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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Just when you thought they were gone, they drag them back. Just in time for the holidays.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 141st comment

That is to bad. Hard to compete with the Chinese manufacturers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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Paul Guba: Tether support for 810?

Actually not. My friend called me from a shoot asking why his new camera wouldn't tether. I am stuck with a crappy D800 ;-) that tethers fine.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 15:31 UTC
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Paul Guba: Tether support for 810?

Capture 1 has it. Guess not a priority for Adobe.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 12:13 UTC

Cool now we can have bad video that is lit.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:38 UTC as 8th comment

Tether support for 810?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 20:22 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (136 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: In a professional context, for example for fashion photography in a studio, what is the advantage of a medium format camera today?

Today's full frame sensors and optics provide more than enough resolution for even very large printed ads, and dynamic range there is plenty as well. Furthermore, in a studio environment, I expect lighting to be perfect and the pro photographer to frame close to the final result.

For landscape photography medium format is interesting, but that's not my question.

Its not about the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 13:40 UTC
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (136 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: In a professional context, for example for fashion photography in a studio, what is the advantage of a medium format camera today?

Today's full frame sensors and optics provide more than enough resolution for even very large printed ads, and dynamic range there is plenty as well. Furthermore, in a studio environment, I expect lighting to be perfect and the pro photographer to frame close to the final result.

For landscape photography medium format is interesting, but that's not my question.

I shot 8x10 and 4x5 20 years ago. I know that answer and its not resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 22:05 UTC
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (136 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: In a professional context, for example for fashion photography in a studio, what is the advantage of a medium format camera today?

Today's full frame sensors and optics provide more than enough resolution for even very large printed ads, and dynamic range there is plenty as well. Furthermore, in a studio environment, I expect lighting to be perfect and the pro photographer to frame close to the final result.

For landscape photography medium format is interesting, but that's not my question.

In truth none. There is rarely the need for that kind of resolution in a commercial situation. The resolution is not driven by need but rather a perceived need or status. My experience was this. We all invested in digital gear shot images that went off to the retoucher. As better cameras came on the market a retoucher would say oh these files look better (aka bigger) even if there was no need for the files to be bigger. So Creative Directors hear the files are better but in truth they had little understanding about the process, they just heard this one is better. So the word comes back to the photographer, so and so is using this camera and we heard his files looked better. So you go out and buy or rent the newer camera. Its an image (ego) thing not an image quality thing. With a 22mp camera you can shoot 95% of any professional jobs and not be concerned about image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 18:41 UTC
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Anastigmat: A good idea the implementation of which has been long overdue. The medium format mirror box is a big obstacle to portability. It is bulky, heavy and it adds vibration by the truck load. Replacing it with an electronic finder makes even more sense than doing the same for35mm FF or APS-C size sensors. Next we may see medium format cameras with a collapsible bellows lens that can be used for street photography.

Its not new. Look at the Hassleblad SWS or the Sinar Handy both of which are over 30 years old.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 13:39 UTC
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Paul Guba: Misleading headline at best. Similar camera has been made for years and is mirrorless the same way a view camera is. Like saying Sinar is now making a mirrorless view camera. Truth its: Phase-Alpha-Rodenstock bundle.

If you google Hassleblad SWC you will see that they made a similar camera in the 1960's. Sad that the editors at DPR are key wording titles to drive traffic really effects the legitimacy of the site.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 13:36 UTC

Misleading headline at best. Similar camera has been made for years and is mirrorless the same way a view camera is. Like saying Sinar is now making a mirrorless view camera. Truth its: Phase-Alpha-Rodenstock bundle.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 11:05 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount article (75 comments in total)
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Tal Shachar: 1. nice of Dpreivew to post reviews of a dedicated video camera without stills.
2. I guess there is no still option in this camera, but the good news, since it's only 8 Mega Pixel, it uses all it's sensor size for video (like canon C-100, C300, C500), compared to those DSLR with 20-32 MP which uses only the center of sensor for video.
3. it's about time we can buy a cameras from different brand of what we have without the need to buy a new set of lenses.
4. it's time all of us consumers will buy only from companies that allow you to have compatibility for all accessories and not just their on (that JVC GY-LS300 that supports all lenses, Olympus and Panasonic which uses same accessories) and hopefully soon more will follow.
5. good work JVC but maybe on your next model you will support stills pictures and the ability to mount any flash (Canon, Nikon, Sony etc.) on your hot-shoe.

It is m4/3 mount so perhaps the editors get a pass. There is also a merging of technology and now many still photographers are interested in video cameras. I think one must also acknowledge that the site is owned by Amazon a retail giant and they want to sell stuff. Not sure if they have gone the Huffington Post route and are being paid by corporation to create articles but that is not beyond the realm of possibilities.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 19:52 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (378 comments in total)
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Maxpace: Images could have been more thoughtful.

No kidding. Woof.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 11:59 UTC

As sh*t polishers they did a pretty admirable job. Must have been difficult considering the circumstances as a designer. Basically they were doomed from the get go.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 11:17 UTC as 131st comment
On Sony launches support program for pro photographers article (114 comments in total)
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Guidenet: I'm not sure charging $100 is a wise idea. It sends a message. My NPS membership has always been free which I appreciate. This also sends a message. If Sony were to open it up to every weekend warrior with a crop camera body, the system would become too diluted for the average pro to consider useful.

Part of what Sony has to overcome is their reputation. Not having a couple of solid full frame DSLRs doesn't help that reputation.

Nope NPS. I am trying to deal with a repair right now. Cannot enter NPS number, cannot email anyone, cannot talk to anyone.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 11:56 UTC
On Sony launches support program for pro photographers article (114 comments in total)
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Guidenet: I'm not sure charging $100 is a wise idea. It sends a message. My NPS membership has always been free which I appreciate. This also sends a message. If Sony were to open it up to every weekend warrior with a crop camera body, the system would become too diluted for the average pro to consider useful.

Part of what Sony has to overcome is their reputation. Not having a couple of solid full frame DSLRs doesn't help that reputation.

I can also show you the 20 emails to NPS trying to login to my account and even though I had the correct password I nor the tech people could log me in. I need to service a camera now and can't login still two years latter. I literally had to google names at Nikon and send an actual letter to get help. They are clueless in terms of service and stuck in the 1970's.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 01:39 UTC
On Sony launches support program for pro photographers article (114 comments in total)
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Guidenet: I'm not sure charging $100 is a wise idea. It sends a message. My NPS membership has always been free which I appreciate. This also sends a message. If Sony were to open it up to every weekend warrior with a crop camera body, the system would become too diluted for the average pro to consider useful.

Part of what Sony has to overcome is their reputation. Not having a couple of solid full frame DSLRs doesn't help that reputation.

Absolutely I can. I have a long list of horror stories dealing with Nikon Service and yes I am a member of NPS. I also dealt with Canon, Olympus, and Fuji service and I can without a doubt Nikon is the worst by a far margin. Canon service without any membership was lightyears ahead of Nikon NPS. All I can say is shutter failed in Canon camera and I had it back in 6 days. My Nikon lens took two months to repair. Don't even try to call someone at Nikon you will be routed to a call center in Caribbean and they don't understand photography or the Nikon product line, and cannot get you information about your service as they don't talk to the repair center but only email each other. Total service nightmare.
Yes I spoke with multiple people at Nikon including a VP and they all admitted problems.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 01:38 UTC
On Sony launches support program for pro photographers article (114 comments in total)
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Guidenet: I'm not sure charging $100 is a wise idea. It sends a message. My NPS membership has always been free which I appreciate. This also sends a message. If Sony were to open it up to every weekend warrior with a crop camera body, the system would become too diluted for the average pro to consider useful.

Part of what Sony has to overcome is their reputation. Not having a couple of solid full frame DSLRs doesn't help that reputation.

No one would pay for Nikon service if they charged. Its awful.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
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kdphoto: Great camera images are fabulous but here is the problem. Ricoh is way behind the ball when it comes to a professional workflow for studio shooting with a tether solution. Transmitter 2 is still not available in the USA and when it does get here it's no Capture One for sure! Also very questionable since they are selling their own software that they will not have a SDK for Lightroom, even though you'll be able to shoot to a hot folder it's going to be slow. Lastly Capture One is never going to allow it in on there workflow as it's pretty much competition for Phaseone camera backs.
So the big question before you buy the Pentax 645Z is how important is it to shoot tethered into a fast and easy workflow?

Well perhaps you might consider that its not important to the user base because the camera is incapable of tethering in a reasonable manner. Kinda like saying my car doesn't have air conditioning but its not an issue because I don't use it I just roll the windows down. When you have it then you use it: Supply finds its own demand.

I don't disregard that not having tethering is a acceptable work flow for you but for many who might consider purchasing this camera it simply is not. Like saying I only drive my car on cool days so I don't really need air conditioning. Most photographer who invest in a system don't do only one thing. Pentax could sell more cameras if it could tether. At least one more, and I doubt if I am alone.

Problematic tethering is not limited to just this Pentax camera but historically the whole Pentax brand. It simply something they have not been willing to invest in.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 13:09 UTC
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