Lightpath48

Lives in United States Port Washington, WI, United States
Works as a Retired ELCA parish pastor
Joined on Sep 21, 2012

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On photo North Slip, Early Light in Lightpath48's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Artifacts probably are from the compressed upload.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Good Light in Lightpath48's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Spots are bugs and distant seagulls, not a dirty sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:16 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Weathered Barn in Lightpath48's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Viewing this at 100% reveals over-aggressive noise reduction using DXO's "Prime" NR option. Original had quite a bit more fine detail.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:14 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:3401456 (1 comment in total)

Vivid Photo Quality, ClearImage Zoom to 400mm, jpeg processed in DXO PhotoOptics Pro extension within Apple Photos.

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:12 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:3401457 (1 comment in total)

Vivid Photo Quality, ClearImage Zoom to 400mm, jpeg processed in DXO PhotoOptics Pro extension within Apple Photos

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:12 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Breaking Wave in Lightpath48's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Vivid Photo Quality, ClearImage Zoom to 400mm, jpeg processed in DXO PhotoOptics Pro extension within Apple Photos

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:11 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:3401459 (1 comment in total)

In-camera HDR Painting (High)

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:10 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:3401460 (1 comment in total)

In-camera Rich BW filter

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:09 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:3401461 (1 comment in total)

In-camera Watercolor filter

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:09 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Weathered Barn in Lightpath48's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Raw processed in DXO OptisPro extension within Apple Photos

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:09 UTC as 2nd comment

I noticed the Samsung NX500 front and center in the compact ILC cameras photo. It seems ironic, how fast Samsung has ditched further development of standalone cameras, just as reviewers were agreeing on the bang for buck value of the NX series. I was one step short of pushing the BUY button on an NX300 kit, recently. Am wondering how long Samsung will provide support.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 19:21 UTC as 114th comment
On GalleryItem:3345772 (1 comment in total)

The colors in the ice are from an assortment of ground minerals that leeched through.

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 14:32 UTC as 1st comment

Works for me! Just installed and ran corrections on some low light recital photos from my old G10. Very nice corrections and effects transpired. Notice the sequins on the child's top. The original CR2 raw file and DXO corrected file are now posted in my gallery. Granted, the original didn't give DXO an excellent starting point to begin with, as shutter speed was slow. But I think the improvements are quite evident. I'll be working more with this extension, which I hope to be only the first of more to come. The bare bones Photos app has been quite dumbed down from my Aperture 3.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 04:35 UTC as 9th comment
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DStudio: In the PetaPixel article Reuters cites the extra time photographers take on editing RAW images. And they're correct - it is often a waste of time when news-gathering - even when the photographer has an efficient RAW workflow.

However, that's the *photographer's* problem to solve, not theirs. I guess their liberal mindset (the bad side of it) is showing through here. They want to solve someone else's problems. And they will do so by mandating "the correct solution" for them.

It's good for Reuters to manage their workflows. But it's dubious to dictate the freelance photographer's workflow for him. I don't mind them specifying the types of edits allowed, but it's dubious when they get their fingers into the photographer's pie, dictating the original image format.

What's "liberal" got to do with it, DStudio?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 22:01 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix A comparative review (15 comments in total)
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Lightpath48: At the current $399 price new, I can't see how anyone could call it a bad deal. I love mine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-COOLPIX-A-16-2-MP-Digital-Camera-Silver-/121782215376?hash=item1c5ac922d0

This appears to be gray market, but is new with a 3 yr. extended warranty included. The link has more at the bottom of the page. My previous post was during the summer, when more were available.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 01:54 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix A comparative review (15 comments in total)

At the current $399 price new, I can't see how anyone could call it a bad deal. I love mine.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:59 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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Lightpath48: Since 2007 I'd worked with Aperture almost exclusively, editing and organizing almost 12,000 raw files. The 10.10.3 upgrade with obligatory Photos app devastated me at first. Now I'm trying to make the fullest possible use of Photos, in parallel with Nikon's NX software. But a number of key Aperture 3.6 controls are just missing. What were they thinking? I'm not sure where I will go from here.

davebranton, it's my understanding from reading the descriptive text from Apple after my 10.10.3 upgrade, that Photos will not store changes made to a raw file in Aperture. By default with Mavericks the Photos library is now my primary storage system.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:35 UTC

Since 2007 I'd worked with Aperture almost exclusively, editing and organizing almost 12,000 raw files. The 10.10.3 upgrade with obligatory Photos app devastated me at first. Now I'm trying to make the fullest possible use of Photos, in parallel with Nikon's NX software. But a number of key Aperture 3.6 controls are just missing. What were they thinking? I'm not sure where I will go from here.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 21:25 UTC as 47th comment | 8 replies
On photo Driftwood Beach in Fog in Georgia Wildflowers's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

A mysteriously beautiful image! Even the name of the island holds some mystery. I would like to see more of what you're doing with the "A".

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 20:23 UTC as 1st comment
On article Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) (30 comments in total)

In 2013 I owned the predecessor P7700 and got wonderful images from its small sensor, but it seemed too slow for anything moving - especially kids and sports. In December of 2014 I bought a P7800, partly because it was going for $349 as a refurb. I like the new EVF for framing, but not so much for chimping. The colors are off, and it's not very sharp. AF seems better this time. No complaints there. But write times are still nowhere near satisfactory. If things are happening, I have to use jpeg or many shot opportunities just pass me by. I still love the image quality and body design. The 28-200 lens at 2.0-4.0 is unrivaled in my opinion, and makes the P7800 worth the $349. If nothing larger than A3 is needed, the P7800 delivers.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 22:57 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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