Marcos Villaroman

Lives in United States San Jose, United States
Works as a Software Systems Engineer
Joined on Oct 31, 2003

Marcos Villaroman's current gear

Canon PowerShot S95
Fujifilm X100S
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Lumix DMC-TZ30)
My favorite P&S
This camera really got me excited about photography again. Having a fixed lens was really liberating.
Excellent image stabilzation and does well in low light. Does have focusing issues in very low light.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Great camera in its day. Performs really well today except for poor high ISO performance
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS M
Fujifilm X-E1
Responsive with new firmware. Great deal at firesale price. Hate the ergonomics --- keep tapping the touchscreen by accident, messing up my settings. But, very compact.
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-T1
Olympus PEN E-PL1
DSLR-shape good for handling longer/heavier lens. The EVF is a joy to use.
Bought refurb to try M43. Hate the slow "clunk"as it takes a picture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
Should have bought a GX1 for $50 more at the time.
This is light and small. It's a longer version of the 85/1.8, but, has better bokeh
Great deal if you don't need to shoot f/2.8 all day.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Love the image quality.
Great lens; just not as good as the newer Sigma and 35/2 IS. Good enough that I won't bothering upgrading.
Canon EF 35mm f/2.0
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Even though I got 35L, I'm keeping this because it is so small and light
Hardly ever use it because of overlap with other lens; take with me everywhere because I keep forgetting its in the camera bag.
Works great. Take care to retract before storing it to avoid banging front element. Focuses more accurately than Sigma 50/1.4.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Favoriite portrait lens. Definitely a specialty lens since it focuses so slowly.
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
According to reviews, the mk III isn't worth it
Canon Extender EF 2x II
Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Wish it was a Mk III, but, don't use enough to warrant the $$$
Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R
Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8
Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R
Compact. Decently sharp. Wish it were faster. Bought on sale for $200. Plan on using it when I want a short lens on the X-T1.
Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R
Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4-5.6 OIS
Favorite affordable lens for M43.
Great range and reasonable aperture for a cheap telephoto zoom. Optical quality of a cheap consumer zoom.
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC
Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II
Bought for very small size. Does have issues at certain shutter speeds (very annoying).
Best $300 I've ever spent on a DSLR lens.
Like it better than the Epson wide printer it replaced (ink carts don't dry out as quickly).
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Phase One Capture One Express 7
The last version of Photoshop I'll ever buy?
Not much better than LR4, but, since I'm not upgrading Photoshop...
Samsung Galaxy S4
Google Nexus 7
Samsung Tab S 10.5
2013 edition great when compared to WiFi iPad Mini.
Other gear:
  • ASUS T100
  • Nexus 7 (2013)
  • PictureCode Photo Ninja

Marcos Villaroman's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Fujifilm X-Pro2
Fujifilm X-A2
Olympus Tough TG-4
Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*
Sony Alpha 7R II
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Added Aug 13, 2013
Added Aug 13, 2013
Added Aug 13, 2013
Really light and nicer bokeh than 70-200/2.8L IS II
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS II USM
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
Added Mar 19, 2012
spherical panoramics in four to six shots.
Added Mar 16, 2012
A friend owns a mk I version. Looks easier to hand carry on a plane than the 800L
Added Mar 16, 2012
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Added Mar 16, 2012
Future landscape lens
Added Mar 16, 2012
Hybrid IS makes this lens worth the cost over the 100/2.8 non-IS
Added Mar 16, 2012
Wish Canon made a 14-24 like Nikon's

Marcos Villaroman's previous gear

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS (Digital IXUS 850 IS / IXY Digital 900 IS)
Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Actually it was the S100. 1st digicam. Bought on strength of a review on DPREVIEW.
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Canon PowerShot G11
Canon EOS 350D (EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Love this lens. Sold it to finance 70-200/2.8L IS II