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.

Lightpath48's current gear

Nikon Coolpix P7800
Nikon D3300
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
Excellent lens, and great body features. Could benefit from a faster processor. Feels a bit like old technology now, with its 1/1.7 sensor and slow write times.
My easiest handling, most compact DSLR to date. 24MP image quality, low light characteristics very good.
Light, compact, quite sharp when closed down 1-2 stops.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR
Sharp, contrasty. Some CA and distortion, though easily corrected. Works in a large number of situations, as go-everywhere prime.
Nice handling, and good performance for a lower priced lens.

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Other gear:
  • Nikon F Photomic

Lightpath48's previous gear

Canon PowerShot G10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Fujifilm X10
Rugged, beautiful, sharp. Noisy, clipped highlights.
Nice all around compact. Limited zoom.
Beautiful to the eye and in the hand. Nice EXR dynamic and S/N features. Highlight clipping seemed ever-present. AF not always consistent. Little raw support.
Fujifilm X-S1
Nikon Coolpix P7700
Canon EOS 1000D (EOS Rebel XS / Kiss F Digital)
After resolving of orb and lens droop issues, a good camera. Phantom out-of-focus area on left side came and went. Little raw support. Twiddly and slow AF.
Great images for a small sensor. Just too slow for capturing anybody or anything moving.
Average in every way.
Nikon D50
Nikon D70
Nikon D80
One of my favorite cameras. Creamy, 6 MP images. Nice handling.
A good, well-featured camera in its day. Now dated. Excellent 18-70 kit lens.
A very nice blend of borrowed D200 features with D50 compactness and handling. Sometimes overexposed in Auto Matrix metering. Occasionally clipped highlights beyond repair.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
Nikon D5000
Good low end competitor in its day. Lackluster kit lens.
Nice, more compact than A100 predecessor. Average performing.
One of my favorite cameras. (Why did I give it away?)
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS M
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Tonal characteristics of images a bit flat, compared to my previous D5000. Great DR.
Nice little camera, if only it would focus and process faster! Very frustrating performance for such a nice camera. Strange control interface.
Nice lens. Not tack sharp for its price. Beautiful handling.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Surprisingly sharp. Lots of distortion, and moderately high CA.
Well, it's just cheap. But can make really good images at f/8 or f/11.
Good sharpness for its price. Mustache distortion of horizon lines and plastic lens mount are its negatives.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Sony DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
Above average construction and overall performance, for a kit lens. Wish I had it again!
Nice lens, from an old design. Slightly soft. Good for portraits. A bit long for general, with DX.
Just so-so performing. Nikon's 18-70 was better.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
Nice lens. Goes a bit soft at the telephoto end.
Good IQ. Some fault it for the EOS M's slow focusing.
Other gear:
  • Nikkormat FT2