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.
Fuji X-T2 + VPB-XT2.
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 f1.2 L II 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 500mm mirror f6.3 DX,
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 for EOS.

Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS,
Fringer EF-FX Pro II Adapter.
Speedlite 600EX-RT (x2).
Yongnuo Speedlite YN-600EX-RT, YN-E3-RT.
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 (x2), 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 (x2),
Optech strap Pro,
+accessories : hoods, remotes, filters...
Adobe Photoshop CS6 + Lightroom 6.14,
Apple iMac 27", MBA 11"
Acer Aspire One 8,9", iPad Mini Retina.

My film " Personal Museum" relics :
Canon AE-1 silver+black
Canon A-1 + motor MA

Philippe R's current gear

Canon PowerShot G10
Fujifilm X100S
Canon EOS 350D (EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N)
My backup for travel
With me for street photography. Light but yet a heavy performer. A++
My daughter's Camera
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D)
Great compact DSLR camera. Love the weight :D
Canon EOS-1D X
Fujifilm X-T2
Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM
A beast in all its aspect ha ha ha
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM
Canon EF 135mm F2L USM
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 24-70mm F2.8L II USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM
A stellar performer :D
Just love that lens !
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM
A wildlife favorite !!!
Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 85mm F1.2L II USM
Stellar performer
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Version III that came as a kit lens with the EOS 100D... Never used it yet...
On my daughter's Camera
Great addition to my kit
Canon Extender EF 2x II
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 AF 1.4x
Great addition to my kit too. Less used than the x1.4
Other gear:
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 My most used software for photography. Now using v6
  • 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 600EX-RT I have two units
  • 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 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 EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM
This babe introduced me to wildlife photography...
Fragile AF system...
Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
I had the mk I version with the attached hood and leather case.
Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM
Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM
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
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
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
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Other gear:
  • Canon FD 28mm F2.8
  • Canon FD 35-70mm
  • Canon Speedlite 155A
  • Canon Speedlite 300TL
  • Canon T-90