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

I especially enjoy shooting maritime, landscape, nature and family events. Have owned a lot of used cameras, passed them along or traded. Learning and using different gear is as much fun as making the images.

Lightpath48's current gear

Nikon Coolpix P7700
Good quality images in a small, versatile and well-built package.

Lightpath48's previous gear

Canon PowerShot G10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Fujifilm X10
A compact workhorse, with lots of resolution for its day.
Nicely built, beautiful images from a compact
Best dynamic range and color from a compact of its generation. Esthetically pleasing build
Fujifilm X-S1
Nikon Coolpix A
Nikon Coolpix P7800
A true "Swiss Army Knife" in its day. Some production problems, in early runs. Not as sharp as my X10 with same sensor/processor.
Esthetically very pleasing in every way. Three dirty sensors, and struck out.
A bit of an improvement on the P7700. Beautiful images from a small sensor. EVF not so good.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Nikon D50
Nikon D70
Does everything well. Slow zooming, start-up and shutdown. That great lens is also very big and heavy. Still jpegs are not that great.
SD card capable, in an age of CF. Nice CCD images! Compact for that generation DSLR.
In its day, a fine camera. First affordable intermediate DSLR for me.
Nikon D80
Nikon D5000
Nikon D5100
One of my favorite DSLRs. It did a lot of things well. No video, though.
Not a pretty camera, but reasonably-priced and capable of very good images.
Great dynamic range, and very compact for a DSLR.
Nikon D3300
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
Lots of resolution, but higher ISOs are a bit noisy, and low light AF is iffy..
My favorite low budget Nikon all-around zoom
Not exactly sharp, and just a bit sluggish
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Very close to the perfect low-priced kit zoom.
Excellent sharpness, though with too much chromatic aberration and distortion. Ugly bokeh
The absolute standard best all-around kit lens for the D70 6MP era.
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
I loved this lens, especially for portraiture with APS-C. Quite soft edges wide open.
Well, it does magnify.
The best of Nikon's budget 18-55 kit lenses, in its time
Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR
Not bad, not great - except at f/8