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 : 'Adult Toybox'
EOS 1Dx + GP-E1,
EOS 5D mk III + GP-E2 + BG-E11,
EOS 100D,
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 40mm f2.8 STM, 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 400mm f4 IS DO, 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 580EX II & 550EX.
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, Mini Trekker AW,
Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L AW, Passport,
Lowepro 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', iPad Mini Retina,
Adobe Photoshop CS6 + Lightroom 6.

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 Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D)
My daughter's Camera
Its silent mode is exceptional
Great compact DSLR camera. Love the weight :D
Canon EOS-1D X
Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
A beast in all its aspect ha ha ha
Nice & sharp, great color rendition
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
My favorite lens for portrait. Love its bokeh :-)
For those extra wide shots, fabulous !
Always in my bag. Love its effect :-)
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
A work horse ;-) Has been with me since 2003...
A stellar performer :D
Just love that lens !
Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS USM
So light for its focal length, a pleasure to use
Slim and compact, great color rendition. Could be "L" :-)
A wildlife favorite !!!
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Stellar performer
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
I see no point in investing on the f1.2...
Version III that came as a kit lens with the EOS 100D
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Canon Extender EF 2x II
On my daughter's Camera
Great addition to my kit
Great addition to my kit too. Less used than the x1.4
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 AF 1.4x
Samyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye
Steep learning curve, but worth the effort
Version CS II with detachable hood
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
On my wife's 30D
My most used software for photography. Now using v6
Apple iPhone 4S
Other gear:
  • Apple iMac 27"
  • Apple iPad Mini Retina 16Gb
  • Apple MacBookAir 11"
  • Billingham Hardley Pro
  • Canon A-1 Venerable film relic
  • Canon AE-1 Venerable film relic
  • Canon EOS 500n My film relic
  • Canon FD 50mm F1.8 Venerable film relic
  • Canon FD 70-210mm F4 Venerable film relic
  • Canon GP-E1 For my 1DX
  • Canon GP-E2 I share it between 5DIII and 100D
  • 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 11-24mm F4L USM
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.5 1-5x Macro

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 200mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
I had the mk I version with the attached hood and leather case.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Sigma 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye
Sigma 300mm F2.8 APO EX DG HSM
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
I had the non OS version
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8
Other gear:
  • Canon FD 28mm F2.8
  • Canon FD 35-70mm
  • Canon Speedlite 155A
  • Canon Speedlite 300TL
  • Canon T-90