Amateur Photographer 23 February 2013

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APS-C-format DSLR kit lens upgrade
Upgrading from a standard-zoom kit lens to a premium lens can breathe new life into a camera, with sharper images and greater versatility, as AP explains

AP cover 23 Feb 13

News
Jessops website rises from the ashes; Canon launches four new 'home office' printers; UK photo sector eclipses market; Nikon system camera prices set to fall; Olympus unveils budget-priced compact duo

Review
The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The Final Frame
Digital photographs are often used to create nostalgic film effects, but Roger Hicks wonders why anyone would want to

Photo Insight
Jeremy Hunter tells the story behind one of his awe-inspiring images taken at the synchronised displays at North Korea's Arirang Games

AP Awards 2013
Find out who were the winners of our prestigious AP awards

Testbench: Six of the best
AP puts a selection of the best messenger bags to the test

Ask AP
Our experts answer your questions

APS-C-format DSLR kit lens upgrade
Upgrading from a standard-zoom kit lens to a premium lens can breathe new life into a camera, with sharper images and greater versatility, as AP explains

Letters
AP readers speak out on the week's issues

Backchat
AP reader Alex Dixon recalls Michael Parkinson's memorable TV interview with war photographer Don McCullin

Reader Spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

Appraisal
Damien Demolder examines your images, offering words of wisdom and constructive advice

How to Shoot... Rainy Landscapes
Rain is hard to avoid when you live in the UK, so why not brave the elements and find inspiration on our wet city streets? Lee Frost leads the way

Welcome to Afghanistan
Shooting in extreme environments might not mean a war zone to most hobbyist photographers, but Alexander Jansen proves that stunning photos can originate from anywhere

Scandinavian Noir
Documentarian Pentti Sammallahti is one of Finland's finest photographic exports. Jon Stapley reviews his new book, Here, Far Away, and attempts to get the measure of his photography

Icons of Photography
Julia Margaret Cameron's portrait of the eminent Victorian mathematician and astronomer Sir John Herschel is one of the most striking portraits of the era, writes David Clark


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