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May 25, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: X-Pro1, 5DMk3, G1x, NEX-7, K-01, K-30, X2, D4, D800, etc

Velcom to a nu edition of zee Kameraholic Digest... For our newer and/or casual readers, please note that this blog is more in the spirit of the Daily-Show/Colbert-Report than a "serious" website, so there is a lot of silliness, including various "Easter Eggs" in the blog-text below. If you are speed-reading, you may not even notice them. I understand that some people don't like silliness, but there are thousands of websites that cater to uptight people, and not enough that cater to the dont-take-yourself-too-seriously demographic ;-)

Gearaholic Profile
Photographers love being behind the camera, but often times, photographers do not like being in front of the camera. That is definitely not the case with Japanese photographer Takashi Kano, who is featured in a gearaholic photographer profile at DC Watch (computer-translated). He has some creative ways to showcase all the gear he is using. Move over "Gear Lists", here come the "Gear Family Portraits"! Judging by this picture, those must be his favorite cameras.

+ K30 video preview at dpreview
+ K30 first impressions at DSLR Magazine (computer-translated)
+ note: henceforth, as a shorthand notation, we will use the name K30 to denote K-30. It is also more consistent with the Pentax naming history
+ K-01 reviews at Amateur Photographer UK and Techradar [more K-01 reviews]
+ DIY: Pentax 40mm f2.8 pancake hackerized to fit Canon DSLRs at RiceHigh
+ idea: blended Pentax+Ricoh tagline: The Official Copy Machine of the Internet

+ X-Pro1 photographer priority distilled review by Gianni Galassi [more XPro1 reviews]
+ HS30exr superzoom at Zone Bridge [more HS30 reviews]

+ D4 review at Digital Camera Info [more D4 reviews]
+ D800 review completed at Focus Numerique (ordinateur-translated) [more D800 reviews]
+ D800 hosts samples with the Cosina Voigtlander 28mm f2.8 SL II N at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ V1 concert photography with Eddie Van Halen at Luminescent Panama [more V1 reviews]

+ DIY: hackerize the Pentax 40mm f2.8 pancake to fit Canon DSLRs at RiceHigh
+ 5DMk3 review at Pocket Lint [more 5DMk3 reviews]
+ 5DMk3 - on shooting weddings with - with one of Canon ambassadors by Canon CPN Europe
+ 1D X: multiple behind the scenes videos by Tyler Stableford on Vimeo on his "Shattered" short (via Foto Act.)
+ 5DMk3 and 1D X black focus point in AI servo at Canon Rumors
+ 5D Mark I (first generation) joins EOS Mount World [more 5DMk1 reviews]
+ G1x review for the general population by David Pogue (not a member of The Pogues) [more G1x reviews]
+ Powershot SX240 HS review at Photography Blog
+ Ixus 510 HS review at Elph Radar
+ availability update: 500mm f4L IS II and 600mm f4L IS II are available for pre-order at B&H Photo for the price of a used Honda Accord each

+ GF5 review at Amateur Photographer UK [more GF5 reviews]

+ NEX-7 review at TPBG [more NEX-7 reviews]
+ NEX-7 with the Sigma 19mm f2.8 DN lens and more at Sound Image Plus Plus
+ 16-minute Alpha A57 video tutorial on settings and menus at Sony Alpha Lab [more A57 reviews]
+ Cybershot HX200v samples at ephotozine [more HX200v reviews]

+ X2 hands-on at Techradar
+ MP vs M6 11-minute video at Eric Kim
+ if you missed out on recent Leica action, check a round-up of the new Leica action at the L-Camera Forum blog

+ DP2 Merrill delayed until July (does anyone really care?) at DC Watch (computer-translated)

The Others
+ Nokia PureView 808 41-megapixel samples and hands-on at Quesabesde and ephotozine
+ sample video with Google Glasses via Petapixels
+ hands on with prototype NHK 8K shoulder video camera via Cinescopophiliac

+ 1 gigapixel hyperspectral CMOS sensor by Brandywine (sounds like a music group name?) - via Image Sensors World

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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