NZ Scott

NZ Scott

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Tauranga, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Hiker, journalist, 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 through-hiked the 3000km Te Araroa trail in my home country, New Zealand.

Currently a journalist for NZME in Tauranga, NZ.

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Love the headline.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 21:40 UTC as 100th comment
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)
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poldo1973: Well, the MT post and related comments are quite interesting, except... Oly EM-1 has all the heavily desired 'missing' features

The E-M1 has the on-off switch in a stupid place. As pointed out by Ming, the best place for the switch is around the shutter button.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 00:45 UTC
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User3397642960: “Everyday” is an adjective; “every day” is an adverb.

And the decades (with truncated 19s) are the ’80s and ’90s.

Some sub-editing would be nice in this age of [textual] amateurism.

Yes, there's also a dubious use of "meanwhile".

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 00:12 UTC
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RedFox88: Alas another dead camera format.

He's quite right, though. How is that trolling?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: It didn't really get smaller did it?
http://camerasize.com/compare/#206,692

flashcactus: Luckily, a camera can still have good ergonomics without being large. Panasonic's GM5 with an optional grip handles better than some much larger cameras and is no bigger than a pack of playing cards.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 05:06 UTC
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (219 comments in total)
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Georgeee: 33MP for single shot. handheld high-resolution image mode . beat FF

What makes you think some people "secretly wish they had FF"?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 04:53 UTC
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (219 comments in total)
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Georgeee: 33MP for single shot. handheld high-resolution image mode . beat FF

FLruckas: This is an m43-related article.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 01:41 UTC
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (219 comments in total)
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Georgeee: 33MP for single shot. handheld high-resolution image mode . beat FF

Problem is that pixels are so small you have to constantly shoot at high shutter speed.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (346 comments in total)
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PhoMaz: For just a little more you can buy a Panasonic G85, better photos, better video, and better tracking and auto focus. The chromatic aberration in those studio photos is terrible, there is a red haze around every black line. My Sony point and shoot performs better.

I also have a G85 and, although I love it and wouldn't trade it for a Nikon APS-C camera, I wouldn't claim it takes better photos.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 10:07 UTC
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orionmystery: Been using the Laowa15mm lens in the field mainly for snakes, lizards and frogs out in the field, mostly at night. Check out my blog post for my thoughts on this lens, and of course. lots of images taken with this lens.

http://orionmystery.blogspot.my/2016/05/laowa-15mm-wide-angle-macro-lens.html

Some nice shots there, brother.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 02:38 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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Stejo: Barring the mediocre GX8, everything else panasonic made the past few years is pure gold. They're doing something right over there.

Adrian: For marketing purposes, it usually means the one that is positioned at the top of the range. For Panasonic, that would be the GH series and for Olympus the E-M range.

Technically, Panasonic's newer G80/G85 and GX80/GX85 cameras are probably ahead of the older GX8 in the sense that features such as the shockless shutter and enhanced stabilisation outweigh the greater resolution of the GX8's sensor.

I tried a GX8 myself with a view to buying, but didn't like the grip. I also find the GX85 hard to control but, weirdly, am quite comfortable with the ergonomics of the tiny GM5.

These are personal reactions and I can understand how people would like the GX8. But it is no longer a "flagship" camera in terms of specifications or handling.

Having said that, Sejo is clearly being a dickk when he says the GX8 is "mediocre". There are very few mediocre cameras on the market these days.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 03:40 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review (96 comments in total)
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NikonShooterSince74: Is it really that big a deal that the camera interface with your phone?

Not a huge deal, but...

It can be very useful being able to use your phone instead of a cable release, change the camera settings from a distance, edit shots on your mobile device and send shots from your mobile. All of these things I have done with my Micro Four Thirds gear.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 19:12 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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Stejo: Barring the mediocre GX8, everything else panasonic made the past few years is pure gold. They're doing something right over there.

I think you misunderstand the meaning of the term "flagship", Adrian. But enjoy your camera anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 04:47 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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Stejo: Barring the mediocre GX8, everything else panasonic made the past few years is pure gold. They're doing something right over there.

Adrian:

The GX8 is not Panasonic's flagship camera, and nor is it m43's.

Panasonic's flagship camera is the GH5, and Olympus's flagship camera is the E-M1 II. Both of those cameras are positioned above the GX8.

Additionally, newer models such as the G85 are arguably superior to the GX8 due to having upgraded specifications.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 04:34 UTC

Great stuff.

I find these photographer interviews to be really informative.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 19:51 UTC as 37th comment
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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Stejo: Barring the mediocre GX8, everything else panasonic made the past few years is pure gold. They're doing something right over there.

samtheman: Yes, I suppose ergonomics are largely a matter of taste. And you're right that some issues get a bit overblown in forums.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 05:20 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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sai1: I'm more excited about this, than I was excited about the E-M1 M2. Just got a G85 and fell in love with the DFD AF-S and video capabilities.

digifan: Why?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 04:50 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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Stejo: Barring the mediocre GX8, everything else panasonic made the past few years is pure gold. They're doing something right over there.

sametheman2014: The auto electronic shutter mode reduced the bitrate, reducing dynamic range. It also had crummy ergonomics. Good camera, otherwise.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 04:48 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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Hinder: Does it take stills?

It shoots very good stills, and there is some fabulous glass available - more than 100 lenses at last count.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 04:44 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (678 comments in total)
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Androole: I feel like Panasonic's Auto ISO implementation is the sole blemish on their otherwise exceptionally user-focused interface. I just don't understand it...

At least there's Auto ISO in M now, unlike my GX7. But the ability to bias the metering with Exposure Compensation is just so useful...

Androole: According to the Dpreview review of the G85, this model is.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
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