Lightpath48

Lightpath48

Lives in United States WI, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Sep 21, 2012
About me:

Amateur, translated: "for the love". Have worked with Nikon equipment since 1970s, with brief forays into other brands.

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Compared to the $41,395 Brikk's 24k gold DF, this is really a steal!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 22:35 UTC as 149th comment
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (101 comments in total)

I wish the P7800 slides in your report would've been a P8000 with a faster processor, at least. I've recently spent $514 on a D3300 refurb kit instead, and it runs large circles around my old P7700, which had the same processor as the current, now aging P7800. Why they couldn't keep the P Series moving with the field of competition in advanced compacts, is my question.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 12:05 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D3300 Review preview (242 comments in total)

Another class of photographer for whom this camera might be a very good value, is the older person looking for an easy carry, and minimalist quality imaging. I've yet to take an image that can't give everything I want through a few steps in raw processing. And I'm using the scene and Auto modes almost exclusively for family and travel. The older generation digital cameras I sold off to pay for the D3300 kit and second lens, were much more fiddly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 03:30 UTC as 9th comment
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)

Is this supposed to be a cute little fashion statement with toy filters? That's the impression made on me. For photo results in a compact form at the same price, I'd rather an earlier Sony RX100 model. Obviously there's some sort of niche for this Pentax among those who are a third my age.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 12:34 UTC as 38th comment | 6 replies
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)

Those photos aren't going to win me over to a Nokia.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 12:01 UTC as 67th comment

Is it just my eyes, or are the Nokia W/A details superior to the Canon's?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 20:16 UTC as 6th comment

As individual budgets are stressed in a number of nations, perhaps more are realizing that a camera is not a "need". A mobile device, however, is. And the imaging side of those devices for many, is sufficient.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 18:32 UTC as 133rd comment
On John Stanmeyer wins World Press Photo of the Year article (83 comments in total)

A somewhat mystifying and beautifully composed photo! Having read others' comments so far, I also misinterpreted the intent of the subjects. My impression was also that they were attempting to photograph the moon or night sky. The photographer's context and explanation made a great photo even greater for me. Either way, it wins.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 13:57 UTC as 23rd comment
On WadiRum in the Jordan: Non-Portraits challenge (2 comments in total)

Great work. Wonderful color, composition. Outside camels provide leading lines to center. Sense of light is wonderful, even though sun is high. Just-right saturation. It's so good to get a break from the usual over-processed look. Congratulations on a great entry.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 20:23 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On DSCF3369r photo in gloaming's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Beautiful light and shore silhouetted trees.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 16:36 UTC as 1st comment

I bought lots of new cameras, read the manuals, tried learning all of the unique raw conversion software features, then sold them and bought new. I did that for ten years. This month I decided to stop doing that. Am I smarter or dumber now?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 20:17 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Zoron: Like if u want a D900 retro style......and no criple bs pls

I sold the FM2 as a Nikon dealer in the seventies. That body design was much more compact, closer actually in size to Nikon's current compact P7800. This camera's a handful.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 13:46 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (326 comments in total)
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zapatista: Well, constant f2.8 is nice, I wonder how is does vs. an FZ200.

I add another + to previous comments in consideration of the Fujifilm X-S1 for this class. Its specs, handling and IQ are certainly up to the levels of this super zoom group and its reduced price now makes it very competitive.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 14:00 UTC
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jcmarfilph: "Last week, Richardson left his Nikon DLSR at home and instead took his iPhone 5S on a trip to the Scottish Highlands. Unsure at first whether it was a good idea, Richardson quickly realized that while his iPhone wasn't exactly capturing "visually profound" images, he didn't feel like he was settling for second best, either."

I doubt if that is not intentional. Why would you leave the most important tool you are using in your professional job?

Any crappy phone can produce these appealing images at web size and the credit should go only to the photographer because of his eye for composition and not to the iPhone.

Nice photos for the Web, but for what other possible end use?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 21:21 UTC
On DSCF2063 photo in Lightpath48's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

In-camera Art Filter: "Dynamic"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 17:15 UTC as 1st comment
On DSCF0788 photo in Lightpath48's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

ISO 400 was necessary to obtain DR 400. Reminds me of the look of Tri-X film developed in D-76 many moons ago.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 11:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's article (110 comments in total)

I celebrate this color, long before the garish days of Velvia, followed by over pushing saturation and vibrancy sliders.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 15:12 UTC as 14th comment

A number of those commenting wonder why one would buy either of these cameras. I bought the P7700 at $389 from B&H. That's the cost of one lens for a system camera, and I don't have to haul a bag full of bodies and lenses in the field to be versatile. The slower performance is more than made up for in the image quality. When I want the performance of the DSLR I use the DSLR. Lately it stays home and the P7700 goes out in the field. It's that good.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 03:27 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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Hugo808: It's an interesting question, but after reading the forums here people seem to fetishise the perceived improvements of the next model in the shop as though this will somehow improve their photography, so cameras can never get familiar enough to be cherished as objects. They are just temporary tools that the manufacturers are only to keen to see us replace.

It's not like the old days like when my Pentax spotmatic was used weekly for 20 years, that won't happen with a D90 (if you remember even that far back!)

I'll come out on my cameras certainly being fetishes. As a photo retailer I witnessed the transformation in customers many times, as they got caught up in the esthetic and functional beauty of the equipment in their hands. I believe this may partly be the reason for so many on photo discussion boards passionately defending their choice of brand and model. Sometimes our relationships to cameras and lenses is defined in terms of love affairs, infatuations or longterm relationships. I remember the tactile and visual experience of unboxing my X10 recently. When in the field with it, these qualities almost eclipse its functionality at times. Bordering on idolatry, or is "fetish" a better word? The folks at Fujifilm have done a fine work in this little piece. I can't imagine what a Leica M might do!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 22:54 UTC
On DSCF2774 photo in Lightpath48's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Medium raw original processed in-camera to B&W(red) Film Simulation

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 17:52 UTC as 1st comment
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