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 an account manager for a public relations firm in Tauranga.

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1179 comments in total)
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cinevid: I noticed that I can no longer get CS6 Adobe Photoshop to read the .rw2 raw file from the GH5. It reads the .rw2 from the GH3 but I guess they tweaked it a bit with this model. I have kept up to date with the latest "available" updates from Adobe but I hate to think I have to go to CC Adobe just to read the newest .rw2file in Photoshop.

cinevid:

Adobe no longer releases Camera Raw updates for CS6, which means it can't open raws from most new cameras.

I followed a similar route to RobertG_Berlin, using Adobe's DNG converter until I got sick of it slowing down my workflow and caved in to getting CC.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 07:52 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1179 comments in total)
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deff: I'm perfectly happy with GX8, for a half price ...

And I'm happy with my G85 for a quarter of the price.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 07:48 UTC

Looks like Content Aware Fill in Photoshop, which has been around for years.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 06:48 UTC as 3rd comment
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Romasito: Would love to see a review of a proper backpack, i.e. Peak Design Everyday Backpack - not this one aesthetically awful. Sorry, but this one does not cut the mustard.

Romasito: Not a big fan of Peak Design's customer service. Ask them a question via email and try interpreting their response ... Their Everyday pack also lacks a front pocket.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 03:48 UTC
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biza43: Last June I bought the mentioned Lowepro Hatchback 22L for 50 euros. In the camera section I am able to easily carry two Sony A7's, one with wide angle lens, one with standard lens, plus Lee filters. On the "convenience" top, I carry food for one day plus odds and ends. Best day pack I ever got, and much cheaper than the one being reviewed here.

I also just bought a Lowepro Hatchback 22L, paying just EUR 34.90.

It is very good, but I wouldn't describe it as a perfect photographer's day pack as it doesn't have a frame and lacks attachment points for a tripod.

I carry my tripod with two legs in the front pocket, but this isn't ideal.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 03:45 UTC
On photo Break in the Motion blur challenge (4 comments in total)

Excellent

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 10:39 UTC as 1st comment
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OlyPent: Why buy this over the Olympus E-M10II? No EVF, no IBIS. Those are massive advantages.

Agree with the UI comments. I've moved from Olympus to Panasonic (GM5, G85) because of this.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 12:10 UTC
On article Taco night in 4K with with Panasonic GX850 (9 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: The footage mostly looks good, apart from a bit of focus-hunting. The 12-32 is a little marvel.

Question: is the audio straight from camera?

Thanks for the reply, Dan.

I was curious because the audio straight from the larger and more expensive G85 is a bit rough.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
On article Taco night in 4K with with Panasonic GX850 (9 comments in total)

The footage mostly looks good, apart from a bit of focus-hunting. The 12-32 is a little marvel.

Question: is the audio straight from camera?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 07:33 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

Great photos.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 08:31 UTC as 13th comment

Love the headline.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 21:40 UTC as 101st 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? (363 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
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