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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On 25/1.4 Studio Portrait (stopped down) in the Portrait shot with M4/3's challenge (10 comments in total)
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yabokkie: sometimes I use somewhere between f/5.6 and f/8 on 35mm format, and I know some people use f/11 but these are nothing near f/10 on 4/3"!

Turned out great and your process works for me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 23:19 UTC
On 25/1.4 Studio Portrait (stopped down) in the Portrait shot with M4/3's challenge (10 comments in total)
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yabokkie: sometimes I use somewhere between f/5.6 and f/8 on 35mm format, and I know some people use f/11 but these are nothing near f/10 on 4/3"!

Why do you say that?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 21:04 UTC
On Japan--Its People challenge (8 comments in total)
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santamonica812: No problem, Mike. I respect your decision, of course, and thanks for you respecting my challenge rules.

I always enjoy seeing your images in other hosts' challenges. Keep up the good work!

I will vote, and for all the entries. I'm enjoying the variety.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 01:14 UTC
On Insects in my garden challenge (10 comments in total)
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John Siward: Spiders are arachnids not insects, but both spiders and insects belong to the largest group of animals on Earth, the arthropods...

Cats too?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 06:19 UTC
On Japan--Its People challenge (8 comments in total)

Really wanted to enter this, but I don't vote in challenges I enter. Too bad.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 22:49 UTC as 7th comment
On Spangle challenge (5 comments in total)

Definition of SPANGLE

1: a small plate of shining metal or plastic used for ornamentation especially on clothing
2: a small glittering object or particle

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 06:32 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Movie Magic - Film posters on streets challenge (1 comment in total)

A little confused about the "on streets" part of the title. Do they need to be visible from a public street, or do you just want interesting shots of movie posters?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 06:28 UTC as 1st comment
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al_in_philly: As one who does a lot of night time street photography, I've been aching for this lens ever since they announced it a while back. The DOF isn't what made it so appealing (actually I don't mid a bit of DOF), the light transmission was. I'm just hoping that they keep it well under $1K.

What we really need is an ignore option in the comments section. Jabermonkey, yabokie or whatever, is making it nearly impossible to read any comment section that has anything to do with lenses that are not FF.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 04:15 UTC
On Mirrors challenge (13 comments in total)
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PhilouG: Is it only for actual mirrors or anything miroiring would do ?

Good question. A mirror is something designed specifically to reflect and image. Lots of things can reflect an image, but they are surely not all mirrors so for them to be eligible it would need to be a "reflection" challenge. Even the sample is about the mirror and not what it's reflecting.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 01:50 UTC
On Here in the m43 challenge (6 comments in total)

This one was my favorite. Very nice work.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 04:09 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Nature's Carpets challenge (12 comments in total)
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RuthC: I wish to acknowledge my very sincere thanks to my husband, Steve. I've been in hospital for over a week now, and unable to do all the detailed work of organizing this challenge. I've had an IPad here, but it can't all the extra work which my Big Mac can do.
So, I've been able to assess the size of entries, etc, and Steve has then gone home to DQ'S the miscreants, with appropriate messages.
This is not an ideal situation, but if there are any entries which should have been DQ'd and weren't, then I take full responsibility for this. It was the best we could do in the circumstances.
Cheers, Ruth

Ruth, your dedication and husband are both to be admired. I hope whatever has you in the hospital is minor and you are well on your way to a speedy recovery. You have my thoughts and prayers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2013 at 23:32 UTC
On Sunset in the beach IV challenge (6 comments in total)
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The Mick: Bummer! No east coast shots allowed! ;o)

No lakes with beaches or bays/ inlets that look west? Half the entries don't even show a beach???

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 02:20 UTC
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Gregm61: Panasonic definitely needed to be doing something. Their sensors s....., well....they're not good.

They are not that far off the Sony sensors being used in M4/3's right now. Not sure what "not good" means to you but I sell plenty of work done with Panny sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 03:03 UTC
On Underwater challenge (7 comments in total)
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HGFGKM: Are photos from aquaria allowed in this challenge?

It says from sea and ocean so in my mind that means no.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 04:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 review article (306 comments in total)
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yabokkie: it's a massive camera for the small sensor but many customers don't even know the sensor size. many may think a heavier camera will worth more, why Pana made it excessively big.

btw, for lenses, average street price for Canon and Nikon lineups should be about 1 USD per gram.

I had a "bridge" camera with a tiny sensor that was as big as the GH3 with it's much larger sensor. Just because the sensor is a little smaller then a crop SLR and can fit into a tiny body doesn't mean everyone wants that. I have a lens system that works on the comfortable to hold GH3 as well as the easy to carry GF3 and I'm very happy to be able to use them interchangeably.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 20:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 hands-on preview article (83 comments in total)
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Tim F 101: It reflects the relative health of m4/3, and NEX, that both systems have bodies (and lenses) for everyone from a semi-pro to point-shooters who want to update their Facebook wall. That said, for me, no hotshoe no sale. It makes no sense that Panasonic has bodies with no hotshoe but Olympus has the wireless off-camera flash protocol. The GF series would make so much more sense if they had that.

I read somewhere it does work with one of the remote flashes from Panasonic. I never had an EVF for my GF1 and got by just fine for what it is.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 22:32 UTC
On I Call This Real Freedom ! challenge (9 comments in total)
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camcom12: Not sure I on should vote for the quality of the photo, or the quality of the message (or intent) composed in the photo. In many images submitted, they appear in stark contrast to each other. So this time my votes are simply raw, initial reactions, no more. (puns intended).

If a challenge is run properly then the host will have DQ'ed any photo's that don't meet the rules. So I vote on how I like the image, not on how it relates to the theme. Freedom can mean just about anything so for me they all work on some level.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 04:36 UTC
On Wild-life challenge (25 comments in total)

Is a cow or other farm animal wild life? They are not pets, but they are domesticated so note really wild.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 03:34 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

Any idea if or when we will see a full review?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 04:51 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (419 comments in total)
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PC Wheeler: I'm currently using a GH2. From the studio samples I see little to recommend the GH3 vs. the GH2, so I await the full review before pulling the trigger on a GH3.

Of course, IQ isn't everything and the GH3 has many other things to recommend it (larger grip, likely faster performance, etc.) -- and certainly more video flexibility. Still the GH3 IQ, based only on the studio samples, is not promising and looks poorer (jpegs only) than the OM-D.

Alas, I far prefer Panasonic GH ergonomics over the Oly mft bodies I've used. So it's stay with my GH2 or upgrade to the GH3 at a non-trivial expense. The DPR review of the GH3 will be a major deciding factor. Considering the GH3 price is about the same as the 35-100 f/2.8 OIS lens, there are definitely priorities to consider.

I have both and I will tell you IMO that if you make large prints then it matters. The GH3 has much less fine noise at base ISO and this really shows in blue skies and water on larger prints. It also is a nice step up in low light, high ISO work which is not part of the DPR test.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 04:15 UTC
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