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 article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (136 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
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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 12th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

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 (1196 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 50th 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
On photo The Enchanted Wood in the Dreamy challenge (3 comments in total)

Congrats. My favorite.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 00:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo The Venetian Lagoon in the Dreamy challenge (1 comment in total)

Congrats on the win.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 00:05 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Dreamy (3 comments in total)

I love the creative post processing done in some of these. You've captured the challenge theme and I hope you do well with the voters.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 02:49 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

stearman65: I've just been disqualified because my image is not 4/3 body??? Just checked the first page of entries, if that is the case neither are half the first page???

How can you tell? I did see a few with focal lengths that are wider than M4/3's, but beyond that I didn't notice any other telling signs.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 21:00 UTC
On photo The lonely bride in the The Bride - Requirement: crop photo to a SQUARE challenge (18 comments in total)
In reply to:

tasad: Lovely image of a drag queen...

It's a lovely photo and I placed it second in my voting.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 20:46 UTC
On challenge A person and an umbrella (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

William Woodruff: The challenge title "A person and an umbrella . . . " implies that this challenge is limited to photos of no more that one person, and no more than one umbrella. Is that correct, or can there be more than one of each in the photo?

I think shots with one of each might do better, but I'm not going to DQ any that have more than one of either or both.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 20:08 UTC
On challenge The Bride - Requirement: crop photo to a SQUARE (13 comments in total)

Tough challenge to vote on and IMO a tough shot to get in general. It will be interesting to see the results.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 01:33 UTC as 3rd comment
On challenge Dreamy (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

RuthC: Welcome back, Mike Ronesia! You have been missed by the DPR challenge community.
RuthC :-)

Thanks, I have to check in every year or so.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 01:11 UTC
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (177 comments in total)
In reply to:

KonstantinosK: In the specs it says its max format size is APSC/DX and lens mount Sony E (NEX). Hmmm...

Then why doesn't it list it as a FE anywhere? a 18 FE is 18 on FF but what is a 18 E on FF? They seem vague at best about it unless I'm missing some other identifier besides the E/FE designation which I don't see here. Sorry, I'm new here and trying to figure this stuff out. Is the FOV the same regardless, just less MP with a E lens?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 07:37 UTC

This is Panasonic's first camera to offer IBIS in 4k mode. WIth the duel IS it could be a nice improvement. I like the layout better than the GX8 as well. The lack of a flip screen is a bummer. I use the EVF and like it closed 90% of the time.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:22 UTC as 42nd comment
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