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 Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (142 comments in total)
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Greg Gebhardt: There is much cheaper and more dependable storage available.

For a portable unit I might go with Cineraid solution. Its simpler and lacks the bells and whistles of Drobo.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 15:20 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (142 comments in total)
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Tactical Falcon: I agree, I am torn by the idea of anything proprietary. Support in the long run is important. Many external USB drives is cheap. Backup to the cloud etc. I love to use multi factor backup as opposed to a RAID only solution. Frankly I don't think anyone using any RAID should just depend on that alone. More backups, more safety.

No because the unit would have failed anyway. Only issue would be warranty and my unit is old enough that is not an issue. They have been around long enough that I don't worry about it, more likely they get purchased by a bigger player then going out. I can also say their support is some of the best I have experienced with a technology product. Even though I was out of warranty they helped me. Turns out one of my drives disconnected while cleaning it vigorously. I just pulled all the drives out and plugged them back in with out issue. My experience has been excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (142 comments in total)
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Tactical Falcon: I agree, I am torn by the idea of anything proprietary. Support in the long run is important. Many external USB drives is cheap. Backup to the cloud etc. I love to use multi factor backup as opposed to a RAID only solution. Frankly I don't think anyone using any RAID should just depend on that alone. More backups, more safety.

I have been using Drobo for my backup for 7-8 years now. They could go out of business tomorrow but that won't effect its usage. Never had a failure but I have had multiple consumer hard drives fail. I do backup my backups adding additional redundancy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 11:59 UTC
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Paul Guba: It continually amazes me that people feel they can just steal what someone else has worked to create. I assume the same people go to the grocery store and steal their food for the week without a thought. When my photos are stolen that is exactly the same thing as someone walking into my store and walking out with my produce. You maybe OK with people stealing your stuff that doesn't make it OK for people to steal mine.

No actually I did mean stealing. It is theft. If you use anything without paying its stealing. If I took you car and drove it around it would be stolen even if it were returned and you retained ownership.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 18:45 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (98 comments in total)
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peevee1: Huh. 2014 and no built-in WiFi, when every point and shoot has it already?!

And they still continue to play games. 5 fps at 36 mpix means that sensor and processor are able to produce 7.2 (not 6) fps at 1.2x and 11.2 fps (not 7) at DX crop. Artificial limits on a $3200 camera. Huh.

Yeah wifi useless unless shooting highly compressed jpegs and why would I want to do that if I purchased this camera. I don't use a SUV hoping it will dump a load of top soil I get a dump truck for that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 13:00 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (555 comments in total)
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Paul Guba: Well if do consider buying one it will have nothing to do what is reviewed here. When your links are called campaign then you moved beyond editorial content into the realm of advertising and selling. I can't even read the review because I feel its an advitorial.

ad·ver·to·ri·al
ˌadvərˈtôrēəl/
noun
a newspaper or magazine advertisement giving information about a product in the style of an editorial or objective journalistic article.

Definition of 'Marketing Campaign'

Specific activities designed to promote a product, service or business. A marketing campaign is a coordinated series of steps that can include promotion of a product through different mediums (television, radio, print, online) using a variety of different types of advertisements. The campaign doesn't have to rely solely on advertising, and can also include demonstrations, word of mouth and other interactive techniques.

I didn't call it a campaign the site did.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 13:22 UTC

It continually amazes me that people feel they can just steal what someone else has worked to create. I assume the same people go to the grocery store and steal their food for the week without a thought. When my photos are stolen that is exactly the same thing as someone walking into my store and walking out with my produce. You maybe OK with people stealing your stuff that doesn't make it OK for people to steal mine.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 12:13 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (555 comments in total)

Well if do consider buying one it will have nothing to do what is reviewed here. When your links are called campaign then you moved beyond editorial content into the realm of advertising and selling. I can't even read the review because I feel its an advitorial.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 16:28 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies
On Rumors hint at pair of new Canon lenses article (54 comments in total)
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peterstuckings: Anyone who needs Image Stabilizer on a 16-35mm lens probably shouldn't be spending so much money on high quality lenses.

I drive a Subaru wagon to all my shoots. I pack everything I need to deliver the best product possible to my client. I remember photo flow I haven't had to use since I brought my first digital camera 14 years ago.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 11:35 UTC
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Paul Guba: Great photographer I respect her work. I have been lucky to meet some great photographers through work and education. Irving Penn, Karsh, Avedon, George Tice, etc. most of my heroes. Mary Ellen Mark was the only one I can say I would never want to meet again.

Penn, Avedon, Karsh & Tice all could not have been nicer complete gentle men by the way. Just very kind and giving answered my questions asked some of me. Generally that has been my experience growing up in the business. As a rule photographers are pretty nice people.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 17:36 UTC
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nicolas guilbert: I think that on sites as FaceBook, you will find most stolen images. But they remove EXIF & IPTC data on picture uploads. I never understood why?

They say it is for faster loading. Truth is that FB, Google, Yahoo want to do away with copyright as it serves their business model to do so. Stripping away all metadata also limits any liability they might have hosting or using the image.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 12:39 UTC

Yeah more cheap stuff from China we are all winners.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 19:28 UTC as 3rd comment
On Stream your photos... via backpack? article (36 comments in total)

Pretty cool system. Like how it uploads low res versions allowing editors to then select a high res for usage saving bandwidth. The usage of multiple cellular connections is also very good. Quite a whole lot more then a wifi card clearly, then again I actually read the article.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 15:48 UTC as 11th comment
On Rumors hint at pair of new Canon lenses article (54 comments in total)
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peterstuckings: Anyone who needs Image Stabilizer on a 16-35mm lens probably shouldn't be spending so much money on high quality lenses.

30 years of shooting and I never found a situation were I couldn't use a tripod if it would improve the quality of images for my client. I guess I am doing something wrong.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 12:24 UTC

I have had no issue and continue working.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 19:55 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

Actually there is precedence as earlier this year a patent upheld for a yoga (yogaglo) company of all things. They patented the look and angle their videos were shot at. So no surprise Amazon is now onboard. I would suspect you will see many more of these in the future.

https://www.yogaalliance.org/Learn/YogaGlo_patent_issues_today_but_is_it_enforceable

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 13:20 UTC as 19th comment
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (197 comments in total)

More Leica commercials please.

Thank you.

Sheep

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 20:38 UTC as 19th comment
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (219 comments in total)

I guess having learned photography on 4x5 and 8x10 cameras I too don't get it. Truth is digital cameras exceed film with the exception of 8x10 film. Having scanned film for output back to film essentially lossless or hard time distinguishing the difference digital cameras exceed the quality of that scan for 4x5. So what is the sense other to say I did? I understand there is still some mystique with large format but it is essentially that.

If I were to spend the money and time to process 4x5 film I would want all the benefits that are available with a camera that shoots the film. That is just me, having shot it for years I would feel cheated not having it. Though others may feel differently.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 16:12 UTC as 11th comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (654 comments in total)
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Paul Guba: I almost purchased the earlier version. Not being an amateur it lacked one notable feature not being able to be tethered. Seems like there is still issues with LR and unlikely Capture1 is going out of their way to support Pentax. Which makes it a no go as much as I would like to have it.

Can't say I have used Pentax tether software and I know no pro that has. FYI Canon and Nikon have (had) tethering software as well and no pro I know used them either. Can you figure out why?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (654 comments in total)

I almost purchased the earlier version. Not being an amateur it lacked one notable feature not being able to be tethered. Seems like there is still issues with LR and unlikely Capture1 is going out of their way to support Pentax. Which makes it a no go as much as I would like to have it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:12 UTC as 90th comment | 5 replies
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