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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FrancoD: I "built" two darkrooms in the late 70 and 80s. One was using a bathroom , the other was a laundry room not much bigger than this tent. Both were rooms easy to make light tight and I had a very understanding wife. Not all are in the same situation so I would think that the tent solution is not a bad one at all. Not that I am about to start printing again any time soon.

Just like me ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 23:34 UTC
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FrancoD: I "built" two darkrooms in the late 70 and 80s. One was using a bathroom , the other was a laundry room not much bigger than this tent. Both were rooms easy to make light tight and I had a very understanding wife. Not all are in the same situation so I would think that the tent solution is not a bad one at all. Not that I am about to start printing again any time soon.

I think that is what Ansel Adams used. or his version of it

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 16:14 UTC
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Les Kamens: makes sense if you need images right away. I don't know how else you can accomplish that?

Whoa everyone this was a tong and cheek thread.
@Phillip there's a lot more to it than dodging and burning... color correcting composing what papers to use what chemicals to achieve your ends. so yeah in terms of creativity, I stand by what I said.
@Snappa my comment above was a little history and I guess I wasn't understood . I shoot digital and will never look back. film has a certain look that is unique for it and thats all

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2021 at 19:02 UTC
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Les Kamens: makes sense if you need images right away. I don't know how else you can accomplish that?

@snappa I cut my teeth on film. there is something to be said for the artistry that is mixed with chemistry. and in the 90's If needed to get image to publication quickly that meant for me to run to a one hour lab and get prints for them to scan. so a few hours and it happened. the above product would be great for that if there were the need. so back to art. as an art form its right up there with sculpting playing piano and other hands on creating. And with all that said there was nothing more rewarding to get a full size image to publication in under 2 mins. under a min for small jpgs. with my Z cams two weeks ago. im good with it. and with all the new glass, images are amazing. BUT nothing has the quality of film. peace.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2021 at 00:08 UTC

makes sense if you need images right away. I don't know how else you can accomplish that?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2021 at 20:52 UTC as 37th comment | 10 replies

I want that!!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2021 at 17:26 UTC as 67th comment

wow. nice. thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2021 at 01:16 UTC as 4th comment

If I wore a watch it would be that one!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 20:36 UTC as 14th comment

Mind blowing from a 5 day exposure almost 200 years ago to WiFi images to publication moments after photographed. We’re fortunate to be a part of this industry

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 16:06 UTC as 16th comment
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Les Kamens: So is the protection button to lock down the sensor’s VR? Or does something cover the sensor when changing lenses? I’m surprised most are talking about the tape on the back screen yet I’ve never seen a protection button on any other body to date.

Thanks. Image lock, got it. Couldn’t quite see the icon on the button only the work protection

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 14:57 UTC
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Jer81: So it got a screen, viewfinder, buttons and a joystick. Who would have thought of that,
pretty mind-blowing,

Yeah maybe so but I still don’t think they are going to include the hand warmers

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 14:42 UTC

So is the protection button to lock down the sensor’s VR? Or does something cover the sensor when changing lenses? I’m surprised most are talking about the tape on the back screen yet I’ve never seen a protection button on any other body to date.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 14:38 UTC as 52nd comment | 7 replies
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vFunct: I will never figure out why they have dual handgrips on the professional cameras for portrait and landscape when they could just have an oversized square format sensor instead and you could electronically select portrait or landscape shots, while keeping the flash on top in both orientations without using a bulky bracket.

This is the format that we have… if you feel that another format would be better, then make one.. but for now this is what we have and I’ll tell you first hand that a dual grip is very handy and for a multitude of reasons makes the vertical grip very necessary. If you like a square format get a Hassi. BTW if the amount of time you save having your flash always on top of the camera will be eaten up in post cropping every image. Not ideal for quick turnaround editorial work..

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 14:18 UTC
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Les Kamens: Chevy vs Ford / Nikon vs Canon. I had a Mac in 85 Amiga in 88 PC in 90 Back to Mac in 06. the 2 things that I like: Computing without anxiety (only pc>Mac users can appreciate this). and Security They don't share your stuff. the environment is fun. Im good with it and will never chastise my PC bredrin

Thank you so much!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 22:43 UTC
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Les Kamens: Chevy vs Ford / Nikon vs Canon. I had a Mac in 85 Amiga in 88 PC in 90 Back to Mac in 06. the 2 things that I like: Computing without anxiety (only pc>Mac users can appreciate this). and Security They don't share your stuff. the environment is fun. Im good with it and will never chastise my PC bredrin

you would know where I could find a mouse for it?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 23:36 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Apple M1 iMac vs. Intel PC for photo/video (485 comments in total)
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Les Kamens: Chevy vs Ford / Nikon vs Canon. I had a Mac in 85 Amiga in 88 PC in 90 Back to Mac in 06. the 2 things that I like: Computing without anxiety (only pc>Mac users can appreciate this). and Security They don't share your stuff. the environment is fun. Im good with it and will never chastise my PC bredrin

mine was an amiga 2000 with two 3 1/2 in floppy drives and when I put in the PC board I added a 51/4 floppy drive. but no hard drive just ran off the workbench disk. Still have it

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2021 at 23:01 UTC

I'll take 2 please

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2021 at 21:37 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: Apple M1 iMac vs. Intel PC for photo/video (485 comments in total)

Chevy vs Ford / Nikon vs Canon. I had a Mac in 85 Amiga in 88 PC in 90 Back to Mac in 06. the 2 things that I like: Computing without anxiety (only pc>Mac users can appreciate this). and Security They don't share your stuff. the environment is fun. Im good with it and will never chastise my PC bredrin

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2021 at 17:14 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies

I am coming from a strong film background. I use to hand soup hundreds of rolls a night till my finger ends were backend. Our labs had to be checked for chemistry bing dumped. Film Is TOXIC. I loved it and it had its place for me. but I'm still waiting to see scans from my Leica M2 and 1943 Roli. while I immediately see results from my Nikon Z7ii & 24-70 2.8 that I feel rival my old sumacron lenses

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2021 at 20:04 UTC as 13th comment
On article Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 105mm F2.8 VR S sample gallery (84 comments in total)

I had that Honda!!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2021 at 16:26 UTC as 22nd comment
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