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 don't like reviews like this. I have a full set of M4/3 lenses and want to read about the GH4 without adding info about some other system that I'll never use. It's just confusing as all the information gets mixed together. I know my GH3 and am trying to decide if the upgrade is worth it, and this format is not helping at all.

This might be a fine second "alternative" review for someone deciding between systems. It is not what I have come to expect from DPR and if these group reviews are the way the site is headed, it's no longer of use for me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 05:24 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies

Some very nice work.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 05:44 UTC as 7th comment
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IEBA1: "In terms of video features, the GH4 looks slightly better equipped, whether in terms of a handful of pro-orientated features or the provision of more, and higher quality, output options. ... a7S look more attractive as a camera if your workflow is expected to include significant post-processing. The addition of a (currently expensive) external recorder also allows the a7S to close the gap ...

Beginner videographers are likely to find the a7S's Auto ISO in manual exposure extremely useful, ... We'll look into what a more experienced user can do with the cameras"

PLEASE decide who your review is for before writing it.
Paragraph 1- Pro features, significant post processing, expensive external recorder.
Paragraph 2- Beginner videographers.

These cameras are designed (and priced) for people who use them professionally to earn an income. An A7s + a separate, external 4K recorder is not something the beginner typically goes for. Write your article for pro users.

All cameras need to add a new mode. PASM should be PASIM and it should be on the dial. It wasn't an option with film and early digital had very bad higher ISO's, but with the current state of the sensors I'd like to see it added to my dial. I would also like to see P have the ability to set upper and lower limits for all 3. and ASI modes should have upper and lower limits for the other 2.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 01:20 UTC

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 18th 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 (62 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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