Not to be confused with Waygood Otis, an elevator company.

WaygoodOtis is a lift/elevator photographer from Wellington, New Zealand.


WaygoodOtis has been filming lifts since 2010, but only joined YouTube on June 7 2013. Five days after he opened his YouTube account, he started using a DSLR because the camera quality on the iPhone was poor.

He is mostly inactive and only posts occasionally when he finds somthing interesting.

Camera history

  • iPhone 3GS
  • Canon Powershot SX150 (June 12, 2013 - October 25, 2013)
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC TX30 (October 25, 2013 - present)


  • His channel is the second largest lift channel in New Zealand (after Alex Ellis).
  • He doesn't talk during his videos and never shows his face. In addition, almost all of his lift videos do not have a building name on the video title for security reason.
  • Like Alex Ellis, other than filming lifts he also films buses and airliners.
  • He hates NZBus's Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 bus fleet, Because they are Noisy and regularly break down
  • He films mostly old or vintage lifts, and sometimes MRL lifts (mainly KONE Monospace).
  • His favorite elevators(Lifts) are:
    • Kone Ecodisk (Particularly 1st Gen)
    • Old Otis /Waygood Otis
    • Kone M Series
    • Express (Any)
  • His favorite Buses are:
    • MAN 17.223
    • MAN SL202/243
    • Hino RK177

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