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:

First, let me tell you, i really enjoy photography and image related tasks & products.
Photography caught me at age 15 (1980) and has not left me since.
I had lens fever but i think it passed, i do enjoy using my gear to produce the best images i can, to show and share. I regularly try to improve my skills and enjoy sharing that with others too.

Here's my Gear : 'My Adult Toybox'
EOS 1Dx + GP-E1,
EOS 5D mk IV + BG-E20,
EOS 5D + BG-4,
EOS 100D + GP-E2,
Powershot G10, EOS 500n.
Fuji X-100S.
EF 11-24mm f4 L USM, EF 14mm f2.8 L II, EF 15mm FE f2.8,
EF 17-40mm f4 L, (EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 III), EF 24-70mm f2.8 L II,
EF 35mm f2 IS USM,
EF 50mm f1.8 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 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II, EF 70-300 f4-5.6 L IS USM,
EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS II USM,
EF 300mm f2.8 L IS, EF 500mm f4 L IS.
Sigma 600mm mirror f8, Samyang 8mm f3.5 UMC Fish-eye CS II,
TC EF x1.4 II, TC EF x2 II,
Kenko TC Pro 300 DG x1.4, MC-7 x2,
Lens Flipper.
Speedlite 600EX-RT (x2).
Feisol CT-3342+Wimberley-II ,
Feisol TT-15 + CB-30D,
MeFoto Globe Trotter Travel,
Manfrotto 190Pro+322RC2,
Berlebach Report + Manfrotto 468MGRC2,
Monopod 334B+234RC,
ErgoRest+ 486RC2,
Velbon UP-4000 monopod,
BushHawk 320D+ Manfroto 323RC2,
Cotton Carrier dual.
Gura Gear Kiboko 30l,
Domke F2, F-803,
Billingham Haddley Pro,
Lowepro Protactic 450 AW, Lowepro Mini Trekker AW,
Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L AW, Lowepro Passport,
Lowepro Computer Rover AW, Lowepro Offtrail 2,
Pellican Hard Case 1514,
Optech strap Pro,
+accessories : hoods, remotes, filters...
Apple iMac 27' + MBA 11'
Acer Aspire One 8,9', iPad Mini Retina,
Adobe Photoshop CS6 + Lightroom 6.


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I had a used D60 for a few months until the 10D was released. I flew all the way to New York (from Nice France) in June 2003 to get one. When I arrived in NYC I searched every camera shop to find one with no luck, until I ended up at B&H on Sunday morning (the day of my flight back) and very luckily they had just received a batch on Friday so i did come home with two 10Ds (one for a good friend).
It gave me many great photos (until I went the 1DII path in may 2004).
I can tell you that this 10D gave me hours of great memories and a few shots that were sold ;-) and I was not a pro at the time.
Great camera, really !!! Very happy and lucky to have owned one.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 09:59 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Philippe R: Most people already have a camera brand, most likely Canon or Nikon, so why suggest so many Sony ? do they contribute more than the others to your site ?

I am not pushing either Canon nor Nikon, but just saying that seeing more than two Sony (5 in that roundup, that seems a bit bias) is unusual... no more

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 21:16 UTC

Most people already have a camera brand, most likely Canon or Nikon, so why suggest so many Sony ? do they contribute more than the others to your site ?

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 10:01 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies
On photo S0002 - 0010 - Singapore (Mandarin Oriental - Interior) in rjsutor's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Very interesting POV ! Great colors

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 18:35 UTC as 1st comment
On article Ten items you should have in your camera bag (288 comments in total)
In reply to:

RichRMA: Leatherman tool or Swiss (Victorinox) army knife.

Just remember that if you travel by plane, put those items in your hold luggage so you won't have it taken from you by security checks... IMO

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 07:05 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)

I would have said Canon EOS 1DX by far !!! :-) :-) :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 04:39 UTC as 601st comment
On photo Catch me! in the Canon 50d challenge (4 comments in total)

yessssssss ! katmaï :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 09:09 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Raptor Vapor in the Flying challenge (7 comments in total)

Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)))

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 09:03 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Turn and Burn in the Afterburner! challenge (20 comments in total)

Great shot !!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 06:38 UTC as 5th comment
On article Michihiro Yamaki, Sigma founder and CEO dies (56 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 22:04 UTC as 36th comment
On photo Typhoon in the Transportation Photography challenge (23 comments in total)

Superb indeed !

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 18:36 UTC as 8th comment
On article Web Images (3 comments in total)

Glad someone has taken the time to write on this subject in details... So many photos are exchanged between people that are way too big to be correctly displayed. As such, the photography cannot be appreciated to its correct value.
If you wish to share your images, you need to take into account the vision that your reader will have, other than that, the time and care you've taken to take that once in a lifetime shot will be lost...

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 05:02 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Making Light of the Dark Side (6 comments in total)

There's a psychological aspect to all act in our life, photography is no derogation to that aspect...
I'd be interested to know how different populations, both geographical and ethnical, would react to certain type of photography.
To be followed...

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 04:49 UTC as 6th comment
On article The what and why of wildlife macro photography (46 comments in total)

Good introduction to your macro photography indeed !
I'll be looking forward to read more articles on your subject.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 04:39 UTC as 36th comment
On article Photo Tip: Five for Five (111 comments in total)

Perfect ! 5 seconds are necessary to a good observation of the scene to be captured. Varying view angles is the key to constructive photography.
Good advice !!! ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 04:25 UTC as 76th comment
On article Photo Tip: Left of Center (44 comments in total)

The RULE of thirds !!! A MUST know for all photographers, painters...
That article goes right to the point.
Great example !

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 04:18 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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