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March 29, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: 5DMk3, X-Pro1, D800, Nikon 3D matrix edu, etc

And now the time has come for a new edition of the Cameraholic Digest! If you missed any of the previous updates, you can catch up in the Cameraholic archives. There are no cliff-hangers, so you can read them in any order (except for that one time when the D90 divorced the D300s after falling in love with the D7000 ;-)

+ 5DMk3 photographer-priority review (first installment) after two professional weddings by Nikon photographer Ryan Brenizer
+ 5DMk3 studio test samples (ISO range test-scene) at Photography Review
+ 5DMk3 vs 5DMk2 video testing (moire, rolling shutter, DR, ISO) at Thru The LQQking Glass
+ 5DMk3 vs Nikon D800 video comparison at Gizmodeaux (via Foto Act.)
+ 5DMk3 issues with 200mm f2L IS lens issues via FM forums and Canon Rumors
+ 5DMk3 availability: body-only not in-stock, kit w/24-105L in-stock at many retailers for the price of a used Honda Civic ($4300)

+ 5-minute video overview of Nikon 3D matrix metering and focus points by Luminescent Photo - full screen on YouTube
+ D800 problem talk radio by Ming Thein
+ D800 vs Canon 5DMk3 video comparison at Gizmodeaux (via Foto Act.)
+ D4 autofocus test (one sequence) at Luminescent Photo (look for link there to whole sequence)
+ D4 HD movie "Istanbul" (7-minutes) by Nikon on YouTube (via Nikon Blog)
+ V1 CX-camera review at Digital Camera Review

+ X-Pro1 vs Sony NEX-7 high ISO comparison (two test scenes) at Steve Huff
+ X-Pro1 tips and tricks at Prime Junta (aka Petteri Sulonen)
+ X-Pro1 airport photography by Fuji's Brandon Remler
+ Fuji got a "buy 1 get 1 free" special on press releases, so they issued one for the EF-X20 compact flash
+ X-Pro1 availability: pre-orders only, B&H adjusts estimate to April 4 (please note estimates are only estimates!)

+ NEX-7 vs Fuji X-Pro1 high ISO comparison (two test scenes) at Steve Huff
+ NEX-7 hosts round #2 of lens battling at Sony Alpha NeX
+ Alpha A77 & A65 get new firmware v1.05 - via Photo Club Alpha et al
+ NEX-7 availability: both kits out of stock in-stock for $1200 and $1350 respectively

+ new firmware for the 12-50mm (M43rds) promises improvements - via dpreview et al

Other Gear
+ Metz Mecablitz 15 MS-1 digital macro slave review by Bob Atkins at Photo.Net
+ how to make a $25 DIY mini camera jib at Olivia Tech (via DIY Photography)

Reference Material
+ list of new cameras in 2012
+ 2012 Trade Show Calendar
+ completed lens reviews
+ completed camera reviews (serious/advanced/interesting cameras only)
+ latest Camera Deals, specials, promotions and in-stock alerts
+ dedicated mini-site for Pre-Orders and Stock-Status

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