Les Kamens

Lives in United States United States
Has a website at www.thephotogroup.com
Joined on Aug 1, 2002
About me:

shooting pro since 1972


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I'm ready for a new 70-200.... Not so ready for $2800.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 23:00 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies

I had the 260 because it had a PC sync

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 03:32 UTC as 20th comment


Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 03:19 UTC as 25th comment
On article Nikon 1 V3 Review (651 comments in total)
In reply to:

Les Kamens: How come Nikon didn't release something that would be more comparable to Sony's A7s. I would be all over it.

I was referring the the Hi ISO, Silent shutter, and full size sensor ... unfortunately even in quiet mode DSLR's make noise
I'm an NPS member check my equipment list...it makes no sense for me to carry two systems.. not sure why Nikon didn't jump in more seriously. :(

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3 Review (651 comments in total)

How come Nikon didn't release something that would be more comparable to Sony's A7s. I would be all over it.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 14:46 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On article SherpaFund raises money after Everest avalanche (21 comments in total)

My Heart goes out to their family and friends.
Gate' Gate' Paragate' Parasamgate' Bodhi Svah'a'

Link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 15:04 UTC as 5th comment
In reply to:

Abu Mahendra: Right. Hasn't Canon had this for a few years now?

get off the name game doesn't matter who's first, just that we all get to use cool technology... could say the same about Nikon have higher iso first. so glad our canon friends can use that tech as well. But I guess the real question is nice for lens but how about extending that to our filters that are on the front lines.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 14:53 UTC
On article Calumet Oak Brook, Illinois store reopens this Sunday (42 comments in total)

I always found the NYC store to be the best calumet outlet out of all the ones out there. SF being the worst... I hope they reopen NYC. Those folks that work there don't deserve the corporate hatchet. some whom worked there for over 20 years. THE BEST RENTAL Dept. bar none. Best Customer Service BAR NONE. I wish B&H took lessons from them. But I guess as far as retail goes they were the medium expensive spread.

MY 2 cents

Link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 12:32 UTC as 15th comment
On article Samsung Galaxy NX Hands-on (195 comments in total)
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Minolta4Life: I'm still waiting on the digital camera that can be surgically implanted in my eye, and the cell phone that is an implanted chip in my tongue. Anything else is archaic.

Google Glass is well on its way... not sure if that is good or bad

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 14:41 UTC
On article New CompactFlash card to allow RAID-style 'mirroring' (100 comments in total)

I find this an interesting idea... I use the other slot in camera as backup or extra storage. I have only had one card in the past 12 years fail and i think that was due to handing it over to an editor that mysteriously gave it back corrupted. I don't transfer files that way any more and have not had any troubles with cards as well.

So my question is how many others out there have had real bad card issues using Sandisk or Lexar cards

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 13:53 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Tamrac 5592 Big Wheels SpeedRoller 2X Bag Review (44 comments in total)

My think tank international has been amazing, as it holds two pro bodies 5 lenses two flash heads battery charge and small bag of all the things youl'll ever need to keep your shoot going. It is also cheaper and sleeker than the Tamrac and on airplanes it fits most overheads and on commuter flights fits under the seat

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 15:41 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Love my Think Tank Retrospective 5 in the My Camera Bag! (Capture Date Rule) challenge (4 comments in total)


Link | Posted on May 28, 2013 at 21:22 UTC as 4th comment

Although in theory it sounds wonderful...But i also, like the posters below don't want to rely on an internet connection to have to get my work out. The "what if's" are to much to think about. I do a lot of location work where i am sitting in a hotel room with really poor bandwidth that will have to share using the application and uploading my work. I will probably use my CS6 until I can find something else that will work in it's place.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:23 UTC as 320th comment | 1 reply
On article Online images and copyright infringement (255 comments in total)

I Guess they never heard of Getty

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 06:22 UTC as 31st comment
On photo earth rising in Les Kamens's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

thank you NASA

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2012 at 14:17 UTC as 1st comment

I really love Hipstamatic one of my favorite camera apps. some might say it's a toy and others just another brush and palette... make art!!!!!! it's fun

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2012 at 16:27 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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Blaufeld: I tought that the meaning of photography was taking a meaningful image that tries to convey a message or to elicit an emotional response...
Here we have casual snapshots laden with a filter and uploaded to a network saturated with "white noise" in the meager hope that someone will click the "like" button and fill the hopeless need for attention...
I'm not a snob, I simply can't stand all this "social" crap.

remember the Holga..... and probably the Polaroid land camera before that just another slot in history of making images/art.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 14:34 UTC
On article Facebook pushes photo prominence in timeline (83 comments in total)

And aside form the small fact that FACEBOOK OWNS your images. Just another reason I don't participate with facebook!!!!!!!!
funny how their stock offerings are going south fast

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 04:22 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article Scientists demonstrate 'paint-on' batteries (108 comments in total)

Gotta start somewhere. Great idea and as all new ideas get adapted, let's see where this goes. May flop or may fly. May just open a door to some other technology that could revolutionize everything as we know it today. Who ever thought after loading and shooting 8x10 film holders that you can now hold up and ipad that looks very similar and grab an image on it.... just sayin

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2012 at 15:31 UTC as 47th comment

Stand Strong!!!!!!! The music industry is notorious for poor deals regarding images and their usage. When i was a Kid and went to shoot Santana and wanted to get paid from the management...His response was," there are 10's of thousands of people out there with cameras willing to give me photo's for passes to the next show. Why would I want to pay you?" Was an eye opener and decided to move specialties to still life and table top. What did I learn? Agency's pay and rock and roll not so much.

Next we should turn our efforts on FaceBook that blatantly say all images posted are theirs no if, ands, or buts.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 14:42 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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