Lou Cohen

Lives in United States Long Island, United States
Works as a Wedding Photographer
Joined on Nov 19, 2001

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On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 review (80 comments in total)
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Jones Indiana: It is a fine lens, and its sharp. But... the thing with the whole GFX system is that it lacks that 'Medium Format' feel. It is just not there in any of these images and it is missing in every single image I have seen from the GFX so far. The only lens that comes close is the 110mm f2.0.

What baloney!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2020 at 15:23 UTC
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Magnar W: The video tells us that with Pentax DSLR:

"You view the image with your eyes, and feel it with your heart"
"The unique experience you get when using a DSLR"
"Enables you to explore your artistic expression"
"Qualities that can’t be measured by numerical values"
"Lenses that have the ability to express distinctive memories and feelings"
"Full control over every element of the image"

Metaphysical cameras, I would assume. πŸ˜‰

I guess some things just aren't tangible... But when you've shot with Pentax' 31mm or 43mm, or 70mm limited lenses, you'll soon agree. They all have an almost 3D quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 19:16 UTC
On article Film Fridays: Kodak Portra 800 review (118 comments in total)

Portra came out as a film designed for good results scanning, in conjunction with Kodak's new high speed scanning and printing suite. It was even better in terms of grain and skin tones than the VPS (Vericolor Professional Short) that it replaced. I remember a zillion years ago when I started in this business using VPS' precursor which was CPS (color Professional Short). BTW, the 'short' in both names referred to short exposures, for which both were optimized. And yes, there were both VPL and CPL versions for exposures that were, if memory serves, longer than 1/30th of a second.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2020 at 15:27 UTC as 5th comment
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Lou Cohen: Years ago, in the 1980s, I was driving in Yellowstone heading towards Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park, when I spotted a roadside toilet facility that had a coin phone at the corner of the small building. Deciding to call my office to check in, I was happily chatting away when a huge bison walked out from the other corner of the building-no more than 25 feet away! I whispered into the phone "Holy s#&t, there's a bison right in front of me!" My secretary back in NY said "OMG! Should I call 911?" LOL He just slowly turned his huge head to look at me and continued walking....

PDF ????? W.T.F. are you blathering about? How does " I was driving in Yellowstone heading towards Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park" sound like it is a short drive?

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2020 at 14:04 UTC

Years ago, in the 1980s, I was driving in Yellowstone heading towards Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park, when I spotted a roadside toilet facility that had a coin phone at the corner of the small building. Deciding to call my office to check in, I was happily chatting away when a huge bison walked out from the other corner of the building-no more than 25 feet away! I whispered into the phone "Holy s#&t, there's a bison right in front of me!" My secretary back in NY said "OMG! Should I call 911?" LOL He just slowly turned his huge head to look at me and continued walking....

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2020 at 17:11 UTC as 106th comment | 3 replies
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TonyC5D: Some good some maybe not so but, #6, "about the photo" really? Get a life!

You need hip boots just to read that crap!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2020 at 22:43 UTC
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Lou Cohen: Panasonic's contrast detect AF has a flaw, at least for me, that is rarely mentioned. Put a slow travel zoom on it like their 14-140, and in low light it hunts, even when good technique is used. By good technique I mean putting the center focus spot on an area of high contrast.
As a wedding photographer I find this lens acceptable for reception work, but the hunting in a problem. Here's an example:
When the bridal couple is being introduced, I'll put that focusing spot on both the dark lapel and the white shirt. Still, in low light it hunts.
I tested to see if the focusing spot is really where the viewfinder indicates it is, asnd kit was OK. (This was a problem with some older Nikon bodies).

Yes, and the G7 too.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2020 at 17:16 UTC

Panasonic's contrast detect AF has a flaw, at least for me, that is rarely mentioned. Put a slow travel zoom on it like their 14-140, and in low light it hunts, even when good technique is used. By good technique I mean putting the center focus spot on an area of high contrast.
As a wedding photographer I find this lens acceptable for reception work, but the hunting in a problem. Here's an example:
When the bridal couple is being introduced, I'll put that focusing spot on both the dark lapel and the white shirt. Still, in low light it hunts.
I tested to see if the focusing spot is really where the viewfinder indicates it is, asnd kit was OK. (This was a problem with some older Nikon bodies).

Link | Posted on May 23, 2020 at 13:43 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
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muljao: Great news for a great little format. Yongnua make decent flash units for other brands, likely we'll see some affordable lighting also here for m43rds

We already HAVE great affordable lighting in m43. Look at Godox.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2020 at 18:41 UTC
On article Loupedeck+ review (134 comments in total)

I was waffling regarding the first version, but this may just have me reaching for my wallet.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 14:10 UTC as 58th comment

Shooting film is just too expensive nowadays.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 21:05 UTC as 27th comment | 10 replies

What am I supposed to read on the toilet now????

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 19:13 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies

I hate change!

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2020 at 21:37 UTC as 20th comment

A travesty to leave out the Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic, the best selling SLR of it's time. With their magnificent 77mm f1.8 lens it was a portraitist's dream.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2020 at 17:03 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies

$8300? Boutique camera, not a tool.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2020 at 14:06 UTC as 56th comment | 11 replies

That first portrait photo has poor color ans is a bit underexposed. Certainly not a pic I'd use to brag about this lens...

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2020 at 14:24 UTC as 1st comment

Wow.... this is a great incentive to me, to finally dip my toe into the video editing world!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2020 at 14:13 UTC as 95th comment

That Nikon Z50 is one ugly ass camera! There's something "Practika"-like in its looks.

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Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2019 at 00:11 UTC as 8th comment
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panther fan: 12-45 F4 Pro?

The 12-40 F2.8 is already very small and I doubt the new lens will be cheaper. So are there really people out there who think the 12-40 F2.8 is too large? And if you are there many of you out there?
I mean the 12-35 F2.8/ 12-40 F2.8 and 12-60 F2.8-4.0 are all amazing options, so I am not sure Olympus has their priorities right. Wouldn't and UWA be needed more?

Problem with the 12-40 is that it has that stupid focus clutch that I always seemed to inadvertently hit. Traded it for Panasonic 12-35 2.8, much happier.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2019 at 17:38 UTC
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kivis: This is a totally bogus charge. NY is going after them because they didn't charge sales tax on discounts. How do you pay taxes on income not received? I moved to Florida 15 years ago, because the NY Govt is out of control.

In the car business, at least in NY, if a manufacturer offers an incentive of X dollars, there is tax on that amount. Totally unfair.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 21:51 UTC
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