NZ Scott

NZ Scott

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Malaysia, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Communications Consultant
Joined on Jul 29, 2011
About me:

Formerly a news reporter for three daily newspapers in New Zealand. I now train English-language teachers in Malaysia - using school holidays for traveling, writing novels/short stories, playing chess and taking photographs.

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On Bringing home the fish supper in the Bird portrait challenge (10 comments in total)

A beauty. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 22:56 UTC as 5th comment
On Pax Americana challenge (10 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: Your rules say the photos must come from "countries with US military bases" which means that the photos do not have to be taken on the bases themselves. I just entered two photos from South Korea, a country which has US bases. My photos were not taken on those bases. I've just noticed in your comments below you suggest that you expected the pix to have been taken on bases! If it was your intention to elicit entries from military bases then I'm afraid you've made a mistake with your rules.

Sorry, having read the comments again it appears that it actually IS okay to take photos that ARE NOT from military bases. My mistake.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 13:37 UTC
On Pax Americana challenge (10 comments in total)

Your rules say the photos must come from "countries with US military bases" which means that the photos do not have to be taken on the bases themselves. I just entered two photos from South Korea, a country which has US bases. My photos were not taken on those bases. I've just noticed in your comments below you suggest that you expected the pix to have been taken on bases! If it was your intention to elicit entries from military bases then I'm afraid you've made a mistake with your rules.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 02:27 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Accessory Review: Tamrac Zipshot Tripod article (94 comments in total)
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increments: I have to say I don't see the point of something like this for a compact camera. It's still large enough to negate any pocketability gains from choosing a smaller camera. Also looks very unstable, even for a smaller camera.

Any ideas about what situations it would be useful?

People hiking or travelling with mirrorless cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 14:53 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E1 Preview preview (410 comments in total)
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Valentinian: Is there an adaptor to use this Fuji 18-55/2.8-4 lens on my Om D E-M5 ? (are you listening, Olympus? any chance to see a high grade m43 14-45/2.8-4 ?)

That's not true at all. Olympus makes great prime lenses for the M43 system - the 45/1.8 and 75/1.8 have been universally praised, and the 12/2.0 is also very highly regarded by most users. It's true that Oly is yet to make a decent zoom lens for M43, but it's not true that "their lenses are just not up to par".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 01:29 UTC

According to Photomagazin, this lens will be priced "less than 1500 Euros / 1800 US dollars".

Note that $1800 is more than twice the price of the Olympus M. Zuiko 12/2.0, which is just as bright and is 2mm wider.

The new Schneider will have to be an exceptional piece of glass to compete at that price. However, it could be much cheaper of course (the magazine did say "less than").

It will be interesting to see what other lenses this company can offer for M43 this year.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 01:16 UTC as 41st comment
On One the Road challenge (6 comments in total)

Even the description has spelling / grammar mistakes:

"Show a photos that shows 'on the road'. " (sic)

Presumably he means, "Enter a photo that illustrates the phrase 'on the road'."

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2012 at 12:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On One the Road challenge (6 comments in total)

You might want to proof-read your challenges in future.

You've entitled this "One the Road" instead of "On the Road".

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2012 at 00:42 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Man-Powered Boating challenge (5 comments in total)

Guys, I'm sure it's fine to enter pictures of women rowing boats. In the English language, the word "man" is not always gender specific. It is often used as a synonmy for "mankind", which includes both males and females of the species.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2012 at 10:46 UTC as 3rd comment
On Gobi Desert Outhouse in the Remembering the Past: Outhouses challenge (3 comments in total)

No water, I'm afraid.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 08:17 UTC as 1st comment
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Nikonworks: f4 landscape?
f2.8 counter crew:
f2.8 flower?

Is this how one takes pics to show the capabilities of a lens?

Seems you let a 'pancake' tester test a 2.8 Constant Aperture Zoom lens.

Next time please get a photographer, a well rounded photographer, to take the samples.

Thank you.

I'm afraid you're wrong in terms of Micro Four Thirds lenses. Most of the big-aperture lenses are at their best around f4 to f5.6. Diffraction is already setting in from f8 to f11.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 13:18 UTC
On Digital/Film Digitised Pinhole challenge (8 comments in total)

My entry was disqualified, but no explanation was given. Why?
I even took the photo on pinhole day.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 22:58 UTC as 7th comment
On Starlight in the Creative Filters: Star Effect challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations on winning the challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 02:24 UTC as 1st comment
On Castelejo in the Liquid in motion (size rule) Please read all... challenge (18 comments in total)

Great pic, Louis. Congratulations on your win.

I like how the waves are rendered. Any idea of your shutter speed? Looks around 1 sec to me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 05:28 UTC as 16th comment
On drop in the Creative Filters: Star Effect challenge (1 comment in total)

I've had 8 entries so far and had to disqualify 5 of those because they did not included details of the star filter.

Please, please, please read the rules.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2012 at 04:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Upper Falls In Hocking Hills in the Creative Filters: Polariser challenge (1 comment in total)

Again, a nice image. Congratulations on getting two photos placed in the top three.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 04:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Corkscrew Falls in the Creative Filters: Polariser challenge (2 comments in total)

A very nice image and an instructive use of a CPL. A deserved top-three finisher.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 04:42 UTC as 2nd comment
On DSC_0502 in the Creative Filters: Polariser challenge (13 comments in total)

Choice image. Congratulations on winning - you desved it.

One minor quibble I have is that the bottom of the frame cuts off the nearest stilt.

Where was this shot?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 04:41 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Zvonimir Tosic: Why not GF4? They've had GF3, now GF5. Is the 4 unlucky number?
Panasonic also issued GX1. All basically same, little cameras. Or they are not that same?
What Panasonc actually tries to do with their lineup, if there's such thing at all? Or they've simply decided to stop worrying about actual sense of their offer and plague the market, every month, with anything they can think of.

Four sounds like death in Korean ("sa") and Chinese, but I don't think it does in Japanese.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 01:47 UTC
On Superior Fury in the Water Extremes challenge (20 comments in total)
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steveperry: Wow, didn't know this photo would stir up so many people! It's a two shot blend - one for the sky, one for everything else. Although it may not look it in the photo, a blended shot was the only way to capture the tonal range in the image - otherwise parts of the the sky would be blown out and the image would would hit the 'ol recycle bin on the PC.

I too prefer to capture an image in a single shot, but sometimes it's just not do-able.

Thanks for the info. I was curious about the method used.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 05:20 UTC
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