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
Nikon D810
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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Earth Art: While the weight might seem overkill, it may be worth it to those who need fast glass and work at a fast pace. There is no need to switch lenses for someone like a wedding photographer who uses those focal lengths on a separate body. They also don't need to worry about cleaning the sensor often due to many lens changes per gig. If I still did weddings, I would be all over this lens and mount it onto a small full frame like a Canon 6D or D750.

It is strange how many people will poop all over an f4 lens for not being pro fast, but praise f2.8. Now that an even faster zoom lens than f2.8 is available for full frame, it is suddenly not fast enough? :)

Judging from some of the samples already posted online of corner sharpness, this lens looks like the obesity is very forgivable.

I and several Japanese colleagues hoped for a 17-35mm from Sigma. Despite it will be a great lens for sure, it's a bit short in it's zoom range for many as is it's speed to 'replace' fixed focal length 24/28/35mm

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 14:54 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (959 comments in total)
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Tape5: Sony is on a roll. You know the exponential rate of change is here when technology and innovation falls off a company at a pace that does not make common market sense.
Long live the nerds and the accountants !

The question is, at whom is Sony aiming this camera at? It looks being aimed at the (semi)professional user in mind.

Not one of my colleagues is using a Sony camera. Not that they aren't good but a camera is part of a system - and the Sony system is lacking in relation to Canon and Niko in many ways, and I don't mean image or capture quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 22:48 UTC
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skryptus: Has anyone tried if Nikon D3200 .NEF files are recognized as photos? I've been looking for a free way of backing mine up. I'm guessing if any D3x00 files work, the D3200 files should work pretty much the same, maybe even D5x00?

I still don't have that many (a few gigs, maybe), since I'm only now getting started with the RAW parts of photography, so the time it takes to upload everything shouldn't be that much of a deal...


The price is indeed very very good. I've searched for a "photo only" cloud service myself but I need many TB's of space and it has to support NEF files, that costs me literally hundreds of dollars a year for a fast and secure service.

The Japanese media company I mostly work for uses Amazons' cloud services and I know it's very fast and stable ...but it's not comparable with this service of 12 dollars a year in any way.

It seems that this service is blocking in someway or another large amounts of big files (50MB or more) Older D100 NEF files upload fine as are other smaller sized NEF files of other camera's.

so for me it's (till so far!) what you get is what you pay for...thats' not much.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 12:08 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: Amazon is working for the NSA. Don't do it.

Seriously though, how hard is it to keep your stuff in an external hard drive and lock it up somewhere?

Well, if that is the point of not using it, stop using the internet. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
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VENTURE-STAR: Sorry, but I can't see the attraction for such a clumsy retro styled item.

Who is it aimed at? Joe Public wants camera-phones, while more serious snappers who use this site generally want quality SLRs and wouldn't be seen dead with something like this. Polaroid cameras really belong to history.

The expensive TL70 really doesn't have much to offer anyone and is probably being assembled for next to nothing in China anyway. No thanks!

It's aimed at *fun* and *look what I have* for the whoa's and aah's

nothing wrong with. It's not a need camera...obviously.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 11:55 UTC
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skryptus: Has anyone tried if Nikon D3200 .NEF files are recognized as photos? I've been looking for a free way of backing mine up. I'm guessing if any D3x00 files work, the D3200 files should work pretty much the same, maybe even D5x00?

I still don't have that many (a few gigs, maybe), since I'm only now getting started with the RAW parts of photography, so the time it takes to upload everything shouldn't be that much of a deal...

I think the NEF file format is supported in general.

Strongly advisable to try out their free service period.
for me it's very slow and I get lots and lots of uploading errors with supported RAW files, except JPEGS do not give any problems.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 22:38 UTC
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tabloid: Again its not unlimited.
There are major restrictions.

The major restriction for me till so far is the enormous amount of uploading errors. Of the 50 (by Amazon supported) test files I tried to upload less than 10 were uploaded in just one time.

And it's not my rather fast and stable internet connection which has no problems with other online storage/cloud services.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
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brn: I'm highly suspicious. If they only support a very limited number camera for RAW files, what are they doing with my files?

That is my biggest question as well...time to find out! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 22:42 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (668 comments in total)
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retro76: I don't get Fuji color. I mean sometimes depending upon the subject matter it looks good, but most of the time it's rather artificial looking and the cyan skies for example are horrendous. Does anyone else see this or am I just biased from using other brands ????

Outside of that, I really enjoyed the review. Well written.

I always feel the Fuji colors look exceptional well and are (if you can say that of pixels) filmalike.

I have an old study mate who does a lot of weddings and he still sometimes moaning about the excellent skincolor out of the Fuji S5 he used.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 22:36 UTC
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

Interesting interview and an 'open' inside on 'how we do it at Sigma' Of course part of the marketing but the openness is surprising to me at least.

I've tested the 35mm f/1.4 of Sigma against the Nikon and it's indeed an excellent lens which can compete well.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 16:34 UTC as 23rd comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1929 comments in total)
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Wahrsager: Seems like they've created the "Honda Accord" of DSLRs. It's not the fastest, the prettiest or most capable, but it's probably the most well-rounded out of all of them.

Yes, as was it's predecessor the D700.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 23:53 UTC
On Alien Skin offers Exposure 7 with Raw support article (51 comments in total)

Although the effects can be nice, it has nothing to do with film.

Film is film and is created by a chemical process, instead of digitaly on a screenl.

It's the same difference as between chocolate and chocolate fantasy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 22:02 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)

Nice camera and wonderful location to test it out! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 13:55 UTC as 42nd comment
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vladimir vanek: Someone should stop google from their spy activities. It's/will be really dangerous that a private company has so much data in possession... And excavates more everaday from your emails, searches, tracking, calling etc.


**You give up some privacy, and in return get nice things like free storage space (drive) and so on.***

It's not some privacy, it's a lot. It is also a lot of privacy of people who do not use all those 'free' services of google, or not even using google at all.

***It's scary***
It's scary that commercial companies determine what is 'socially' acceptable on the internet, what is privacy and how to deal with this privacy and that governments give permissions for this in return for data they are interested in.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 19:16 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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BadScience: "pro" filters are to photography what monster cables are to hifi.

Hahahaha! Partly truewhen it comes to protective filters

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 23:27 UTC
On Portrait Salon 'rejects' exhibition opens in London article (63 comments in total)

What I do notice is that the amount of photoshopping/instagramming (filters, selective lighting, added HDR, added/removed objects, plastification and body sculpting) is absent in most of these images.

That alone makes them worth to be viewed.
My favs 5 and 7

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 21:45 UTC as 9th comment
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ecm: Interesting news, but I'm very disappointed that my RAW files are going to be excluded - makes it useless to me as an off-site backup. Not sure what else I would use it for.

I've tried different services in the recent past.
In my opinion still nothing comes close to own NAS storage, both by functionality, freedom of use and above all security and keeping your files private and or shared with those you want, without all kinds of disclaimers and disclosures.

My startup costs of a new NAS system were last year about 600 Dollars. It might be seen as a lot of money but in relation to the functionality and storage (in relation to online storage) I earn it back already this year.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 23:47 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)

I could try out the 7D Mark II at Photokina, and as a long time Nikon user, the camera offers for sports/news photographers an excellent tool. I was impressed by the speed and fast focusing.


The Canon representitive told us that the camera will start selling at around 1700 Euros in Europe from end of November 2014.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 23:48 UTC as 290th comment | 1 reply

Camera manufacturers make dedicated connector points on camera's to connect straps to which you can hang around your neck or shoulder.
I think the manufacturer of this product seems not to understand that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 11:07 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Danny: So far, this seems an 'ink' upgrade, not really a hardware upgrade.. So why not introduce an new ink set that can be used in the existing models? My R3000 is brandnew and makes the highest quality prints in the highest possible resolution. I print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta, the blacks are BLACK, a deeper black is something probably no-one will ever need, for what? What would be much more interesting is a dedicated B&W printer in the line of the piezzo technology. So far, the new printers seem hardly new, it's the blacker ink that is new. And pretty pointless imo.

With the price of fluid ink being higher of that of gold why would you bring out a printer with only (several) black(s) while you earn a lot more by selling multi-color ink printers.

I do have an Epson R3000 myself and the quality is very very good but I have to say I seldom make use of it anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
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