Equipment - Dominique Hilbert

“The Best Camera is the One You Have With You”

That may all be right, but it helps to have the right tool for the job.

I’ve been using a Canon 40D for about ten years, the ef-s 60mm ef 2.8 macro was practically glued on it. A great combination that was for me. When Fujifilm was making their comeback I was very appealed by the X system but holded back till the X100s came out, if I would be forced to choose to have only one camera, I probably choose that one, it looks great (not that that matters), it feels great, it handles well, it produces great files, I love that little gem. I decided to make the switch to Fujifilm completely, but after a year I realized I missed something especially the macrostuff, so I sold the Fujifilm camera and lenses again and went back to Canon for the serious Macro stuff. So now I make the world bigger with a Canon 6D mark II, a 100mm macro usm L and the MP-E 65mm f2.8 1-5x macro. And when I want to travel light I take the Fujifilm X100s. I’m so spoiled. I also have some old glass to use with an adapter on the Canon, I only use two of those regularly, the Helios 44-2 58 and the Zenitar-M 50mm 1.7. 

The Canon system I store and carry in a Lowepro backpack (118)

Canon 6D Mark II

Canon EF 100mm f2.8 macro is usm L

Canon MP-E 65mm f 2.8 1-5x Macro

Canon EF 50mm f 1.8 the one with the metal mount

Canon EF 28mm f 2.8

Canon EF 40 f2.8 STM

Helios 44-2 2/58 with adapter

Zenitar-M 50 mm f 1.7 with adapter


YONGNUO YN560 IV 2.4G and YONGNUO YN560-tx flash trigger

Slik Pro 340DX + Slik SH-705E

For the Fujifilm X100s I use a Think tank RETROSPECTIVE 6 to take out with following stuff

WCL-X100 ( x0,8 equivalent 28 mm)

TCL-X100 ( x1,4 equivalent 50 mm)

Nissin i40 

Filters Slim 49 mm Hoya ProND64 49mm Hoya ProND1000 49mm and a Hoya circular polarizer

Sirui T-005KX + TY-C10

The Software I use

Lightroom cc classic is the tool I use for organizing and in 99% the only tool I use to develop my photos, I do like to use the VSCO presets as a starters point, I have all of them, Nik collection I used to do a lot with but not as much anymore, in some cases but very rarely I use Topaz plugins or the Perfect effects 9 suite. But in the end I don’t like to spend that much time developing photos, so there’s a big possibility I won’t be installing one of the plugins the next time I do a reinstall or upgrade my PC.

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