Lightpath48

Lives in United States Port Washington, WI, United States
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Joined on Sep 21, 2012

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On article Have your say: Best compact camera of 2017 (135 comments in total)
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captura: How about a new category, "Favorite camera that you cannot buy anymore?"

I’m laughing! Thanks for speaking it.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 19:17 UTC
On photo Sea Fog Sunrise in the A person out there. challenge (4 comments in total)
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Kadonis1: Great shot, congratulations

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 12:51 UTC
On photo Sea Fog Sunrise in the A person out there. challenge (4 comments in total)
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ADMint: The Hobbit: Shadow of Mordor is what this reminds me of. Great shot. Nice win.

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 04:29 UTC

I'm just fascinated with the various ways film is being marketed back into the culture - all worse than the first time around, seems to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 16:32 UTC as 67th comment
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barrym1966: The pt cruiser is dog ugly

Obviously, you weren't raised on B&W 1930s and 1940s American movies (I was). Cars on which the PT Cruiser was based were considered beautiful, then. When I bought my new, black PT Cruiser GT convertible with the high output turbo, life was grand. It felt like being in the best car in town (small town though). Now I have to admit, they look ugly and strangely out of place. Mine is probably buried in a rust pile somewhere.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 14:21 UTC
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CCD FTW: Is this writer (and DPR by extension) suggesting that the PT Cruiser is 'Retro done right'?

I liked my PT GT convertible a lot! Too bad it rusted out and got expensive to run.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 04:06 UTC
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kristian2000: Looking forward to the in depth review!

Depth?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 04:04 UTC
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vadims: Michael Reichmann, who shot Hasselblads, top PhaseOne MF backs etc. once complained on his LL site that camera phones became too good and got himself some cheap ($20?) toy camera making 1Mp or so images, just to have some fun with it.

One thing I miss since film days is a sense of wonder I had while developing film and then printing it (I was always doing that myself): what would come out of that shot? And that shot? For that reason, I'm still thinking about getting a digital camera with just an optical viewfinder, w/o any LCD at all. Leica M-D obviously fits the bill, but only metaphorically; a wee bit too expensive for that sort of use... ;-)

I'm not saying Y35 is for me; those cartridges are, well, bonkers. But I wouldn't judge anyone who'd buy Y35 for fun, let alone call them "fools" (as Mr. Murabayashi did). Anyone who even mentions image quality while discussing Y35 is simply clueless; it's all about fun. And anyone who tries to tell me what is and what in't fun may go to hell.

After all of this, I’ve just turned off my back LCD and auto review. Voila! Fun! Now, no peeking until we get home! 😇

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 01:26 UTC

I was a Yashica retailer decades ago, using their TLR and Electro Series for my personal photography. The Electro 35 GSN was one of the great classics for many years. Though this new plasticky toy doesn't even come close, I'm guessing many will have fun with it, and some fairly nice images will result.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 19:08 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

I enjoyed his presentation. No hair-splitting critical comments from me, here. His concluding remarks are very good, and helpful. And so is his camera work in this presentation. At least for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 19:55 UTC as 118th comment
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Lightpath48: Life on the edge of death - pretty scary, pretty amazing. Not the way to get old, though.

I was probably unclear in my comment. I have seen quite a few "on the edge" adventurers age into later life. There's a wisdom, and a bit of a stepping back from the edge, for respect of their own mortality - a quality sometimes missing in our younger years. I did some adrenaline-charged things as a young man that exacted costs in the way of injuries that are now limiting.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 14:04 UTC

Life on the edge of death - pretty scary, pretty amazing. Not the way to get old, though.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 11:22 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies

A camera like I had when young, and a mysterious young girl in black and white like I did for forty-plus years. Enchanting. It revives a long-forgotten mystique, but is there anything behind it in terms of a product I'd buy? Probably not.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 09:39 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

What's the point of the photo of that beautiful film camera to head the article? Is that an FM? FM2? Now, those were the days!

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:14 UTC as 159th comment | 7 replies
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Lightpath48: Two bucks a pop? Here's hoping the new prints look better than the old uglies from the eighties boxed up somewhere in my basement. I'm really more likely run to the local Costco for prints that look much better and cost a fraction. But then, have fun, kids!

Right, so I'm still doing some prints of personal memories for our family's youngest generations. I'm glad that you value tangibles, in a world of so many intangibles. I assume from your other posts that you're a young parent. You have my respect and blessing. (I'm an old, retired pastor).

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
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BrightTiger: Next, cathode ray TVs, radios with vacuum tubes and horsel̶e̶s̶s̶ carriages.

What does it say about a society that increasingly actively resurrects old technology instead of embracing the new? A fad? A peak? Debate.

I love dwelling on past memories and future hopes, but please don't ask me to live contentedly with the present and its limited possessions!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 19:03 UTC
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Lightpath48: Two bucks a pop? Here's hoping the new prints look better than the old uglies from the eighties boxed up somewhere in my basement. I'm really more likely run to the local Costco for prints that look much better and cost a fraction. But then, have fun, kids!

If willing to wait a few days for the mail, I can get 4 X 6" Fuji Crystal Archive prints for thirty cents from a photofinisher 25 miles away. They will supposedly keep their color dye integrity for 100 years, but who will care?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)

As a retailer in the seventies I sold many cases of Yashica Electro 35, and many MAT124. Owned Many of their models as alternatives to much more expensive brands. A re-introduced Electro GSN iteration might make my want list. Am on their newsletter mailing list.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 84th comment

Two bucks a pop? Here's hoping the new prints look better than the old uglies from the eighties boxed up somewhere in my basement. I'm really more likely run to the local Costco for prints that look much better and cost a fraction. But then, have fun, kids!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies

I'll take his rendition of the person on the left! To me, that image on the right looks nasty from standpoints of color, DR, lighting.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 20:06 UTC as 67th comment
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