Mike Ronesia

Mike Ronesia

Lives in Northern Mariana Islands Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Works as a Tech
Has a website at www.underexposed.us/prints
Joined on Sep 30, 2009
About me:

Just keep livin' the good life

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I'm not exactly sure how all of this will play out, but I will worry about it when I have a camera that LR5 doesn't support. The internet sucks where I live, so I'll most likely avoid the cloud if I can. I'm sure there are other good options out there, though I do like LR.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 02:08 UTC as 17th comment
On E-PL3 Pen on a stand in the Pen Stands. challenge (4 comments in total)
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Bob Tullis: That, and maybe [rolling eyes], was exactly the reaction I hoped for.

My day is made. ;)

Funny! What does the oly "PEN" stand for anyway?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 00:22 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

Looks nice, but I'll stick with my smaller M4/3's camera with a larger sensor for now.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 00:18 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Selfie with you and one other person challenge (16 comments in total)

Nice challenge and voting wasn't too bad. Most if not all of the .5's and 1's were giving by one person that voted on all the photo's, so it was either a real critic who didn't like any of the top finishers, or someone who entered and has a second account for voting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 03:21 UTC as 1st comment
On half father-daughter in the Selfie with you and one other person challenge (2 comments in total)

I really like this. Congrats on the finish and score.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 02:29 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Mermaids... in the Selfie with you and one other person challenge (2 comments in total)

Congrats! Very nice shot and very nice score. When I made the challenge I looked for a sample photo and realized I'd only taken 3 selfies ever and they were all underwater. I took my first dry one the other day at a party.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 02:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Selfie with you and one other person challenge (16 comments in total)

Ok, for the record a few of these are not what I would call a selfie, but I'm tired of arguing with people about it. I will leave in any photo that appears to be taken by a camera controlled by one of the people in the photo. I do encourage voters to read the definition of Selfie and vote accordingly. This is supposed to be for fun and maybe help us grow as photographers, so please don't take it too seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 21:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On Selfie with you and one other person challenge (16 comments in total)
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sparkey2: So then what is the usual percentage of people that vote in challenges they don't enter. I'll guess very low. I think your voting experiment will be a flop.

I don't host very often, but this has been a rule of mine for a while. I'd rather have 3 honest voters with no horse in the race then a bunch of voters with something to gain. I've cast 2113 votes and never in a challenge I've entered. I encourage all people that enter challenges to vote in ones they are not entered in, but like the subject matter. Bottom line is the challenge system is not perfect, but in most cases the cream does rise to the top.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
On Selfie with you and one other person challenge (16 comments in total)
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ThanksForMemories: I don't understand this rule:

Additional rules:
No voting if you enter

We don't get to vote if we enter the challenge?

If no one that enters votes, then there is no sandbagging. It's like being a judge in a cooking contest you entered. It just isn't right.

That said, there is no tool that will let me stop you. I for one have never voted in a challenge I've entered so no one can accuse me of voting down others to help myself.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
On DPReview Reader Showcase: Underwater photography article (11 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: One of you at DPR needs to find a dry suit and jump in Puget Sound. There are a world of wonders in your own back yard.

Before I moved to Micronesia my favorite spot was Sund rock on hood canal near Hoodsport. An amazing little sanctuary. Yes, it's cold, but in a dry suit you can't even tell.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
On DPReview Reader Showcase: Underwater photography article (11 comments in total)

One of you at DPR needs to find a dry suit and jump in Puget Sound. There are a world of wonders in your own back yard.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 20:21 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies

LOL, I guess we wait.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 23:45 UTC as 127th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Per DPR news, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has 4K video capability as well.

If 4K is a selling point/a big deal, it will be added to most of phones soon.

It's not just if it can do 4k. It's about the codecs and bitrates. I'd use 8mp jpg frame grab off a GH4, but not off a Gopro. I'm sure cell phones will be even worse.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 00:55 UTC

Nice adds, looking forward to some good underwater topics.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 20:34 UTC as 11th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (59 comments in total)
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Maverick_: Very disappointed! Perfect reason why no one uses the MF4 for stills professionally. The images are just a couple of notches above my cell phone pics.

Top MF3 cameras will only be used professionally for video use. And hence the top grade video features on this camera.

BTW, I use a Pana GH and totally dislike its image quality, but it's great for video.

Mav, what GH do you have? The IQ difference between the GH2 and GH3 is significant in both color and noise at all ISO's when doing large prints. I've sold hundreds of prints from my GH2 and GH3 up to 36x48 as well as many paid shoots, but I do admit there is a difference. I'd put the M4/3's with the newer sensors closer to the 5D3 then I would a P&S never the less a cell phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 06:05 UTC
On P1080725 photo in Mike Ronesia's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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ThanksForMemories: Magnifique!

Thanks, I was trying to get some aerial shots of our little island park for a post card. This was the best option for my limited budget. You gotta love skies like that.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 02:23 UTC
On P1290522 photo in Mike Ronesia's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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ThanksForMemories: Love it, the color blue is striking beside the neutral grey.

Thank you. From the boat the water was so blue it looked purple. It was a beautiful day for a swim.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 02:21 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Serious Question. How many of you shoot Medium Format or would switch to Medium Format if the right camera body was produced?

I use M4/3 gear and would upgrade to medium format only if I wanted a larger sensor. Not sure I'll ever be able to afford it, but I'd love to have a MF system.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 22:01 UTC
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KrisAK: Here's an honest and somewhat goofy question, so everyone please take a deep breath...

Given the amount of in-camera correction that I understand is normal (and in fact one of the benefits of) m43 cameras, then isn't there a point of diminishing returns when it comes to stellar optical quality and the associated astronomical price?

The converse, I suppose, would be it's always best to start with the best image possible. But at some point do expensive improvements to the optics become, I don't know, redundant to downstream processing? (I said it was a goofy question.)

As wit ha lot of things, at some point in the improvement of quality you hit a point of diminishing returns. It happens with things like TV's and cars. Is a million dollar car 10 times better then a hundred thousand dollar car, probably not. These types of lenses give you something extra and even if not much, some people can and will pay for it, just like the million dollar car or the twenty thousand dollar home speakers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 06:29 UTC
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kahren: how is there no a7 to choose?

By kahren (1 day ago)
i mean, i knew that, but the question still remains :)
i guess there are just too many m4/3 fanboys on lingering on this site...

I think you should say Oly fanboys. Trust me, I'm a M4/3's user, but my gear is predominantly Panasonic and I rarely even go to the forum anymore because it is over run by people that think Oly is the only camera brand that works.

For me the product of the year is the Panny GM1 and I recommend people try it out. It is sooo tiny and works great.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 01:38 UTC
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