Amateur Photographer 3 May 2014

April 29, 2014

Leica launches first ‘consumer’ compact system camera; Nikon 18-300mm lens for DX DSLRs; Voigtländer revamps Nokton 25mm f/0.95 lens; Reuters in row over ‘staged’ Syrian war photos; Pentax unveils medium-format 645Z

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

Your chance to win one of two backpacks from Manfrotto worth more than £200 each

The final frame
The latest model in Tony Kemplen’s quest to use a different film camera each week is the *Nsync Photo Fan Pack

Photo insight
Andrew Sanderson discusses a technique for working on 5x7in negatives that may shock large-format purists, and explains why working on a tight budget is so valuable

Retoucher’s guide
Martin Evening explains how to combine exposures using Merge to HDR Pro

Leica T
One major question mark hangs over the all-new Leica T system: is the sensational design backed up by an equally impressive specification and performance. Michael Topham gets hands on with this desirable model

XSories Big U-Shot camera pole and Booq Python Slimpack backpack

Sony Alpha 6000
Speed and quality are what the new 24.3-million-pixel Sony Alpha 6000 is all about. Capable of 0.06sec autofocus, Sony says it will never miss the perfect shot. Jon Devo takes aim

Nissin i40
It may be small, but the Nissin i40 is a fully fledged flashgun that is ideal for travelling light. Richard Sibley tries it out

Ask AP
Our experts answer your questions

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader Melvyn Dover is worried that the new ‘civil code’ issued by the Hungarian government will start to spread

APOY round 3
We’ve Olympus prizes worth more than £2,000 in the World in Motion round of our Amateur Photographer of the Year competition

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

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

AP Expert guide to…. spring wildlife
Spring is a fantastic time to shoot wildlife, with a hive of activity all around us. Whether you are in your back garden or out in the open countryside, find out what to shoot and how to shoot it with our host of experts

Icons of photography
Contrasty, minimal and surreal, Ralph Gibson’s images don’t conform to photographic norms, writes David Clark

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