Mike Ronesia

Mike Ronesia

Lives in United States Rimrock, AZ, United States
Works as a Too old to work.
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 article The FAA devises a new strategy for Remote ID (54 comments in total)

This could really give the homemade drone industry a boost.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2019 at 15:31 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On photo Orange in the Orange you glad challenge (2 comments in total)
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barb_s: What kind of crazy fish is this?? And.... nice to see you here :)

It is a Fire Scallop. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2018 at 15:13 UTC
On photo 180930-105129-64-D810 in the Orange you glad challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice one dude.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2018 at 15:11 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Orange you glad (4 comments in total)
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George Veltchev: Great challenge ... 500 potential entries is a bit overkill in my view ! .. who can stand here till the end when voting ? ... many will give up way before and this will give a major disadvantage to those at the end of the line .... please take my note cautiously !

Everyone sees them in a different order, so if everyone votes on half, all should get about equal chance. I personally never vote in challenges I enter. I vote in others to do my part. It's just for fun, so try to enjoy. I also doubt there will be even close to 500 entries.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2018 at 14:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3298 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "The required adapter for USB charging will run you an additional $190"

Insulting.

Maybe they get them from Monster cable. One of the most overpriced average produces there is.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 18:26 UTC
On article Sigma to take Foveon full frame and adopt L mount (428 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: What does, "Sigma will allow existing users to adapt and convert SA mount lenses to the L mount."? I love my 30 1.4 and putting on one of these FF bodies would be awesome.

I'm kinda hoping they convert them, if the cost is right.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 20:03 UTC
On article Sigma to take Foveon full frame and adopt L mount (428 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: Nice!!! Is this the new sensor for the Panasonic full frame also?

But this is the Sigma thread I thought and Sigma said they would be using their tech. I don't see anyone else using the Foveran unless they have some major updates I don't know of.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 19:58 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: I will buy one of these if the DFD2 is much better than the current DFD in the G9 for tracking in AFC burst mode. The G9 is atrocious with about 2 of 10 in focus and I had to stop using it for what I do.

Been there, done that, but thanks. I have around 30 hours into research and testing with no luck. My other cameras just work as expected out of the box.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 19:53 UTC
On article Sigma to take Foveon full frame and adopt L mount (428 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: What does, "Sigma will allow existing users to adapt and convert SA mount lenses to the L mount."? I love my 30 1.4 and putting on one of these FF bodies would be awesome.

My guess is they make all, or at least most of their lenses to cover both.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 19:46 UTC
On article Sigma to take Foveon full frame and adopt L mount (428 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: What does, "Sigma will allow existing users to adapt and convert SA mount lenses to the L mount."? I love my 30 1.4 and putting on one of these FF bodies would be awesome.

Maybe, but mine is an SA mount on my Quattro. The whole statement is vague.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 19:29 UTC
On article Sigma to take Foveon full frame and adopt L mount (428 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: Nice!!! Is this the new sensor for the Panasonic full frame also?

They said it would be their Foveon sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 19:23 UTC
On article Sigma to take Foveon full frame and adopt L mount (428 comments in total)

What does, "Sigma will allow existing users to adapt and convert SA mount lenses to the L mount."? I love my 30 1.4 and putting on one of these FF bodies would be awesome.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 19:22 UTC as 116th comment | 10 replies
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: I will buy one of these if the DFD2 is much better than the current DFD in the G9 for tracking in AFC burst mode. The G9 is atrocious with about 2 of 10 in focus and I had to stop using it for what I do.

I have tried it many many times with many many different focus settings. There are 4 auto focus options, and each one has 3 settings that have 5 additional options each. I don't know how many possible settings that turns out to be, but it's a lot. They are descriptive, and I've tried a lot that describe what I am shooting, but none seem to work well. It is a daunting thing to try and figure out, when I can just point and shoot with my other bodies, with much better results. I had many hours into figuring it out before I just gave up and went back to an older body.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 18:45 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: I will buy one of these if the DFD2 is much better than the current DFD in the G9 for tracking in AFC burst mode. The G9 is atrocious with about 2 of 10 in focus and I had to stop using it for what I do.

Jacques, it does work great for most things, but like whumber says, it struggles with subjects moving at you. It is not the DFD tech per say, as my GX8 gives me 7 out of 10 in the exact same situation. There is just something about the G9 that makes it worse. It also has hundreds of custom settings for the AF, which makes it even harder to figure out.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 17:42 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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SystemAgnostic: This might sound petty - but the front dial is in the wrong position. I don't like Nikon because the front dial location is uncomfortable for my index finger. I do like Canon and existing Panasonic because they have the vertical front dial behind the shutter.

Now, inexplicably, Panasonic appears to have moved it to be more horizontal and in front of the shutter. I'll have to try it in my hand, but this is possibly a blocker for me to consider buying the camera.

For me this is good. I don't like it on top. I can't reach it easily there. It was the first thing I looked for when I saw the pic. I am happy with the change.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 16:42 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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Akrais: More power to Panasonic. I’ve always been a fan of the company, and as far as another mirrorless ff (particularly if it’s a Samsung sensor) I love to see competition drive improvement...but I am afraid Panasonic will price this non-competitively. The S1 will be more expensive than the Eos R and the S1R will be substantially higher than the A7Riii. Also, the highest quality lenses will also be beyond the reach of the rank-and-file professional photographers; just because it says Leica on it doesn’t mean that it is automatically worth 50% more or that it will produce Pulitzer winning images by default.

Purely as an aside. If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, from a marketing and perception standpoint, these Panasonics and the Nikon Zs may actually increase Sony’s sales. I’m curious to see how Canon’s non-Sonylike approach pans out...no pun intended.

They say it is a Panny sensor. As far as imitation, they are just using their existing tech with a larger sensor. It is not Sony tech.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 16:41 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)

I will buy one of these if the DFD2 is much better than the current DFD in the G9 for tracking in AFC burst mode. The G9 is atrocious with about 2 of 10 in focus and I had to stop using it for what I do.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 16:22 UTC as 93rd comment | 8 replies
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: I actually really like Panasonic cameras and lenses, but at least in the US, they really need to improve their photography and video repair support. Their current system is convoluted and not very customer friendly, making me weary to invest in the brand until they expand their service.

They just did in the US and Japan, with the pro centers opening in the EU next year.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 16:10 UTC
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baggy1: All that great tech, lovely body....ruined with one card slot.Epic fail Nikon.Was ready to sell my Sony but will now keep it.

Can you please tell me why you have to have 2 slots? I have taken hundreds of thousands of shots without ever losing an image. I have never put a second card in my camera with two slots. I understand the redundancy is nice when shooting a wedding, or something you can't shoot over, but these are not the cards we used 20 years ago. What did you do before dual slots, shoot two cameras side by side? All I know is this would never be a deciding factor for me, but that might be because I've never lost any data on a card. Maybe it's more common with your gear.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 13:55 UTC

The GF1 was the first ILC camera I bought after dumping the SLR back in the film days. I wanted small that could do video and work underwater. I still have it and used it just a few weeks ago. Got some lovely shots with it.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2018 at 18:09 UTC as 9th comment
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