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
Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8
Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1 E60
Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f/1.7
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Helios 44m-4 58mm 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

Comments

Total: 75, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous1234Next ›Last »
On article Sony a7R III added to studio scene comparison (424 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (319 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 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes (295 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (295 comments in total)
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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 258th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

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 83rd comment
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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.

Agreed! I also love 40mm focal length (and 45). I own the Konica Hexanon AR 1.8, which I find to be quite good... and pretty cheap!

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
In reply to:

Felipe Rodríguez: I think nobody doubts this will be a superb lens in every way. But will it keep the stunning character of the former 1.2L, the best portrait lens I've ever used? Of course, it will be much sharper wide open, but sharpness isn't everything...

Yes, it had a good deal of CA, that's quite usual in very fast lenses especially when used wide open, but I could live with that. My current 85mm, the Sony GM, though, is superb in every respect.
And, of course, creamy bokeh isn't everyhing either. But the out of focus areas rendered by the 85L were not just creamy, I loved its pictorial quality, and the smooth transition from focused areas.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 07:51 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)

I think nobody doubts this will be a superb lens in every way. But will it keep the stunning character of the former 1.2L, the best portrait lens I've ever used? Of course, it will be much sharper wide open, but sharpness isn't everything...

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 06:39 UTC as 75th comment | 5 replies
In reply to:

Felipe Rodríguez: Arg! That hurts! I would never check my photo gear, but, being a disaster myself, the other day I dropped (unintentionally!) my small Crumpler bag with the Sony A7rii and the Noctilux (f1 E60) mounted... I got horrified by the unmistakable sound of broken glass... The lens had not the cap on, but a B+W CP filter, which got totally shattered, but, fortunately, protected the frontal element of any damage. A 72mm B+W Kaesermann CP filter is not exactly cheap, but, heck, its "sacrifice" saved me a pile of bucks...

Bob, I was really worried about the glass shards, but I managed to keep the lens face down, as it was when the filter got shattered, and, so far, it seems to work flawlessly (I can't see anything inside, either).

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
In reply to:

Felipe Rodríguez: Arg! That hurts! I would never check my photo gear, but, being a disaster myself, the other day I dropped (unintentionally!) my small Crumpler bag with the Sony A7rii and the Noctilux (f1 E60) mounted... I got horrified by the unmistakable sound of broken glass... The lens had not the cap on, but a B+W CP filter, which got totally shattered, but, fortunately, protected the frontal element of any damage. A 72mm B+W Kaesermann CP filter is not exactly cheap, but, heck, its "sacrifice" saved me a pile of bucks...

Because, otherwise, the lens itself would have been seriously damaged.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 22:58 UTC

Arg! That hurts! I would never check my photo gear, but, being a disaster myself, the other day I dropped (unintentionally!) my small Crumpler bag with the Sony A7rii and the Noctilux (f1 E60) mounted... I got horrified by the unmistakable sound of broken glass... The lens had not the cap on, but a B+W CP filter, which got totally shattered, but, fortunately, protected the frontal element of any damage. A 72mm B+W Kaesermann CP filter is not exactly cheap, but, heck, its "sacrifice" saved me a pile of bucks...

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 180th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 sample gallery (155 comments in total)

Don't get me wrong, this lens is absolutely outstanding in every way, and paired with the legendary Fujifilm image quality, this combo will deliver incredible pictures. But I still think that there is little (or not enough) advantage in the sensor size of the GFX to justify the jump (and the price difference) from FF 35mm mirrorless/DSLR. I find it kind of a missed opportunity from Fuji to have created a MF system which makes 35mm FF to bite the dust. But, then, of course a bigger sensor would lead to a much bigger price tag...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 14:12 UTC as 40th comment | 19 replies
In reply to:

Felipe Rodríguez: Is it just me or some of the sample images seem to have been edited in a very lousy way? I mean the moustache man, the old lady or the B&W man with cap...

Maybe, but, to me, they look awfully edited, as if saved as low quality jpg...

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 12:35 UTC

Is it just me or some of the sample images seem to have been edited in a very lousy way? I mean the moustache man, the old lady or the B&W man with cap...

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 10:54 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

Donnie G: I'm so glad that I waited for these new iMacs. Thank you, Apple! 😎

For worse, mostly...

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 12:09 UTC
Total: 75, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous1234Next ›Last »