Amateur Photographer 16 February 2013

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Going Full Frame
Last year, Canon released the EOS 6D and Nikon the D600 entry-level full-frame DSLRs, but what do these models offer enthusiast photographers wanting to upgrade and is this a good time to switch brand loyalties? Richard Sibley finds out

AP cover 16 February 13

News
Dragons' Den star buys Jessops name; New lenses from Nikon, Panasonic, Sigma and Tamron; Kodak expects paper production to stay in UK; Quantum launches new ringlight

Review
The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The Final Frame
Ogden Chesnutt asks why manufacturers seem so intent on killing off their professional-level crop-sensor cameras

Photo Insight
Jim Brandenburg talks about his shot of a glossy starling and Cape buffalo, and how being prepared can ensure that you don't miss the opportunity for a shot

Retoucher's Guide
Martin Evening explains how he merged a sequence of photographs taken during a snow storm to create a high-key monochrome landscape

Samsung NX300
A new sensor, faster processing and autofocus, as well as improved Wi-Fi, make the Samsung NX300 more than a mere upgrade. Richard Sibley takes a hands-on look

Testbench
ProDot shutter-button upgrade and 3 Legged Thing Eric Evolution 2 tripod

Going Full Frame
Last year, Canon released the EOS 6D and Nikon the D600 entry-level full-frame DSLRs, but what do these models offer enthusiast photographers wanting to upgrade and is this a good time to switch brand loyalties? Richard Sibley finds out

Nissin MG8000 Extreme Flashgun
If you're looking for a high-performing flashgun that will work all day, Nissin's MG8000 Extreme could be the one for you - especially when combined with the external Power Pack PS300. Ian Farrell tries them out

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Icons of Photography
Ivor Matanle traces the history of the Olympus Pen, the half-frame camera that led a revolution in the 1960s

Letters
AP readers speak out on the week's issues

Backchat
AP reader William BJ Spencer believes that one-upmanship is on the increase among photographers

Reader Spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

125 years of National Geographic
In 2013, the National Geographic Society celebrates 125 years of exploration, scientific research and photographic firsts...

How to shoot... Snowdrops
Heather Angel reveals the best techniques for capturing snowdrops - whether as floral carpets, clumps of flowers or macro shots of individual plants


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