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

Fiftieth year enjoying photography. Husband, father, grandfather and volunteer, with plenty to do. Life is good!

Lightpath48's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
Nikon D3400
Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR
Compact, well-built, advanced, versatile. The only negatives are slightly soft images, and small EVF.
Light weight, comfortable, great sensor. Images require little in post.
Much quieter and faster AF than previous AF-S. Good contrast and sharpness for its price.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR II
(+) Sharp, bright, fast, economical. (-) CA, distortion, slightly ugly bokeh.
Surprisingly good IQ for its price. Nice focusing, too.

Lightpath48's previous gear

Canon PowerShot G10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Fujifilm X10
A compact workhorse, with lots of resolution for its day.
Beautifully made compact with a great lens. A bit short on zoom.
Best dynamic range and color from a compact of its generation. Esthetically pleasing build
Fujifilm X-S1
Nikon Coolpix P7700
Nikon Coolpix A
A beautiful camera for the eyes and hands. Some early QC issues seemed resolved in later serial numbers. A bit lacking in IQ, but great handling.
Excellent IQ from a small sensor. Slow processor and wonky body controls after a time.
"Palm-sized Maestro", but with a tendency to gather dust on the sensor.
Nikon Coolpix P7800
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Canon EOS 350D (EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N)
A bit of an improvement on the P7700. Beautiful images from a small sensor. EVF not so good. Wonky four-way control dial.
Does everything well. Slow zooming, start-up and shutdown. That great lens is also very big and heavy. OOC jpegs are not that great.
Very inexpensive, and mediocre in every way.
Nikon D50
Nikon D70
Nikon D80
SD card capable, in an age of CF. Nice CCD images! Compact for that generation DSLR.
In its day, a fine camera. First affordable DSLR for me.
One of my favorite DSLRs. It did a lot of things well. No video, though.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
Nikon D5000
Not a pretty camera, but reasonably-priced and capable of very good images.
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS M
Nikon D3300
Great dynamic range, and very compact for a DSLR.
Nice images, but ridiculously slow AF, and strange control interface for a Nikon user.
Lots of resolution, but higher ISOs are a bit noisy, and low light AF is iffy..
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF
My favorite low budget Nikon all-around zoom
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Not exactly sharp, and just a bit sluggish
Very close to the perfect low-priced kit zoom.
The absolute standard best all-around kit lens for the D70 6MP era.
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
I loved this lens, especially for portraiture with APS-C. Quite soft edges wide open.
Well, it does magnify.
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
Pretty sharp. But did it slow down the pokey AF of my EOS M even more?
The best of Nikon's budget 18-55 kit lenses, in its time