Lives in Bermuda Devonshire, Bermuda
Works as a consultant
Joined on Dec 19, 2010

Namur's current gear

Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
Olympus E-30
Olympus E-5
pros: excellent IQ for landscapes; fast enough for indoor portraits cons: viewfinder much too small difficult focusing
great size and IQ but somewhat limited DR; viewfinder a little small partic. compared to E-5, better w/eyecup adapter. No weather-proofing
better viewfinder and improved DR over e-30 weatherproofing heavier than e-30
Olympus E-520 (EVOLT E-520)
Olympus OM-D E-M1
Olympus Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter EC-14
Very pleasing colors & good IQ although challenged by low light and undersized OVF.
The viewfinder (EVF) makes this camera stand out - it is simply transformative to use. Dismisses all concerns over no Oly upgrade from e-5 and seems to work extremely well w/all Oly 4/3 and legacy glass w/adapters
no noticeable degradation of IQ; v. useful range extender for several FL lenses water resistant
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 18-180mm 1:3.5-6.3
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD
excellent IQ + surprisingly good low-light performance. Cons: noticeable distortion at wide end limits utility. overall: exceedingly versatile lens
Stop down to f/9 or better for best performance. Covers very useful focal lengths and at its best around 100 -150 mm. On balance very worthwhile and underrated lens
excellent IQ - cons: some minor distortion @ 50mm; heavy works well with EC 1.4 but this is heavy + and needs tripod or bipod
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
superb IQ + detail; very sharp
very good IQ particularly when stopped down & fast shutter speed; can be soft at full reach but excellent for close-ups. Excellent value for price. One of my very favourite lenses but must spend time learning to use for best results
Oly 11-22 more useful zoom range (bcse faster, longer reach and less distortion at 9 mm). Nonetheless, a useful, good ++ performer and very good IQ
Panasonic Leica D Summilux Asph 25mm F1.4
Samyang 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
v.good low-light performance + superb colour rendition; sharp and fast; good for closeups; great with EC 1.4 for 35mm unfortunately not weatherproof
learning to use but very interesting for street photography and details
superb IQ + detail; very sharp; also useful FL matched w/ EC 1.4. Outstanding performer
Epson Stylus Photo R1900
Other gear:
  • Olympus OM 135mm F/3.5 using w/ E-30 for manual focus training - better w / larger eye-piece
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5 Fine IQ and useful focal length zoom - lightweight (relatively) medium tele-zoom excellent forfor travel

Namur's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Rokinon 135mm F2.0 ED UMC
Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm 1:2.8-3.5
Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM
Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm 1:3.5 Macro
Other gear:
  • Olympus OM 200mm F4
  • Olympus OM 300mm F4.5
  • SMC Takumar 150mm F4
  • SMC Takumar 200mm F4
  • SMC Takumar 35mm F3.5
  • SMC Takumar 50mm F1.4
  • SMC Takumar 55mm F1.8

Namur's previous gear

Olympus E-500 (EVOLT E-500)
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
Other gear:
  • S-M-C Takumar 50mm / 1.4 manual focus lens
  • S-M-C Takumar 55mm / 1.8 manual focus lens