Felipe Rodríguez

Felipe Rodríguez

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

Sony A7R II
Samyang 8mm f/3.5
Canon 17mm TS-E f/4
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
Canon FD 35mm TS f/2.8
Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8
Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 Speedmaster Pro
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA
Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f/1.7
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2
Helios 40 85mm f/1.5
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro
Konica Hexanon AR 135mm f/2.5
Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4 AI
Nikon 500mm f/8 Reflex-Nikkor-C


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On article Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Fujifilm X-T2 (170 comments in total)

I feel pretty much the same about my Sony A7RII (even if it is not the smaller and lighter ML camera out there). Now I've sold most of my DSLR gear (I'm a former Canon and Nikon shooter) and I'm having a lot of fun with the Sony native lenses I have and, even more, with the wonderful legacy lenses I can attach to this gem of a camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:46 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica Noctilux: Overkill or Necessity (33 comments in total)
In reply to:

magneto shot: there is a hyperprime now, so noctilux is for those who must have "leica" name in it or perhaps resale value. If low light is the main reason, reviews so far indicates the hyperprime is a better buy. There is also the nokton 50 1.1 for great value but debatable bokeh.

Thanks for writing this article, one can sense your iron clad defense of the lens even if some of the reasons when weight against the price looks dubious to some. For leica owners, the noct is a "must try" itch simply because the price will no doubt makes the mind wonders.

Is it really worth the asking price? The author in this article clearly thinks it is and it moves him to get great pictures in his work. Inspiration is always priceless.

My Nokton was pretty sharp wide open, noticeably sharper than my Noctilux at f1 (which is soft enough and sharp enough at the same time, I don't know whether I'm exposing well my point...). However, I never fell in love with it, it is a very correct lens, with great value for the price. Regarding the Noctilux, even if I do love how it renders, I think it's way overpriced (even if its said that Leica gets no profit out of it).

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 13:41 UTC

I guess that prices will get lower than the SRP, but the lens will still be more expensive than the Canon 17. Actually, I like more 19 than 17 for most uses, since it will deliver a much more natural perspective. I currently have the Canon 17 (on a Sony camera, I am a Nikon shooter), and I took a lot of pictures with it when I was shooting Canon, and I find it too wide many times. Anyway, I'm sure the Nikon 19 will be a superb lens that will give us more choices for architectural photography...

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 06:58 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies

It looks as almighty as the Canon 17 TS-E, but, heck, doubling the fee!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 09:39 UTC as 26th comment
On a photo in the iPhone 7 Plus Preview Samples sample gallery (7 comments in total)

Pretty impressive, indeed.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 18:03 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)
In reply to:

beavertown: FGS, the skin tones... when will Nikon reinvent their color rendition from thier slr to the awful coolpig
cameras to match up the top color kings: Canon, Fuji, Olympics etc.

I've been a Canon shooter for quite a few years, and a couple of years now I'm shooting Nikon. I can't see those "awful" Nikon skin tones everyone is complaining about. Canon tones are perhaps a bit smoother. That's all.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 06:47 UTC

Great test, indeed. High ISO footage looks impressive to me, though...

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 06:37 UTC as 35th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1990 comments in total)

As a travel/architectural/landscape photographer, I can't be happier with the D810. Formerly, as a Canon shooter, I had to struggle a lot with the CR2 files (or had to bracket for HDR), and now the incredible quality and DR of the D810 raw files are speeding up my workflow quite a bit, even if I still miss some of my stellar Canon L glass...

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 09:07 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico (78 comments in total)

Veramente Magnifico!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 06:47 UTC as 8th comment

I don't know you, guys, but I'm not impressed by the sample images. Firstly, they don't remind me of the daguerrotype look at all (of course, and assuming the optics are similar, they are only a part of the daguerrotype process). Secondly, I don't like those quirky aperture effects. So, even if I am keen on trying (and somehow collecting) strange and special lenses, I think I won't be tempted by this one...

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 18:21 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On article Manfrotto launches XPRO Ball Head (30 comments in total)

I'm clumsy, sure, but I am unable to figure how you can make, with such a head, the fine, 3 axis adjustments you usually do with geared heads...

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 09:11 UTC as 2nd comment

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...

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 08:44 UTC as 4th comment
In reply to:

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.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 10:44 UTC
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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...

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On article Classic photographs recreated in Lego (117 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:19 UTC as 25th comment
In reply to:

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...

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 12:39 UTC
On article App takes hands-free panoramic video using vibration (5 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2012 at 10:45 UTC as 4th comment
On article Instagram responds to clamor around TOS changes (77 comments in total)
In reply to:

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...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 07:37 UTC
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