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.

Comments

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On photo Rotterdam - cube houses in the Fisheye lens challenge (1 comment in total)

A great shot.

Well done.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 00:32 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Royal Albert Hall in the Fisheye lens challenge (19 comments in total)

Congratulations, Michael - that's a cracking shot.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 00:31 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Domke F-803 and F-5XB review (71 comments in total)

Looks like a poor-man's Billingham - in a good way.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 07:45 UTC as 3rd comment

Some great shots in there - and the series as a whole does a great job of telling a story.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 05:59 UTC as 12th comment
In reply to:

Kabalyero: I was looking for a 6-stop ND filter about 3 months ago and after doing some extensive research...i went with Haida filters. Its 25% cheaper than the Lee Little Stopper...and practically zero color cast. Also has an extra foam thingy and a very nice case.

With the above, my required ND filter set is now complete which consists of the Lee Proglass 3-stop, Haida 6-stop and Lee Big Stopper. I also have the Lee 2 and 4 stop resin filters...both have color casts and are not used anymore...been trying to sell them but no luck. :)

I use Haida ND filters too, and they are great.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 07:23 UTC

These look like great filters, but Haida already produces ND filters with little or no colour cast, and they are much cheaper.

The Haida ND filters are better than my Cokin and HiTech/Formatt filters.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 07:23 UTC as 2nd comment
In reply to:

ManfredGrebler: I would prefer screw in filters.

BTW: What are your suggestions of best ND filters to screw in?

I find B+W screw-in filters to be great, but make sure they're multicoated.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 07:19 UTC
On challenge Fisheye lens (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

MarioSS: Hello,
My entry has been disqualified for the following reason: Lens not mentioned! Please, take time to look at the Technical description box. https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=1035686&View=My&Rows=4
Thank you,
Mario

Hi Mario,

Your entry has been re-instated.

Regards,
Scott

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 00:45 UTC

I've been using a Hadley Small for about six years and it's great.

However, like Gearsau (see below), I prefer a backpack these days if I'm carrying more than a kilo of gear.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 04:31 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

chshooter: Overpriced fashion items that lack practicality and basically ask to be stolen immediately

I find my Hadley Small to be very practical (tough, well-padded, fully weatherproof) and am yet to have it stolen in the six years I've been using it.

Most Billingham models look more like picnic hampers than camera-bags, making them less likely to be stolen than bags from brands like Lowepro and Think Tank.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 04:27 UTC
On photo Whats for dinner ..!! in the Fisheye lens challenge (1 comment in total)

Love this shot (although I prefer Marmite).

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 03:29 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

Tonkotsu Ramen: Richard,

Did you feel like the lack of an EVF made photography with the M6 less enjoyable than on something like the M5? or does the smaller size, bounce flash, and selfie screen make up for that?

Richard, maybe the Panasonic GX85 with Olympus 17mm f/1.8 could work for you?

Small camera, viewfinder, 35mm-equivalent lens.

I find the GX85's grip to be uncomfortable, but most people seem to be fine with it.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 03:18 UTC
In reply to:

Le Frog: A perfect travel ILC? What you are actually describing is the Lumix GM5!

Yeah, the Panasonic GM5 is the best camera I've ever owned for travel. SLR image quality in a unit the size of a pack of playing cards. I walked 3000km a couple of years ago with a GM5, 12-32 and 35-100. Total weight was only about 450g (1lb). Photos came out great.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 03:10 UTC
On photo Chinese Acrobat in the Flexible challenge (4 comments in total)

Very nice photo.

Well done.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 04:28 UTC as 4th comment
On photo scrum break away in the Sport competition challenge (19 comments in total)

It looks pretty good to me even when zoomed in.

Nice shot.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 04:27 UTC as 5th comment
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (185 comments in total)
In reply to:

DualSystemGuy: Post Processing Awards seems like a more appropriate title - these images could have come from any camera, which makes them far less impressive given that it was specifically an iPhone competition. Composition is good, but again not specific to the iPhone. Also if you need heavy PP to get a decent image, that isn't saying much about the iPhone...seems like an odd competition to me that doesn't showcase the iPhone capabilities at all.

All images are post-processed in the iPhone using apps. This is one of the competition rules. The photographers aren't allowed to process them on a desktop computer.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 22:59 UTC
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (123 comments in total)
In reply to:

EasyClick: Oh yeah this will be like taking candy from a baby for pickpockets... Just slide that zip down and grab anything you want at any busy venues while your back is turned. No thanks.

@T3

Thanks for your reply. I find Pacsafe gear to be way to heavy to be practical for travel.

I share EasyClick's frustration at the poor way this bag's features are described in advertising. I was looking at buying one a few weeks ago but ended up going with a Lowepro instead.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (185 comments in total)
In reply to:

maxnimo: "2017 iPhone Photography"?
Hmmmm......
I wonder what the reactions would be if I presented the "2017 white people Photography" contest where only white photographers qualify?
Hmmmm...... just wondering ...

Thematic:

It might be a stupid post, but I don't see any reason to have him banned.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 03:50 UTC
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (185 comments in total)

Great photos.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 03:48 UTC as 38th comment
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (123 comments in total)
In reply to:

NZ Scott: Question:

Is it possible to attach a tripod along the centreline? I'm not a fan of placing tripods in side-pockets, as it causes the bag to pull to one side.

I emailed Peak Design to ask about this, but got a generic response that didn't impress me about their customer service.

Thanks Kiyuri and Bigmaac.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 23:56 UTC
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