Tributes paid to Prix Pictet winner; August launch for Nikon’s super-zoom; Irish photographer claims £30,000 title; Special report – Leica returns to historic Wetzlar roots

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The final frame
The latest model in Tony Kemplen’s quest to use a different film camera each week is the Minolta Vectis S-100

Photo insight
Portrait photographer Agenda discusses what it is that drives his imagery and how he draws the best out of his subjects

Retoucher’s guide
Martin Evening explains how to use the clone tools to remove overhead cables from a picture

AP guide to… patterns and textures
There are endless photo opportunities if you take a close look at the world around you. Lee Frost goes into detail

Joby Action Clamp and GorillaPod Arm plus DOF Calculator app on test

Leica T (Type 701)
The Leica compact system camera has finally arrived, but how will Leica users feel about the 16.3-million-pixel Leica T (Type 701) and its radical design? Richard Sibley puts it to the test

Wacom Intuos Pro
Wacom’s latest pen-and-touch tablet boasts wireless functionality and a pen with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. Callum McInerney-Riley finds out whether it’s the perfect tool for photo retouching

Ask AP
Our experts answer your questions

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader Dale Adams recalls how a darkroom disaster almost ruined historic D-Day landing pictures

APOY round 4
We’ve prizes of Olympus kit worth more than £2,000 in the By the Sun and the Moon 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

Icons of photography
John Thomson, who documented life in the Far East and highlighted the plight of London’s poor, is now seen as a pioneer of photojournalism, writes David Clark

On the waterfront
The Lake District is not only AP reader Rob Howell’s favourite shooting location, but it’s also his home and few people know it better. He gives Jon Stapley a few tips

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