Lightpath48

Lives in United States Port Washington, WI, United States
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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 23rd comment

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 154th 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 (290 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 82nd 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

It's about three human beings. Why drag race and politics in? No place. Lives are lives.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 19:10 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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Lightpath48: D5 for me, 8 out of 10. I've always liked Nikon color better than Canon and Sony, though I've only owned low end cameras from all three. Unfortunately, I'll never have any of these in my hand. I'm on a snap shooter budget.

Oops, meant ten out of twelve. Too late at night to be posting. Thanks for the catch.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 21:01 UTC
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dennis tennis: Lies! Fake science. the socialist, liberal raw loving media have conspired to erase our noble JPEG heritage. Next thing, they'll demand that we erase all JPEGs images.

You're kidding, right?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 00:59 UTC
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Ayoh: Nikon definitely the least pleasing - green cast to most images and either too much or too little contrast. Sony and Canon seem close, with Canon slightly more preferable.

Nikon was less green than were the other two in every shot on my monitor. So, I guess it's as much about our monitors and color perception as about the cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 02:04 UTC

D5 for me, 8 out of 10. I've always liked Nikon color better than Canon and Sony, though I've only owned low end cameras from all three. Unfortunately, I'll never have any of these in my hand. I'm on a snap shooter budget.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 02:02 UTC as 235th comment | 2 replies

SUCH a better president.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 01:46 UTC as 58th comment
On article Photo of the week: Spires of the Arctic Night (21 comments in total)

Just fantastic! What some of us live to experience.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 19:30 UTC as 9th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (815 comments in total)

I inherited a relative's Minolta X700 with the 50/1.7 prime - a beautiful, and very capable camera. The local big box store's sent-out processing came back pretty terrible. Kind of deflated the experience.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 11:36 UTC as 396th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (815 comments in total)
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Bob Janes: OM1 is great, as is Minox 35, don't forget the Olympus Trip either...

Other rangefinders to consider are: Minolta HiMatic 7sii, Konica Auto S3 (the last two very nearly the same camera, but with different lenses) and a bunch of those old Yashicas...

With the Zuiko 50/1.8 the OM-1was beautiful, portable and highly functional. My favorite 35mm SLR of the seventies.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 11:32 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (815 comments in total)
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tugwilson: One of the Mamiya TLRs. Cheapest way into 6X6 MF. Buy a C330 and pretend to be Diane Arbus!

Mamyia RB67s are relatively inexpensive. Good if you want to experience larger MF negatives.

I had a C330 in the seventies, and a Yashica MAT124G in the eighties. It was more portable, less expensive actually more fun.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 11:31 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (815 comments in total)
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Satyaa: Reminds me of the time when my father bought a decent Canon SLR and sold it within a year due to the cost of developing/printing.

It's one thing to buy a film camera for cheap, and entirely different thing to actually use it regularly.

My experience exactly. Paying camera store prices for film and mail-out photo processing comes out to about a dollar a shot, here. The prints aren't that good, and a higher resolution set of scans than the standard 2 MP is very expensive. No thanks. I'll just enjoy the memories.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 11:29 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)

What the author posted is not only true for landscapes but also other subjects. When there is no color shouting over other elements, we may more greatly appreciate form, shape and texture through monochrome. I'm posting two images at the start of my gallery from a dance studio yesterday, to illustrate.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 18:18 UTC as 73rd comment
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