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 Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap (60 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2015 at 08:09 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies

Insanely expensive, yes - but Gitzos are very good tripods for heavy users / professionals / rich people.

If you don't want to drop that much coin there are excellent carbon fibre tripods available for a fraction of the price. Sirui is one such brand. For the past few years I've been using a Sirui T-1204x, which is basically a miniaturised Gitzo Traveller, and it's an awesome tripod. I use it with a Photo Clam PC-33 ballhead, which is itself a miniaturised and improved Markins.

This combo is ideal for mirrorless cameras, as even the smallest Gitzo Travellers are overkill for all but the longest telephotos when mounted on CSCs.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 03:41 UTC as 5th comment
On article iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets (268 comments in total)

Interesting!

Thanks for posting, Dpreview.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 02:11 UTC as 30th comment
On article War Rigs: The tech used to shoot Mad Max: Fury Road (54 comments in total)

I found the film to be boring, but still technically impressive.

Thanks, Dpreview, for this insight into the filming and editing process.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 15:31 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Football Action in the Rugby shots - Full color challenge (1 comment in total)

This is soccer - not rugby.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 14:30 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Surfing dolphins in the Mammals up close and personal challenge (9 comments in total)

Cool shot.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 14:28 UTC as 5th comment
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Makin' me homesick.

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!

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 (1296 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:13 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 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.

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 (1296 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:10 UTC as 240th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 03:18 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 06:54 UTC as 99th comment | 2 replies

Great shots and excellent taste in music!

Gotta love the Clash ...

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 36th comment
On article Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed (192 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.

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.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 14:54 UTC as 33rd comment
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