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What Digital Camera October 2014

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Highlights this month include your essential guide to using prime lenses, plus 36 tips for better landscape images in our brand new 12-page Technique series, and we help you take control of your ISO settings. Plus much more!

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Incoming:
We look at the latest gear releases.

Opening Shot:
A breathtaking image by Lucas Gilman.

Nikon D810 Ambassadors’ Opinions:
The first professional photographers to get the chance to put the game-changing D810 through its paces were Nikon?s ambassadors, and we?ve spoken to three to get a pro?s view on what makes it better than the D800 and D800E.

Fujifilm X-E2 Field Test:
We take the Fujifilm X-E2 Compact System Camera to Scotland for a demanding field test. Is it really as good as the very best DSLRs? Find out if we would be prepared to switch systems and trade in a full frame DSLR for a smaller system camera.

Guide to Prime Lenses:
Shoot more creatively using primes. We take a close look at fixed focal length lenses and reveal why a prime lens can be the best lens you’ll ever own.

My Digital Camera:
Reader images showcased, plus their opinions on the kit they use.

Samsung NX3000:
Is it a sublime CSC at a bargain price?

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS lens:
Sony has brought out its first telephoto zoom lens for Alpha 7 full-frame cameras. Find out how it rates.

Hotshoe Microphones Round-up:
We put six hotshoe microphones to the test to find out which is best for capturing cleaner audio for your HD video recordings.

Accessories:
Cool photo gear reviewed. The UniqBall UBH 35 tripod ball head, the FujiFilm Instax Share SP-1 printer, the Peak Design Clutch camera hand strap, the Nest Explorer 100L messenger-style bag, and the Lens Pen Elite.

Help:
We answer your photo-related queries.

NEW! 12-page Pull out and keep Technique section:

36 Ways to Take Better Landscapes:
We provide a host of the best tips and advice on how you can shoot better landscapes. Plus we reveal the gear you won’t want to leave home without.

Get to Grips with ISO:
Each month we will also be taking a single aspect of digital photography and breaking it down to its bare bones, first explaining the key concepts and then moving on to some advanced techniques you can use. This month – ISO. So here’s our guide to choosing the best ISO settings and when to use them; you’ll learn how to master ISO in the most demanding shooting conditions; and you’ll learn how to take manual control of sensitivity to unlock your camera’s potential!

Competition:
Your chance to win three brand new lenses worth £680 in total.

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