rodriguezPhoto

rodriguezPhoto

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Jul 13, 2014
About me:

Musician and photographer with a day job

rodriguezPhoto's current gear

Canon EOS 6D
Olympus E-1
Olympus E-3
The closest thing to Kodachrome that you will ever find in a DSLR. Also a light weight option to toting the E-3 when light is good.
The build on this camera is like nothing else. The bright viewfinder is wonderful. The heft of the camera is not a problem as it sits well in the hand. Buttons are easy to find and identify, even with gloves. Unfortunately DR is rather narrow and it needs to be coddled to get best results. When in the sweet spot however, output can be wonderful!
Olympus OM-D E-M1
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
New to me in 2018. It's showing me what my lenses, even film era lenses, are capable of. Despite this I am giving it 4 stars because it simply doesn't have the build quality I am accustomed to from the E-1 and E-3. A great camera in a not so great package.
The silver one. :D
While this lens is not well regarded owing to its corner softness, its flare resistance is awesome and the reason I chose it over the 16-35mm f4.
Canon EF 24-70mm F4L IS USM
Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
It suffers from zoom creep from hell but covers a very useful range, is reasonably light, has IS and offers good image quality.
Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM
Bokeh isn't as pretty as the more expensive 50s but it gets the job done.
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ
I cannot praise this lens enough! Image quality is simply wonderful, and shooting wide open is never an issue. The built in stabilization allows for unheard of shutter speeds with great clarity in the final image. Absolutely a keeper!
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO
Olympus Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter EC-14
Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5
Olympus Zuiko Digital 2.0x Teleconverter EC-20
Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm 1:2.8 Pancake
Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm 1:3.5 Macro
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-35mm 1:2.0 SWD
Makes a great, lightweight, walk around lens. Very sharp, fast enough for good light and not too long.
Can't beat it for all around versatility. Great travel lens!
After owning and using an E-3 for many years, the boost to IQ that this lens provides makes the E-3 into a new camera!
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 18-180mm 1:3.5-6.3
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro
Almost identical in size to the 14-54, it provides a lot of inconspicuous zoom power in a small package. Careful focusing can yield great results. Performs much better on E-M1 than its native models although focus acquisition can be slow.
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Beautiful at f2 but oh so sloooow to focus in difficult light. Silent and accurate focus on the E-M1.1. It produces images with warmth and character rather than clinical sharpness. Mine is the 4/3 mount version.
Other gear:
  • Olympus MMF-1, 2 and 3 lens adapters
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6
  • Canon Elan 7E (35mm SLR)
  • Canon Rebel T2 (35mm SLR)
  • Metabones Smart T Canon EOS to Micro Four Thirds adapter
  • Minolta MD Rokkor-X 45mm 1:2
  • Olympus FL-36R (2)
  • Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-Zoom 35-105mm 1:3.5-4.5
  • Olympus OM-System Zuiko Reflex 500mm 1:8
  • Panasonic DMW-MA1 lens adapter
  • Pentax H1a (35mm SLR)
  • Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 24mm 1:3.5
  • Pentax Super-Takumar 200mm 1:4
  • Pentax Super-Takumar 300mm 1:4
  • Pentax Super-Takumar 35mm 1:3.5
  • Pentax Super-Takumar 50mm 1:1.4
  • Pentax Super-Takumar 55mm 1:2
  • Pentax Super-Takumar 85mm 1:1.9
  • Too many Sears T-L-S cameras
  • Vivitar Auto Telephoto 135mm 1:2.8 (Komine) M42 mount
  • Yashica Mat-124G (TLR)

rodriguezPhoto's previous gear

Olympus E-410 (EVOLT E-410)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
A very capable camera and my introduction to digital photography. The only reason I let it go is that I wanted to have 4/3 cameras that all shared a common model of battery.
My introduction to m43. A lot of capability in a tiny package! It is limited though by few physical controls which have to serve multiple purposes.
Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT / Rokinon 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT
Shows little to no flare when catching the sun in a corner. Despite the claims otherwise for best results it is still important to focus carefully with this short FL lens.