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 D800
Nikon D500
LENSES:
Nikkor 24 f/1.8G
Nikkor 35 f/1.4G
Nikkor 50 f/1.8G
Nikkor 85 f/!.8G
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, D700, Tokina 12-24 f/4, Nikkor 17-35 f/2.8, Nikkor 28-70 f/2.8, Nikkor 50 f/1.8D, Nikkor 85 f/1.8D, Nikkor 35-70 f/2.8D

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Grett idea!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 18:27 UTC as 13th comment
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AshMills: Impressed it isn't more than a kilo- that's a lot of light gathering.

Depending on which "82mm" filter you put in front of it ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 10:34 UTC
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (116 comments in total)
In reply to:

KodaChrome25: Do they make a female version?

Yup, it will have pink stripes! ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 11:23 UTC

I've had numerous bags in the past, switching from one to the other for short periods of time.

But of all the bags I keep switching back to is the F2 of Domke. It's simple and functional but does miss absolutely this great stylish urban design

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 11:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (516 comments in total)

Great review and a wonderful camera.
I've chosen myself for the D500 to replace my old and heavenly used and 'battered' D3S.

Why is very simple. The D500 delivers till 6400 great results as well and even so important it's a third of the cost of the D5.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 11:09 UTC as 15th comment
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (516 comments in total)
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mikeodial: By one "really independent" scoring site the sensor on the D5 is tops.

http://www.senscore.org/

@allkar

I'm a professional photographer (by that I mean, the majority of my income is made by photography) These camera's are aimed at professionals and are *part* of a camera system (consisting out of bodies/lenses/flashes etc)

not any of my colleagues, or myself will switch brands due to that a camera deliver a 'bit' better results than the other brand. And since about 9 years it's only 'a bit' in this part of the market which makes that difference. So since the D3 you hardly see any 'brand switchers.'

With this taken into account. It's much practical to put the D5 up to it's 'competition' the D4S.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 10:58 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (115 comments in total)

A rather compact mirrorless camera....with a battery pack.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 20:06 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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SeeRoy: Apple is surely one of the greediest, most vile, companies on the planet, if not the outright prize-winner. Whilst sitting on vast cash reserves it makes decisions about what its customers will be allowed to do with its products (we've seen this before.) It's laughable that the company still has a reputation for being "cool" - if a terrific PR success to be able to bamboozle so many people. As an early adopter of Macs (Apple used to make computers...) in 1987, I had enough of their unreliability and bad value by 1994. Their subsequent transformation, a triumph of style over substance, has given me some cynical amusement.

@villagranvicent

My Sony walkman from the early nineties is also still working fine.

My Apple Macbook Pro from late 2011 has a dead battery. I would love to buy a new one and replace it myself (yes, in the 2011 it was still possible to replace something yourself of an apple product without risking ANYTHING)

but, no. I have to bring it to an apple service center, than they will send it to an apple repair facility, there they will inspect my Mac book and if they think it is okay, they put a new battery in. Costs are at least 200 Euros.

They won't even let you replace an original battery yourself...it says something about the arrogance they have in relation to the intelligence of their customers :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 13:14 UTC
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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 (2154 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 111th 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
In reply to:

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 (1140 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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