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
Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Canon FD 35mm TS f/2.8
Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Asph.
Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8
Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f/1.7
Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2
Jupiter-9 85mm f/2
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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moimoi: You cannot see an atom via "optical method" (not enough resolution) using visible light. The lens that was used during the experiment to take the photo cannot resolve 1.10^-10 m (i.e. the Angstrom). Let's remember the atom is smaller than any wavelengths from the visible spectrum. This article is simply rubbish.

"The idea of being able to see a single atom with the naked eye had struck me". Wow good luck to resolve one Angstrom with your naked eye. Lol!

I'm really ignorant about physics, but that was my thought when I saw the picture for the first time: how the heck did they manage to build such small gear? But, of course, it is not an actual atom, because that is not reachable to the naked eye (or the naked Canon 50mm lens, no matter how many extension tubes you add...) :)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 09:27 UTC
On article How I built a large-format (8x10) video camera (220 comments in total)
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daowei: Very cool contraption Zev has got here. I wonder how it stacks up against a 50mm f/1.2 on FF in terms of shallow DOF.

It's noticeably shallower to the naked eye for sure. I'm very used to 50mm fast lenses (I've owned and used quite a few ones between f1 and f1.2) and you cannot achieve that wonderful look (you may get close under certain circumstances). Look at my avatar, it was taken with a real large format camera. OOF areas are just incredible.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 10:47 UTC
On article How I built a large-format (8x10) video camera (220 comments in total)
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Ralph64: He is 18!!! Fantastic creativity, fantastic images, fantastic project.

Sure! Truly amazing boy.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 10:33 UTC

So so so sad...

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 07:36 UTC as 12th comment
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Najinsky: Very good choice. Everything I like in a lens, nice feel, great rendering, great performance with reasonable size and price.

Strong contender for my gear of the year too.

Only problem for me is my A7 is the worst camera to hold I ever owned. When I pick it up, the torque generated from its centre of gravity instantly tries to force it out of my hand. Holding it firm requires conscious effort and instantly takes my attention away from the reason I picked it up. Maybe my hands have become too adjusted to much smaller lighter cameras and this is the unforeseen consequence.

Frustrating because the system size and lens selection is getting quite compelling (until it gets to fast teles where all good FF lenses are huge monsters)

I disagree too. But I come from Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Try to hold any Canon 1D body (or their Nikon counterparts) for a whole day and then complain about the Sony... Perhaps they're not the nicest (I prefer Fuji or Oly designs, by far) or the most ergonomic cameras, but they're a joy to use anyway. My A7RII and a small standard prime make such an enjoyable (and portable) combo!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 13:27 UTC

I love this kind of photography (even if I'm not planning by any mean to practice it). Just look at my avatar. It's a real collodion made by a nice Hungarian photographer who visited my hometown.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 07:42 UTC as 10th comment
On article Using Canon's ultra-rare 50mm F1.0L (24 comments in total)
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Michiel953: For us Nikon shooters there's still the 50/1.2AiS to be had new for a reasonable sum. Wide open? Low contrast, low sharpness, lovely rendering... I prefer stopping down to f2.0 or 2.8, which improves optical performance and doesn't lose the charac ter in the process.

No AF, but that's not worse than slow AF. When shooting close-up you preset the distance and focus by moving the camera. Easy and accurate.

I wouldn't recommend it on a high resolution camera, but on Tri-X or Double-X 5222 it's rendering is wonderful, if used wisely.

Agreed. I've owned many fast normal (let's say between 40mm and 55mm) primes and that Nikkor had a gorgeous rendering. It is pretty light and small, too, bearing in mind how fast it is. However, the Canon 50L (1.2) is one of the very best and magical lenses I've used.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2018 at 20:56 UTC
On article Canon patents 400mm F5.6 catadioptric 'mirror' lens (220 comments in total)

I have the Nikkor 500mm f8 reflex lens, and I like it a lot, even its funny donut bokeh...

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 10:06 UTC as 10th comment

It looks outstanding, as expected. But the price tag... (bear with me, I own a Noctilux, used and f1, but still too expensive when I remember it, what I try not to do too often...)

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 08:23 UTC as 37th comment

I think I'm way too old to understand such things...

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 07:48 UTC as 32nd comment | 7 replies
On article Sony a7R III added to studio scene comparison (446 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: What's up with camera manufacturers removing their AA filters when it's obvious they still need it? I would rather not have false color in my images at the cost of losing some detail that I'll have to discard anyway. Camera manufacturers need a reality check on what's more important.

I've also used (and enjoyed!) a D810 and now an A7RII, both without AA filter, and I've never experienced any trouble because of that (well, very few times a very slight moire, to be honest, but you had to be a real pixel peeper to detect it). Quite the opposite, I've noticed a clear improvement regarding sharpness. So, no AA for me, please.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (320 comments in total)

It's hard to say out of a few samples, but, IMHO, these pictures lack the famous "character" of the 85L 1.2. I've owned both the Mark I and Mark II versions of that legendary lens, and they performed the same (optically). They became ones of my all times favorite lenses (I've had the chance to try or even to own many of the Canon-Nikon, and some of the Sony, Zeiss, Leica... finest lenses). This new lens shows that "clinic" perfection, a bit too perfect, a bit too cold...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 20:29 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes (277 comments in total)
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mmarian: I wonder if I will be able to buy the large tilt knob for my existing 24mm and 17mm. I would love that!! I have had all of their current TS-E offerings but 45. Sold the it about a year ago and will buy the 50mm as soon as it hits the stores. The current 90mm suffers from serious CA when shifted but I do not use it often enough to splash 2k+ for something used rarely. The 50mm is another matter. I used the 45mm regularly but it was the weakest member of the team so I genuinly look forward to the new 50mm😊

Of course, @mmarian. I used it also for architecture, because 45mm provides a very natural perspective (but, of course, it gets too long in many cases). I liked the "model effect" that it delivered (shallower depth of field than wider lenses), as well, but, well, that was just for fun as it becomes mostly a gimmick. I've never been serious about product photography, really.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 12:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes (277 comments in total)
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mmarian: I wonder if I will be able to buy the large tilt knob for my existing 24mm and 17mm. I would love that!! I have had all of their current TS-E offerings but 45. Sold the it about a year ago and will buy the 50mm as soon as it hits the stores. The current 90mm suffers from serious CA when shifted but I do not use it often enough to splash 2k+ for something used rarely. The 50mm is another matter. I used the 45mm regularly but it was the weakest member of the team so I genuinly look forward to the new 50mm😊

I use the 17 and the 24 (II), which are stellar, of course. I also had the 45, and enjoyed it, even if it was much older and optically weaker (the Nikkor 45 PC, that I also owned, was way better). 45 is a focal length I like a lot, but that's also true for 50, so this new Canon TS lens is in my wish list since the very moment it was announced. When I will be able to afford it, that's a different matter... :)

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 07:09 UTC
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Felipe Rodríguez: I envy these fast (and relatively small) lenses for cropped sensors. But then again I remember that I want a 50mm to be a 50mm with its proper angle of view and (very important) its proper depth of field. If you need a 25mm to have the AOV of a 50mm lens, well, then 1.2 is not exactly 1.2 (depth of field wise).

That is.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 11:44 UTC

I envy these fast (and relatively small) lenses for cropped sensors. But then again I remember that I want a 50mm to be a 50mm with its proper angle of view and (very important) its proper depth of field. If you need a 25mm to have the AOV of a 50mm lens, well, then 1.2 is not exactly 1.2 (depth of field wise).

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 08:19 UTC as 23rd comment | 14 replies

I'm also among those of you who think that 42 Mp is more than enough, so I'm glad Sony decided to improve the camera's performance rather than increase its resolution. For me, just a silent electronic shutter without the current limitations of this feature in the A7RII would already justify the upgrade. However, I can't afford it right now... :)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 09:02 UTC as 260th comment | 3 replies
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MediArt: No Touchscreen?

"Ergonomics

Although the body is essentially that of the a7R II, the Mark II gains some of the ergonomic improvements of the a9. This includes an AF-On button and joystick/multi-controller for positioning the camera's AF point. The camera's 3" touchscreen can also be used as an 'AF touchpad' when the camera is held to your eye.

The touchscreen can also be used to perform a controlled rack focus during video capture."

It's not that long to be fully read...

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 06:56 UTC

Sorry, I can't see the point of this. A total nonsense, IMHO...

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 09:05 UTC as 89th comment
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sportyaccordy: Gah... $1K for the 40/1.2. If it's actually sharp wide open I might just have to take the plunge. 40mm is my favorite focal length.

Hmm, I should check it on the pictures, but I'd say that my Konica is a decent performer wide open...

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 06:19 UTC
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