Eduardo del Solar Nature Photography

Back in the mid 70’s my father in law, an avid photo hobbyist, handed me a couple of cameras, a beat-up Hasselblad, a 2¼ format camera, with two interchangeable lenses and a Voigtlander Vitessa, a superb 35mm rangefinder camera.  Thus started my intoxication with photography.  I also received all the paraphernalia needed to set a photographic darkroom.  This included an enlarger, tanks, reels and trays to develop 2¼ and 35mm prints.  I then set myself to master the so-called Zone System, a strategy developed by Ansel Adams to obtain a perfect print you had in mind through the use of light, exposure, chemicals and a wide assortment of papers. The digital darkroom for me is an continuation of the same strategies to deal with these issues with the advantage of not having the smells of chemicals in a closed and dark environment.

Eventually I moved to a 35mm Nikon FM SLR systems in the 80’s, a sweet all manual body. Eventually I added an FE body, a semi automatic camera as a backup. A 35-105mm Nikor zoom lens plus a wide and a telephoto lens completed my SLR system.  Marriage, a daughter and a set of twins took me away from chemical life in the dark.  The advent of affordable DSLRs and the ease of the digital darkroom vis-à-vis the chemical darkroom has reawakened my interest in photography.

Cameras
On May 2021, I decided to finally sell my Canon DSLRs and stay only with mirrorless camera, a move I started three years ago with Sony, a main innovator in mirrorless sensors. Presently I am using a Canon R6 for bird photography (with a 1.4 extender), street, landscape, macro and tango photography. Since the advent of mirrorless I am using Sony E-Mount equipment with a full frame A7RIV and a A7III.

Canon/Sony Lenses

Wide Angle Lenses

  • Canon RF 50 mm 1.8
  • Canon EF 16-35 F4L IS
  • Canon EF 40mm F2.8 STM
  • Tamron E Mount 24 mm 2.8
  • Tamron E Mount 17-28 f 2.8 Di III RDX
  • Tamron E Mount 28-200 f/2.8-5.6 Di III RDX
  • Sony FE 28mm F2 E Mount
  • Sony E 20mm f/2.8  
  • Sony E 35mm 1.8

Macro Lenses (Kenko tubes)

  • Canon EF 100-400 IS II F4.5
  • Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G

     

Telephoto Lenses

  • Canon EF 600mm II IS F4
  • Canon EF 100-400II f4.5
  • Sony FE 200-600 f/5.6 G OSS
Printers
17'' Epson Stylus 3880.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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