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.
My latest work of fiction can be viewed here:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/444160

NZ Scott's recent activity

  • I think he actually said that one, and maybe up to 3 manufacturers (not m43 specifically, although this is implied) will up-res some models from 16mp to 24mp. But ... Thom's only guessing. S
  • Your E-P6 would tempt me too, but I need a Panasonic body for my 7-14. For that reason, my next body purchase will probably be the GX7 or its replacement. Ideally it would have an upgraded ...
  • Photo Clam makes great ballheads - mine is a slightly improved version of a Markins but cheaper and lighter.

  • Cool, Mark.

    I would suggest the Sirui T-1204x be included in your review - a great lightweight tripod with carbon-fibre legs that weighs less than a kilo.

  • Good to see Sirui coming out on top - this Chinese manufacturer produces great-value tripods.

    I use a Sirui T-1204x, a USD $250 carbon-fibre model. When paired with a Photo Clam PC-33NS ballhead...

  • Good to see Sirui coming out on top - this Chinese manufacturer produces great-value tripods.

    I use a Sirui T-1204x, a USD $250 carbon-fibre model. When paired with a Photo Clam PC-33NS ballhead...

  • Good to see Sirui coming out on top - this Chinese manufacturer produces great-value tripods.

    I use a Sirui T-1204x, a USD $250 carbon-fibre tripod based on the uber-expensive Gitzo Traveller....

  • Replied in Yes
    In New Zealand the import limit is something ridiculously low, around NZ $60, from memory. That's the main reason I've been going nuts buying so many lenses while living overseas. When I return ...
  • Commented on July heat! challenge

    Yeah, it's the second-coldest month, after August.

  • Hello campers, According to 43 Rumours , Olympus will announce a new black version of the M. Zuiko 12mm f/2.0 lens that will sell at the same price as the usual silver one. I wonder how owners of ...
  • I own both B+W and Hoya filters. Generally, I prefer B+W. I can't comment on the Panasonic, sorry, as I don't own one. Single-coating: As the name would suggest, this is the most basic coating. I ...
  • This is not entirely true, as the "international warranty" does not apply to all countries. For example, I bought an M. Zuiko 60/2.8 Macro in Australia and the warranty is only valid in that ...
  • Replied in Yes
    If you buy it in Japan then you're still buying imported goods, because the 45/1.8 is made in China. S
  • Replied in Yes
    This depends entirely on the customs and tax policies of the country where you are living. In my case, I am able to import camera gear duty free / tax free into Malaysia and I have also imported ...
  • Replied in Yes
    Unless you live in China (where the 45/1.8 is made), you will be buying an "international" lens. This includes all purchases through Amazon. I personally buy most of my lenses from northeast Asia ...
  • Replied in Two points
    It's hard to tell from your posted image whether or not there is any issue with softness, for two reasons. The first reason is that the subjects in your image are at different distances from the ...
  • Don't worry about it, mate. The Micro Four Thirds forum attracts more than its share of nasty comments. When certain people perceive that the system is being "attacked", they react emotionally. ...
  • I didn't know you shot professionally, Geoff. What kind of stuff? Are you full time? S
  • Larger sensors generally produce better pictures. There is a noticeable difference in image quality between Micro Four Thirds and full-frame cameras. However, there is hardly any difference ...
  • Cropped-sensor cameras have some advantages when shooting telephoto because of the crop factor. Don't forget to check out Micro Four Thirds cameras and lenses, all of which have a x2 crop factor. F ...
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