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Inside this week’s issue 3 7 days 8 Books and exhibitions 10 Farewell to

Hong Kong 18 Greatest ever album covers 23 Fujifilm Instax

Mini Evo review 27 Colbor CL220R

review 31 Second-hand classic: Sony A7R III 34 Accessories 35 Tech talk 36 Close-up tips: CUPOTY Challenge 42 Mayflies 44 Inbox 46 It’s good to share 50 Join the club 53 Best Buys 66 Final analysis

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One thing we are not short of in the UK is water, as it’s been raining at almost biblical levels recently. The

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stuff is everywhere, so what better time to reveal the great images to have made the cut in the Close-up Photographer of the Year water challenge. If you are pining for drier, warmer climes (and who can blame you), don’t miss Mikko Takkunen’s fascinating work from Hong Kong. Meanwhile, classic rock fans will be glued to the saga of how the album cover shots for Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. were taken, and anyone in need of some ‘instant’ gratification should check out the test of the Instax Mini Evo. Those in the market for a high-resolution camera will save money this issue too, as we reveal why the Sony A7R III is such a great used buy. Enjoy! Geoff Harris, Deputy Editor

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TRACY CALDER CUPOTY co-founder Tracy brings us tips from the winners of the latest

CUPOTY CHALLENGE

GRAEME GREEN Top photographer and author Graeme inter views Mikko Takkunen about his new book on

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STEVE FAIRCLOUGH Steve shares the stor y behind the Born in the U.S.A album cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz

MICHAEL TOPHAM AP’s former reviews editor reassesses the Sony A7R III

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ISABELLA RUFFATTI Online Writer Isabella tests the Mini Evo digital camera that gives instant prints

DAMIEN DEMOLDER Former AP editor Damien tests the Colbor CL220R, a useful, low-cost lighting head

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Our mesmerising cover image is by Sébastien Blomme and came third in the CUPOTY Water Challenge. See page 36.

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