Thomas Karlmann

Thomas Karlmann

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

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I really object to DPR's constant bashing of micro 4/3 maximum apertures -- suggesting in the picture caption that a m4/3 300mm f4 is not as fast as a ff 600mm f4! This nonsense needs to stop. Your precious full-frame DOF is NOT any sort of a standard! I seriously object to this entire m4/3 bashing -- which apparently perpetuates -- mostly on DPreview.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 17:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (867 comments in total)
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Thomas Karlmann: VERY poor! I liked the ability to compare cameras on those graphs -- now that appears to be gone. Along with that, a poor review with bias towards systems that have no lenses -- DPR has lost it. Their focus is now on cell phones only.

First, I used to have the ability to filter out cell-phone articles, now that is gone. Secondly, in DPR's video review on YT of the EM5-MkII, the reviewer spends way too much time talking about the cell-phone not-yet-available attachment until the Olympus guy has to say something like: "can we get back to the EM5-II?".

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 00:52 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (867 comments in total)
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Thomas Karlmann: VERY poor! I liked the ability to compare cameras on those graphs -- now that appears to be gone. Along with that, a poor review with bias towards systems that have no lenses -- DPR has lost it. Their focus is now on cell phones only.

@Barney: Glad you & other like it so well. So sorry you cannot see it -- have fun with your delusion and your cell-phone-camera perspective.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 21:56 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (867 comments in total)

VERY poor! I liked the ability to compare cameras on those graphs -- now that appears to be gone. Along with that, a poor review with bias towards systems that have no lenses -- DPR has lost it. Their focus is now on cell phones only.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 04:25 UTC as 172nd comment | 9 replies
On article Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents (347 comments in total)

What a stupid article. The only reason I read this thing was to find out more about the Oly 40-150 f2.8. So, perhaps at the last minute the author threw in a sidebar to cover this lens. Well, ok, you guys keep fighting over the other lenses in this article -- I won't be searching for this author's further articles anytime soon.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 08:13 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

This article is kind-of dumb -- all I care about is WHICH cameras this guy is using -- and DPR has chosen to bury this info "Somewhere in the Comments". Go suck an egg DPR -- and let me know when you have some real news to report; until then you can keep pushing Sony, as usual.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 13:04 UTC as 4th comment | 2 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!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 15:29 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 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!

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 10:45 UTC
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A99 In-Depth Review (17 comments in total)

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

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

beomagi: Thanks, I overlooked it.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 17:03 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A99 In-Depth Review (17 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 17:02 UTC as 12th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 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.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 03:44 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 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!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 03:37 UTC as 239th comment | 3 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 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.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 05:49 UTC as 244th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 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

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 23:15 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 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!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 08:09 UTC as 248th comment | 4 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 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?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 04:52 UTC as 249th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 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?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 07:08 UTC as 253rd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review (88 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:02 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 11:22 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
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