Mike Ronesia

Mike Ronesia

Lives in Northern Mariana Islands Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Works as a Tech
Has a website at Do people still have those?
Joined on Sep 30, 2009
About me:

Looking for something to shoot.

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On photo DSC_0137 in EthanP99's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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EthanP99: My best work so far.

It is your most viewed image. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 04:59 UTC

I have not read anything in the release about DFD, but I did find this on a DPR post from July. I do hope this is correct.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 07:17 UTC as 14th comment
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Martin.au: Oh wow. That tripod mount is awesome.

Didn't Oly do that with the 300?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 07:09 UTC
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danieljcox: You can see more real world samples at http://naturalexposures.com/leica-lumix-100-400mm/

Thanks for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 07:09 UTC
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Mike FL: When will Panasonic is able to make IBIS is on par with old Olympus OMD-EM5?

GX9? or may be GX10?

Who cares? Oly fan boys will never buy a Panasonic camera and what would you bash if Panny improved the only thing it doesn't do as well as Oly?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 04:14 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)
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Sangster: Using an EVF for reviewing images under the bright sun is handy.

So true and I can do it without my glasses because of the Diopter. I would hate having to shoot with readers on so I could review an image.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 03:52 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)
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Battersea: Why doesn't Sony et. al. design a larger size body with a double size battery? That would end that discussion right there. The larger size body could also incorporate additional buttons or larger or even just better spaced buttons. I realize it's great to be able to have a smaller body but sometimes it just doesn't matter much like when using pro quality lenses/flashes/wireless controllers anyway.

My GH4 has a battery grip for a second one, but I rarely use it. I can shoot a whole day and get a couple thousand shots on a single battery with my rear screen flipped closed and use off camera flash or no flash. I do have two spare batteries and they are easy enough to carry with me, but rarely need to change it if I leave the house with a full charge. Other times with lots of image reviewing they drain faster, but like I said, I have spares.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 03:44 UTC
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fotoph: why take shots of a moving band at 1/13 and 1/10th of a second?

Not everyone has to like every style. Some people think finger painting with poop is creative, I don't have to like that either.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 20:08 UTC
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Fogsprig: Some photos are OK, but there's a bunch of "why did they show these?" pics (especially taken with a fisheye).
But after all the 7-14mm is a highly desirable lens.

iudex is entitled to their opinion. I have the Panny 7-14 and love it, but would never buy one of the available fisheyes and I rarely see fisheye prints on walls.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 02:38 UTC
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fotoph: why take shots of a moving band at 1/13 and 1/10th of a second?

It's a style. Some like it, but I don't. We all know they are moving, I don't need a blurry image to get that message across.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 02:33 UTC
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Mike Ronesia: You people crack me up. It is truly funny to read many of these posts.

If you want to really compare how different the sensors are add the phase one to the chart and you will see just how silly trying to pick apart these subtle differences is. I understand that for most here this analysis is more of a hobby then photography, but get real and use the benchmark camera in your comparisons if you want to get to the truth.

My point is DPR has the phase one listed as the benchmark and it is for a reason. Most of these other cameras are very close when you add the phase one to the scale. I know that takes the fun out of pixel peeping, but when half the people say this one is better and others say that one is better, they must all be pretty close.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 01:32 UTC

You people crack me up. It is truly funny to read many of these posts.

If you want to really compare how different the sensors are add the phase one to the chart and you will see just how silly trying to pick apart these subtle differences is. I understand that for most here this analysis is more of a hobby then photography, but get real and use the benchmark camera in your comparisons if you want to get to the truth.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 00:06 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1297 comments in total)

I'll be looking to see how the IS works while I wait for it to become available without a lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 03:16 UTC as 111th comment
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1297 comments in total)
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justmeMN: The Panasonic GX8 body is roughly the same size as the Canon SL1 /100D, a big size for a small sensor. (The former is actually wider.)

http://camerasize.com/compare/#629,448

18 is more than 20? I'll never get the new maths.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 03:13 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1297 comments in total)
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MDGColorado: It's odd to consider recent Panasonic innovations like DFD and IBIS + lens IS to be a drawback. These features have improved performance using Panasonic lenses, but they have not hurt performance using other lenses.

Richard, that already happens. Oly chooses not to put OIS in its lenses and makes them more restricted for use on Panny bodies. They are both looking for an edge and while it's not the best scenario for end users, it is business and I don't hold it against either of them. Now it might not be in their best interest.

As a Panny body shooter I have avoided some very nice Oly glass because they choose not to stabilize them. I'm guessing that decision has cost them a lot of sales, but it is their strategy.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
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Conrad567: The largest problem I can see, is that if you want a film like look to your videos you need to shoot at 24fpp [approx] and @ 1/50th sec shutter speed. This makes it impossible to make a sharp image of certain subjects, cars, kids, pets, trees while there is any kind of breeze etc.

It's just an extra feature. Like cameras that let you choose between stills and video. These cameras shoot amazing 4k video that is production worthy and awesome stills as well. They just added a feature to get stills out of the video engine to give the camera one more cool feature. It doesn't take away for the other two, it just gives you more options to capture the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 01:09 UTC
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Conrad567: The largest problem I can see, is that if you want a film like look to your videos you need to shoot at 24fpp [approx] and @ 1/50th sec shutter speed. This makes it impossible to make a sharp image of certain subjects, cars, kids, pets, trees while there is any kind of breeze etc.

But who cares about filmmaking 101 when all you are after are stills? This feature is not about usable video. There are other settings for that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
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Conrad567: The largest problem I can see, is that if you want a film like look to your videos you need to shoot at 24fpp [approx] and @ 1/50th sec shutter speed. This makes it impossible to make a sharp image of certain subjects, cars, kids, pets, trees while there is any kind of breeze etc.

It's not designed for this. It's designed to optimize the video for extracting stills. The video in and of itself is all but useless. It's more like a 8mp jpg 30fps burst mode using the video engine.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 21:46 UTC

I used this on my GH4 a few weeks ago at a tennis match. I was able to grab some great action shots that I couldn't get in AFC burst mode at 7fps. It did an excellent job of tracking the players as they ran from one side of the court to the other using it's DFD focusing system and the Panny pro lenses at 1/1000 F2.8. I picked 2:3 aspect ratio and manual so I could get all the same settings I was using for the stills shots.

Is it something I'll use a lot? Probably not, but it sure has its uses. It might be be interesting to try it with BIF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 21:42 UTC as 16th comment
On article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (733 comments in total)
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Tom Holly: Hmm, I dunno, they feel really gadgety to me, whereas DSLR feels like a reliable weapon.

I have A7R sony and some Canon DSLRS. They both have their place, but for going BANG BANG BANG mirrorless isn't there by a long shot.

Brandon, the GH4 shoots at 7-8 FPS in tracking mode not 3 and the buffer doesn't slow down in a burst of 30 raws in my tests. Put on one of Pannys DFD lenses and the keeper rate is very high. Like I said, not all mirrorless cameras are the same.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 21:19 UTC
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