Thomas Karlmann

Thomas Karlmann

Lives in United States Hoffman Estates, IL, United States
Works as a Professional Photographer; Electronics Consultant
Joined on May 11, 2002

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On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Thomas Karlmann: Who wants a DF, anyway? Someone with disposable money that likes retro. Old geezers with loads of dough who have no clue how to spend it. What was Nikon thinking? Instead, Nikon could have made a a D4+ with a tilting, articulating LCD, full Video with lots of Slow-Motion options, built-in WiFi that allows interface to a Laptop -- forget the phone nonsense, light up ALL the controls, provide COMPLETE controls for vertical shooting, up the shutter speed sync from 1/250 to at least 1/500s (like the D70), afford an electronic shutter option for low-noise -- all of this AT LEAST. Want more -- ok -- make the whole thing LIGHTER!!!!!!

Now how about some stabilized prime lenses? Stop waiting for "Canon-to-do-it-first" nonsense, BE the leader in advanced DSLRs.

Take all the effort completely WASTED on that stupid DF camera, and you could have had all these things listed here! Let those D4+ new features trickle down to the lesser models. Wake up Nikon!!!!

Hey Ranford! I'm a Nikon-Guy. I've got an entire suite of Nikkor FF Pro-spec lenses and some Nikon digital bodies that I need to upgrade. Not anti-Nikon at all -- I'm really just an anti-Nikon-wasting-their-engineering-time-on-faddish-retro guy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 02:27 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Thomas Karlmann: Who wants a DF, anyway? Someone with disposable money that likes retro. Old geezers with loads of dough who have no clue how to spend it. What was Nikon thinking? Instead, Nikon could have made a a D4+ with a tilting, articulating LCD, full Video with lots of Slow-Motion options, built-in WiFi that allows interface to a Laptop -- forget the phone nonsense, light up ALL the controls, provide COMPLETE controls for vertical shooting, up the shutter speed sync from 1/250 to at least 1/500s (like the D70), afford an electronic shutter option for low-noise -- all of this AT LEAST. Want more -- ok -- make the whole thing LIGHTER!!!!!!

Now how about some stabilized prime lenses? Stop waiting for "Canon-to-do-it-first" nonsense, BE the leader in advanced DSLRs.

Take all the effort completely WASTED on that stupid DF camera, and you could have had all these things listed here! Let those D4+ new features trickle down to the lesser models. Wake up Nikon!!!!

Oops, I forgot to add to my above list: all the development time Nikon has spent on that, wait for it, fantastic 50mm f1.8 lens! Wow, just what the world needed. I can just see police will need to hire extra men just to patrol all the lines waiting for the stores to open (like Apple stuff) just to get a 50mm f1.8 lens!

And I thought I was silly for keeping my antique cable release too! The guy still making those will clean up. LOL

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 02:49 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Thomas Karlmann: Who wants a DF, anyway? Someone with disposable money that likes retro. Old geezers with loads of dough who have no clue how to spend it. What was Nikon thinking? Instead, Nikon could have made a a D4+ with a tilting, articulating LCD, full Video with lots of Slow-Motion options, built-in WiFi that allows interface to a Laptop -- forget the phone nonsense, light up ALL the controls, provide COMPLETE controls for vertical shooting, up the shutter speed sync from 1/250 to at least 1/500s (like the D70), afford an electronic shutter option for low-noise -- all of this AT LEAST. Want more -- ok -- make the whole thing LIGHTER!!!!!!

Now how about some stabilized prime lenses? Stop waiting for "Canon-to-do-it-first" nonsense, BE the leader in advanced DSLRs.

Take all the effort completely WASTED on that stupid DF camera, and you could have had all these things listed here! Let those D4+ new features trickle down to the lesser models. Wake up Nikon!!!!

Thanks to all of you for your (sic) 'helpful' comments. I can't even begin to address the guy who somehow wants a camera to brew & drink coffee from -- who states (oh so thankfully) that he will not repeat something-or-other about the Df -- Thank You Ever So Much for that!

To Plastek: Yes, I can see if the idea of dials fascinates you, then by all means go for it. It's just not for me. Thought Nikons' time better spent elsewhere.

To: ABM Barry: This is a camera gear forum, not a biker bar. My reply got +9 likes so far -- how many do you have?

To DPreviewprov: What do I know? I know what I want -- same as everyone else here; and I'll toot my own horn regardless of any comments made here.

To the rest: Thanks for your comments!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 20:35 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Who wants a DF, anyway? Someone with disposable money that likes retro. Old geezers with loads of dough who have no clue how to spend it. What was Nikon thinking? Instead, Nikon could have made a a D4+ with a tilting, articulating LCD, full Video with lots of Slow-Motion options, built-in WiFi that allows interface to a Laptop -- forget the phone nonsense, light up ALL the controls, provide COMPLETE controls for vertical shooting, up the shutter speed sync from 1/250 to at least 1/500s (like the D70), afford an electronic shutter option for low-noise -- all of this AT LEAST. Want more -- ok -- make the whole thing LIGHTER!!!!!!

Now how about some stabilized prime lenses? Stop waiting for "Canon-to-do-it-first" nonsense, BE the leader in advanced DSLRs.

Take all the effort completely WASTED on that stupid DF camera, and you could have had all these things listed here! Let those D4+ new features trickle down to the lesser models. Wake up Nikon!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 06:29 UTC as 215th comment | 12 replies

Wow, I surely did NOT hear anything about a top-of-the-line 1Dx or D4 killer in the above discussion. The only mention made in reference to D4/1Dx was the A7r. Really? Do you really think that FF crammed into an E-mount body with no IBIS or IS is going to compete with a D4 or 1Dx? Do you think that those E-mount f4 lenses are going to trash everyones' f1.2, f1.4, or even f2.8 glass?
I'm hear to tell you: ... NOT!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 15:29 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)
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Thomas Karlmann: Can anyone address what the Histogram is doing? Apparently there are FOUR colors displayed WITHIN the Histogram. Here is the bit from the E-M1's Manual:
"Histogram display: Display a histogram showing the distribution of brightness in the image. The horizontal axis gives the brightness, the vertical axis the number of pixels of each brightness in the image. Areas above the upper limit at shooting are displayed in red, those below the lower limit in blue, and the area metered using spot metering in green."

Question: What are the Upper and Lower limits referred to here? Interesting!

Is this great or what? How come this issue isn't being raved about? Has this feature been in earlier models, and therefore not considered as new? Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 10:45 UTC
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 In-Depth Review preview (10 comments in total)

It may be only the a99 RAW for ISO 25600 that is broken. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 17:25 UTC as 4th comment
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 In-Depth Review preview (10 comments in total)

beomagi: Thanks, I overlooked it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 17:03 UTC as 5th comment
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 In-Depth Review preview (10 comments in total)

DPR Raw Link for a99 Studio Scene appears to be broken. Please fix.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 17:02 UTC as 6th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)
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Thomas Karlmann: I think DPR has spent WAY too much time talking about 4/3 lens AF. The review is unclear as to whether 4/3 or m4/3 lenses are discussed. Please redo this -- I think most users want to know about m4/3 lens' AF!!!! I saw a review video on this camera and when the 4/3 lenses came up there was a cutaway showing a guy blowing a HUGE cloud of dust off of the 4/3 lens box. I think that is quite apt and the DPR review does not reflect the majority of E-M1 usage. Leave the 4/3 lens stuff off to a sidebar!

I was not criticizing the E-M1 -- I see the need for PDAF, rather DPR's apparent preoccupation with 4/3 compatibility in the partial review we now have. This might be just me -- as I have no Olympus equipment at all -- I need to realize that lots of others looking at E-M1 might have loads of $$ invested here in Oly.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 03:44 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)

Can anyone address what the Histogram is doing? Apparently there are FOUR colors displayed WITHIN the Histogram. Here is the bit from the E-M1's Manual:
"Histogram display: Display a histogram showing the distribution of brightness in the image. The horizontal axis gives the brightness, the vertical axis the number of pixels of each brightness in the image. Areas above the upper limit at shooting are displayed in red, those below the lower limit in blue, and the area metered using spot metering in green."

Question: What are the Upper and Lower limits referred to here? Interesting!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 03:37 UTC as 203rd comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)

Please Test the Olympus OMD E-M1 on the OLDER Studio target. I just spent over 1/2 hour on the "new" target and realized I cannot determine even 1/10 of the information I was able to glean from the OLDER Studio target.

Please do not shortchange your readers with this new target!!!!

Besides which, many of the cameras I need to compare to the E-M1 are not in the new target camera selector -- and may not ever get there -- Sony a99.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 05:49 UTC as 208th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)
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Thomas Karlmann: I think DPR has spent WAY too much time talking about 4/3 lens AF. The review is unclear as to whether 4/3 or m4/3 lenses are discussed. Please redo this -- I think most users want to know about m4/3 lens' AF!!!! I saw a review video on this camera and when the 4/3 lenses came up there was a cutaway showing a guy blowing a HUGE cloud of dust off of the 4/3 lens box. I think that is quite apt and the DPR review does not reflect the majority of E-M1 usage. Leave the 4/3 lens stuff off to a sidebar!

How do you figure that? Are you invested in lots of their lenses? I can recall a few years ago everyone stated 4/3 was dead/dying and m4/3 was the way to go. I didn't make up the comment about the dust -- look here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESOj56fWB8Q
timecode 5:45

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 23:15 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)

I think DPR has spent WAY too much time talking about 4/3 lens AF. The review is unclear as to whether 4/3 or m4/3 lenses are discussed. Please redo this -- I think most users want to know about m4/3 lens' AF!!!! I saw a review video on this camera and when the 4/3 lenses came up there was a cutaway showing a guy blowing a HUGE cloud of dust off of the 4/3 lens box. I think that is quite apt and the DPR review does not reflect the majority of E-M1 usage. Leave the 4/3 lens stuff off to a sidebar!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 08:09 UTC as 212th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)

Question: There was discussion in the Review about some close misses in terms of customizable buttons and switches. It was also stated the V-Grip's button customization is independent of the Body's assignments. Does the Accessory Vertical Grip alleviate some of the confusion about custom button assignments?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 04:52 UTC as 213th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)

I am seeing a growing and unsettling trend in DPR reviews -- no picture of the focus points. In this review, I had hopes, as you showed the legacy 4/3 phase detection points. Where are the m4/3 Contrast AF points? You have also missed this important depiction in many other reviews to the point where I have to go looking elsewhere to find it. DPR is deviating from what used to be an all-inclusive review to one of smart phone connections and some other stuff. You spend an entire page or two on all sorts of irrelevant-to-me connections to some smart phones while ignoring a far more fundamental topic. Is DPR is becoming a smart phone accessories forum? I'm not going to bother checking back for your Conclusion, because, well, without the smart phone, why bother?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 07:08 UTC as 217th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review preview (30 comments in total)

DPR: Can you please insert a photo in ALL your reviews showing the AF sensor array? Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:02 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1202 comments in total)

Boo on the new studio scene! I really need to compare IQ of the GX7 with the Sony a99. Please fix!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 11:22 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 In-Depth Review preview (10 comments in total)

This review fails to show the I/O connectors! What is under those flaps? Most importantly where is the PC-sync terminal???? If there isn't one, I'll keep looking for a different camera. Please clarify.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:17 UTC as 8th comment
On DSC_8054 photo in khaledgawdat's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

I can see your no-use of flash can have some interesting effects. I would have lost the video-guy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 11:08 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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