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 article The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff (235 comments in total)

Love this guy's photos - his blog is one of the few photography sites that I regularly check in to.

He's been living in New Zealand for the past few years, I understand.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 08:39 UTC as 21st comment
On photo B-52 bomber in the Aviation museums challenge (2 comments in total)

I think you'll find that this is a B25, rather than a B52.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 14:10 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors (178 comments in total)
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RStyga: I generally avoid buying anything from Canada due to the unreasonable international shipping costs involved.

Not for me, and especially not when buying from eBay. A lot of US sellers are using the Global Shipping Program now, and it's an utter ripoff. Items selling for $10 cost another $20 to ship. Even big retailers like Amazon, B&H and Adorama can charge $40-$60 in shipping for quite cheap items.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 08:16 UTC
On article Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors (178 comments in total)
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RStyga: I generally avoid buying anything from Canada due to the unreasonable international shipping costs involved.

Me too, although buying from the United States is much worse.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 12:42 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Sarnim Dean (36 comments in total)

Makin' me homesick.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 23:56 UTC as 13th comment
On photo At The Met in the Night time fountains challenge (15 comments in total)

Nice shot, Bob!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 11:45 UTC as 13th comment
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1297 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: Excuse me while I wipe the drool off the front of my shirt.

Do they print those now in the States?

But yeah, it certainly ain't cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:13 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1297 comments in total)

Dpreview: I think you've made an error with the statement "it continues to offer the splash and dust-proof construction of its predecessor". My understanding is that the GX7 was not dust/splash-proof.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:13 UTC as 239th comment | 1 reply
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1297 comments in total)

Excuse me while I wipe the drool off the front of my shirt.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:10 UTC as 240th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (489 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: Looks like a very good camera with decent ergonomics and most of the features I need.

I've only just bought a GM5, which I love, but will probably buy into the G-series when the sensor is upgraded to use as my full-sized option.

I never mentioned pixel count.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 03:18 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (489 comments in total)

Looks like a very good camera with decent ergonomics and most of the features I need.

I've only just bought a GM5, which I love, but will probably buy into the G-series when the sensor is upgraded to use as my full-sized option.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 06:54 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies

Great shots and excellent taste in music!

Gotta love the Clash ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 36th comment
On article Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed (190 comments in total)
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Colin K. Work: I use a gorrilla pod with my m43 system (but without ball head). As a tripod - there are better - but for versatility, outstanding. My most used application is to position an LCD light panel exactly where I need it, which is quite often hanging upside down from something.

I used a Gorillapod Hybrid with my M43 gear until one of the legs snapped off. The concept is good but the quality is poor. I've moved to a conventional mini-tripod and am happier.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 13:27 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Raiatea Arcuri (55 comments in total)

Excellent photos! Great to see such a strong set from a youngster shooting with APS-C.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 14:54 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece (189 comments in total)

Cool shots.

Thanks for posting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 01:29 UTC as 22nd comment
On photo 20141015-EM1A8924-2 in the Rainy days challenge (13 comments in total)

Nice shot, Bob!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 00:27 UTC as 14th comment
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)
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Parallax1: I've noticed how over the past 2 years I've found myself more and more without my D800 with me, mostly because of the annoyance of carrying such a big camera with me.

In dedicated shooting situations, I still take the D800 and 70-200, but I find myself more and more settling for the phone because of the convenience factor. I've been looking at MFT, but the Olympus bodies are annoying replicating the viewfinder bump, making the bodies too big.

This article really has me hitting the preorder button on Amazon. My last hesitation is that it seems like all of Sony's focus is on using Canon lenses, it does not seem like there is any discussion about using Nikon lenses on the sony system - guess the adapters aren't there yet?

Besides the belabored to death 14 bit (which is a huge and curious issue) the things that would cause me to switch would be a good nikon lens converter and a pancake lens (protrusion about the size of the handgrip)

If you find the Olympus bodies annoying because of the viewfinder hump, take a look at Panasonic's rangefinder-style GX7 and GM5 cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 00:56 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)

An interesting first look at this exciting camera.

I enjoyed the fact that the photos accompanying the article were of a high standard. This has not always been the case in the past with Dpreview articles, and I tend to place greater value on the judgement of photographers who can shoot decent photos than those who can't.

In short, thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 04:29 UTC as 152nd comment
On article Behind the Shot: Watery Grave (94 comments in total)

A very nice shot (although the vignetting is a bit strong for my taste), and I enjoyed reading about the processing methods. The final step you employed in Photoshop to darken parts of the image is new to me - I'll have to remember to give it a try.

Thanks.

Regards,
Scott

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 22:50 UTC as 25th comment
On photo You Can't Always Get What You Want (Stones, 1969) in the Beatles vs. Rolling Stones challenge (4 comments in total)
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MLWestphal: I thought sure this would be "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey".....

Yeah, that works too. Except, for the hiding bit.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 23:06 UTC
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