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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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 (660 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 (198 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
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (198 comments in total)
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Eloise: No indication of price I assume?

We were at CP+ and my Japanese colleague expect the 24-70mm to be around 125.000 to 135.000 Yen, The 14 and 135mm will be between 150.000 and 175.000 Yen and the 100-400mm around 115.000 Yen

Usually he's correct.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:15 UTC

I prefer to call it a slight Instagram look

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 23:55 UTC as 7th comment
On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (60 comments in total)
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CQui: As many said, at lest a bag that doesn't say I'm a camera bag, steal me... I imagine the reaction of the thief thinking he'll get valuables and jewellery and only get a DSLR and some lenses...

LOL...well, I'm using an old Domke F2 bag, with lots of stains and spots to make it look like it was found in a garbage bin.

In my case the thief probable will not even touch it :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 15:43 UTC
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samfan: Whether we call it censorship or not, I always wonder what is the point of the policy in the first place. What the hell is wrong with nudity?

Why is the society so terrified of as much as a naked breast? Or wait actually it's not even the whole breast, it's just the nipple that the nasty part, I guess?

Wait, no. Anything even mildly, potentially suggestive is deemed a no-no. I work for a web company where we host some user content so we often have to deal with threats by Google that they'll pull their ads. One such case was about pantyhose. PANTYHOSE. Not even any special sexy sort, just a regular showcase of stuff that's available for purchase so the ladies don't get cold in winter.

I guess that's at least one advantage of living in Eastern Europe. We don't get afraid of that stuff. We get boobs plastered all over regular magazines and web sites and yet we don't murder each other or throw excrements at each other.


Indeed indeed.

You can show people being cut in half, shot to bloody mud but a naked breast or two kissing men...oh dear oh dear.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 12:10 UTC
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Snapper2013: Would this photo as iconic as it is, be offensive to say a muslim? Serious question.

Absolutely, but more importantly for (religious/muslim) investors and islamic nations as well.

Facebook has to serve it's stockholders, the US government (it's a strategical company afterall) and it's (being offended) users.

More and more parents in Holland advice their children not to use facebook at all. Not for the so called offensive material but because of it's spying activities (call it collecting data.)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 12:02 UTC
On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (122 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Cloud storage? NO Thank You. This is a deal breaker for any phone I would consider. I must have large capacity SD storage, and lots of phone memory too. Is google trying to be like apple?

Cloud storage does not exist of course...it's server storage...that cloud is only a marketing term.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 15:27 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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Snapper2013: This lens looks better than the Nikon 14-24 way to go Sigma!

You clearly don't own the 14-24mm Nikon lens or your version is far from perfect.

The 14-24mm is an exceptional good lens, especially in relation to it's focal length, speed and build characteristics.
I have read also several reviews whereby people complain about flaring, distortion and sharpness.

Ultra wide lenses as the 14-24mm are difficult to use 'proper'. That counts for the 14-24 as for the 12-24 of Sigma.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 14:46 UTC

I visited Photokina for coverage purposes. What really jumped out was the Fuji mid format camera. By means of innovation and future aimed it was clearly the star of the show.

The M5, Olympus and a99 are all evolution

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:09 UTC as 36th comment | 7 replies

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 (126 comments in total)
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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 7th comment
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 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 29th comment
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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mikeodial: By one "really independent" scoring site the sensor on the D5 is tops.



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 (121 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 20:06 UTC as 12th 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.


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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