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:

NPS member and active within several photo journalism and photo reportage groups.

CAMERA'S
Holga Black
Contax G2 + Zeiss 45mm
Nikon D300
Nikon D3S
Nikon D700
Nikon D800
Nikon D500
LENSES:
Nikkor 24 f/1.8G
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 (2)
Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8G
Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR
Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8
FLASH:
SB 800's

Previously owned & used: Praktica, Canon Eos 3, Sony DSC 707, Nikon 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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Frank C.: iphone 7 won't have a dual camera setup boohoohoo

It's comparing androids and apples.

Appleholics never will buy an Android phone, they are attached to the Apple ecosystem. I know many colleagues and family friends who never want to toss in their Apple phone, even if Android would allow teleportation.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 22:41 UTC
On article OnePlus 3 announced with 16MP stabilized camera (23 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: So they changed everything that was great about their first model - they raised the price and made it look more like an iPhone, with rounded edges etc.

No thanks.

@Lars Rehm

Totally agreed, they all look a lot the same nowadays..especially the front side :-)

I do like the idea of the the new Motorola phone, the Moto Z.
It's a start to break away from the masses :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 20:07 UTC
On article OnePlus 3 announced with 16MP stabilized camera (23 comments in total)
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windmillgolfer: Looks fantastic and half the price of the iPhone - though translation of $ to £ is usually abysmal. Ill be very interested to see reviews of the cameras.

A family member of me has the Oneplus X, it's a budget phone for the price and by means features and ecstatics a wonderful phone. Only the camera it's not that much.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
On article OnePlus 3 announced with 16MP stabilized camera (23 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: So they changed everything that was great about their first model - they raised the price and made it look more like an iPhone, with rounded edges etc.

No thanks.

I think it looks more like an edited HTC 10

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 20:11 UTC

both my children have the Motorola 2nd generation G phones, they are relatively cheap and reliable, till so far they stand the iphone nagging of both of them.

What they don't do is making good quality images, so this is good news when they upgrade their phones within this year.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 10:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)

Am I reading over...I don't see anything related to battery life?

Great review, especially the beer commercial! :-P

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 23:59 UTC as 95th comment | 5 replies
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Archiver: I've been with flickr for almost a decade (has it been that long already??) and I'm firmly entrenched in it. The discussion forums, the active photo pools, everything is so rich and well established. I cannot imagine finding an alternative, although a lot of people did when Mayer's leadership brought in a lot of changes.

After the many years that I join Flickr I'm still not sure what Flickr wants to be or become.

It's not Instagram and it's not a backup solution for images. It's from everything a little bit, and that might be it's biggest handicap as well.

Due to this many other Flickr users I know left due to that they miss specific functionality which can be found at other (low cost) alternatives for both viewing, sharing and backing up your images and movie clips.

A functionality I miss within Flickr is the ability to store and share RAW files.
Something which Amazon offers for a similar amount a year.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
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trungtran: Amazons next purchase.

That might well be possible.

And due to that Amazon is seen by the US government as a global strategic company it can never go broke.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
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Zigadiboom: Although the Nikon D500 is undoubtedly a great camera in its own right, unfortunately it cannot be viewed in isolation in the context of today's market trend.
The D500 should have been launched at least a few years ago at the height of when people were really craving it. At that time high end mirrorless models were not commonplace and so there was a place for it.
I just get the feeling that after 7 years this situation is no different to the scene in Liar Liar where Jim Carrey turns up ridiculously late to his little son's birthday with a sheepish grin after standing him up and having him kept waiting the whole day.

I'm a professional news photographer who still uses a D3S. Although the D500 is a DX camera it will replace my D3S

It gives me the same excellent AF system as the D5 and enough speed and high ISO quality for the type of work I need it for.

The D500 is a typical need camera. And seeing the amount of pre-orders in Japan, it will be a big hit, for plane and bird photographers to that of journalism and sports.

So forget about that 'market trend', it's not aimed at those wanting the newest gadget, this is aimed as a tool to work with and as a true replacement for the D300S.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 15:36 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1118 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Where can I find that arcade bar on page 8?

I don't know about the camera. Looks pretty but no grip, oversimplified menu and subpar sensor. It would be great if someone can make a three stage lens at 24/35/50mm.

I had a play with it (literally)
The comparison with the Sony couldn't be better.

It's the poor mans' Leica, nothing more nothing less.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
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noflashplease: I really don't see the point of investing $1,500 in a weirdo 2x zoom that's limited to APS-C DSLRs? Why not just buy a full frame Nikon, Pentax or Canon and get a 70-200mm F/2.8? Crop circle lenses aren't going to have much value in the used market in another 5 or 10 years as APS-C fades away and full frame sensors become mainstream.

Looking back, this lens might have made sense before Canon produced its first full frame body in 2002, before Nikon introduced FX in 2007. Maybe there was a window of opportunity for Sigma to service the Pentax user base, until the full frame K-1 was formally announced.

I think Sigma also knows very well that this will not be the lens aimed at the average crop sensor family/pet and holiday photographer.

The volume of these produced lenses will not be that high, that is also what you see in the price.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: DPReview behind-the-scenes (37 comments in total)

About that cut in half was a good ending! :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 13:50 UTC as 8th comment
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Frank_BR: Have you been upset lately because your camera has taken a lot of overexposed photos? Super Stopper came to end your problems.

As a bonus, with Super Stopper you'll be able to shoot sunspots, solar flares, arc welding, high-intensity lasers, nuclear explosions and many other exciting scientific, industrial and military subjects.

and as big bonus it removes all moving objects out of your images

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 21:24 UTC

Relase + focus is an interesting option for many I think.

The only thing I don't understand why they don't keep the focus illumination as an option for the D500, as it is with the D5.
If you call it a DX supplement of the D5, offer at least this 'small' handy option which will be common for many Nikon professional photographers.

As a side note for some reason I like the position of the 'joystick' much better on the D500 than those on the D5.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 22:48 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
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M Lammerse: My colleague described it once as the best nonsense digital compact camera. I think he's quite right.

oops...no nonsense camera it should be.... :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 11:09 UTC

My colleague described it once as the best nonsense digital compact camera. I think he's quite right.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 19:37 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
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Music Hands: Well that felt like a teaser, designed to stimulate partly informed spur of moment buyers. Only 2 or 3 features usability discussed, one minor drawback (long lens partial viewfinder).

I much prefer a careful and balanced viewpoint with insights from studied use by knowledgeable staff or indie pros, semi-pros. Please consider not doing quickies like this.

I think it was meant as a teaser or more like an introduction ..."Two views" (not 2 reviews...)

I enjoyed it, especially the combination with camera's and beer in a well chosen cosy environment! ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 11:52 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2472 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I keep thinking about the Sony A7II when I look at this Fuji. The Sony is the same price but with IBIS and a Full Frame sensor. I do like the concept the viewfinder on the X-Pro and X100 lines, but not enough to invest in APS-C in an era when Full Frame is about to become mainstream. Fujifilm either needs to invest in Full Frame or reconsider the X-mount. As it is, it looks as if Instax film is a higher volume business than Fujifilm's entire digital photography line.

@Don Diafragma

Great camera and the marketing of Fuji is great too...reading your reply and 'story telling'

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (801 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: Interestingly, the Nikon D500 has just been released, but in several important specifications it is surpassed by the Sony A77 II, which was launched nearly two years ago. For example:
A77II x D500
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1) 12fps x 10fps
2) 24MP x 21MP
3) Fully x Partially articulated LCD
4) Yes x No built-in flash
5) 640g x 860g
6) $1199 x $1997

Before someone raises the issues of build quality and reliability, remember that both cameras have magnesium bodies and are weather-sealed. There are no reports about serious problems of reliability for the A77II and nobody knows about the D500 reliability yet.

I would love to see that you mention the number of shots per battery charge as well.

I can make some more selective picks but it has no use. because also you can understand:
Both camera's are aimed at different users and usage.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 20:56 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (737 comments in total)
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arhmatic: I know most of you think this is nonsense, but if they would only try to push the boundaries of styling a little more, they would have my money. The "feel" of a DSRL is essentially the same since the D1. Style matters, regardless of industry or purpose.

Both camera's are aimed at Nikon users, Nikon users who are used to the format/button/menu layout and shared features like AF/metering system.

so 'us' Nikon users who (have to) use camera's almost on a daily basis do not like a lot of changes on these tools, especially not if they are related for styling.

you don't have to be a camera marketeer to understand that DSLR's are a dying breed in the long term. but as long as in this part of the market there are no other options (operation/battery/viewfinder just to name a few) which equal the possibilities and functionality DSLR will be used by the majority of (semi) professionals - where these camera's are aimed at.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 20:44 UTC
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