M Lammerse

M Lammerse

Lives in Japan Osaka, Japan
Works as a photographer and part-time media advisor
Joined on Nov 3, 2003
About me:

Holga Black
Contax G2 + Zeiss 45mm
Nikon D300
Nikon D3S
Nikon D700
Nikon D800
Nikkor 35 f/1.4G
Nikkor 50 f/1.8D
Nikkor 50 f/1.8G
Nikkor 85 f/1.8D
Nikkor 85 f/!.8G
Nikkor 35-70 f/2.8D
Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8G
Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR
Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8
SB 800's
(from work I use everything from 200 - 600mm if needed)
Previously owned & used: Praktica, Canon Eos 3, Sony DSC 707, F100, F5, D100, D70, D200, D3, Tokina 12-24 f/4, Nikkor 17-35 f/2.8, Nikkor 28-70 f/2.8


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Good excuse to visit London again, thanks for the article.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 11:54 UTC as 21st comment
On DPReview Reader Showcase: The beautiful game article (47 comments in total)
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paulski66: Wait...under way in Brazil right now? Is the U.S. in it? Crap! Does anyone know if it's televised or anything?!?

Don't worry the final will between Brazil and Netherlands ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 12:36 UTC
On DPReview Reader Showcase: The beautiful game article (47 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Yes, beautiful indeed, if you play just for the fun and not money!

You mean if your talent is so good you can do it professionally and put all your joy not in a hobby but in your work is not good to do?
Or maybe you don't see professional soccer as work?

Keep in mind that the majority of professional soccer players do not get an outrageous reward for their work. It are the exceptions which is focused on.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 12:04 UTC
On Picquest wants to be the Uber for photography post (24 comments in total)

Another nice idea in the hope for being taken over in the future for a huge sum of money.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 07:02 UTC as 6th comment

You did not read the last part?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 21:49 UTC as 33rd comment

Great work! Some great (funny) comments below here too! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 08:50 UTC as 5th comment
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (545 comments in total)
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Frank Dernie: I remember reading an interview with Leica's then chief designer aeons ago, probably pre-internet. When asked what he would need to produce still sharper designs he said no size or weight constraints.
He said it was much easier to get good performance from a big heavy lens.
The biggest challenge with Leica M lenses, and I suppose why they are so expensive, was to get such good quality from small relatively light lenses.

I can imagine this from Leica Leica wants to reach the top in both optical/image quality and mechanical quality.

Sigma wants to reach the top in image quality for an affordable 'consumer' orientated price. So compromises have to be made.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 21:56 UTC
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peevee1: $1500 seems expensive for a off-brand 70-200/4.

It will be soon lower priced, not only in Japan.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 23:44 UTC
On Nikon issues firmware update for D800/D800E article (38 comments in total)
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samfan: Nikon adding features via fw, eh? That's new. Seems like they finally fired the old management and hired someone competent.

Actually it's not new at all. They did that with the D4 as well.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 23:31 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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ecube: I wonder how many users who posted comment have D3 or D800. Of those who have at least one or the other, how many have master all the features and properly used those features. How many are dissatisfied with the quality of the photos they have taken. How many believe Nikon D5 or D5S will improve their photos?

How many use Nikkor lens exclusively? How many use the so called "Pro Series" Nikkors? How many use the Schnieder, Zeiss, Leica, or Swarovki lens? How many use the photos direct from the camera WITHOUT post processing (except perhaps for removing effect of dust specs or straightening)?

What good is buying and using the latest and greatest camera if you still have to rely of post-processing?

This is a typical 'tool' camera bought by news/sports reporters or reportage photographers like me who need their tools to create income. Similar as a carpenter or a mechanic has to trust and to depend on their tools.

I still use a D3S at almost a daily basis, in total almost 380.000 images taken with it since that I bought it. Once a year it's serviced by Nikon Osaka and it's stil working like since the day I bought it. After all those years do I use all the features and functionality of this camera? No of course not. Give this camera what I need, absolutely.

Will I need all the features of the D4S when I replace it this year for my D3S? No of course not. But I know it will give me the same trust and quality under all kinds of (environmental and urban) conditions as what I'm used of Nikon in the past.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 23:12 UTC

11 is great...

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 19:30 UTC as 45th comment
On In photos: 'Paris in the Springtime' article (67 comments in total)

When seeing image 3...I think I'm in Paris every weekend! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 11:05 UTC as 25th comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (648 comments in total)
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TechManager: This review states that the Pentax 645z uses the same Sony CMOS sensor as the Hasselblad and PhaseOne. This is incorrect as the Hasselblad and PhaseOne are CCD.

I am very skeptical; this camera seems more like a glorified DSLR then a move into a higher quality MF system.

What about tethered shooting? Is this an option with the Pentax?

Yes, the new Haselblad and PhaseOne use the same Sony sensor base as the one in the new Pentax 645z. The difference is how this sensor is used by the different camera producers. Same as done in relation to the production of other format sensors as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 22:48 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (648 comments in total)
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123Mike: Hilarious how they make those medium format cameras look medium big, as if it actually needs all that space. What a rip off !

You might not know the Pentax 645 film camera's. i had to work with them during my study photography, and this is a digital copy of it.

For people who came from the film version, or similar looking D version it's very handy to use something you're used to, not only by size. And this camera might be as big as the film camera's, but it's lighter for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 20:39 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (648 comments in total)

Not sure if it is mentioned before but I would like to see a full review of this camera on DPreview, any chance?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 20:15 UTC as 82nd comment
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MFiftysomething: The kit lens suits better over the push button collapsable one, but still slow.

Nikon 1 is not really a system, lack of fast lenses; no 35mm prime at all.

If you want 720 @120FPS get a Lumix LX7 for a quarter of the price and a longer faster zoom! (F1.4)

Nikon never knowingly understood.

I guess I can use my 35mm F/1.4G or 70-200mm F/2.8G with an adapter to get those fast/long reach lenses if I need?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:06 UTC
On Meet the UK's first female press photographer article (22 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing, very interesting.

I bet it was a very hard time to work for her.
press/war photographer Gerda Taro (the wife of Robert Capa) mentioned it even more than 20 years later during the Spanish civil war that it were hard times for a female to work as a photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 15:34 UTC as 7th comment

Nikon gave me the opportunity to try this camera out last Monday and I have to say that I was really impressed by the responsiveness and preciseness of the AF of this camera.

I use a D3S now, which really has not a bad AF at all, but in relation to the D4S, which is noticeably quicker.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 21:33 UTC as 14th comment

Why is this post hijacked by religious or gun loving retards?

She was a photo journalist, she did not need a gun or retarded dogma's to make a certain message clear.

To quote Anja “The legacy of any photographer is her or his ability to capture the moment, to record history. For me it is about showing the struggle and survival of the individual.”

My deep condolences to anyone who knew her personally.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 19:07 UTC as 62nd comment | 5 replies
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D 503: Why did she not have a gun ?

She did not need one to make her message clear

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 18:58 UTC
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