Marcos Villaroman

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.
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Great camera in its day. Performs really well today except for poor high ISO performance
Canon EOS M
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T1
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.
DSLR-shape good for handling longer/heavier lens. The EVF is a joy to use.
Olympus PEN E-PL1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM
Bought refurb to try M43. Hate the slow "clunk"as it takes a picture
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
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Great deal if you don't need to shoot f/2.8 all day.
Love the image quality.
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Canon EF 35mm f/2.0
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Great lens; just not as good as the newer Sigma and 35/2 IS. Good enough that I won't bothering upgrading.
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.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Works great. Take care to retract before storing it to avoid banging front element. Focuses more accurately than Sigma 50/1.4.
Favoriite portrait lens. Definitely a specialty lens since it focuses so slowly.
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Canon Extender EF 2x II
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
According to reviews, the mk III isn't worth it
Wish it was a Mk III, but, don't use enough to warrant the $$$
Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8
Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
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 56mm F1.2 R
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
2013 edition great when compared to WiFi iPad Mini.
Other gear:
  • ASUS T100
  • Nexus 7 (2013)
  • PictureCode Photo Ninja

Marcos Villaroman's wish list

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A
Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R
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
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS II USM
Added Aug 13, 2013
Really light and nicer bokeh than 70-200/2.8L IS 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
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Added Mar 16, 2012
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
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
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