NZ Scott

NZ Scott

Lives in New Zealand
Works as a Hiker, writer, educator, photographer
Joined on Jul 29, 2011
About me:

Formerly a news reporter for three daily newspapers in New Zealand and later a communications and language specialist based in South Korea and Malaysia. After a 10 year working holiday, during which I backpacked through 75 countries on six continents, I am currently hiking the 3000km Te Araroa trail in my home country, New Zealand.
My latest work of fiction can be viewed here:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/444160

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On photo Pasture in the Pasture challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 00:04 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

rallyfan: What nonsense. WHO is "everyman?" This thing is expensive and is NOT made in the USA. Why are we discussing this? Aren't there bags made domestically that one can use instead? (Hint: yes... Even this site's owners sell some domestically-made bags that are decent options. I don't recommend anyone shop there, but if you must, you can in fact buy a US-made bag even there).

What's the big deal about where the thing is made?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 06:56 UTC

You say you want it to be "black and white" and also to have a "beautiful gradation of colours".

How is this possible?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 08:57 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)
In reply to:

TheClueless: The 12-32 as standard? That's going to hold it back with a 16MP sensor...

...and shutter shock or not, I love the sound of the shutter on the GX8 :p

I own a 12-32 and consider it to be extremely sharp - up there with my 12-35 f/2.8 professional lens. I have no trouble selling images from the 12-32. It's the lens I use the most on m43, and I own a dozen.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 07:05 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)
In reply to:

JL Auch: Will they finally introduce exposure compensation with auto iso in manual... please.

I don't understand the point of exposure compensation in Manual mode.

Why not simply adjust the aperture or shutter speed?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)
In reply to:

skysi: It kind of looks like Lumix LX100

I very much doubt that the LX100's lens is any match for the excellent 12-32.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 06:26 UTC
On photo Long exposure with light painting in the Light trails challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 13:44 UTC as 1st comment

Awesome photos.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 15:21 UTC as 31st comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Gene Smirnov (50 comments in total)

Some great shots in there - number 5 really stands out for me because the photo has real depth and captures a lovely moment.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 09:58 UTC as 11th comment
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NZ Scott: Cool photo!

Given that Dpreview is primarily a gear site, it seems odd that this story does not mention the photographer's camera gear. Personally, I would like to have known what he was using.

I suspect that the photographer used a non-Sony camera/lens combination, and Dpreview has deliberately kept the brand out of the story to pander to Sony's wishes.

This is not good journalism.

Feedback from readers is important - it helps media outlets improve their future offerings.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 15:35 UTC
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NZ Scott: Cool photo!

Given that Dpreview is primarily a gear site, it seems odd that this story does not mention the photographer's camera gear. Personally, I would like to have known what he was using.

I suspect that the photographer used a non-Sony camera/lens combination, and Dpreview has deliberately kept the brand out of the story to pander to Sony's wishes.

This is not good journalism.

Ignore this

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 03:18 UTC
In reply to:

NZ Scott: Cool photo!

Given that Dpreview is primarily a gear site, it seems odd that this story does not mention the photographer's camera gear. Personally, I would like to have known what he was using.

I suspect that the photographer used a non-Sony camera/lens combination, and Dpreview has deliberately kept the brand out of the story to pander to Sony's wishes.

This is not good journalism.

JimW-203:

I am fully aware of the differences between PR and journalism, as I am myself a journalist.

PR is the responsibility of Sony, and journalism is the responsibility of Dpreview.

Sony presumably issued a press release with the Nikon brand omitted. This is perfectly normal. However, a press release is merely a starting point for a journalist, whose job it is to use the release as a basis for a story by doing further interviews and research.

The story is bylined to Dpreview staffer "Allison Johnson". It was her job as a journalist to fill in the gaps omitted by Sony in its press release.

It's true that some people in these comments have stated that they find the gear to be irrelevant. However, a lot of people have also stated that they would have liked to know about the gear. Dpreview should have included details of the gear for those who are interested.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 03:04 UTC
On article Panasonic confirms Lumix G 25mm F1.7 (206 comments in total)
In reply to:

happypoppeye: Would probably still buy the 25 f/1.4.

Jun2:

No, there is one stop of difference between f/1.4 and f/2.0.

There is 1/2 stop of difference between f/1.4 and f/1.7.

S

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 03:00 UTC

Cool photo!

Given that Dpreview is primarily a gear site, it seems odd that this story does not mention the photographer's camera gear. Personally, I would like to have known what he was using.

I suspect that the photographer used a non-Sony camera/lens combination, and Dpreview has deliberately kept the brand out of the story to pander to Sony's wishes.

This is not good journalism.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 01:53 UTC as 20th comment | 8 replies
On article Panasonic confirms Lumix G 25mm F1.7 (206 comments in total)
In reply to:

happypoppeye: Would probably still buy the 25 f/1.4.

MayaTlab0:

It's not 1/3 stop.

It's 1/2 stop.

S

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 01:24 UTC

Nice work.

I'm going to be hiking past this church early next year, and will use your photo as an inspiration for my own.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 00:50 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Night at McWay Falls, Big Sur in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (12 comments in total)

Very nice.

Was this a single frame?

Also, have you cropped this at all (I'm going to be shooting astro at 35mm-equivalent later this year)?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 16:37 UTC as 2nd comment
On ChallengeEntry:929953 (8 comments in total)

A very nice shot - well done.

The depth of field is about right for my taste.

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 00:19 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Oriental Pied Hornbill in the Avians up close and personal challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 23:37 UTC as 1st comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap (60 comments in total)
In reply to:

NZ Scott: Nice photos!

I've hiked this region (Tongariro Circuit) before and will do so again in a couple of months' time. Like Zhi Yuen Yap, I will be carrying Micro Four Thirds gear (GM5, 12-32, 35-100 and 17/1.8).

If I can get shots anything like as good as these, then I will be happy.

Well, especially at base ISO there is practically nothing between M43 and APS-C. It's difficult in many cases even to tell the difference between those sensors and full-frame when shooting stopped down at low ISO outdoors.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 07:01 UTC
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