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 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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motionfull: It is so exciting! I didn't use my GH3 yet and waiting my 12-35 to arrive to start. Should I do the firmware update immediately before usage?

I tend to not upgrade FW/SW on anything unless it addresses a specific issue I have. So if you have a mac, use time lapse or have any of the 3 lenses mentioned, it's no rush. Maybe the next update will address issues with features I use, but until then I'll follow the adage, if it's not broke, don't fix it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 02:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 Hands-On Preview article (311 comments in total)
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Vitruvius: So the 16MP, 7FPS, with 1.3X crop factor would be almost exactly the same crop and resolution as a Micro 4/3 camera, except slower frame rate than the M43 cameras.

I noticed that too. Seems like an odd approach to improve burst shooting. It seems to only gain 1fps from what I can tell. Should be a great camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 05:01 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Panasonic interview article (202 comments in total)
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duartix: What a load of BULL!!!:

"We haven't been able to offer it - because of the limits of resources and of the Venus Engine processor"

Who do they think they are fooling?
Any camera engine that can do lens correction in FullHD could do Focus Peaking (FP) at the same resolution 10x as fast. FP can be trivially implemented by building a contrast map with a first order filter (like sharpening) and a saturation XOR with the original picture. You don't even need memory bandwidth for that as this is easily done locally.
Before anyone calls me on this, I have to say I've put it in terms that any layman understands about 4 years ago: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/32667860

My point is: This is BULL and there is no FP because Panasonic DOESN'T WANT it to be there. They have an upper market to protect. Even the OMD users have already found an artisan path to FP on a camera that has a much less powerful engine.

That or these guys are technically clueless, which I find very hard to believe.

Maybe because of the Venus the code rewrite would be complicated and require much more time and manpower then some might think.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 04:34 UTC
On Bentley in the One person and one car. challenge (7 comments in total)

Congrats, great angle.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 00:06 UTC as 6th comment
On Yellow and Blue make.... challenge (7 comments in total)
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chj: If you want green, just say green. Is saying "yellow and blue make ..." somehow more creative? All it does is increase the chance of a blue and yellow entry.

That's not as much fun and with the extra DQ's people will have more time to enter. At least I gave a sample for the people to lazy to read the instructions.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 11:21 UTC
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tkbslc: Where are all these weirdos when APS-C lenses get released?

LOL, those don't seem to count for some reason. It makes for entertaining reading though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 01:10 UTC
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Naveed Akhtar: shouldn't it be 85mm and f/2.4?

Depends on if your talking low light shooting (1.2) or DOF (2.4)

I shot my GH3 with 25 1.4 tonight at dinner with no flash while the person across from my with their Canon DSLR used a flash because their lens wasn't fast enough.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 12:44 UTC

I have a feeling this lens will be very sharp at 1.2 and be priced to match.

For exposure and focal length - M43's 42.5 f1.2 = FF 85 f1.2
For DOF - M43's 42.5 f1.2 = FF 85 f2.4.
Same settings gives same exp but shallower DOF with FF.

It's that simple... I think???

I for one like the deeper DOF, sure it takes more skill to get a good shot when you can't blur out everything else but in low light I can shoot wide open and have more DOF to work with. Bottom line is there are times when both can be used to your advantage and we all have to work within the limitations of the system we have.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 03:29 UTC as 59th comment | 8 replies
On Two orange for you... challenge (19 comments in total)
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NPW UK: I didn't think anything rhymed with 'orange' ;-).

Neil.

Orange is tricky at times and I do agree some were on the edge. Even an orange doesn't always look orange, but how do you say it's not orange when it is an orange? I felt they were all close enough and would have preferred the shade not be used against photos when judging. I did DQ one that was not orange enough for me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 01:47 UTC
On 2 Orange Lobster Picks in the Two orange for you... challenge (1 comment in total)

Very cleaver and was in second for a long time. Definitely worthy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 01:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Owl in the Two orange for you... challenge (2 comments in total)

This is my favorite. Nice shot.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 01:42 UTC as 2nd comment
On To sore eyes in the Two orange for you... challenge (6 comments in total)

Congrats. I like that you used post to make it work and won.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 01:41 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Two orange for you... challenge (19 comments in total)
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LiSkynden: Why 50 entries only???

Look for one to pop up later today in the announced challenges. Different color, but same concept.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 21:45 UTC
On Two orange for you... challenge (19 comments in total)
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RuthC: Are you inviting boarders to your tropical island? I'll just pack my bags.... :-)

Queen bed. Go for it!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 21:44 UTC
On er and brandy in the A person and a dog, indoors. challenge (3 comments in total)

Good times! Well done with the capture and the win.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 00:10 UTC as 2nd comment
On with legs and back to the sun challenge (9 comments in total)
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Car629: Have people really eaten some of these animals?

People will eat just about anything. I live in a place that Fruit Bats are eaten and the crisper the wings the better. At least that's what I hear.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2013 at 02:26 UTC
On Two orange for you... challenge (19 comments in total)
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LiSkynden: Why 50 entries only???

Read the above post. It did take 4 days to fill so there was time if you saw it early enough.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 06:57 UTC
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