Lightpath48

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

I especially enjoy shooting maritime, landscape, nature and family events.

Lightpath48's current gear

Nikon Coolpix A
Nikon Coolpix P7700
Great physical handling, beautiful images, very compact. I hope this sensor stays clean. (Third try)
Still punches way above its weight, in image quality. I can put up with the processor's slowness, for the IQ and portability.

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 P7800
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
A true "Swiss Army Knife" in its day. Some production problems, in early runs. Not as sharp as my X10 with same sensor/processor.
A bit of an improvement on the P7700. Beautiful images from a small sensor. EVF not so good.
Does everything well. Slow zooming, start-up and shutdown. That great lens is also very big and heavy. Still jpegs are not that great.
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 intermediate DSLR for me.
One of my favorite DSLRs. It did a lot of things well. No video, though.
Nikon D5000
Nikon D5100
Nikon D3300
Not a pretty camera, but reasonably-priced and capable of very good images.
Great dynamic range, and very compact for a DSLR.
Lots of resolution, but higher ISOs are a bit noisy, and low light AF is iffy..
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 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
My favorite low budget Nikon all-around zoom
Not exactly sharp, and just a bit sluggish
Very close to the perfect low-priced kit zoom.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
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.
I loved this lens, especially for portraiture with APS-C. Quite soft edges wide open.
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
Well, it does magnify.
The best of Nikon's budget 18-55 kit lenses, in its time