Amateur Photographer 8 March 2014

March 4, 2014

Nikon launches new full-frame D4S flagship; Olympus telephoto lenses on way; Sony unveils long-zoom bridge cameras; Samsung announces Getty tie-up; Ilford Imaging Switzerland ceases trading; Leica says M shortage is over

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The final frame
Hearing a chilling phrase causes Roger Hicks to ponder the significance of instruction and study in photography

Photo insight
Sports photojournalist Tim Clayton was hunting for a unique story when he happened upon the inspiring tale of a disabled rock climber

Newmarket, the home of horse racing, is the ideal setting for our late-winter sports Masterclass, as Mark Pain shows six readers how to get stunning shots of these beautiful animals as they train on the gallops. Phil Hall reports

Canon EOS 1200D
The EOS 1100D has been one of Canon’s most successful DSLRs in recent years, but can its successor, the EOS 1200D, go on to do the same? Michael Topham previews the latest entry-level model in the EOS line-up

Testbench: six of the best
Andrew Sydenham tests a selection of lightmeters to suit all budgets in our two-page test

Nikon D3300
Don’t be fooled by the entry-level status of the Nikon D3300. With a 24.2-million-pixel sensor and no anti-aliasing filter, the diminutive DSLR has ideas far above its station. Richard Sibley finds out just how good this £500 DSLR really is

Westcott Ice Light
Callum McInerney-Riley tests the Ice Light, which can deliver over 1,000 lumens of continuous light with one hand

Ask AP
Our experts answer your questions

AP explains…raw conversion
In the second of a two-part article, Professor Bob Newman looks at the different results that can be achieved from raw files, and how to attain those differences

AP readers speak out on the week’s issues

AP reader Paul Foxley questions how far camera makers can promote new models convincingly

Reader spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

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

Man on a mission
Wildlife and nature photographer Joel Sartore talks to Jade Lord about his passion for documenting the conservation issues that face our planet today, and his plan to photograph every captured species on the planet

The big country
This year sees the launch of the US version of Landscape Photographer of the Year. Charlie Waite takes a look at what the country’s vast vistas have to offer

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