Philippe R

Philippe R

Lives in France Nice (French Riviera), France
Works as a IT Director - Photographer
Has a website at
Joined on Mar 8, 2003
About me:

My Gear : ('Adult Toybox')
EOS 1Dx, EOS 5D mk III,
Powershot G10, EOS 500n.
Fuji X-100S.
EF 14mm f2.8 L II, EF 15mm FE f2.8, TS-E 17mm f4 L,
EF 17-40mm f4 L, EF 24-70mm f2.8 L II,
EF 24-105mm f4 L IS,
EF 28mm f2.8, EF 40mm f2.8 STM,
EF 50mm f1.2 L, EF 50mm f1.4 USM,
EF 85mm f1.8 USM, EF 135mm f2 L USM,
EF 100mm f2.8 macro USM, EF 200mm f2.8 L,
EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II, EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS,
EF 300mm f2.8 L IS, EF 400mm f4 IS DO, EF 500mm f4 L IS.
Sigma 50-500mm 'Bigma' DG,
Sigma 600mm mirror f8,
TC EF x1.4 II, TC EF x2 II
Kenko TC Pro 300 DG x1.4, MC-7 x2.
Speedlite 580EX II & 550EX.
Feisol CT-3342+Wimberley-II ,
MeFoto Globe Trotter Travel,
Manfrotto 190Pro+322RC2,
Monopod 334B+234RC,
ErgoRest+Manfrotto 468MGRC2, 486RC2,
Velbon UP-4000 monopod,
BushHawk 320D+ Manfroto 323RC2,
Cotton Carrier dual,
Gura Gear Kiboko 30l,
Billingham Haddley Pro,
Lowepro Mini Trekker AW, Photo Hatchback 22L AW
Passport, Computer Rover AW & Offtrail 2,
Optech strap Pro,
Pellican hard case 1514,
+accessories : hoods, remotes, filters...
Apple iMac 27' + MBA 11'
Acer Aspire One 8,9'
Adobe Photoshop CS6 + Lightroom 5.

Philippe R's current gear

Canon PowerShot G10
Fujifilm X100S
Canon EOS 30D
My backup for travel
With me for street photography. Light but yet a heavy performer. A++
My wife's Camera
Canon EOS 350D (EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS-1D X
My daughter's Camera
Its silent mode is exceptional
A beast in all its aspect ha ha ha
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
More versatile than i expected. IS is a definite plus.
Nice & sharp, great color rendition
My favorite lens for portrait. Love its bokeh :-)
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
For those extra wide shots, fabulous !
Always in my bag. Love its effect :-)
A work horse ;-) Has been with me since 2003...
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
mk I version
My main work lens. Good range but does not suffer UV filter or else it flares badly
Newest addition to my kit :D
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM
Just love that lens !
So light for its focal length, a pleasure to use
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Slim and compact, great color rendition. Could be "L" :-)
A wildlife favorite !!!
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Stellar performer
I see no point in investing on the f1.2...
On my daughter's Camera
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Canon Extender EF 2x II
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
Great addition to my kit
Great addition to my kit too. Less used than the x1.4
Steep learning curve, but worth the effort
Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 AF 1.4x
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
On my wife's 30D
EX non OS Version
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Apple iPhone 4S
My most used software for photography
Other gear:
  • Apple iMac 27"
  • Apple iPad 3G 64Gb (mk I) Just got replaced by iPad Mini Retina 16Gb
  • Apple MacBook Air 11" 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 (USB 2) - my main workhorse when not on my iMac. Easy to carry along anywhere.
  • Billingham Hardley Pro
  • Canon A-1 Venerable film relic
  • Canon EOS 500n My film relic
  • Canon Speedlite 550EX Now my backup flashgun
  • Canon Speedlite 580EXII My main workhorse !
  • Cotton Carrier Pro If you need to swap from one camera to the other and back at an event, it's very practical and dependable ! ;-)
  • DuraGear Kiboko 30l One of the best bag for heavy gear !
  • Epson Picture Pad 500
  • Epson Stylus Photo 2100
  • Kenko TC MC-7 x2
  • Lensbaby 3G
  • Pelicase 1514 For international travel, I cannot see better.
  • Sigma 600mm F8 Mirror I just love that lens...
  • Wimberley - II Took me a while to understand that i needed one but since it's all pleasure to use. Get one you'll understand

Philippe R's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
Added Dec 26, 2014
Added Feb 26, 2014
for the price, it seems a good choice... waiting to handle it before i decide on it
Added Feb 20, 2012
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.5 1-5x Macro
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

Philippe R's previous gear

Canon PowerShot S100 (2000) (Digital IXUS)
Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400)
Canon PowerShot G9
Canon PowerShot G1 X
Canon EOS-1D
Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Great clip movie adds a great view to your vacation photos !
My first "machine gun" of a camera... 10FPS !!! awesome replacement after my 10D
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Canon EOS D60
Canon EOS 10D
Love the shutter sound on this camera :-)
My introduction to DSLR in march 2003...
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
This babe introduced me to wildlife photography...
Fragile AF system...
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II
Sigma 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye
Sigma 300mm F2.8 APO EX DG HSM
Other gear:
  • Canon AE-1 My very FIRST SLR camera :-)
  • Canon FD 28mm F2.8
  • Canon FD 35-70mm
  • Canon FD 50mm F1.8
  • Canon FD 70-210mm F4
  • Canon Speedlite 155A
  • Canon Speedlite 300TL
  • Canon T-90