Mike Ronesia

Mike Ronesia

Lives in Northern Mariana Islands Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Works as a Tech
Has a website at Do people still have those?
Joined on Sep 30, 2009
About me:

Looking for something to shoot.


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On challenge Fabulous closed toe heels! (4 comments in total)
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RuthC: Do you mean 'closed toe heels'? I'm not sure what 'close toed heels' are. Then again I'm not a fashionista, so maybe it's a new style for men. :-)

Whatever floats your boat buzz.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 02:23 UTC

I am too busy to spend time sifting through other people's photos to find a few I might enjoy on some website with a billion photos. I'd rather be taking pictures for my own enjoyment.

I don't know flicker. I might have tried it years ago but can't remember. It stands to reason that the most photos taken are from phones because most people have one. I personally rarely remember it has a camera. Why people upload to these sights I don't know. I share photos with F&F on FB and have a portfolio in dropbox to share with potential clients. and that works fine for me. But that is me, I don't know what tweeting is either.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 06:08 UTC as 15th comment
On challenge Fabulous closed toe heels! (4 comments in total)
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RuthC: Do you mean 'closed toe heels'? I'm not sure what 'close toed heels' are. Then again I'm not a fashionista, so maybe it's a new style for men. :-)

Thanks, you know more than me. It is fixed.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 06:08 UTC
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PPierre: I have never seen so much hate for another camera than this one. Every time I go to 43rumors and read an article about it, it gets way more dislikes than likes. Every time I read an article about it, I read many complaints about the price point of the camera.

I normally wouldn't worry about this (there's always angry people on the web, more than happy shooters who prefer to spend their time out shooting), especially since people you find on those websites generally are enthusiasts who have little in common with pros and consumers. However, since this camera is clearly aiming at enthusiasts (Oly may say they sell it to pros, and indeed sell it to some pros, but that still is some marketing trick to sell it to enthusiasts who need to think they buy pro gear), I think it's a different matter. I hope Oly wasn't betting everything on this camera, since it doesn't smell good for them, however good the camera is.

Daft, I am just the opposite. I love my fully articulating screens and have avoided cameras with ones that can't be flipped over or used at more angles. This camera is expensive, but it has good specs. I'll wait and see what the GH5 looks like, but the flip screen on this makes it a possibility.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 00:49 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (814 comments in total)
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maljo@inreach.com: Interesring camera, I wish them well. I owned a lot of Hassie equipment at one time.
Medium Format is not a road I'm going down again, though:
Too limiting in lens choices and lens speed
Too large, heavy, cumbersome
Too expensive
Ultimately I found I was getting more photos I was happy with more easily with 35 mm equipment.

I've been shooting M4/3's for a number of years and have always thought MF was the next logical step up. I charge more than most local FF shooters and still get plenty of work so I've never seen a need to carry one of those big heavy systems around, but this looks like it hits my sweet spot for size and capabilities. No, it wouldn't work for every job, but it should be able to pay for itself and that's all I expect as a hobbyist/weekend warrior.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 23:17 UTC

If they can't make money from a feature they remove it. It's all about leading people to buy their stuff. I would never buy a laptop without a SD reader built in. At least not with today's tech. Using wireless to transfer GB's of data is just not something I'm prepared to do and who want's to drag around an external drive when you can have something small and simple built in. By the way, mine all only stick out a MM or two.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 04:36 UTC as 231st comment
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Greg Lovern: Don't you love it when they spin a downgrade as "bold"? Yes, paying for downgrades really makes me feel bold. A bold chump, that is.

I think the most telling part of the interview was the first part of his explanation, where he said, "One, it’s a bit of a cumbersome slot. You've got this thing sticking halfway out."

See, this is about making the product look ever more "clean". It's about fashion. Everything that protrudes is seen as a design flaw. Next they'll eliminate those ugly keyboard keys. They're cumbersome after all; they stick up from the laptop's deck.

Of course, there's no reason an SD card has to stick "halfway out". On my camera, it sticks out only a couple of millimeters. A laptop could be designed so that it doesn't stick out at all, and is removed by pressing in a larger area that encloses it. But I guess that wouldn't have been "bold" enough.

Most ones built by people with common sense do only stick out a mm or two, just enough to push them in for the spring loaded release. Apple sure has lost their way. They went from making things better to way behind the curve.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 04:31 UTC

What a joke, I can't even believe I'm reading this.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 04:26 UTC as 233rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: I bet this camera in actual usability will stomp all over the overpriced and overhyped A6500 and even the XT2! Panasonic cameras are just no-frills solid workhorses. They don't need fancy marketing hype (Sony) or faux wannabe retro styling (Fuji). Plus the Lumix line has an injection of Leica DNA!

Micro Four Thirds the original and still best mirrorless system bar none!

My GX8 uses the same batteries as my GH2 and my GH4 uses the same batteries as my GH3, so my experience is not the same as yours.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 06:34 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)
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showmeyourpics: In your May "2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200", you called the Olympus E-M5 mark II "outstanding" and gave it a 81 point silver award. I was puzzled that such a camera, very good overall and with some truly outstanding features including industry-leading IS and FF level high res IQ, could not make a gold. I trust that the G85, which falls into the same price range and you recommend for the same kind of photography, is truly a good camera and deserves a gold which makes the E-M5 II silver ever more difficult to understand. Something quite similar happened with the E-M10 mark II which, together with the E-M5II, was EISA's camera of the year in its category. I really like your site and consult it regularly but if this is not bias I don't know what is, and it's a let-down.

The gold, silver ratings are based on the feelings the reviewer had of the camera. It has less to do with the specs or performance, and more to do with (that reviewers) experience. Don't read to much into it. The same camera could get 3 different awards from three different DPR staff writers/reviewers even if everything else was the same.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (137 comments in total)

This was my first underwater camera. I sent it to Ikelite and Ike built me a housing for it. I really enjoyed using it. He was old school and did a design his young designers didn't like, but it worked great and so did the camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 20:14 UTC as 44th comment
On photo Laulau Turtle in the Turtle challenge (19 comments in total)

It's been a few years since I took this shot. After the challenge I spent a lot of time on it learning how to PP water, use layers and a few other PS tricks. In the end it has become my most popular seller and I have printed it as large as 6ft across for a hotel. I have sold many large canvases and thousands of the image on postcards. I owe a lot of that to the DPR challenge and feedback.


Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 05:10 UTC as 2nd comment
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Rick Knepper: It is surreal when photographers claim they do not want more resolution.

Tabloid, are you saying that before 24, 36 and 48 mp cameras nothing was good enough for a billboard?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 05:47 UTC
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Mike Ronesia: Who is this getty, and why should I care?

Well you're a bit of a tool now aren't you. That was rhetorical in case you didn't get it. ;)

I'm not sure why you feel the need to provide such a nasty reply. Yes, I was ignorant about getty until I read an article two days ago about them stealing and selling some ladies images that had been donated to the library of congress. Now I know who they are and have a vague idea of what they do.

I have a question for you. As a person that would rather belittle someone because they don't know something then help them, can you tell me what motivates you to be so mean? I am also ignorant to why people are rude for no reason and would really like to know. You seem to be very unhappy. I wish you luck figuring out why and overcoming it.

And thanks for spewing some political propaganda and giving us an idea of just how unworthy you are of any shred of respect.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 04:48 UTC

Who is this getty, and why should I care?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 06:09 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
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Gregm61: If they gave me 5 of those white lenses and sent me for free, I still wouldn't want to go to Rio to take pictures of anything.

DS, sorry if people don't see Rio the same way you seem to. That doesn't mean they sit at home on the couch. There are a lot of safe places in the world to go. I love Japan and have never had any problems on the smaller Philippine islands though I would never want to spend time in Manila. Tavel is awesome, but not all places allow the average person to feel safe. Who wants to stay in just the main tourist centers when on a photo vacation. The great shots are off the beaten path and that is where I want to be.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 06:04 UTC
On photo A man in a worn jacket in the A person and a weathered jacket challenge (5 comments in total)

COngrats! Great image and an excellent score.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 02:15 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)

This is very intriguing. I have been shooting M4/3's for years and always considered MF as the only logical next level in my upgrade path. I'm not a full time pro, but I make about 30k a year shooting occasional evenings and weekends. I have never seen enough difference between FF and M4/3's to justify the move, and the Pantex MF did not impress, but this could finally be the system I've been waiting for.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:09 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On photo Sevens Sevens Too in the 7 challenge (3 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 00:04 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Wet Walk Home in the A person and an umbrella challenge (19 comments in total)

Congrats! This was my pick and the top 3 traded places a lot during the week.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 00:02 UTC as 13th comment
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