Amateur Photographer 1 December 2012

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Olympus Pen E-PL5
Built around the same 16.1-million-pixel sensor as the Olympus OM-D, the diminutive Pen E-PL5 should offer excellent image quality. Richard Sibley puts it to the test

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News
Cornel Lucas dies at the age of 92; Olympus 17mm 'street photography' lens to go on sale in December; Rookie scoops RNLI crown; Photographers banned from cricket matches; Spanish photographer wins Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

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 127-format Purma Special - a design classic with 1930s Art Deco styling that was bought at a car-boot sale in the 1980s

Photo Insight
David Ward explains how he took his image of a melted iceberg, and how the choice between landscape and portrait format can make all the difference to a photograph

Retoucher's Guide
In his step-by-step guide, Martin Evening describes how to restore a photograph that has been damaged by damp to something more like its original condition

Creative Collages
Tony Kemplen on how he produces his exciting and often unpredictable multi-camera joiner images using a range of vintage film models

Testbench
Frio universal hotshoe mount and Vanguard Quovio 41 shoulder bag

Olympus Pen E-PL5
Built around the same 16.1-million-pixel sensor as the Olympus OM-D, the diminutive Pen E-PL5 should offer excellent image quality. Richard Sibley puts it to the test

Fujifilm Xf1
The pocket-sized XF1 is the slimmest and sleekest Fujifilm X-series camera so far, and uses the same 12-million-pixel CMOS sensor as its bigger brother, the X10. Tim Coleman tries it out

Ask AP
Our experts answer your questions

Letters
AP readers speak out on the week's issues

Backchat
AP reader Tom Turnbull is infuriated with Nikon's decision to ban film from its annual photo contest

Reader Spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

Appraisal
Words of wisdom and constructive advice

AP Expert Guide to...Cyanotype prints
In the first of a new series looking at alternative printing processes, Andrew Sanderson explains the method behind the classic cyanotype technique

Icons of Photography
Terence Donovan's creativity and charisma made him one of the most successful photographers of his generation, writes David Clark