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May 31, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: D800, D3200, X2, E-M5, K-01, GX1, K30 colors, D20, TG1, etc

A new edition of the Cameraholic Digest has arrived! All apologies for the delays, unfortunately this is a Jenny from the Block blog, so we can't offer non-stop coverage all the time. Just some of the time :)... Lens reviews, as before, can be found at the Lens Reviews opera house, with the latest ones for the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC and Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95... Note: DC Watch Impress has not gone post-crazy, we simply fell behind in keeping up with them :)

+ D800 reviews at Trusted Reviews and CNet Australia
+ D800 vs D800E scene comparisons (two scenes with RAW available) at Focus Numerique
+ D800 vs Olympus E-M5 vs Leica X2 crazy ISO comparison at Steve ISO Photo
+ D700 test results added to Memory Card Performance Database at Galbraith
+ D800 music video at North by North East (or is it South by South West?) at The Bui Brothers
+ D800 in-studio video shooting part #1 at Kobal
+ D3200 reviews at DC Resource and ephotozine
+ D4 firmware update tip at Mansurovs
+ forty-two D300s cameras used to create 3D cover of Hello - via Foto Actualidad
+ Coolpix P510 superzoom review at Camera UK
+ Coolpix P310 compact-no-raw review at Pocket Lint and DC Watch (computer-translated)

+ E-M5 vs Panasonic GX1 ISO comparison at Camera Labs
+ E-M5 report at the/pho/blo/grapher
+ E-M5 vs Nikon D800 vs Leica X2 crazy ISO comparison at Steve ISO Photo
+ first impressions of manual focus lenses on the E-M5 by Roving Photographer
+ E-M5 blown highlight recovery attempt at Steve Huff Photo
+ Olympus Japan launching E-M5 two lens kit with 14-42mm and 40-150mm (a bit academic until they have enough E-M5 bodies to go around) - via DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ Tough TG1 iHS first impressions at Photography Review

+ K-01 review by DC Resource upon Dpreview, reaction at What Blog Is This?
+ DIY replacing the K-01 battery grip at Photography Banzai
+ K-01 with 40mm f2.8 XS macro DIY geekery at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ K-01 tiny first look at DCR
+ K30 first look at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated) - with ISO bunny guest appearance!
+ K30 has 18 different body colors via Rice High and DC Watch Impress showing all colors in one page along with spec-sheet comparison of K-cameras

+ X2 report at Steve Huff Photo and the/pho/blo/grapher
+ X2 vs Nikon D800 vs Olympus E-M5 crazy ISO comparison at Steve ISO Photo
+ Digilux 2 (aka Panasonic LC1) disassembled at Repair Notes (via Foto Actualidad)

+ GX1 review at Registered Hardware
+ GX1 vs Olympus E-M5 ISO comparison at Camera Labs
+ GH2 in Brazil via
+ LC1 (aka Leica Digilux 2) disassembled at Repair Notes (via Foto Actualidad)
+ 3D add-on video converter lens review at Digital Camera Review

+ Cybershot HX200v superzoom review at ephotozine

+ 5DMk2 goes swimming at Alex Wise Photography
+ Powershot D20 waterproof review at CNet UK
+ Speedlite 600EX tested with Pixel King e-TTL triggers at Lightning Rumors
+ Ixus 510 HS review at ephotozine HS

+ X-Pro1 test results at
+ SL300 superzoom review at Photography Blog (SL300 is one of a billion new superzooms Fuji announced at CES 2012)

+ EX-ZR300 superzoom review at DC Watch (computer-translated)

+ no one cares about the new Samsung mirrorless cameras, except for Samsung's own blog [exaggeration alert!]

Etc, Etc, Etc
+ Can a RED Epic replace a Hasselblad for portraits by Peter Turley and F/Stoppers via PetaPixel
+ Lastolite hotrod strip softbox review at eLightingZine
+ Photoshop CS6 review at Creative Pro
+ memory card survey from Sandisk at DC Watch (computer-translated)

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+ list of new cameras in 2012
+ 2012 Trade Show Calendar
+ completed lens reviews
+ completed camera reviews (serious/advanced/interesting cameras only)
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+ dedicated mini-site for Pre-Orders and Stock-Status

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