Amateur Photographer 3 November 2012

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Leica M-E
The M-E is pitched as Leica's entry-level rangefinder, but at £3,900 it doesn't come cheap. Richard Sibley sees how it fits into the range

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News
Canadian wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year title; Sigma to target CSC lenses at photo enthusiasts rather than general consumers; Leica to launch D-Lux 6 compact camera

Review
The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The Final Frame
As part of his 52 cameras in 52 weeks project, Tony Kemplen tries out the Kyocera Samurai, a half-frame camera that can shoot up to 72 exposures on a 36-exposure cassette

Photo Insight
Jim Brandenburg describes how he took his wintry image of a raven - an elusive bird that is difficult to photograph well

Retoucher's Guide
Martin Evening explains how to cut out an element from an image, and tidy it up for a new use

Testbench
Motorola Razr i and Olympus 15mm f/8 Body Cap lens

Upgrading to Full Frame
More people will be able to benefit from the compact and 'affordable' full-frame cameras released this year, but is this really the best way to go? Tim Coleman compares Nikon's 'consumer-level' D600 with the D800 pixel powerhouse

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Olympus Pen E-PM2
With a good number of new features, including a 16.1-million-pixel sensor and touch-sensitive screen, Olympus's Pen Mini range may have grown up. Richard Sibley finds out just how good the diminutive E-PM2 really is

Leica M-E
The M-E is pitched as Leica's entry-level rangefinder, but at £3,900 it doesn't come cheap. Richard Sibley sees how it fits into the range

Letters
AP readers speak out on the week's issues

Backchat
AP reader Maureen Osborne discovers a new way to engage with her photography in the street

APOY round 10
We've Samsung and Jessops prizes worth more than £2,000 in our Life in Monochrome round of APOY

Reader Spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

Appraisal
Words of wisdom and constructive advice

Time and Again
Tony Ellwood discusses his haunting and beautiful images of an isolated pier in Brighton, shot using a traditional large-format camera and in different weather conditions. He talks to Stevie-Ella Keen

Wildlife at Home
Paul Hobson explains the virtues of taking wildlife photographs on your own doorstep and reveals how it inspired his new book, Wild Derbyshire

Icon of Photography
David Hurn's perceptive and beautifully crafted documentary work has made him one of the UK's most important reportage photographers, writes David Clark