Lou Cohen

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

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On article First pictures of rumored Samyang 24mm F2.8 AF lens (114 comments in total)

"Japanese rumor site Nokishita ". Their rumors would be more believable if they'd drop the "ki" from their name....

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 16:19 UTC as 5th comment
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TuanTranAnh: You can get Godox 860 II/O for Olympus/Panasonic or different version for all other brand with exact design, same spec for much cheaper. I got mine haft a year ago and it couldn't happier. I bought one for my Panasonic G7 and one Sony version for my A6000, with the X1 commander i could use both in a multi-flash system, just grab the camera i want to use and the whole system work seamlessly, no need to configure a bit. Its a very flexible solution. I get tired before the flash out of juice.

I got 900 shots on mine from a wedding Saturday night, and when I put it on charge there were two out of four bars still lit!

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 20:36 UTC
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match14: Why is the £ price higher than both the $ and € price?

LOL

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 20:34 UTC
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Comrade Spoon: Wouldn't recommend buying Godox or hähnel for professional work, they are both very unreliable and got no service support at all. Only useful if you get them almost for free and use off-camera. Compared to brand speedlites such as Canon or Nikon, they are very flimsy, non weather resistant and uncalibrated. For example Godox's IR assist lamp misses AF points, it also sometimes shows on photos. That's if it works at all :)

Nah. I shoot weddings with the Godox units rebranded as Adorama's Flashpoint, and they're absolutely wonderful. And at $170, who even NEEDS service/support? Use 'em up, and throw them away. Just like I used to do years ago with Nikon D70 cameras. Although it appears it will be a LONG time before I'll 'use them up'.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 20:33 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1050 comments in total)
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Accipiter_89: FF is starting to be a bit overkill, it's too good for most. Micro 4/3 is shaping up to be the ideal compromise for people who want the benefits of mirrorless technology, interchangeable lenses, reasonable size and good enough image quality.

Julian H you're WRONG, on 2 counts. The Olympus with lens weighs in at 1334 grams. The Fuji with lens at 1502 grams, as per B&H website specs. So, the Olympus set up is LIGHTER, not heavier.
Second point: you compared the top of the line Olympus to a minor grade (and lighter) body from Fuji. If you compare it to the top of the line Fuji, the X-H1 (w/o battery grip) the difference is larger: 1668 grams for the Fuji setup vs. 1334 for the Olympus.
What's more, the lens choices and ergonomics of the Olympus blows away the Fuji.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 20:24 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1050 comments in total)
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Accipiter_89: FF is starting to be a bit overkill, it's too good for most. Micro 4/3 is shaping up to be the ideal compromise for people who want the benefits of mirrorless technology, interchangeable lenses, reasonable size and good enough image quality.

85% of everything is BS. No way anybody could tell the difference in an 8x10/12 print between a full size sensor or a m4/3 shot, and I don't care if you hold the print so close that your nose pokes a hole in it.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 16:09 UTC
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Mike CH: 26 min video?

Who sits through that?

I don't have the patience for more than 5 minutes! If its something I want to see and its a longer video than I'm willing to watch, I'll browse through it by clicking ahead on the timeline.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 18:15 UTC

First Modern Photography, then Popular Photography, and now Shutterbug???!!? What am I supposed to read on the toilet? And NO, I won't use a tablet on the can!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 16:28 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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Lou Cohen: Too late for my needs. After literally 50 years of using exclusively Nikon, two years ago I tried a Panasonic G7 for my wedding photography, and found there was no difference. But the Panasonic MFT gear was much cheaper, much lighter, and much less tiring to carry all day than the Nikon gear.
Horses for courses; for MY needs, the MFT gear is ideal.

Lars V I get the same subject isolation with MFT as I did with Nikon. As you know, MFT has a 2 stop difference in depth of focus than full frame (all else being equal), but its easy to get the same look by doing either or both of two techniques: using a longer focal length and backing off from your subject, and/or increasing the subject to background distance.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 19:17 UTC
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Lou Cohen: Too late for my needs. After literally 50 years of using exclusively Nikon, two years ago I tried a Panasonic G7 for my wedding photography, and found there was no difference. But the Panasonic MFT gear was much cheaper, much lighter, and much less tiring to carry all day than the Nikon gear.
Horses for courses; for MY needs, the MFT gear is ideal.

brownie314, no, I have found no color problems at all, no matter if shooting RAW or jpegs. Skin tones look great; indistinguishable from my Nikon gear. And this is true no matter which lens I choose. Mostly I use the 12-35 f2.8. Superb lens!

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 19:02 UTC

Too late for my needs. After literally 50 years of using exclusively Nikon, two years ago I tried a Panasonic G7 for my wedding photography, and found there was no difference. But the Panasonic MFT gear was much cheaper, much lighter, and much less tiring to carry all day than the Nikon gear.
Horses for courses; for MY needs, the MFT gear is ideal.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 16:39 UTC as 140th comment | 4 replies

HAHA! What a DICK!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 20:11 UTC as 124th comment | 3 replies

This is so sad.....

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 19:55 UTC as 113th comment | 3 replies

OR, you could drum scan a 4x5 transparency... ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 16:30 UTC as 51st comment

Ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 20:24 UTC as 51st comment

Really, really stupid....

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 20:29 UTC as 64th comment

85% of everything....

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 16:27 UTC as 4th comment

I don't understand why anyone would want a dedicated B&W camera. Unless I'm mistaken, conversion to B&W from a RAW file gives you the opportunity to enhance the appearance of how colors appear in the B&W photo, much as was done in film capture with colored filters. I understand that ability is lost with a dedicated B&W camera. Is that correct?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 16:09 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies

What stupidity.....

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 20:51 UTC as 10th comment
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (340 comments in total)
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CaMeRa QuEsT: Yamaki San should always be pictured in full color: he always wears the nicest suits and ties in the industry!

That is quite a bad photograph of him. His face placed at the centerline of the photo, camera too high, way too much headroom. Makes him look like a little kid!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 17:51 UTC
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