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 photo DPREVIEW CHALLENGE 2 in the Women in Business Suits challenge (2 comments in total)

You've nicely captured the essence of this very attractive woman.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 09:21 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Great series, thanks.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 05:30 UTC as 6th comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (478 comments in total)
In reply to:

OhWeh: "What we like: 16MP sensor offers good Raw image quality" (DMC-G85)
"What we don't: Resolution is lagging by contemporary standard" (E-M5MkII, also with 16MP)

Interesting ;-)

"Raw image quality" and "resolution" are two different things.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 10:34 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (478 comments in total)

I managed to pick up a brand-new G85 for the equivalent of USD $495 and I'm very impressed with it.

However, my favourite M43 camera remains the tiny GM5 that I bought two and a half years ago.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 10:25 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article In photos: a bucket-list trip to the Serengeti (53 comments in total)
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CaPi: A beautiful post - Thank You for it!
I have Namibia planned for this year. Any gear hints on what I should bring, guys?

Go long.

I was shooting at 600mm-equivalent on most of my African safaris, although you can get a bit closer in Namibia.

Also take a wide zoom for sand-dunes, abandoned cars, etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 10:42 UTC
On article In photos: a bucket-list trip to the Serengeti (53 comments in total)
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D200_4me: What's a trip like that cost anyway? Let's say a week in the area...

My photos were published in the Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623388/The-toughest-beef-world-Buffalo-manages-fight-entire-pride-lions-astonished-safari-tourists.html

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 09:44 UTC
On article In photos: a bucket-list trip to the Serengeti (53 comments in total)
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D200_4me: What's a trip like that cost anyway? Let's say a week in the area...

I spent two and a half months travelling through central and eastern Africa with a tour group and went on numerous safaris (including the Serengeti).

It cost me an average of USD $135 a day.

Very expensive, but it was a good trip.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 04:16 UTC

Some great shots in there - especially the fourth one.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 07:41 UTC as 2nd comment
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NZ Scott: Question: When is "this fall"?

Thanks.

According to your Google link, it started on March 20. Presumably, the High Sierra launch is nearly a year away.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 10:21 UTC

Question: When is "this fall"?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 08:18 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
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Bill Ferris: Before spending a dime on a clear or UV filter - which does bubkas to improve image quality - for the purpose of "protecting" your lenses, watch Steve Perry's fun and illuminating investigation of the age-old question, do filters actually protect lenses?

https://youtu.be/P0CLPTd6Bds

Agreed, Impulses.

I got an almighty scratch in a B+W protective filter that saved the front element of a $600 wide-angle lens.

That one incident paid for all the filters I'll ever own!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 08:12 UTC

Interesting, thanks.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 05:37 UTC as 8th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (373 comments in total)

The test chart was interesting in that the smaller-sensored G85 seemed to out-perform the T7i, or at least match it, even at high ISO.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 07:08 UTC as 7th comment
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JohnnyFl: Sony, Nikon and Canon all make great cameras. So Sony is trying to make progress and improve their position in the market with improving their products. Its business and ultimately competition is good for the camera industry. I just wish Sony would ease up on some of the pricing.

I'm also finding the two cameras at the same price, $2200, on eBay.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 11:05 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1180 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 (1180 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 5th 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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