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.
Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f/1.2
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
Nikkor 300mm f/4,5 AI
Nikon 500mm f/8 Reflex-Nikkor-C

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RubberDials: I believe this is what Americans call a home run.

And in Europe, we, soccer guys, call a top corner goal...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 22:02 UTC
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sknippen: My opinion. I've held different Sony camera's (A7II, A77II, A57, etc) But the one that fits the best in my hands is the A57. Not too big, not too heavy, decent grip fits like a glove. I would think it would be fantastic if Sony would bring a mirrorless out in this form factor. Not too big, but big enough to balance larger lenses. My A7II is a top camera to hold with a smaller lens, but with a bigger lens it feels out of balance.

I disagree. As a former DSLR user (both Nikon and Canon), now for me one of the nicest things of my A7RII is its size/weight. But, still, I'd like it to be as small as the Fuji X100, which I also owned (and enjoyed)... :)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 21:42 UTC
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (368 comments in total)
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Felipe Rodríguez: Great news, for sure! I had the 35mm Art (Nikon) and it was terrific. Now, those longer 105 and 135 will very probably end attached to my A7 RII...

Hmm, sure, it's rather heavy and bulky, but that's also true for many other Sony native mount lenses... Fast aperture lenses with responsive AF will hardly be small...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 13:09 UTC
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Toni Salmonelli: Wow, just wow. Seems to be great value for money.

But it leaves me with one question. Why is there still no APS-C camera with BID sensor if they manage to put a BSI sensor in such an aggressively priced FF camera. I don't get it.

There is the new Fuji, isn't there?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 08:08 UTC
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (368 comments in total)

Great news, for sure! I had the 35mm Art (Nikon) and it was terrific. Now, those longer 105 and 135 will very probably end attached to my A7 RII...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 08:00 UTC as 80th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma unveils 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master' (326 comments in total)
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Felipe Rodríguez: Perhaps I'm too clumsy, but is Sigma going to produce this lens for Sony E mount? It says "compatible", but that sounds me like you have to use an adapter...

Sorry! I didn't read the previous news. Sony E mount starts to be really interesting...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 07:57 UTC
On article Sigma unveils 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master' (326 comments in total)

Perhaps I'm too clumsy, but is Sigma going to produce this lens for Sony E mount? It says "compatible", but that sounds me like you have to use an adapter...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 07:54 UTC as 89th comment | 4 replies
On article Leaked: Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 EF lens coming soon (83 comments in total)
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milkod2001: Lens looks great, it reminds me Zeiss Batis lenses made by Tamron. Too bad Samyang lens is manual focus only.

Well, building an AF 50mm 1.2 lens is not that easy and the resulting lens (assuming the AF performs decently) would be anyway much bulkier, heavier and more expensive...

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 11:52 UTC
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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 (225 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 (225 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 13th 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 (322 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
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