Paul Guba

Paul Guba

Lives in United States Red Bank, United States
Works as a Digital Imaging Professional
Has a website at http://www.gubavision.com
Joined on Nov 5, 2003
About me:

To take over the world

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On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (235 comments in total)

Worked a couple of launches. The NASA gear is some of the most impressive I have encountered and their lenses are the best money could buy at the time.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 15:24 UTC as 12th comment
On GoPro announces Kolor acquisition article (46 comments in total)

I am uninspired by the footage.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 17:05 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)

These guys are freaking marketing genius to convince a group of people to by a lens with such poor rendering characteristics. Save yourself some money a go out an buy a black stocking and a warming filter to shoot through.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 7th comment
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (138 comments in total)

Is this an April Fools joke? Really DP Review recommends selfie sticks. We come a long way baby and its all downhill from here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:16 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies

My hipster meter just hit 11. It uses obsolete and retro technologies that were badly executed when they were new. Please tell me there is an option to power it by steam then it would be perfect.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 12:16 UTC as 11th comment
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Papi61: This is an amazing recorder, but I'm pretty sure that in a year or so there will be many more similar products on the market for a lot less money (Shogun is clearly overpriced, lots of room to make something with the same specs a lot cheaper.) 4k has just started what looks like a big boom, and it's not going to stop any soon...

I love it when the line between big-bucks "pro" and (true) "indie" gets blurred more and more. Power to the people! Give anyone who has the talent the chance to use tools that can approach or equal big-budget productions and I assure you that Hollyweird will go belly up in just a few years. Couldn't happen a minute too soon...

Oh dear the grammar police are out, so compeling. Change the subject to grammar when your argument is proven idiotic. You remain clueless.

"Because the market for something like this is very small, ergo you'd need a large profit margin to even consider it."

Therefore the market can't support a lower cost version. Thanks for agreeing with me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
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Papi61: This is an amazing recorder, but I'm pretty sure that in a year or so there will be many more similar products on the market for a lot less money (Shogun is clearly overpriced, lots of room to make something with the same specs a lot cheaper.) 4k has just started what looks like a big boom, and it's not going to stop any soon...

I love it when the line between big-bucks "pro" and (true) "indie" gets blurred more and more. Power to the people! Give anyone who has the talent the chance to use tools that can approach or equal big-budget productions and I assure you that Hollyweird will go belly up in just a few years. Couldn't happen a minute too soon...

The reality of TODAY is your clueless. Really if it is so easy then go ahead and research it, design it, engineer it, make it, market it, support it, update it. build brand awareness, loyalty, and confidence and then repeat oh and turn a profit pay all your employees, get them health insurance, higher a lawyer and hr person. Part of the cost is all the thing mentioned and more. If it was really so easy and profitable at half the cost then why has no one done it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
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Papi61: This is an amazing recorder, but I'm pretty sure that in a year or so there will be many more similar products on the market for a lot less money (Shogun is clearly overpriced, lots of room to make something with the same specs a lot cheaper.) 4k has just started what looks like a big boom, and it's not going to stop any soon...

I love it when the line between big-bucks "pro" and (true) "indie" gets blurred more and more. Power to the people! Give anyone who has the talent the chance to use tools that can approach or equal big-budget productions and I assure you that Hollyweird will go belly up in just a few years. Couldn't happen a minute too soon...

The Shogun is a nice piece of kit. The price seems quite reasonable considering what it allows you to do. If you need it buy it simple as that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 14:21 UTC

I am less concerned with hardness then I am the optical quality. To be honest I never scratched a filter in 20 plus years of photography. I did drop a lens with a filter on it and it broke and scratched the lens. Maybe a great marketing ploy.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 12:53 UTC as 13th comment
On Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash article (56 comments in total)
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jp1958: 400 WS is not strong enough to over power the summer sun. The angle of coverage is good for a 50mm lens. It is no Profoto Acute/D4 Ring.

Its battery powered and 25% the cost if you factor in an Acute power pack. More then enough power. When overpowering the sun its more sync speed issue and that is often camera dependent. That is why leaf shutters remained popular on MF cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 13:03 UTC
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NancyP: I think that there is a market for a geared head that is lighter than the 410, for the users of mirrorless cameras. I have to say that my tiny Sigma DP2M (8 oz) looks a little silly on top of the Manfrotto 410/Hejnar adapter plus Manfrotto 055 legs.The only geared heads out there are Manfrotto, Arca-Swiss Cube and D series, and the Sunwayfoto knockoff of the Arca D4 (not available in US).

Majestic and Cambo make/made one there huge. Geared heads aren't made for small cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 22:33 UTC

It was a hard decision. Ultimately thanks for paying our salaries.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 12:48 UTC as 18th comment
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Paul Guba: Honesty in photography never existed. If I simply reframe an image while taking it an entirely different message can be conveyed. This issue harkens back to the roots of photography when bodies were moved and composed for pictures of the US Civil War. So at what point does reporting and illustration cross. My belief is as soon as you begin to compose the image. Am I to believe that the photographer didn't direct the subject to stand in the beam of light in the above image or it was a happy accident. Maybe they filled the air with dust as well. I might have. So if all these things happen before the shutter actually moves is it so different afterward?

Yes I believe all media to be suspect. More importantly most people believe what they want to and don't know what they don't know. As far as I know Diogenes is still looking for an honest man.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 17:37 UTC
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Paul Guba: Honesty in photography never existed. If I simply reframe an image while taking it an entirely different message can be conveyed. This issue harkens back to the roots of photography when bodies were moved and composed for pictures of the US Civil War. So at what point does reporting and illustration cross. My belief is as soon as you begin to compose the image. Am I to believe that the photographer didn't direct the subject to stand in the beam of light in the above image or it was a happy accident. Maybe they filled the air with dust as well. I might have. So if all these things happen before the shutter actually moves is it so different afterward?

Well I have done photo journalism work. Just the fact that I show up and announce that I am here to photograph for the media effects the event.

Somewhere along the line we told ourselves that the journalism is more then story telling and that it is to be a non biased representation of events. That is simply never been the case. It ended as soon as it became a commodity if not sooner. Think about what you consume: First you choose what you want to consume (maybe its a liberal or conservative media source), then your options are regulated by a series of editors, the editors choose from a series of articles that all arrive with the creators bias. It may be changed edited to meet standards of the corporate organization (they might have agenda outside of the news if they are owned by a larger corporation). By the time it arrives ready for you to consume it is so removed from reality that it is unlikely to have any truth.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 14:24 UTC

Honesty in photography never existed. If I simply reframe an image while taking it an entirely different message can be conveyed. This issue harkens back to the roots of photography when bodies were moved and composed for pictures of the US Civil War. So at what point does reporting and illustration cross. My belief is as soon as you begin to compose the image. Am I to believe that the photographer didn't direct the subject to stand in the beam of light in the above image or it was a happy accident. Maybe they filled the air with dust as well. I might have. So if all these things happen before the shutter actually moves is it so different afterward?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 13:07 UTC as 4th comment | 8 replies

Pretty cool. Wonder how that effects cleaning the filter. Is it easier?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 13:48 UTC as 7th comment
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

Well now we know what Canon users will use with that new 50MP camera. If its as good as their other art lenses that will makes some people happy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 34th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3372 comments in total)

Well as someone who has been shooting the D800 for a couple years its all about the lenses otherwise it is just wasted information. Then its focus focus focus a little off and you missed it. Everything becomes much more critically important. Good for Canon in stepping up its game and admitting that there was a need for more then 24MP.
Then don't forget to budget for the biggest fastest computer you can because processing 50MP raw files is gonna be a bitch.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 22:05 UTC as 398th comment
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (229 comments in total)
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rockjano: PLEASE make a good tethered option, what we have is weeeeek

Nikon Camera Control is not a true tethering solution for me since I can't see the images. I really never felt it necessary to control the camera remotely while tethered I am never more then 16ft from the camera. Its kinda of mute point for NCC if I can't accurately view the images I am shooting how do I judge changes to camera control.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 12:18 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (229 comments in total)
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rockjano: PLEASE make a good tethered option, what we have is weeeeek

Tethering works fine for me. Have been using it since it was an option.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:05 UTC
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