My gear

My first cameras in the analogue era were the Canon T70, then I moved to Nikon, getting several FE-2/FM-2 bodies and many lenses of the Ai and AF in the F system. Later I got a F801.


My favorite lenses were, the 24mm 1:2 Ai-S, 35mm 1:2 Ai-S, 50mm 1:1.8 Ai, 55mm 1:2.8 Ai-S and, the 80-200mm 1:4 Ai-S, during a year I got the 300mm 1:4.5 ED (non IF) Ai modified, other zoom lenses in the AF series were the 24-50mm 1:3,3-4.5 AF and the 85mm 1:1.8 AF-D.


During the time I was working on Nikon I got a Canon T-90 and the excellent FD 80-200mm 1:4L and the FD 28mm 1:2.8, finally I exchanged all that for a second hand EF 85mm 1:1.2L.


In 1997 I bought the EOS 50E but, one year later I went for an EOS 3 + PB-E2. My first EF lenses were the Tamron 20-40mm 1:2.7-3.5 and the 28-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS, then I purchased a 50-200mm 1:3.5-4.5 L (second hand), a 28mm 1:1.8, a 50mm 1:1.4 and the 20-35mm 1:2.8L (s.h.). Later I bought a Sigma 50mm 1:2.8 EX Macro and the 24-70mm 1:2.8 EX Asph. DG. And I recieved a Rolleiflex T. Some months before I bought a Fujica GSW 690 that I used in Cuba (with my Nikon system). Yes during some years I was working on Nikon and Canon gear. Later I got an EOS 600 (too noisy) and an EOS 100 QD (perfect for silent shots).


In 2001 I bought my first digital camera, the Canon PowerShot G1 and the next year I got the Olympus Camedia E-20P + grip + wide converter.


Because I did not like the APS-C Canon system, my next camera, in 2006 was the Sony CyberShot DSC-R1  and in 2008 I bought the EOS 1Ds (s.h.) and later an EOS 600D as a second body. Then I bough a Sigma 150mm 1:2.8 EX Macro DG (I was thinking about three lenses to choose, the 150, the 70-200mm 1:2.8 EX Macro DG or the 120-400mm OS) and a 15-30mm 1:3.5-4.5 EX Asph. DG.


 In 2014 I bought my first action camera, a Ricoh WG-M1 (I love that camera for street photography or underwater) and,  in 2016 I bought an EOS 1Ds Mk II twice (I broke the first one accidentally) and a Nikonos V + 35mm 1:2.5 and a 15mm 1:2.8 and then I bought a Sigma 120-400 1:4.5-5.6 Apo OS DG that I sold to get a Tamron 100-400mm 1:4.5-6.3 Di VC USD . 


In January 2020 I was very happy to work with the EOS 1 Ds Mk II but, something happened when I got a Fujifilm X-H1 + Fringer Adapter Pro II… I sold my Rolleiflex-T and my Canon EOS 3 and 2 months later I came back to a Texas Leica, I bought a Fuji GW690III.


Finally during the Coronavirus pandemic I sold my EOS 1DS Mk II just because the Fujifilm X-H1 was much better and I started buying my first FX lenses, the Viltrox 85mm f:1.8 mark I, the Fujinon 18mm f:2 and the 7Artisans 35mm f:0.95. 


But the first lenses I used in the Fuji was a Sigma 8-16mm f:4.5-5.6 DC and a Canon FD 70-210mm f:4, then I got a Sigma 17-50mm f:2.8 EX OS DC and a Tamron 70-210mm f:4 VC, so, I was happy with the Fringer adapter but I saw tha the combo Fringer + Sigma was quite good and I purchased a Sigma 10-20mm f:3.5 EX DC to sell my 8-16, then I sold my Tamron lenses and I bought a Sigma 100-400mm f:5-6.3 OS. I sold my Canon EF 20-35mm f:2.8L, the best ultra-wide angle lens ever made by Canon, probably better to the RF 15-35mm f:2.8 L-Is. I sold too my Sony DSC-R1.


Then to use my EF lenses I bought a Canon EOS 6D but some months later I decided to go for another Fujifilm camera, so I sold my Canon one and I got an X-E3.


My actual gear


Digital bodies:  Fujifilm X-H1, Fujifilm X-E3 and a Ricoh WG-M1.

Analogue bodies:  Canon EOS 100 and Fuji GW690III.

Fuji FX lenses: Fujinon 18mm f:2R, Fujinon 35mm f:1.4R, 7Artisans 35mm f:0.95, Viltrox XF 56mm f:1.4, Viltrox XF 85mm f:1.8, Fujinon 10-24mm f:4R, Fujinon 16-80mm f:4R OIS WR.

Canon EF lenses:   Canon EF 50mm f:1.4 USM, Canon EF 70-210mm f:3.5-4.5 USM, Canon FD 70-210mm f:4, Canon EF 85mm L f:1.2 USM and the Sigma 100-400mm f:5-6.3 DG OS Contemporary.


My future gear


I am not sure if I am going upgrade for a Fujifilm GFX 100s or a full frame body, waiting to see the new Fujifilm X-H2 next month (2022, May).


FX lenses: Fujinon 56mm f:1.2 R  or a Fujinon 50mm f:1.0R WR or, the Fujinon 18mm f:1.4R WR



Why I still work on analogue?


Just because I have an expensive mint condition darkroom gear and I do not want to sell it for nothing.


Conclusion


After two years working with Fujifilm I am quite happy, not really need a full frame camera body but probably I will get one to use my full frame lenses.


Really happy using the Fringer FX-EF Pro II adapter, a great choice for sure.


In analogue most probably I am just going to use the medium format, sometimes the 135, I will see, maybe I am going to buy again another analogue camera.





Las Chicas Imperial

The past March 10, 2019 I discovered a cabaret burlesque show in Barcelona, it was an opportunity to me to show my view of LGBTI world, just because I felt very well there and the show was produced for a professional actor and dancer (Sebastian Yannucci Urrutia, Chile).


So I started a reportage about that show and I am going to continue doing things around them to make probably an exhibition.


During many years I was trying to do something about, but it was difficult to find an access to do it at my way, I think that right now it is the moment to do it, let’s see whats is going to happen.


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