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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Pudelspringer: Actually, Summer is coming. Perhaps global websites should be a bit more aware there is an entire hemisphere below the equator

t is moving into summer only in northern parts of the northern hemisphere. Dpreview has an international readership. It was originally based in the UK, but since moving to the US has fallen into the "America-centric" trap in which it assumes that everybody in the world is American.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
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NZ Scott: I do wish Sony would introduce a touchscreen for the RX100 series.

I won't buy one until they do.

Lexo Lexo: That doesn't make any sense at all, as you could simply turn it off.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 05:33 UTC

Winter?

It's moving into summer.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 13:01 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
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Mariano Pacifico: At 1" sensor who needs fast AF when everything is in focus. There are still people who falls for this marketing ploy.
- I stopped counting pixels, have anyone of you?
- I never peeked into that tiny viewfinder
- Same 'o lens since RXIII 4 years ago which is light-years in digital cam world
- Can anyone tell if it is stacked or not?
- They can do 5k or 6k run but that is for the next baby-step iteration to make money
- same soda pop tin can body

Ha ha. Yeah, he's pretty negative, isn't he?

He's also wrong, because this camera has an f/1.8 to f/2.8 lens that is more than capable of throwing subjects out of focus.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 00:45 UTC

I do wish Sony would introduce a touchscreen for the RX100 series.

I won't buy one until they do.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 03:08 UTC as 8th comment | 7 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: Looks like a nice camera.

Positive: the grip looks more hefty than the slim one on the original E-M1.

Negative: The on/off switch is still stupidly placed.

Ambivalent: Would prefer a swivel screen to a fully-articulating one, but that's a personal preference.

It's stupid because it can only be accessed with the left hand.

Properly-placed on/off switches can easily be accessed by the hand that is holding the camera (ie, the right hand). Nikon has this down pat, as does Panasonic on most of its m43 cameras, and Olympus itself with some of its PEN bodies.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:11 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)

Looks like a nice camera.

Positive: the grip looks more hefty than the slim one on the original E-M1.

Negative: The on/off switch is still stupidly placed.

Ambivalent: Would prefer a swivel screen to a fully-articulating one, but that's a personal preference.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 02:11 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (682 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: One feature that seems to have passed without mention is the audio jack, which was controversial on the GX85 and which I believe is standard 3.5mm on this camera. Is that correct?

Thanks, Dan.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (682 comments in total)

One feature that seems to have passed without mention is the audio jack, which was controversial on the GX85 and which I believe is standard 3.5mm on this camera. Is that correct?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:50 UTC as 165th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (682 comments in total)
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Boissez: Looks nice. Any word on whether the body is made of plastic or metal?

Boissez: The body is half-metal and half-plastic. The front part is metal and the back part has a "plasticky" feel, according to one review I read.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:47 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (682 comments in total)

Looks like a great camera!

The last photo doesn't actually show "the whole Panasonic gang", as the GM1 and GM5 are not present.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:45 UTC as 166th comment | 1 reply
On photo Street Art in the Your City - Paintings in the City challenge (3 comments in total)
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Kharan: Excellent photo! It's cute, well executed, and creative. I also love the model's expression, it blends in perfectly with the street art. Congratulations.

Thanks, Kharan.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 06:41 UTC

I've been to 14 of these 18 countries, so I should be able to rustle something up ...

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:16 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Blue Mosque in Istanbul in the Middle East challenge (5 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: This isn't in the Middle East, but nice photo anyway.

I'm a bit of a "terror tourist". I went to Egypt during the riots there a few years ago and was in southwestern China during the Tibetan uprising. I find the prices to be cheaper and there are very few other tourists around to get in the way. The main problem is attracting every tout and hawker within a 10km radius!

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 04:58 UTC
On photo Blue Mosque in Istanbul in the Middle East challenge (5 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: This isn't in the Middle East, but nice photo anyway.

Ah yes - Turkey is mentioned by name in the challenge rules.

Turkey is not normally considered part of the Middle East, and certainly not the part west of the Bosporus, but you're correct about the rules.

I lived and worked in Turkey for a while.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 03:39 UTC
On photo Blue Mosque in Istanbul in the Middle East challenge (5 comments in total)

This isn't in the Middle East, but nice photo anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 00:58 UTC as 1st comment | 4 replies
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (109 comments in total)

Great stuff - thanks for sharing these insights.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 04:32 UTC as 44th comment
On photo Back in 'Nam in the Down the alleyway challenge (3 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: very interesting. How are things there where you took the picture?

Vietnam's a great country to visit, so I would say that things are good.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 06:24 UTC
On article A photographer's intro to the world of video (98 comments in total)

A great first-person look at moving from stills to video photography.

I'm about to embark on this journey myself, so I appreciated the insights.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 06:33 UTC as 18th comment
On photo Riihisaari pPark in the Local Park challenge (2 comments in total)

Beautiful.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 00:06 UTC as 1st comment
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