RussellP

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Engineer
Has a website at http://russellp.smugmug.com/
Joined on May 15, 2010

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A correction, Tonga is not the only country in the southern hemisphere where you can swim with whales. You can also do this in Niue which has amazing 70-80m visibility. I know I've done it and it is truly remarkable. It can be a bit scary when they turn and swim straight towards you.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 00:07 UTC as 8th comment

I bought one without the housing and have done a review here
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4194773

land based only at this stage. I like it its a great little rugged camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 00:30 UTC as 1st comment
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wolfie: Would love this if they sold it without the housing - I want all weather and limited submersion in a compact form, don't need a clunky housing that limits portability on land.
Look forward to seeing some real world samples - obviously this model with its 1 inch sensor should trash the sad 1/2.3 sensor cameras that ruin this camera genre.

You can buy it without the housing by going to the parts section.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 00:26 UTC

I have some friends currently in Africa doing the safari and tour thing. Trip of a lifetime. Their camera? A Samsung smartphone. They post their pictures on Facebook and share with family and friends. They are not looking to take award winning pictures they just want memories and as photography is not a hobby are quite happy with what they get. I had other friends who spent a month in Iran with a Samsung Galaxy phone and the pictures viewed on a computer screen were stunning. The quality is good for photobooks too.
In engineering there is a term for quality and it is "fit for purpose" for the vast majority of people who take pictures the smartphone is fit for purpose.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 19:08 UTC as 173rd comment

A good article and great pictures. Not quite the full guide I expected from the heading but enjoyable and informative non the less. Agree you can take pictures all day and this applies to all the South Pacific islands. A CPL helps too. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 21:40 UTC as 10th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (392 comments in total)

Agfa Isola - 120 film had to estimate the distance and it only had 2 f stops 6.3 and 11.
All this bleeting about low light photography these days ha!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 22:29 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Art Wolfe: Swimming with the Humpbacks, Tonga, 2013 (78 comments in total)
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RussellP: Great photos but a small correction. The pacific island of Nuie also allows snorkelling with whales. I have done it and it is amazing and in Nuie just 200m offshore.

Thanks ,always been a bad speller. Great place to visit though highly recommended and very photogenic. And only about $US65 to go snorkelling with whales.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 07:42 UTC
On article Art Wolfe: Swimming with the Humpbacks, Tonga, 2013 (78 comments in total)

Great photos but a small correction. The pacific island of Nuie also allows snorkelling with whales. I have done it and it is amazing and in Nuie just 200m offshore.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 18:51 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On photo Near Mt Cook in the New Zealand South Island Scenic challenge (1 comment in total)

looks like Mt Sefton

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 03:08 UTC as 1st comment
On article Readers' showcase: Landscape photography (90 comments in total)

Thanks Dp review for picking one of my shots. For those interested its no.5, No HDR (its the light, a little under exposure and a CPL). Also for those concerned about having the best gear its shot on a 4 year old panasonic LX3.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 22:13 UTC as 32nd comment
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