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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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
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (348 comments in total)
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Menova: I'm after a camera that allows me to take high quality portrait shots. I'm weighing up the Sony Cybershot RX-100 II or the Panasonic Lumix DMC GM1. Both are small and sound like they will yield gorgeous results even in low light and are small enough to come with me wherever I go...BUT I think I need a lens that will allow me to take candid shots while standing further away from my subject. Thoughts?

If you check in my galleries you should see the GM1 with the Oly 45 1.8 mounted to it. I think it would fit your needs nicely and it's a good looking combo as well. Panny will also be launching the new long lens with the smaller form factor for this body as well at some point, but it won't be as fast as the Oly.

http://g2.img-dpreview.com/270302ECDDE84C088E1AC7FED5032686.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 04:22 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (348 comments in total)

Just got mine yesterday and so far I love it!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2013 at 03:54 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (348 comments in total)
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inorogNL: camera of the year

I voted for it. I love the M4/3's system, but don't get the EM1. Not saying it's bad at all. It just doesn't push my buttons so I don't push its.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 21:58 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)
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John Mason: My favorite Canon of all time was the 5d3 often with the 85 1.2 lens attached. However, after over a decade shooting both Olympus and Canon systems, I finally went all in and got 2 EM1 bodies and some more lenses.

While there are still fringe occasions where the 5d3 would have served me better, for the vast majority of my shooting, the EM1 gets me more keepers.

Part of this is the sensor. The little sony sensor the em1 is using has even more raw post processing adjustment range than the 5d3 did.

But the biggest reason for the larger keeper rate, is the ability to use some amazing primes with the 5 stop IBIS. Whether its causal street shooting at night, or low light events, the EM1 was more consistent in getting me great results.

Interestingly, as I sold off all my Canon gear the buyer told me how in NYC the weekend before he had a Nikon guy sell off all his D800 gear for the EM1 for the same reasons.

This Gear of the Year award is well deserved in my mind.

Bluevellet, If you are doing any kind of photography that has you reacting fast, it's nice to have two bodies with the same controls. When I switch between my GH2 and GH3 it can be a little confusing when I need to make quick changes because of the different layout.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2013 at 21:04 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)

This looks to be a great camera. I went from a GH2 to a GH3 and it felt huge. I was starting to think I might as well get a FF camera. Today I went to a friends house and he had his 5DII with 24-70 and battery grip on. I held it in one hand while holding my GH3 with the 35-100 and battery grip in the other and it was like night and day. The GH3 may be a brick, but the 5DII was like a much bigger lead brick. I can't see ever carrying something that big. I can shoot just about anything I want with my M4/3's with very few limitations. In the past week I've been paid to do a portrait session, photo booth, sold 9 large prints that will hang in the Governor's office and shot a magic show for SandCastle entertainment for their promo posters and web site. Next week I shoot a bike race with pro's from across the planet. These were all paid gigs based on previous work with my GH2. M4/3's can get it done and without a wrist brace.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2013 at 01:53 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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davids8560: I would like to see more weatherproofed MILC's. I mean, "high quality, take everywhere cameras" they say - that is, unless it's cold or it's rainy!

I'm pretty sure Olympus has a couple of weatherproofed MILC's, but I think none of the lenses are. And Nikon has one. Correct me if I'm wrong!

Isn't environmental sealing a fairly easy feature to add to a camera? All those little rugged compact cameras on the market right now might be tough, but every last one of them lacks the photographic power of a camera like this little camera.

I think environmental sealing would appeal to a lot of people. A tough little camera that's a real photographic tool, not a point-and-shoot.

The M4/3 system has at least 3 bodies and 4 lenses that are weather proof.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 23:45 UTC
On PPE 2013: Hands-on with Panasonic's newest cameras article (37 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: Orange? Really? Does it have to be Orange?

I really like the orange and might buy it just for that.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:58 UTC
On PPE 2013: Hands-on with Panasonic's newest cameras article (37 comments in total)
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RoJack725: This looks like a wonderful light-travel cam. Does anyone know if the optional grip has its own thread for a tripod mount? In other words, would one have to remove the optional grip to mount to a tripod?

No mount, so you'd have to remove it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:57 UTC
On Bird Terror in the A person and a bird challenge (3 comments in total)

Congrats. Even with the "1" vote which you got early it was still in the lead most of the week. Great capture.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 01:42 UTC as 1st comment
On The Fisherman in the A person and a bird challenge (5 comments in total)

Congrats. I knew this would be a top finisher as soon as you entered it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 01:40 UTC as 5th comment
On A person and a bird challenge (8 comments in total)
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olmail: the biggest problem with voting is too few people doing it. it is a bad rule

I would rather get one persons honest vote then the biased votes from lots of people with a horse in the race. Lets face it, only people that have something to gain sandbag. I'm not saying everyone does, but there is always some to a degree.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 20:13 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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wus: Nice try, but need better ... 15 m depth rating isn't even enough for snorkelling. I wouldn't mind an interchangeable lens system based around the CX sensor as long as I can take it down to 60 m and have at least 1 true wideangle lens, like the old Nikonos V with the 15 mm UW Nikkor. Although a bigger sensor camera with a (true!) phase detect AF and a couple lenses including a true macro would of course be better. And of course a strobe (or, better, 2) are mandatory for serious underwater photography.

That's what I was thinking.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 20:58 UTC

I like all of these except the houses. I print a lot on canvas and many people think they are paintings. I'm not sure exactly why, but I sure don't try to make them look that way.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 02:20 UTC as 50th comment
On Moving lights challenge (4 comments in total)
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Car629: Are you going to allow any more entries even another 12 to take it up to 50?

Cheers Car629

No, but I did just DQ a couple to so there is more room right now.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2013 at 20:22 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: Olympus made good on what they promised about 18 months ago, i.e. the OM-D being "The Beginning of The New".

This is the second OM-D model and another breakthrough, and this is significant, merging the pro grade 43 into M43 and adding all those high grade 43 lenses to the great lens system for M43. The new features are significant for those who need to get the very best in a mirrorless. Bravo!

All it needs to do is ensure there are no QC issues.

Yes, of course. We're talking about sports and fast moving subjects. In other aspects it is just as fast and accurate or even more so. My point is, they will always go there to differentiate the different designs and I'd like to see them, someone, anyone figure it out.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 06:48 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: Olympus made good on what they promised about 18 months ago, i.e. the OM-D being "The Beginning of The New".

This is the second OM-D model and another breakthrough, and this is significant, merging the pro grade 43 into M43 and adding all those high grade 43 lenses to the great lens system for M43. The new features are significant for those who need to get the very best in a mirrorless. Bravo!

All it needs to do is ensure there are no QC issues.

While it looks like a great step up and I think it will be a winner, I was disappointed to read that the PDAF is not comparable to a SLR in regards to focus speed and accuracy. Until someone figures out how to close this gap mirrorless will always play second fiddle.

It looks like a great camera and has a lot of wonderful features like one touch WB and 5 axis IBIS. I might get one, but my excitement was deflated when I read about how the PDAF preforms.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 05:37 UTC
On The Shifting Earth challenge (4 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: IMO, sample is misleading.

Sounds like star trails to me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 05:24 UTC
On Moving lights challenge (4 comments in total)

FYI, I do not consider star trails as moving light. Without delving into the big bang theory, I think of the stars as stationary and the trails are caused by the earths rotation.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 02:57 UTC as 2nd comment
On Take a Walk challenge (2 comments in total)

You should have had a capture date for this so people would take a walk for the challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 07:54 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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