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 Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 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
On Street Portrait in the Portrait shot with M4/3's challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice, this was my favorite.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 00:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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
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