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 article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: In the specs it says its max format size is APSC/DX and lens mount Sony E (NEX). Hmmm...

Then why doesn't it list it as a FE anywhere? a 18 FE is 18 on FF but what is a 18 E on FF? They seem vague at best about it unless I'm missing some other identifier besides the E/FE designation which I don't see here. Sorry, I'm new here and trying to figure this stuff out. Is the FOV the same regardless, just less MP with a E lens?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 07:37 UTC

This is Panasonic's first camera to offer IBIS in 4k mode. WIth the duel IS it could be a nice improvement. I like the layout better than the GX8 as well. The lack of a flip screen is a bummer. I use the EVF and like it closed 90% of the time.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:22 UTC as 41st comment
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Joe Ogiba: I would prefer the Yuneec TORNADO H920 Multi-Rotor hex-copter with MFT or full frame 4K Sony A7s II low light camera.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_YIzSdBbUU

Ilian Borg - @Mike Ronesia : Could you please upload a sample raw file from CGO4? We would love to support this camera in FastRawViewer and provide you with a free license ;) My e-mail is ib@pochtar.com

I sent you a link to a DropBox folder.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 04:53 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: I would prefer the Yuneec TORNADO H920 Multi-Rotor hex-copter with MFT or full frame 4K Sony A7s II low light camera.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_YIzSdBbUU

Ilian, I'm away from home for the next week, but I'll get you a few RAW's when I get home. LR just added support for the CGO4 RAW's.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 02:50 UTC
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Max Iso: And so it begins. Soon we will see this thing flying in residential areas with a 300mm (600 equiv) lens, followed by police investigation.

You do realize they are very limited on weight. Mine is bigger than this, and has 6 17" carbon fiber blades and the longest lens I can attach is the tiny and very lite 90mm equivalent Oly 45. Not because of the drones lift capacity, but because the gimbal can only keep so much weight balanced.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 06:20 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: I would prefer the Yuneec TORNADO H920 Multi-Rotor hex-copter with MFT or full frame 4K Sony A7s II low light camera.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_YIzSdBbUU

That is what I ended up getting. I got it with the CGO4.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
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Athonline: With GH5 coming up soon, it is good to see Panasonic still offering updates to the GH4.

In general, I am really happy that in the last few years we see an increasing number of companies providing aftersales firmware that don't only fix issues or increase performance, but they actually introduce completely new features.

Multi aspect sensor, dual IS, duel memory slots with the new faster card tech.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 00:02 UTC
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jesus_freak: Thank you Panasonic.

Now how about a proper Auto ISO in Manual Mode with Exposure Compensation? I don't think it's a hardware limitation, and even Canon offers this!

I do not consider it manual if the camera is making adjustments. The word manual implies I set everything and that is how I like it. Maybe they need to add a I-mode and EC-mode to the dial for people that what the camera to control ISO and exposure comp. settings.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 23:51 UTC

So happy to see the CGO4 on the list.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 23:34 UTC as 31st comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (527 comments in total)
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Robertok: I have one and I love it but for one "feature" that drives me crazy.

It is far too easy to touch one of the many programmable function buttons and change settings inadvertently. You cannot program a button to do nothing! I hope they fix that in a firmware update soon.

Battery life is just OK. There are up to 3 bars displayed in the battery icon. When you on the third bar, look out, because it is depleted in a hurry.

I shoot Raw only so I have set any buttons I don't use (the front one) to features that only affect JPG's. This essentially turns them off when in RAW. In fact, until I read your comment, I had forgotten it even has a front button.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 05:18 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (527 comments in total)
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SteveY80: The lack of exposure compensation in Manual+Auto ISO is really frustrating. That's the mode where the dedicated EC dial would be most useful - in PAS modes the spare dial can be used to set compensation instead.

In a lot of lighting conditions EC is a necessity, e.g. shooting an air show with backlit planes you can end up with no shadow detail without +EC, while in other circumstances burned out highlights ruin the shot without -EC.

For me the complete lack of Auto-ISO in manual was the most crippling limitation of the GX7. It's the mode I use 75%+ of the time on my Sony, especially for wildlife, sport, and action photography. Having to manually control exposure can lead to missed shots in fast moving events with variable lighting. Panasonic lost a sale to me when they only half fixed it in the GX8.

They could sort this out with a simple firmware fix, but that would be unusual for Panasonic. Hopefully they'll finally have this working in a sensible way on the GX9.

I found the blue camera image online and modified it to my liking and then added the text. I didn't really like it and only used it for a couple of shots.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 05:02 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (527 comments in total)
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SteveY80: The lack of exposure compensation in Manual+Auto ISO is really frustrating. That's the mode where the dedicated EC dial would be most useful - in PAS modes the spare dial can be used to set compensation instead.

In a lot of lighting conditions EC is a necessity, e.g. shooting an air show with backlit planes you can end up with no shadow detail without +EC, while in other circumstances burned out highlights ruin the shot without -EC.

For me the complete lack of Auto-ISO in manual was the most crippling limitation of the GX7. It's the mode I use 75%+ of the time on my Sony, especially for wildlife, sport, and action photography. Having to manually control exposure can lead to missed shots in fast moving events with variable lighting. Panasonic lost a sale to me when they only half fixed it in the GX8.

They could sort this out with a simple firmware fix, but that would be unusual for Panasonic. Hopefully they'll finally have this working in a sensible way on the GX9.

Got it, thanks for the clarification. I'm not a fan of exp comp and wish the dial was not there. For me it just takes up space and if I'm shooting manual I can easily over or under expose the shot by looking at the image in the EVF and doing my own adjustments on the fly. I can also select my metering mode to assist but to be honest my shots are based and adjusted on what I see so these tools don't do much for me.

I will also add that I am paid to do fast changing light shoots and I don't seem to have unhappy clients.

http://g1.img-dpreview.com/192FAEC5E9E64890A5B18C880BEF09DE.jpg

I guess if people want it and it's an easy add then why not, but I'd never use it.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 05:09 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (527 comments in total)
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SteveY80: The lack of exposure compensation in Manual+Auto ISO is really frustrating. That's the mode where the dedicated EC dial would be most useful - in PAS modes the spare dial can be used to set compensation instead.

In a lot of lighting conditions EC is a necessity, e.g. shooting an air show with backlit planes you can end up with no shadow detail without +EC, while in other circumstances burned out highlights ruin the shot without -EC.

For me the complete lack of Auto-ISO in manual was the most crippling limitation of the GX7. It's the mode I use 75%+ of the time on my Sony, especially for wildlife, sport, and action photography. Having to manually control exposure can lead to missed shots in fast moving events with variable lighting. Panasonic lost a sale to me when they only half fixed it in the GX8.

They could sort this out with a simple firmware fix, but that would be unusual for Panasonic. Hopefully they'll finally have this working in a sensible way on the GX9.

I don't know about others, but my GH4 and GX8 both offer auto ISO in manual with a settable top end. I don't use this setting, but I just confirmed and they both have it. Maybe I'm missing what people are after.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 04:05 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (527 comments in total)
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jimTN: You left out the most important video feature--and it is unique on this camera. There is no more time limit on videos due to the file limit size of the FAT-formatted SD card. The GX-8 seamlessly starts a new file when the limit is reached. This is essential when videoing classical music, where the sections can be quite long. It also relieves the photographer of a lot of worry about performance times. see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRxR-LxE1iQ&feature=youtu.be for a 4k example.

The GH4 doesn't do that?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 21:21 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (527 comments in total)
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SteveY80: The lack of exposure compensation in Manual+Auto ISO is really frustrating. That's the mode where the dedicated EC dial would be most useful - in PAS modes the spare dial can be used to set compensation instead.

In a lot of lighting conditions EC is a necessity, e.g. shooting an air show with backlit planes you can end up with no shadow detail without +EC, while in other circumstances burned out highlights ruin the shot without -EC.

For me the complete lack of Auto-ISO in manual was the most crippling limitation of the GX7. It's the mode I use 75%+ of the time on my Sony, especially for wildlife, sport, and action photography. Having to manually control exposure can lead to missed shots in fast moving events with variable lighting. Panasonic lost a sale to me when they only half fixed it in the GX8.

They could sort this out with a simple firmware fix, but that would be unusual for Panasonic. Hopefully they'll finally have this working in a sensible way on the GX9.

I shoot manual because I want control so it doesn't bother me at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 21:19 UTC
On challenge Abstract Silhouette Photo (18 comments in total)
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Windancer: So please explain to me and everyone else, why "Valencia's Albufera" (sorry to the OP to use this photo) is different to my photo. I realize this is your challenge and you make the rules but IMO you lack any sort of integrity.

Hosting is not easy and they have to pick and choose what they feel fits or just leave them all. It really is a no win situation. When I look at most of these they just look like silhouettes to me. I see very few I'd call abstract.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 01:00 UTC
On Connect post Instagram now supports multi-account use (11 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: What is instagram?

That helps. I thought it was a pot dispensary and didn't know how that related to cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
On Connect post Instagram now supports multi-account use (11 comments in total)

What is instagram?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 05:22 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
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. ;)

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 07:17 UTC as 15th comment
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