Les Lammers

Les Lammers

Lives in United States The Everglades, FL, United States
Joined on May 28, 2007


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On article Gallery update: Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR (64 comments in total)
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CaPi: Great Gallery.

I own the MK I. Should one upgrade?
The aperture ring looks enticing

I have the first version and will add this one to the mix for the WR.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2021 at 13:03 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-E4 first impressions review (91 comments in total)
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kristian2000: Very tepid review. As an X-E3 owner I've been looking forward to the X-E4, but really can't find any compelling reason to upgrade. Kind of a disappointment considering the X-E3 came out in 2017. Version 4 is a half point upgrade at best.

It looks like a touchscreen camera for V-Loggers. So, far I see no reason to give up my XE3.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2021 at 15:37 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: "Leica Look"

Today's camera designs do not have that brand look. Every year it looks different. "Leica Look" maintains it's traumatic pricing people hate collectors love

I had a chrome collapsible Summicron 40 years ago. I paid $100 for it used. It had a special rendering/signature. I need to eat so I'll pass on this lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2021 at 18:41 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I don't get this lens at all. It's soft wide open and never really sharpens up too well in the corners even stopped down (as per Jono Slack). If that's the case why spend $7700 when there are all kinds of great alternatives with 'character'. The Voigtlander 50mm 1.2VM ASPH as an example...brilliant lens for $1k.

It's an age old argument of character vs technical perfection...but if you aren't getting technical perfection you don't need to spend $7700 to get great results.

Yes, but you get the Red Dot. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2021 at 18:36 UTC
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WiltshireMoonraker59: This is just another retro nostalgic load of doo doo. Looking at the past with rose tinted glasses when the reality was much worse. I am almost 62, have had lots of 35mm film cameras over the years, including Zenith's which were very heavy and clunky. I now fully embrace the digital age and love my DSLR and mirrorless cameras, I certainly would not want to go back. We have had a return of vinyl records, cassette tapes (always snapping or unravelling) some 35mm film, what next, VHS tapes, spectacles made from Guinness bottle bottoms!

I'm almost 69, no more vinyl or CD's just streaming and I have no desire to inhale darkroom chemicals.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2021 at 11:25 UTC
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MN13: Definitely, a must-have for any collector of fixed 35mm focal length FF cameras. (Have quite a collection myself but I am not a collector.)

No digital camera body will ever be a true collectible.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2020 at 13:14 UTC
On article What you need to know about the new Leica M10-R (499 comments in total)
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photoMEETING: What you need to know about the new Leica M10-R?

Things comes, things go.

The Leica M remains.

The film Leica M remains. All things digital will pass.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2020 at 12:33 UTC
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Lmendy: I agree. I miss film and film cameras. However, I neither have the time, money nor patience for film. The best compromise for me has been Fuji cameras. With the feel, look and handling of old film cameras and the in camera film choices I am satisfied.

I don't miss the smell of a darkroom, not one bit.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2020 at 18:08 UTC
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MHshooter: Depressingly, 1/2 of the points emphasize video and none address overall build quality, which then I presume is about the same?

I sold my XT-2 to get the XH-1. I simply like it better.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2020 at 17:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1493 comments in total)
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cxsparc: Ok..... so the Image output is softer/less detailed than both XT3 and A6600 in RAW and JPG (check the hair in center or the feathers at the edge. And that is at COMP view setting! What's up?

Also, while the 2k FF camera is discussed as alternative, the APSC combination is still said to have a pro in terms of weight ans size: "But APS-C offers a different size/weight trade-off" - yes but not with the XT4! Weight is 607 g, the A7III is at 650, but the A6600 is 503g. So the XT4 is already at FF weight. Fujinon 1655/2.8 is 653g Sony 2470/4 426g Sony SEL1655/2.8 494g

A6600 & 1655 = 997g
Sony A7III & 2470/4 = 1.14 kg
Sony A7III & 24105 = 1.31 kg
Fuji XT4 & 1655 = 1.3 kg

As for low weight prime lenses, there is the FF FE35/2.8 at 120g, equivalent to a APSC 24/f2.

But many find Sony not so much fun to use. To each their own.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2020 at 08:25 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF10 sample gallery (183 comments in total)
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voyeurb: I also shot a gallery with this camera. They have a very different vibe as they are all shot in central-eastern Europe so the scenery looks different than some of you are used to. Check them out and read my thoughts about the camera here: https://cameraguide.io/2020/04/05/why-i-love-the-fujifilm-xf10/

Very nice gallery.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2020 at 17:08 UTC
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DrewRick: 50% of DPR commenters: I really need it to be FF for one stop higher performance
Other 50% of DPR commenters: I don't get the point, I could just use my phone with half a dozen stops lower performance
Am I getting the gist of it? Don't have time to read > 1k comments.

Most commenters here did not start in the hobby with a fixed lens camera. I did but I'm old.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2020 at 17:09 UTC
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(unknown member): 1976 I got a Canon AE-1.
The Nikon guys despised my choice.
I was so happy with FD35mm f/2 and 85mm f/1.8.
What else could you possibly ask for?
I never understood why the Nikon guys felt so superior.
I still do not.

Kinda like the Leica fans. Back in the day Nikon's marketing was pretty effective. ;-)

I was a lowly Pentax shooter.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2020 at 16:53 UTC

Dr. Eggelston did similar work with film yards ago.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 21:54 UTC as 10th comment
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ekaton: X100V, the winner of spec sheet contests among fixed lens cameras. For inspiring and delivering excellent files Q, Q2, RX1(r), RXrII, GRIII wipe the floor with it. Not the least because they are not held back by a gimmicky x-trans sensor. For those on a strict budget and lusting for RF experience, get a M8 and compact Voigtlander prime.

Crop sensor finicky M8...but you get the Red Dot.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2020 at 17:56 UTC
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dw2001: This holding back of technology and evolution in the camera industry is whats will kill it. Why buy a dedicated camera that offers same things as my phone? A compact FF would give me some things I cannot have in phones (yet) and is something I've been looking for, but the options are few and very expensive.

So, your phone has a better full function camera that betters an x-100V. Congrats.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 17:35 UTC
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Betico: This is a very expensive camera right now (for a Chinese product), but it will be heavily discounted in a couple of months. Price will be less than a $1000 around May. Just be patient and wait. The X100F will be the last X100 made in Japan, so I will put my money now to purchase a new X100F as soon the price drops, because this camera will be highly collectible in the near future.

No digital camera will be a collectible. Eventually, they will die and become paperweights.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2020 at 10:08 UTC
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MinAZ: I asked on a thread a while back if the X100V will equal or surpass the Sony RX1R II series. From what I see here, which is subjective of course, it does not appear to. I would say that on first pass, I would not necessarily notice the difference compared to the X100T, but perhaps this is a tad sharper.

Why would anyone expect a better IQ than the Sony RX1R II series?

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2020 at 09:53 UTC
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John Gellings: I liked photography cameras a lot better when they didn't do video...

Me too. If I could disable video I would.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 19:29 UTC
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Einride: I would love a simpler X100. A minimum of controls and functions. Just a very clean and straightforward camera.

No video, no back screen, only exposure controls. Keep the EVF.

Then get the original X-100.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2020 at 23:42 UTC
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