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 Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (497 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Looks very tempting, how does this compare with the Olympus em5ll?

Still, the G7 has a grip and the E-M5 doesn't.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 00:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (497 comments in total)
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Marty4650: The new G was worth waiting for!

This looks like a lot of MILC camera for the money. I hope they sell a ton of them.

Yeah, I'm looking forward to the GX8 too.

The big thing that many of us are waiting for is a sensor upgrade. Unfortunately, I don't think it will come with the GX8 because Panasonic will want to stick it into its premium GH model first.

Still, I'm not likely to buy another body until 2016-17, so perhaps the GX9 (and G8) will be out by then.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (497 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Looks very tempting, how does this compare with the Olympus em5ll?

Olympus's big selling point is in-camera image stabilisation. Apart from that, the handling will be quite different (DSLR style versus rangefinder style). I suspect that the G7 will handle better, as it has a good, chunky grip.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:55 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (497 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Hope to purchase this camera in the next year. What is not to like?

How does it fit in the hand?

F.

A preview at the phoblographer website said that the handling was a bit weird, with the positioning of the top-rear control dial being awkward. Of course, these things are often subjective. I'm looking forward to trying the camera myself.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:53 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (497 comments in total)
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garyknrd: If Panasonic would come out with a 300mm F/4 lens. I would be all over this. Great machine, but the micro 4/3 does not have the tele's I want yet.

Olympus has a 300mm f/4 in the pipeline. It should be released later this year or early next year.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:52 UTC
On article 10 competitions to keep your photography inspired (24 comments in total)

Beautiful photographs - every one of them great.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 14:36 UTC as 11th comment

Looks like a nice bag, but in this price-range you're up against Billingham and other top brands. Putting on my super-critical hat, the lens-cap thing looks a bit gimmicky, there seems to be only one external pocket (of limited size), the padding on the walls looks a bit thin, and the lid doesn't seem to be designed to stop water from getting in from the sides. From the photos, it's hard to tell how easy it is to open (metal clasp + two leather straps = 3 points of closure?) Still, it looks classy and the laptop slot is well-integrated. This would possibly suit photographers working in public relations or business environments.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 03:38 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses (295 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: The new ultrawide weighs 550g.

To put this in perspective, the Panasonic 7-14 f/4 is 300g and Nikon's full-frame 14-24 f/2.8 is 1000g.

I'm going to stick with the smaller, lighter and cheaper Panasonic, which is already razor sharp (although not weather-sealed like the M. Zuiko, and useable only on a Panasonic body because of purple fringing and purple flare).

Still, Olympus's three professional zooms look great.

Yeah, that's exactly the kit I've been shooting with today - Panasonic GM5 with 7-14, 35-100 and a prime. Certainly it's very discreet, but I do prefer the 12-32 (rather than the 7-14) mounted on the GM5 as it balances better.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 10:32 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses (295 comments in total)

The new ultrawide weighs 550g.

To put this in perspective, the Panasonic 7-14 f/4 is 300g and Nikon's full-frame 14-24 f/2.8 is 1000g.

I'm going to stick with the smaller, lighter and cheaper Panasonic, which is already razor sharp (although not weather-sealed like the M. Zuiko, and useable only on a Panasonic body because of purple fringing and purple flare).

Still, Olympus's three professional zooms look great.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 06:02 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies
On photo Hawaii-June 1969 & June 2014 in the Memories challenge (35 comments in total)

Picture tells a story ... and a good one, too.

Is that the exact-same dress?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 05:55 UTC as 12th comment
On photo A walk in the rain: Lisbon in the Film, Black and White. challenge (15 comments in total)

Great shot.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 08:03 UTC as 7th comment
On photo US Navy Plane in the Classic fighters challenge (2 comments in total)

Are you sure this is a "fighter"?

It doesn't look like one - more like a spotter or a trainer.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Babie's day out! (4 comments in total)

I like the bit where you say, "the title is clear enough".

Never mind, we all make mistakes.

However, it might be worth double-checking your spelling, grammar and punctuation in future, as unfortunately there have been a lot of confusing errors recently in challenges.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:37 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Lucky Tern -2289 in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (10 comments in total)
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RuthC: Congratulations, vbuhay, on coming first in this week's challenge, with your very dramatic capture of a 'lucky tern'. I really like the curves and lines you've achieved here, with the many shades and tones of grey, in the subject as well as the muted gradient of the background. The highlights are of course the bright red beak and feet, and the silver sheen on the unfortunate fish. Ruth :-)

Vbuhay: I don't think there are any stats on who has won the most first places. However, I can unfortunately give you the news that you don't hold the record as I have more than 5 wins and there are plenty of competition regulars who are better photograhers than myself.

Congratulations on the win - it's a great shot.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:34 UTC
On photo Lucky Tern -2289 in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (10 comments in total)

Very nice. Beautiful lines in this shot.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:31 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Some great shots, and especially the Ebola series.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 01:49 UTC as 15th comment
On photo Fighters in formation in the Classic fighters challenge (1 comment in total)

These are trainers - not fighters.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 06:31 UTC as 1st comment
On photo SHARK in the Classic fighters challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a jet. Jets aren't allowed in this challenge.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 06:29 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DH-9 DE HAVILAND in the Classic fighters challenge (1 comment in total)

The DH-9 was a bomber, not a fighter.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 06:28 UTC as 1st comment
On photo MAINE AIR SHOW in the Classic fighters challenge (1 comment in total)

These aren't classic fighter aircraft. These are Harvard trainers.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 06:26 UTC as 1st comment
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