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.

Holga Black
Contax G2 + Zeiss 45mm
Nikon D300
Nikon D3S
Nikon D800
Nikon D500
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
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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Checat: Hmmmm, Nikon marketing budget for 100th anniversary was around 1000$? :/ I hope they simply invest all in dev… D750, D5, D500- great cameras. I hope D850 will continue that trend.

I bet when it costed millions of Yen you would have complained that they should have put that money in camera development? :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 23:19 UTC

- Light is everything - Thanks Nikon for helping me catching that with your wonderful tools!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 23:16 UTC as 40th comment
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (340 comments in total)

As one of the first owners of the D800 in 2012, I'm still using it till today on almost a daily basis.
There are however a few points I like to see in the D850:
- An other composite for the rubber grips. The grips get too easy worn out. I'm now on my fourth pair of rubbers for the D800. It's a common problem with all Nikon higher end cameras
- I love the illuminated buttons on the D500, it can be very handy, love to see it implemented on the D850 as well.
- The paint on several of my most used D800 buttons is almost gone, hoping the paint will be be of a similar quality as on my old D3S, which shows no wear.
- As many others I also use the Auto-focus back button almost always. Hoping the response will a bit firmer on the D850, similar to the D500.
- The D800 has a good grip, however the one of the D500 is deeper and more comfortable to hold when carrying it in one hand, so I hope it's comparable on the D850.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:28 UTC as 85th comment
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justmeMN: Canon and Sony also have curved sensor patents. I don't expect to see it in a shipping product from anybody any time soon.

I think quite quickly by means of announcement.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: Since it is a Nikon Rumor, I will believe when I see one in the market. Curved sensor is imagined technology.

Nikon is busy with developing 2 new mirrorless camera's since end of 2015. One believed to be a full frame sensor and one a crop (DX) sensor camera.
It's not imagined technology, it's used by other manufacturers as well.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
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Jason: It seems like most of the anti-Mac arguments in this thread are focused on a combination or variation of these facts:
- A PC with similar on-paper specs is cheaper.
- The latest Macs often don't have the latest and most powerful tech.

What those arguments don't address is that Apple laptops are all about balance. And with balance comes compromise. You will never get the latest, greatest, cheapest or any other extreme adjective from a Mac. What you will get is a well-thought-out balance of reliability, portability, durability, usability, battery life, performance, aesthetic etc.

Macs may lack the ests, but they have all the ilities. For me, that makes them the best choice (so I guess they do get one est).

Well I use(d) both Mac computers and other computers (also referred to as PC)
Have to say that I changed my Mac Book Pro out of 2011 for a Toshiba X20 two months ago. At home I use a custom build workstation with Windows.

Is the Toshiba X20 perfect, no it isn't, was my Macbook Pro perfect, no it wasn't As with thousands of other apple users, my complete MB was replaced due to bad graphic cards apple used.

The balance you speak of is about marketing and gear jizz people fall for are lured into. And both a lot of Apple and non-Apple computer users suffer from it.

so if people say Apples are too expensive attention machines or PC's are always crap "...you HAVE to take a..." I usually take them not so seriously.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 23:16 UTC
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dpreview44: If you wanna look fancy and not too techie in a coffee shop while browsing facebook in between editing... use MAC

If you're at home and play downloaded heavy games in between editing... use PC

nuff said

So if your an appleholic with a lust to be in the 'public picture' (instead of making them) you need an apple, and if you're a basement type of guy who hardly comes out you need a pc? What if you are both?

It remembers me when I made the mistake for once to have a coffee (which does not taste like coffee) at a starbucks in Tennoji Osaka. When I was sitting at the counter in front of the window (and I had not my macbook with me) two western teenagers with their macbooks came to me and the person besides me, and asking us if they could sit on our place in front of the glass so their friends could see them with their macbooks sitting from the outside. You mean that kind of fancy?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 14:03 UTC

A portrait lens from 1910 ...with the marketing of 2017

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 13:38 UTC as 14th comment
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jjz2: Am I the only one who doesn't edit on a laptop, like, at all? I get most people prefer laptops, esp people under 30, but would assume a lot of photographers and videographers still use a desktop for work? I don't care about Mac vs PC, I just don't need a tricked out laptop.

I use a laptop, purely for the reason that I often have to send images directly after an assignment.

Switched from a Mac Book Pro out of 2011 till June of this year to a Toshiba X20

As Miksto says, desktop with an excellent large size monitor is the best for image editing.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
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MartinDixon: While the edits don't elicit any deep emotional response from me, they aren't "bad" photographs per se. Rather, they are subjective moments paused in time. The B/W hands waving frame could be anything really from fighting to ordering a tea in Kabul. We are left to sort it out ourselves. We also don't know what moves the judges as there is no definitive great image to compare anything. It is all relative. Perhaps Magnum wants to weigh the competition, perhaps they want to remain apart. Who knows. Just make good images and satisfy your clients and yourselves. Do you actually need an award?

"they are subjective moments paused in time"

Isn't that all what still photography is all about? :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:05 UTC
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inframan: These appear to be very popular because they are so simplistic. Nothing challenging here. Expect hundreds (if not thousands) of similar (unimaginative) entries in the coming months on DPR.

Really wonderful images

indeed indeed....I get a bit the feeling of the 'Eiffel Tower between your finger tips photography' it will be copied as hell.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
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RMGoodLight: This makes all images taken by automatic running devices public domain. Drones, cars, surveillance cameras, cameras triggered by infrared or laser, satellites or military planes. Devices and robots can't hold a copyright. Strange logic!

I think the lesson learned about this case is, don't tell anyone that the ape, dog, cat or acorn took the image. YOU took the image. No matter what. ;-)

Depends on and commercial usage of 'secretly' taken images in public spaces of people, especially with their face fully exposed in the image is a monkey business so and so.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 21:06 UTC
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108: somehow reminds me of Baghdad , 2003 ...

If we continue in this way, I would say it remembers me of Hamburg past weekend.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
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Sarah Terra: So who is left now that makes XQD, Sony?

This is pretty harsh for D500 owners, the lexar was best bang for buck

True, although I use Sony cards, it's due to competition reasons not good.
might well be that the Sony cards will become more expensive the coming months

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 06:43 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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whtchocla7e: Oh my goodness, so why would you as a seasoned pro sports photographer consider switching to A9 from your workhorse 1DX or D5? You simply wouldn't. This is the technology of tomorrow. It will be continuously refined over the next several years. You have a job to shoot today. Don't pour your sweat and tears into the DPReview comment section trying to defend one thing or another, it's not worth the effort because you are simply not affected by anything Sony does.

Well seeing what DPreview is a cam tech (related) site - it's okay to read and checking some of the comments.

This camera aimed at professionals, being a one camera solution for media capturing (both stills and video) it does not have S-log mode.

I'm not sure where this camera is really aimed at (that is besides the Sony marketing) so and so if youtube stars as Tony & Chelsea Northrup are getting lyric about it it's indeed time to get cautious.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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xsamie: There some beautiful photos captured here. Amazing how far technology has come where you can shoot at ISO 10,000+ and have people complaining. lol

Look at the pictures and think what you would do. It is you who is going to determine how far you are going to get. Does the camera limit your skills or are you going to express your creativity.

I'm not sure if they are beautiful, question is (seeing where the camera is aimed at - that of professional sport/news usage) if they are directly usable. With many of these samples I have my doubts - especially those 'Sony' reds and softness worrying me a bit.

This camera is aimed at 'production work' for creative skills you can pick up your phone or a Hasselblad or anything between, has no direct relation with the equipment itself.

Is it technologically seen a great camera, absolutely!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 09:10 UTC
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Azimuth46: WOW! For just one time I have to agree with @Rishi which is quite unusual for me! I would add also another consideration which is not even mentioned in the article: Fuji GFX50s, as all the the other MF cameras outside, use AF Systems of 1st generation (in the EVIL world). That's to say CDAF only and don't have any PDAF systems built-in, so they are one step backward compared to, a Fuji XT2 or a Sony A7R2 i.e. .

I've tried out the GFX50S briefly yesterday (during Professional Imaging in The Netherlands) and it was equipped with the 32-64mm zoom lens and the camera focused fast and precise under not the best lighting conditions.

The camera is not directly aimed at sports or action photography just like any other digital medium format camera of today.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (783 comments in total)
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solarider: Very good review.
I like that so many of the team have input about a given camera, it really gives the review some interesting shades of info for us readers, whether we buy a camera or not. Dpreview has really great review articles. Thank you and keep on stretching the envelope!

Indeed. and besides that. They usually write in great detail about the actual handling of a camera, placement of knobs and dials. And with a nice mixture of good taken downloadable samples it makes excellent reviews.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
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The Squire: Both Canon and Nikon will become like Leica in the next 10 years. Niche retro products used by 'purists' and hipsters.

Not a bad place to be. You can charge a lot and have a narrow focus on specific technology (old-skool full size DSLRs where you look through an actual optical viewfinder, undistracted by histograms, zebras and peaking lines).

I don't think so. both Canon and Nikon have a huge potential and a large and long time user base. Besides this there are at least 2 lens interchangeable mirrorless models in development

What might happen is that Nikon will form a cooperation (been taken over) with or by an other Japanese electronics producer and focus their photographic products range purely on a specific part of the media capturing market, for example professional camera users.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:38 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (199 comments in total)
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brownie314: Wow - at least someone is continuing to develop products for Nikon bodies.

The 24-70mm is quite a little beast. Although it extends a lot build wise it feels very solid, good firm zooming (not butter smooth as the Nikon 24-70) and focusing is quite fast as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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