Kevin Omura

Kevin Omura

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Sep 20, 2001

Kevin Omura's current gear

Canon PowerShot G2
Canon PowerShot G6
Canon PowerShot G9
Canon PowerShot Pro1
Canon PowerShot S100 (2000) (Digital IXUS)
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Even after all these years the L on this lens makes this a very solid camera.
This was a replacement due to the sensor issues with our S1 IS camera. Canon replaced it under an extended warranty with the S5 IS when they ran out of S1 IS replacements.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Picked this up on the Target Clearance today $114.99, having lots of issues with the buttons on the control dial not registering when pushed. Pix are very sharp with very good colour balance and camera is fast for the price. But it will have to be exchanged or returned because of the controls.
Great all round camera, mainly use it for video but because of the fast zoom it can be a very handy walk about camera. 16x20 prints are no problem.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 (Lumix DMC-FT2)
Small size, fast lens, great image quality = spot in my working DSLR kit.
Sensor is almost dead.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 (Lumix DMC-TZ20 / Lumix DMC-TZ22)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (Lumix DMC-TZ10)
Canon EOS 10D
Outstanding macro, not sure what all the fuss was about with this sensor but I've printed up 16x20's at work and they look fantastic.
Last of the CCD minis. Great macro, excellent colour.
Canon EOS 30D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 450D (EOS Rebel XSi / EOS Kiss X2)
Wife's camera, in the right hands a very capable little gem.
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D
Shoot FF stills, and very high quality video. Plus same batteries as the 7D so a great mate to a 7D working kit.
A poor man's EOS 1D Mk III
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS D60
Canon EOS M
Late addition to the collection.
Wish I had never purchased this camera.
Got a crazy deal on the kit with STM zoom and flash, Canon service soured the deal however. It's ok, has better specs then my Nikon V1 but so much slower. The Nikon just feels better as my walkabout camera so this will eventually just be used for second unit video shooting. Ergonomics suck, poor mode dial placement means it won't stay in place which is infuriating. System seems to be abandoned by Canon so I would avoid this camera. Picked up a 22 mm lens, makes the camera far more useful though AF still sucks even after firmware update.
Nikon 1 S1
Nikon 1 V1
Nikon 1 V2
Target Canada fire sale priced at $114.99 with non IS kit lens.
My go to camera for walkabouts, with the longer zoom and standard zoom it makes a nice little camera. Fast AF seals the deal though has been replaced by the V2. Now my backup.
Grab one while they are being blown out for $449! This is now my walk about/street camera. Photos don't clearly depict it's small but grip able size. Fast AF and some high frame rates combined with solid construction. The 70-300 lens is a game changer combined with this or the V3!
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Also have the EVF which I find too low res for critical focus plus there is no locking mechanism so it can be bumped off the camera easily, would not recommend it. In hindsight I should have bought the more DSLR looking M 4/3 cameras. Used primarily with a Canon FD and Leica M mount adaptor but with the low res EVF this turned into a failed experiment.
This lens has been in my working kit for many years. Not used a lot but when I need a particular look I give this a try.
A working photographers go to lens.
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
I've owned a version of this lens in my working kit for over 26 years. Great workhorse lens and a nice fit between the 16-35 and 70-200. I use it as my walkabout lens unless I'm shooting something that I know will require a different lens.
Big, heavy, fast. Photojournalist's staple, drop a 2x or 1.4x teleconverter on it and you have a very versatile lens.
We ordered three of these lenses at the same time and each one had it's AF motor fail after a year of light use. Certainly did not expect this from a higher end Canon lens considering my 50mm f1.8 1st gen has never had a problem.
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Don't worry the AF motor makes that grinding noise!
The other lens in most working photographers kits, at work it's typically the 16-35 f2.8, 28-80 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8.
USM lens makes this lens faster and lot quieter than the old EF 50mm f2.5 macro! EF-S means it cannot be used on FF bodies.
Canon Extender EF 2x II
Leica Elmarit-M 21mm f/2.8 ASPH
Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH
Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH
Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
Ok this is the correct version, picked up from Henry's for $249 cdn brand new. Miss having a manual zoom ring but power zoom is fast and quiet. Great lens for video shooters. On the V2 I keep hitting the on/off switch thinking it's a zoom lever! Lens is sharp though slow but for the fire sale price worth it. It is a lot bigger then the 30-110 lens btw and heavier but has a much more solid feel to it.
For what it is it's pretty decent, does feel very flimsy though, either that or my particular copy is abnormally flexible.
A steal when Target Canada blew them out for $94 cdn. Not as solid feeling as the 10-100 I also own but so much smaller and lighter. Nice when paired with the kit 10-30 for street.
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Back when I worked in photo retail you couldn't pay me to use an aftermarket lens. This lens proved to me that those days are long gone and that Sigma makes some very nice glass. You just can't beat the range this lens has.
Other gear:
  • Apple Quicktake 100 Internal memory only holds 8 shots and requires an old Mac or PC running QuickTake software and old version of QuickTime. On a Mac a mini din serial port is required since this camera came out way before USB.
  • Apple Quicktake 150 Same notes as above but through image compression number of shots was doubled.
  • Apple Quicktake 200 This camera used a media card, now very hard to find as well as a reader also very hard to find. Was based on a camera marketed by Fuji which looks identical minus Apple branding.
  • Canon Powershot 600 This huge digital camera was the first Powershot camera, it like the Xapshot saved images on mini floppy disks!
  • Canon Xapshot Part of the first wave of consumer digital cameras, saved images on mini floppy disks which are quite rare.
  • EOS M 22mm lense

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