Amateur Photographer 12 April 2014

April 8, 2014

Rights victory over ‘living hell’ threat; Nikon to replace ‘black spot’ D600; Fuji finds home for X files; Compact system cameras stage comeback; Wanted: buyers for Kodak’s first CSC; June debut for Panasonic 15mm f/1.7 lens

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

Reader offer
Take advantage of our exclusive offer for a private view of the Bob Carlos Clarke exhibition, Living Dolls, in association with Olympus

The final frame
Have you ever wondered why you choose to take photographs? Roger Hicks offers some possible answers

Photo insight
When taking his son for photography practice, Andrew Sanderson couldn’t resist grabbing a shot. He tells us how composition is an art of seeing

Five AP readers explore the photographic opportunities in the streets around London’s South Bank, aided by Damien Demolder’s seeing and shooting techniques

Unreal city
Craig Roberts says you can go to town with abstracts and really illustrate the dynamism of the urban environment

Sigma dp2 Quattro
The Sigma dp2 Quattro has turned many heads with its radical design that incorporates the manufacturer’s new Foveon sensor. Michael Topham takes a first look

Testbench: six of the best
Callum McInerney-Riley and Andrew Sydenham consider a range of light panels to illuminate all your video and photographic requirements

X-Rite ColorMunki display
Andrew Sydenham tests a calibration and profiling system to accurately match the colour on your laptop screen, monitor or projector to your original image

Nikon D4S
It’s the very pinnacle of Nikon”s DSLR range, but exactly what does the 16.2-million-pixel Nikon D4S add to its predecessor? Richard Sibley tests the camera, while professional sports photographer Mark Pain reveals his first impressions

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC USD
Delivering the longest focal length of any affordable enthusiast zoom on the market, how does a specialist 600mm optic sit within the general-purpose setting of a 4x telephoto all-rounder? Damien Demolder finds out

Ask AP
Our experts answer your questions

AP explains… raw exposure
Professor Bob Newman considers the best means of exposing for raw files. First up is spot metering

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader John Gilbey considers the unexpected benefits of the stored Exif data in our digital images

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

Chris Gatcum examines your images, offering words of wisdom and constructive advice

Stag nights
Wildlife photographer Sam Hobson recounts his unusual experience photographing urban fallow deer

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