Silat Shooter

Silat Shooter

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

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As others have mentioned, more sadness after reading this latest news of another brand hurting in the photo business. It feels like the mass public just doesn't care about cameras anymore. They use their phones for all their imaging. I think the real issue is making the images super easy to upload to social media. That seems to be how images are shared today.

I like Panasonic cameras, they focus superbly well and their touch screen implementation is also terrific.

What needs to happen to stop this bleeding in the industry?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 19:19 UTC as 115th comment | 2 replies

Bummer to read! Another institution in the photo industry going away. It all really make me sad. I grew in this industry and this was the primary publication and must-read. The ads in the back were our "internet surfing" for products, prices and where to find the new gear. Wondering if the decline will ever level off and we have a nice niche in today's world.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 15:06 UTC as 89th comment
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1147 comments in total)

I agree with this first impression review. I got a chance to handle an A6500 this weekend and immediately noticed how laggy the touchscreen was/is. That was a surprising disappointment, given that Panasonic's implementation of that function is superb. Everything else felt good and responsive. But found myself focusing and recomposing because I couldn't move the focus points smoothly enough.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 14:13 UTC as 141st comment | 1 reply

This clicks a lot of check marks for me. Will likely add one to my bag.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:35 UTC as 187th comment

Have to say this is FUN!! Sony blindsided us with this and kept it under wraps unbelievably well till the first day of Photokina. Looks like an amazing camera! Can you smell rebates for the Canon 5D cameras? As a Canon shooter myself, I applaud Sony for 'bringing it' and giving the industry a camera that will create a lot of buzz.

Two thumbs up for not letting this leak early and for real excitement in a new product!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:33 UTC as 62nd comment | 7 replies
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Silat Shooter: Like others here, I think the score should be a little higher. I agree with the shortcoming, especially the lack of weather sealing and mic jack. The viewfinder is very usable but also agree that the 16:9 frame and in 4:3 a good amount of non-used black area is a negative.

But what this camera does well, it does very well. It's a great little discreet shooter with a terrific touchscreen and AF system. The IS function is also outstanding. The video out the camera looks amazing too! I really like the camera! The ingredients are here to build on a better hybrid take everywhere camera body for Photokina...GX9, GH5...

For me, if it had weather sealing it would be one less thing to be concerned about as a travel camera and the sudden rain storms down here in South Florida this time of year.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:21 UTC

Like others here, I think the score should be a little higher. I agree with the shortcoming, especially the lack of weather sealing and mic jack. The viewfinder is very usable but also agree that the 16:9 frame and in 4:3 a good amount of non-used black area is a negative.

But what this camera does well, it does very well. It's a great little discreet shooter with a terrific touchscreen and AF system. The IS function is also outstanding. The video out the camera looks amazing too! I really like the camera! The ingredients are here to build on a better hybrid take everywhere camera body for Photokina...GX9, GH5...

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 23:45 UTC as 95th comment | 4 replies
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (139 comments in total)

I picked up one of these and while it's not perfect, have yet to come across that. It's really good in some key areas. The shutter sound is nicely muted and damped, making for discreet shooting. The focusing system is really good and being able to easily move the point around makes shooting very enjoyable. It's a nice small size, so I'll actually carry it around. So while the GX8 is weather-sealed it's just too big for me especially for m4/3rd camera. The Sony A6300 is nice in many ways, but not built-is and it's big(ish). Fuji XPro2, nice but too expensive and a bit larger than I'd like ideally and for that money, the D500 starts to look like a bargain. So for me, the GX85 is solid little shooter. I agree with the review both good points and bad.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 02:57 UTC as 12th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1123 comments in total)

I wish the name plate said Canon, too much glass to switch! Would love to buy this. Great job Nikon! Nice to see a kickass DSLR introduction!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 19:33 UTC as 169th comment | 1 reply

As a former Pentax 67 user, I have a soft spot for Pentax. So really happy to see them with this winner! Very, very tempted to pick one up, only thing keeping me is my heavy investment in Canon mount glass. Wish the Sigma Art lenses were weather sealed, would love a 24, 35, 50, 85 set-up of weather sealed lenses to go with this body and just go shoot regardless of weather conditions.

Haven't handled one yet, no local dealers carry Pentax. So have to rely on sites like this and YouTube. Other than the investment in new glass to accommodate this camera, want to see how quickly, easily it is to change the focus points within the frame. I've become spoiled by a few current cameras I have that do that well. So it's a feature I now look for in any camera moving forward.

Loving this camera the more I read!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 12:16 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico (78 comments in total)

Superb images! Especially like the Syrian and Germany refuges ones. Very telling images!

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 14:10 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

Really enjoyed this video documentary! Enjoyed that focus was on the people and their stories and not pixel peeping. Hope DPReview will continue with interesting projects like this one. This is what the gear is all about, telling stories and capturing it. Thank you again for a great video!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 14:14 UTC as 19th comment

Like others here, I find this a very exciting new offering. I understand the Sigma SA mount decision and now they have great glass. Definitely give this a look when they become available. This and three lenses that I use 90% of the time and I'd be a happy camper.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply

She's an amazing photographer. I know she used Hasselblad back in the day and then Canon. But she could make amazing images with a P/S.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 21:34 UTC as 12th comment

No thank you...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 15th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)

This is a very compelling camera, especially at the price point. Some jokes here about the sensor being past generation but we know it's a solid and very capable sensor. Add the 5-axis IS system, weatherproofing, rear button af button and solid construction, it's really a WOW camera. Sure the lens offering is limited at the moment. But there's enough out there to build a system. I have a soft spot for Pentax having shot and loved my 67 back in the day. The pentaprism of this camera reminds me of that. It appeals to me!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 13:27 UTC as 517th comment
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 comments in total)
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Silat Shooter: I have mixed feelings about this new announcement. The video side of this camera is outstanding and the AF appears to be greatly improved. All those wonderful AF points, but no quick way to access and move them. Sony has pitched hard their IBIS system on their A7 cameras hard, but sadly it's not here. The new lenses they introduced are FF lenses and do NOT have IS function in the the lenses, so on the new A6300 no stabilization... Sony took a long time before they brought this camera to market, after such a long time and guessing a great deal of discussions how did they not address some of these things. I like Touchscreens, so for me that's another omission. As others have noted, battery life, you'll have to carry spares. Then another crummy kit lens, really?!?! This great sensor in this new body and that's what they paired it with?? I have an NEX 7 and in good light the IQ is great! Aside from the video, I was hoping for more.

I missed the 70-200 having IS, my mistake. I agree the price point is where it should be, any higher and it would have impeded on their A7 series. For me, if they could have given a toggle to move the AF point (a la XPRO2) and a touch screen for say $100 more, I would have been very excited. I'm sure the AF and IQ will be great on this one. They were so close to what I was hoping for.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 14:31 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 comments in total)

I have mixed feelings about this new announcement. The video side of this camera is outstanding and the AF appears to be greatly improved. All those wonderful AF points, but no quick way to access and move them. Sony has pitched hard their IBIS system on their A7 cameras hard, but sadly it's not here. The new lenses they introduced are FF lenses and do NOT have IS function in the the lenses, so on the new A6300 no stabilization... Sony took a long time before they brought this camera to market, after such a long time and guessing a great deal of discussions how did they not address some of these things. I like Touchscreens, so for me that's another omission. As others have noted, battery life, you'll have to carry spares. Then another crummy kit lens, really?!?! This great sensor in this new body and that's what they paired it with?? I have an NEX 7 and in good light the IQ is great! Aside from the video, I was hoping for more.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 13:27 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies

Great Images!

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 18:10 UTC as 21st comment
On article Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10 (120 comments in total)

Terrific Video! Great content, terrific photographer! Definitely like this format of review.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 15:38 UTC as 17th comment
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