Amateur Photographer 22 February 2014

February 18, 2014

Panasonic releases Lumix DMC-GH4 with 4K video; Olympus CSCs drive down losses; Tamron unveils two full-frame telephoto zooms; Ricoh developing medium-format DSLR; Sigma launches dp Quattro compact cameras

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The final frame
For many people, photography is about much more than simply taking pictures. Roger Hicks explains why

Photo insight
Andrew Sanderson discusses his playful gum print of his friend’s daughter and what it is that makes gum printing such an appealing process

AP guide to… freelensing
Phil Hall explains how to achieve creamy defocused effects without a dedicated tilt-and-shift lens or Photoshop

Fujifilm X-T1
Jon Devo shares his first impressions of the Fujifilm X-T1 compact system camera, a model that marks an entirely new line in the company’s increasingly strong X series

Testbench: six of the best
Callum McInerney-Riley tests six of the best Micro SD memory cards on the market today

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2
A lens that carries all the glamour of the 85mm f/1.2 but with the ease of construction of the 50mm standard is an exciting prospect. Damien Demolder tests Panasonic’s Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Asph Power OIS

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Sony Alpha 5000
The NEX branding may have gone, but what else is new about Sony’s 20.1-million-pixel Alpha 5000 – its latest APS-C-format compact system camera on the market?

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader Carol Davies rails against the modern trend of posting selfies on Facebook

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

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

Telling stories
Timothy Allen, the current Travel Photographer of the Year, talks about his success and how he has climbed to the top of his industry with images that tell stories. Andrew James reports

Icons of photography
The pictures of the ‘Cottingley Fairies’ by two young girls unintentionally became one of photography’s most famous hoaxes, writes David Clark

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