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 article Grounded: GoPro recalls Karma drone (54 comments in total)
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Mike FL: GoPro seems still have a year of life left:

Net Income Avi to Common (ttm) -337.74M
Total Cash (mrq) 224.89M

Lost 337.74M in a year with 224.89M in cash, GoPro is better to just give all the cash to its workers for a marry x-mas, and close the door after New year.

LOL. This is marketing its not about reality. If this guy believes they are as good or better then guess which he buys. That's marketing. GoPro saw huge growth since they were the first to enter the market. Basically they owned it. Not the case anymore. There avenues to sustain growth haven't been successful. So they are left to defend a market with much of their competition having deeper pockets, greater resources. The infusion of money they got from going public is mostly gone. All those things considered their stock tanks, and they won't have money to innovate or market. Done.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 13:21 UTC
On article Grounded: GoPro recalls Karma drone (54 comments in total)
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Mike FL: GoPro seems still have a year of life left:

Net Income Avi to Common (ttm) -337.74M
Total Cash (mrq) 224.89M

Lost 337.74M in a year with 224.89M in cash, GoPro is better to just give all the cash to its workers for a marry x-mas, and close the door after New year.

Its a pretty small market and not one your likely to upgrade as quickly as other technology products. You may be right for a film maker the GoPro may be the best. How many of those do you think there are? As a consumer if a similar one is 20-30% less I probably buy it, cause in reality how often does it get used when I have a video studio in phone. So its a small and shrinking market, and they are a one trick pony. The stock was way overpriced and they haven't had another innovation or been able to add market segments to their product.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
On article Grounded: GoPro recalls Karma drone (54 comments in total)

There pretty much done as a company. There stock tanked and reality is they are not in a good position to compete. They had the market when they were first introduced but haven't had another innovations since. They made big investment into a social sharing strategy failed, their drones are falling from the sky, all the while competition has been eroding their key market. They are (were) kings in a market segment but the competition has deeper pockets and can pull money from other revenue streams. Nice while it lasted.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 12:41 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (121 comments in total)

Still got mine. Was my snappy cam for a while until I got my first smart phone.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 13:56 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

I have the 24mm which is an awesome lens. 19mm would in all practicality be overly wide for me in most situations. I rarely pull out the 20mm unless forced to. Definitely a special purpose lens and wouldn't be a go to lens for me. Unlike most the price is not outlandish based on what I would expect the lens to do. Pretty much black magic to make a lens like this so to think it would be "affordable" would be foolish on my part.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 13:50 UTC as 15th comment
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obsolescence: My old Gitzo aluminum tripod is sturdier than my new Gitzo carbon fiber tripod of the same size (but it's also quite a bit heavier). For critical high res shots, I use the aluminum one.

I own some of the first cabon fiber material used in production. I own the first carbon fiber production bike made. I am a proponent of it as a material and an early adopter. I am also well aware of its limitations and longevity. Proof and reason are two different things. Reasoning is deduction, proof is evidence based.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
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obsolescence: My old Gitzo aluminum tripod is sturdier than my new Gitzo carbon fiber tripod of the same size (but it's also quite a bit heavier). For critical high res shots, I use the aluminum one.

As a dampening material Aluminum is pretty effective which is why you cannot buy aluminum springs. Carbon definitely flexes more but doesn't oxidize though it has a greater subject to cracking from impacts. Metal is malleable if it bends out of shape you can bend it back, carbon not so much. Longevity currently goes to aluminum as there are no 30 year old carbon tripods or anything for that matter.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 12:04 UTC
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obsolescence: My old Gitzo aluminum tripod is sturdier than my new Gitzo carbon fiber tripod of the same size (but it's also quite a bit heavier). For critical high res shots, I use the aluminum one.

I suspect they may have. I still have my Studex and Reporters as well as a Foba all aluminum. I sometimes have the wants for a carbon version but I rarely am hiking with it these days and they aren't broke so I won't fix them.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)
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tissunique: Made in China but damned expensive...it's beyond me that Nikon have forgotten the great value photographers place on 'Made In Japan' - like makers such as Canon, Fuji and many others

To bad punks like you are to young to remember when Made in Japan equaled poop. The first Japanese cameras were junk, they got better and they didn't have Leica to help them, makers in China can leverage all the experience from Nikon in modern facilities. Win.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 13:57 UTC

A case made to match a 20 year olds ambitions. I have a large Tenba Air case similar to this. It is nicknamed the "Oh Jesus" because that is what we say every time we encounter a staircase. I am more inclined to have more smaller cases today then one large one. I am no longer a 20 year old and my back aches from carrying cases like this when I was.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 12:18 UTC as 2nd comment
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Paul Guba: Cool beans. Not something I would buy but someone will and create great images with it. Nice to have options. Might even be nice to rent one for a week. Good for Pentax

Nonsense. The big rental places will have at least one to rent that is how they make money. Loads of people who shot IR and these forums are full of people with money to spend.
Just a suggestion Neil you might want to cut back on the self medication or at least read what you are typing before you hit post.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 15:43 UTC

Cool beans. Not something I would buy but someone will and create great images with it. Nice to have options. Might even be nice to rent one for a week. Good for Pentax

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 16:31 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On article Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay (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.

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

I am uninspired by the footage.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 17:05 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 (167 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.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 8th comment
On article DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks (134 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.

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.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 12:16 UTC as 12th 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.

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.

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.

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