post (171 comments in total)
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sean000: Nice article and great photos. However, I would add that there are many options in between an iPhone and a DSLR: High quality compacts that are not much larger than an iPhone (up to large sensor compacts), as well as interchangeable lens cameras like m4/3 and Sony NEX. You don't have to choose one extreme or the other. I get that you didn't want to make this honeymoon trip all about photography, but it looks like you still did. No you weren't hauling or fiddling with as much gear, but you still couldn't escape the fact that you are a photographer who obviously spent some time thinking about and capturing photos on this trip. In fact the apps can make the iPhone even more fiddly than a DSLR. I do take photos with my iPhone sometimes, but I can get the job done much faster with my DSLR or my Olympus OM-D (which fits in a much smaller bag and goes on all my family outings). Photographing the kids with an iPhone is just too frustrating ;-)

Agreed!

I have a Fuji X100 for such purpose. But, you know what? I'm barely using it since I have my iPhone...

:)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2012 at 16:41 UTC
On Winter Photography in Iceland article (83 comments in total)

Gorgeus!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:49 UTC as 27th comment
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)

Interesting camera. But the sensor is still too small for my taste. APS-C is the minimum for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 07:18 UTC as 137th comment | 3 replies
On Canon offers EOS 5D Mark III firmware v1.1.2 article (26 comments in total)
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Steve0902: Let's face it: despite the product improvements, it's hard to get excited about upgrading to this from the 5DMII, particularly in the face of the Nikon D800 with its 36MP, actually better low-light performance (per DxOMark), lower cost, and the widely-better-regarded Nikon lenses. While I don't know what I'd actually do with that many megapixels, I feel more like switching to Nikon than upgrading to the 5DMIII.

"widely-better regarded Nikon lenses"? I can't agree. Nikkor glass is good or even superb in many cases, but Canon glass is even better, and covering a wider range, IMHO...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 06:52 UTC
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bobbarber: Let's face it.

All of us want one.

None of us will buy one.

I don't need nor want such a thing. Video is rather secondary for me...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 19:43 UTC
On Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR article (488 comments in total)
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Denton Taylor: I can't believe no one's complaining about the price hike! The 5D I and II were $2500 bodies. This is 30% more! I won't be upgrading from my mkII, altho it would be nice to have decent focusing for a change.

I've complained... :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 11:51 UTC
On Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR article (488 comments in total)
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Felipe Rodríguez: I like most of the camera's specifications, and I'm sure it will be a killer piece of gear. But... if I would not own such a pile of expensive Canon glass, I would better go with the Nikon D800: nearly the same features but more megapixels (big files are important for me) for less money... I can't even consider a brand switch, but many people can...

Well, video is not my priority. Stock photography is. And then resolution counts...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 11:51 UTC
On Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR article (488 comments in total)

I like most of the camera's specifications, and I'm sure it will be a killer piece of gear. But... if I would not own such a pile of expensive Canon glass, I would better go with the Nikon D800: nearly the same features but more megapixels (big files are important for me) for less money... I can't even consider a brand switch, but many people can...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 07:47 UTC as 117th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Canon G1 X studio test samples article (220 comments in total)
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jonikon: With the release of the G1X studio images, it's now obvious to anyone who has eyes that the mediocre slow focusing lens in the G1X puts it at a huge disadvantage to the latest state of the art interchangeable lens cameras like the Nikon System One, Olympus Pen, and Sony NEX cameras. No doubt the Canon G1X will be a the first and last of it's type, soon to be replaced by a compact interchangeable lens camera in the genre of the Sony NEX cameras.

The two-fold question is why is Canon taking so long to enter the very fast growing compact mirror-less ILC market, and will their entry be worth the wait?

Agreed!

For me this slow lens is quite disappointing. I would rather go for a good fast fixed lens. Well, in fact, I've already gone: I own the Fuji X100... :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:39 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2012 contest winners article (173 comments in total)
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ktzuguttenberg: Had the jury tomatoes on the eyes?
The worst year in this photo contest: compose all - nothing is real
Well - in Spain, Greece etc. fake is everything, even the balance sheets of the Staten

Was the jury Spanish or Greek, perhaps? Your comment is inappropriate and xenophobic. You're stupid.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2012 at 07:47 UTC
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