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April 10, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: 5DMk3, D800, K-01, GX1, 5DMk3 light leak investigation, etc

A new edition of the Cameraholic Digest is ready for your e-consumption, including an investigative report on the Canon 5D Mark III light leak issues. Completed lens reviews, as usual, can be found at the lens reviews mini-site.

+ GX1 review at Imaging Resource
+ GF1 revisited by Colin Steel at Steve Huffington Post
+ SZ7 compact-zoom review at ephotozine
+ GX1 availability: stock status page - price drops: body only black for $600 (Amazon), black w/14-42mm for $680 (various), silver w/14-42mm X for $850 (various)

+ 5DMk3 review at Camera Labs
+ 5DMk3 Light Leak investigation at Camera Town
+ 5DMk3 videography field report (as used for CBS Sports) at Still Motion blog (via DSLR News Shooter)
+ 5DMk3 shooting with anamorphic lens (video) at EOS HD
+ 1D X behind the scenes video of "Shattered" video at Vimeo by Tyler Stableford (via Foto Actualidad)
+ Canon apparently "encouraged" David Cheok to remove 1D X RAW files (via FM forums, via Foto Act.)
+ Canon announces resolution of patent infringement dispute with Imaging Resources
+ 5DMk3 availability updates at stock status page

+ D800 review at Cnet Asia
+ D800 from a Canon user's perspective (Paul Ward) at ephotozine
+ D4 real-world JPEG samples at Photography Blog
+ D800 availability updates at stock status page

+ Alpha A57 review at ephotozine
+ NEX-7 hosts Voigtlander Heliar 12mm f5.6 at BMUpix (Bjorn Utpott)
+ NEX-FS100 user review by W. Ashley Maddox at DSLR News Shooter
+ NEX-7 availability updates at stock status page (both kits in-stock at regular prices as of the time of writing)

+ K-01 review at Photography Blog
+ K-01 availability updates at stock status page

+ Rayqual has nine different lens mount adapters for the X-Pro1 at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ X-S1 review at (computer-translated)
+ X-Pro1 & XF lens availability updates at stock status page

Camera Geekery - CSI edition
+ over $60 million worth of smuggled camera gear intercepted in China at MIC Gadget (via Pop Photo)

Big Prize Contests
+ win either a Nikon D800 or a Canon 5D Mark III (your choice) in a blog-comment/Facebook contest at F/Stoppers

+ Adorama Rentals is hiring for the position of "digital packer" (experience with DSLRs and MF essential the blog-post says) [the position is in New York City]

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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