Erik Neu

Erik Neu

Lives in Viet Nam HCMC, Viet Nam
Joined on Oct 5, 2011

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3systermuser: this really is a terrible thing, Laos is a very extremely primitive country , and I do not trust made in Laos quality, I'd much prefer to have made in Thailand cameras over made in Laos toys.
I think I might have to consider boycotting all Nikon products.
I do not want to have some serious camera made in primitive third world country like Laos , Burma or North Korea, it really affects on reliability and QC seriously.

by the way,do not confuse Laos with Thailand , Thailand is a great country and it is definitely much more developed nation than Laos.

Clearly none of the comentors has ever been to Laos and seen the situation there. If you have a look at the laotian history you will find out that countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and even China praise the high quality of the laotian craftsmen.
The reason for Nikon to go to Laos is pretty simple, Laos is the hydroelectric powerhouse of Southeast Asia and exporting large amounts of energy to its neighbors. If you invest directly in Laos you get the energy for free and highly motivated workers which will work as good as US-american workers.
Don't be surprissed to find out that data storage for your cloud solutions will be handled by laotian companies in the future, they have the perfedt climate and free electric power.
Btw. Laotian people still like american tourists even after american bombers destroyed large parts of the country without a declaration of war. I guess the pilots could not find Vietnam on their maps. Hearing racists comments from Americans puts the USA at shame.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2013 at 23:40 UTC
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)

The situation ;-)
I want to use the Sony nex as a light action camera in low light conditions, where no flash can be used.
I tried the nex 7, nex 6 and the nex5r and for me the Sony nex 5r was the best fit for my hands. All 3 cameras give great results, but for me the nex 5r was the easiest camera to shoot single left or right handed if you need it. Sony added about 1 cm in height on the nex 6, that makes the body higher but puts the trigger button in an awkward position.

If you want to get one of the Nex cameras try all the different bodies with some lenses which differ in width. You will feel the difference with your hand and find the body that fits you.
(Ps. No Jersey Shore on German TV, thank god)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 19:12 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Gariz leather half-case for Sony RX100 article (49 comments in total)

Great product idea,

I like that they made the camera better holdable with the added cm and that they centered the tripod connector. The additional weight gives more stability handhold or on a Hague mini for example.

Negativ is that they did not integrate a small grip in to the design and that the HDMI-plug is blocked.

The camera should still fit easily in every pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 06:07 UTC as 12th comment
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Marty4650: I'm not so sure this is a good deal.

You pay $100 for a printer, and then after that each print costs you around 40 cents to make. The print quality is about on par with the prints you will get from Walmart or Walgreens.

You can only print 6"x4" prints.

I suppose with WiFi connectivity, Canon has reinvented the Polaroid Instant Print. If that's what you are after, then this product might be perfect for you.

I printed 4 X 6 portraits and gave them to people who had never owned a picture of them selfs before. The reaction was overwhelming and worth every penny. The printer survived d-road motorcycle trips and Burmese train rides, and these trains move like rodeo bulls.
The print quality is good enough to impress adverting people here in Germany who are not known for being uncritical.

:)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2012 at 19:38 UTC

I would love to see this printer coming to Germany soon. Smaller, lighter and a bigger screen make it a much better printer on the road. I hope for WIFI and EYE-FI compability and some kind of a slim dust cover.

Negative is the missing of a slot for CF cards, I see only a SD card slot on the picture.

I used my Canon CP 800 for a portrait project in Myanmar, I made more than 1000 prints on the side of the road. The only challenge was to keep the printer free of dust. The rest was fun, fun, fun.

I love Canon for this printer :)

Erik Neu

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2012 at 18:17 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)

Time lapse !
Great video capabilities !
No lens cap !
210g !

Perfect.
Just the features I am looking for.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 15:38 UTC as 100th comment | 2 replies
On Facebook buys photo sharing service Instagram for $1bn article (144 comments in total)
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pabloban: Come on, people. Get over the sum paid.

Suckerbird is FBI's and NSA's best investment.

It means nothing for them paying even 10 bilions.

They work for the elite. They print that money out of nothing. They don't care.

They just got another great source of people's private photos under their jurisdiction. And can now add them to their giant database they have on us all.

Orwell wouldn't believe, how fast his predicaments fulfilled...

In the morning

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 15:27 UTC
On Preview:panasonicdmcgx1 (318 comments in total)

Great preview,
but I would like to know how the manual focus works with other brand lenses like nikon or voigtlaender via adapter. I tested the mf on previous Olympus, Panasonic and Sony. The Sony Nex 5 did the best for my kind of shooting style.
I am a little disappointed that there is no plugin for an external micro but they waste the space for a cable release.

Still a great camera and good competition for the Sony Nex 7.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 at 06:34 UTC as 19th comment
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Erik Neu: The macro shots have shallow DOF, as everybody would expect. The pictures are not a good choice for showing the real world performance of the optics of this camera.
I hope somebody uploads a landscape, portait and some indoor low light pictures.
Some people on the street with the lens wide open would be nice too.

Erik
Vietnam

The main thing about photography is having fun and to let other people enjoy your pictures or to make them think about your photographic subjects.

My posted comments have an ''informational value'' compared to many other posts you can find on the forum and are only followed by a harmless link.

If seeing or reading of a harmless link about somebodies project offends you, then you should....

Photography comes from the heart,
I still have one.

Erik
Vietnam

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 16:17 UTC
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Caplin: For me at the moment the most important thing is picture quality, not the camera specifications. For me the best picture quality at this moment have these camera models: Sigma SD1, Samsung NX200 i Nikon J1 and V

You forgot the Ricoh GXR/A12 50mm, Panasonic G-3 and the Sony Nex-7.

Erik
Vietnam

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 12:43 UTC
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zxaar: It is roughly 60000 yen in Japan. From 600$ to yen today is 46000Yen. So we would have to pay extra 14000 just for living in Japan. Too bad.

I call it low profile, the camera has no steal-appeal.
Perfect, could be a grandpa camera from the sixties.

Erik
Vietnam

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 12:14 UTC

The macro shots have shallow DOF, as everybody would expect. The pictures are not a good choice for showing the real world performance of the optics of this camera.
I hope somebody uploads a landscape, portait and some indoor low light pictures.
Some people on the street with the lens wide open would be nice too.

Erik
Vietnam

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 11:19 UTC as 64th comment | 6 replies
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slncezgsi: I would say let's wait for a few decent reviews and user produced samples before judging too hard on the image quality. The JPEG engine may still be tuned.

Right now it is just a cute little camera with interesting specs.

For now let's just hope that $600 does not mean ₤600 or 600€ ...

Amazon Germany
529.00 Euro

http://www.amazon.de/Fujifilm-X10-Digitalkamera-Megapixel-optischer/dp/B005JRGWNS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318062047&sr=8-1

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 08:24 UTC

I saw a report on this camera on japanese TV last year. To be able to record movies and stills at the same time and having the possibility to shoot long slow motion clips is a big plus.
JVC is always good for thinking out of the box and bringing unusual design and ideas to the market, I remember therir first digital tape video cameras in the shape of a walkman.

I would love to try out this camera for my project ''Childhood Memories''.

Have a look at: http://www.gofundme.com/6n2tk

Erik
Vietnam

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 05:18 UTC as 13th comment
On m__look_by_yinetyang-d3jhcc4 photo in Yin Yang's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Hi Yinetyang,

What a fantastic portrait!
A perfect moment in time.

I hope I will get lots of similar portraits on my portrait project
''Childhood Memories'' in Myanmar.

Feel free to have a look at: www.gofundme.com/6n2tk

Erik Neu
Vietnam

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2011 at 09:02 UTC as 1st comment

I saw a report on this camera on japanese TV last year. To be able to record movies and stills at the same time and having the possibility to shoot long slow motion clips is a big plus.
JVC is always good for thinking out of the box and bringing unusual design and ideas to the market, I remember therir first digital tape video cameras in the shape of a walkman.

I would love to try out this camera for my project ''Childhood Memories''.

Have a look at: http://www.gofundme.com/6n2tk

Erik
Vietnam

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2011 at 06:12 UTC as 24th comment
On Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look article (355 comments in total)

I can't wait for a review on the NEX-7.
The Sony Nex manual focus system for use with manual nikon lenses beats the competition.
I hope the Nex-7 combines the good features of the Nex-5n with a perfect viewfinder and functional optimized dials and buttons.
That would be the perfect camera for my project ''Childhood Memories''.

Have a look at: http://www.gofundme.com/6n2tk

Erik
Vietnam

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 08:10 UTC as 12th comment

I guess the X-S1, with a small sensor, is the same size as the Panasonic G 3 with an micro 4/3 sensor, so why even think about it.
I like the Fuji X 10 for its smaller size and the fast lens for street photography, having a leicastyle viewfinder is the biggest plus for me.

I am still looking for the perfect back up camera for my Nikon Dslr, I checked out Panasonic. Olympus and Sony. so far Sony Nex has the best manual focus system when using Nikon lenses in manual mode.

I still hope one day there will be the perfect light camera out for my project ''Childhood Memories''. Have a look at: http://www.gofundme.com/6n2tk

Erik
Vietnam

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 07:30 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies

Will it be possible to connect the iPhone via bluetooth to a Canon Selphy CP 800 printer?
Would be perfect for my project ''Childhood Memories'' as back up.
Have a look at http://www.gofundme.com/6n2tk

Erik
Vietnam

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 16:46 UTC as 37th comment

That looks like a great back up camera for my dslr. With an adapter for Nikon I will be able to keep the weight of my kit low and carry more photo paper for my project ''Childhood Memories''.
Have a look at http://www.gofundme.com/6n2tk

Erik
Vietnam

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 11:58 UTC as 10th comment
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