Silat Shooter

Silat Shooter

Lives in United States FL, United States
Works as a Shooter
Joined on Nov 21, 2007


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On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (500 comments in total)

I'm not a Pentax shooter but have to say this looks very intriguing. Clicks off many important features for me. I can definitely understand those here not happy about the omission of the built-in flash. But like Bjorn_L who just posted, I very rarely use, so not a major loss in my case. Though the GPS function is something I wouldn't use either.

The one thing that kept me from buying a Pentax years ago was I found the focusing very noisy. For my work, that is a big no-no. Haven't looked at the system in a long time, would have think they have addressed the noise with some great glass. If they have, I may pick this up with two lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:36 UTC as 46th comment
On Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line article (62 comments in total)

Think Tank Photo Thank you very much!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:52 UTC as 38th comment
On CP+ 2015: Fujifilm shows prototype roadmap lenses article (75 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: That little 35 mm is a beautiful lens.

Agreed! Very Leica-Summicron like but weather-proof! Give me a 23mm like this one at f2 and something longer with a 70-85mm f2 and that will be my go-to kit. Very pleased with this one!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 18:43 UTC

If the glass is good and IS is up to task AND an optional EVF will work on this, I'd pick one up for light travel.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 18:09 UTC as 36th comment
On Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor article (143 comments in total)

Will there be an optional viewfinder?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 13:20 UTC as 37th comment

It reminds me of their great 67 camera, the way the prism peaks. Should be interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 04:13 UTC as 87th comment

Sad state of photography we're in now. Why?!? This is frustrating to read.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 21:19 UTC as 25th comment
On Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 article (119 comments in total)
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eastwestphoto: I would have voted for the zeiss Loxia 50mm F:2 Planar in sony FE mount. It wasnt on the list, but it should be, I own it; shoot it and I have never been happier, Don@eastwestphoto

I agree! I'm VERY pleased with mine as well!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 14:52 UTC
On Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 article (119 comments in total)

I agree with a few others here, the Zeiss Otus has set new standards for optical performance and regarded as the best lens out there and yet not here?!?

All the lenses here are fine lenses for sure, but the Otus should be here as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 14:50 UTC as 1st comment

Love, love, love the images! Thank you for sharing and speaking/writing candidly here! It's very much appreciated and enjoyed. Helpful insight!

Favorite Line "Creativity trumps sharpness, always!"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 01:51 UTC as 8th comment

I'm a fan of these Real-World Reviews! It's refreshing to see the cameras being actually used and not just shooting resolution charts.

Keep them coming!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 51st comment
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (369 comments in total)

Enjoyed the video! Especially liked that a real story was shot with a working pro. The camera appears very capable!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 13:43 UTC as 57th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)

I have to say after handling one of these 7D Mark II, it's a nice camera to work with. The points go pretty far out to the edges of the frame too, so very handy. Felt extremely responsive.

I've watched all the videos and read many of the reviews on the this camera. All are pretty consistent. But have to say all my local camera stores are sold-out of the body, and they all say the D750 is not selling for them. The Rental Houses also mentioned that 95% of their rentals are Canon, Nikon only accounts for a very small 5%, maybe 7%.

I have absolutely nothing against Nikon or Sony. I own two Sony cameras, and a Canon system. I recently got a chance to shoot a D810 and that camera ROCKS!! But why is it that Canon has been able to maintain such a dominate position in the market place? I've heard their Professional Services are far better than everyone else. Is that it? I'm curious?!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 18:02 UTC as 41st comment | 37 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

Very Nice! This is something to get excited about!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:21 UTC as 472nd comment
On Weather Channel announces photo contest winners article (24 comments in total)

Was there a specific theme for the contest? Quite a variety. There are a number of outstanding images here. Especially like #1, #6 and #9.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 15:41 UTC as 3rd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

You have to hand it to Sony for making a BEAST of camera, and making real improvements with each new version.

I have the RX100 and it's a GREAT camera. Managed to resist the II version, even though I liked what they added. This one...too hard to resist. As others have said here "I'm IN!"

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 625th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2249 comments in total)

Came across this very extensive review/write-up on this camera.
Worth reading:

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 23:50 UTC as 334th comment | 2 replies
On ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review article (71 comments in total)

I have the Streetwalker Pro and LOVE IT! Great pack! Use it daily and it's held up superbly! Can wholeheartedly recommend the Think Tank stuff!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 17:57 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)
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timblk: This is the bottom line;
If the manufacturers/suppliers such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji etc, will stop dropping their pants for the big boys and treat the little "brick & mortar" the same this will not be happening, of course they will deny that they do such things. I have worked in the photographic retail business and has seen invoices that were by mistake send to us and it clearly showed lower prices and or special terms and perks. This same scenario happened with circuit city, they kept shipping to them with special prices and perks, and owed the suppliers millions, how stupid are they, meanwhile the small guy could not be late with a few dollars, otherwise they would get 100's of calls to collect such. Now we all pay for this. Also, it is the fault of local photographers that want to go to the local store and feel & stroke the equipment and then mail order it!!!
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS and they will be around to help you, stop making excuses.

I have seen customers in a store take up a sales person's time asking questions and comparing camera and then pull out his phone and call B&H and order right in front of the sales person. Saying he's saving the Tax and it's a little cheaper! I was blown away!

I also know of a dealer that had two stores, one in NYC and one in another state. He order a super popular camera for his out of state store and two days later ordered the same camera for his NYC store. The NYC store got delivery immediately while the out of state store was backorder, yet that order went in FIRST! He told me, he knew then that out of state store can't compete in this marketplace. Shortly after that he closed the out of state store.

So I concur with everything you mentioned! They helped kill the little guy. But the government also for not address the no-tax on mail order purchases gave a huge advantage to NYC big box dealers and Amazon. These state governments cry that they're broke but this miss this?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 12:16 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Sad, and I hope the employees have the good sense to not try for jobs in the ever-contracting photo industry. That's like losing a job at Best Buy and eventually landing a job at Sears.

Reading your post, I found myself nodding my head in agreement and recalling what I hear all too often "these images are GOOD ENOUGH" when they show me photos on their phones that they share daily on Facebook or some social media site.

I hate to say that I actually do know someone that got a D800 and went around her child's school and handed out business cards. No clue about lighting, background distractions, she just thought it would be a good part time job.

So what killed the industry. the smart phone or the big box online E-tailers or the manufacturers pandering to the big box stores?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 11:44 UTC
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