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
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH
v.good low-light performance + superb colour rendition; sharp and fast; good for closeups; great with EC 1.4 for 35mm unfortunately not weatherproof
Samyang 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art
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 12mm F2.0 NCS CS
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN | C for Micro Four Thirds
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:
  • Olympus OM 135mm F3.5
  • S-M-C Takumar 50mm / 1.4 manual focus lens
  • S-M-C Takumar 55mm / 1.8 manual focus lens