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

Favorite subjects are maritime, family events and travel, landscape and nature.

Lightpath48's current gear

Nikon Coolpix A
Excellent build quality and IQ. Sometimes I miss a zoom, but the 18.5 fixed 2.8 keeps it small and light for APS-C. I enjoy the zen-like simplicity and fine quality images from the Coolpix A.

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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 L610
Nikon Coolpix P7700
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.
For my spouse, who wanted it just to be simple. Eats batteries like crazy. Lots of distortion and CA. I wouldn't buy one again.
Great images for a small sensor. Just very slow.
Nikon Coolpix P7800
Canon EOS 1000D (EOS Rebel XS / Kiss F Digital)
Nikon D50
Good image quality for a small sensor. EVF is helpful, but not accurate for exposure and color. Slow write times are really limiting for action shooting.
Average in every way.
One of my favorite cameras. Creamy, 6 MP images. Nice handling.
Nikon D70
Nikon D80
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100
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.
Good low end competitor in its day. Lackluster kit lens.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
Nikon D5000
Nikon D5100
More compact than A100 predecessor. Average performing.
One of my favorite cameras. Did most things very well (except for live view or video)
Tonal characteristics of images a bit flat, compared to my previous D5000. Great DR.
Canon EOS M
Nikon D3300
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Nice little camera with good IQ, if only it would focus and process faster! Strange control interface for me.
Nice starter camera for someone moving up from P&S.
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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Surprisingly sharp. Lots of distortion, and moderately high CA.
Good image quality for its price.
Well, it's just cheap. But can make really good images at f/8.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Good sharpness for its price. Mustache distortion of horizon lines and plastic lens mount are its negatives.
Sharp, with a bit of CA and distortion. Mine was a refurb and seemed to have somewhat erratic low light AF, on a D3300 body.
Above average construction and overall performance, for a kit lens of its day.
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Sony DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
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.
Nice lens. Goes a bit soft at the telephoto end.
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
Good IQ. Some fault it for the EOS M's slow focusing.
Good IQ for a kit lens, one or two stops down. Very light.
Other gear:
  • Nikkormat FT2