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

Lightpath48's current gear

Nikon Coolpix A
Nikon Coolpix P7700
Apple iPhone SE
Nikon marketed it as the "Palm-sized Maestro". I agree.
Punches way above its weight in image quality. 28-200 f/2-4 lens is super good. Its processor's a bit slow, but then so am I.

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 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. 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.
Canon EOS 350D (EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N)
Nikon D50
Nikon D70
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
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
One of my favorite DSLRs. It did a lot of things well. No video, though.
Nikon D5000
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS M
Not a pretty camera, but reasonably-priced and capable of very good images.
Great dynamic range, and very compact for a DSLR.
Nice images, but ridiculously slow AF, and strange control interface for a Nikon user like me.
Nikon D3300
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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.
Sony DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
Well, it does magnify.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
The best of Nikon's budget 18-55 kit lenses, in its time