Amateur Photographer 18 January 2014

January 14, 2014

Panasonic launches Lumix DMC-TZ60 and Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Asph Power OIS lens at CES; Fujifilm releases XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS lens; Ilford Imaging Switzerland 
shuts down factory

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The final frame
On New Year’s Eve, Ogden Chesnutt sees the future of photography thanks to booze and a bang on the head

Photo insight
Portrait photographer Chris Floyd discusses his shot of writer and broadcaster Charlie Brooker and reveals what makes a successful portrait image

Retoucher’s guide
Martin Evening explains how he made a famous vintage aircraft ‘fly’ again using Photoshop

XSories U-Charge USB charger and Sabreswitch TriggerBeam Pro infrared kit

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Our experts answer your questions

Nikon Df
It’s been a long time coming, but now Nikon has released a DSLR in the style of its F-series film cameras. Richard Sibley finds out whether Nikon’s 16.2-million-pixel, full-frame Df lives up to
the hype

Sony Alpha 7
The Sony Alpha 7R was one of the best cameras we tested in 2013, but what of its sibling, the Alpha 7? Phil Hall tests the 24.3-million-pixel, full-frame compact system camera

Classics to use
In the first of a new series on using old photographic equipment, Ian Burley shows how the 30-year-old manual-focus Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 lens is versatile and fun to use with digital camera bodies

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader Katherine Woodman wonders at the ‘in-built obsolescence’ of modern digital cameras

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

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

The need for speed
Dale Sutton’s high-speed flash photography captures blink-of-the-eye wildlife moments to stunning effect. Andrew James uncovers the technology behind the pictures

World in motion
Lorenz Holder explains the shooting process behind his astonishing images of snowboarders and the simple but effective lighting arrangements he uses to capture them. He talks to Oliver Atwell

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