Photographers will get their first chance to see Sony?s recently announced 500mm f/4 super-telephoto lens at the London Wild Bird Watch show next month.

Amateur Photographer (AP) will be hosting its own ?photography lodge? at the event which takes place from 20-22 April at the WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London SW3.

?With plenty of advice on finding the right equipment, understanding the techniques for success or getting to grips with the subject matter, there will be something to interest and inspire you at the AP Lodge on the east side of the Wetland Centre,? says AP?s events planning team.

Sony has lent the magazine a collection of Alpha 77 bodies with lenses to cover close-focus to telephoto.

Photography enthusiasts will also have access to Sony?s new digital recording binoculars, a selection of flash units, as well as NEX-7 and NEX-5 bodies, plus Sony?s 5in HDMI display panels that plug directly into the camera.

AP will be hosting ?how to? demonstrations by photographers such as Ben Osborne, Jules Cox and Iain Green, who will give tips on how to capture stunning macro pictures and ensure wildlife images ?tell a story?.

And AP masterclasses and talks will offer technical guidance, with free one-to-one advice on all aspects of improving pictures.

The events will take place at the AP Photography Lodge at the London Wild Bird Watch, which is open 20-21 April, 9.30am-6pm; and 9.30am-5pm on 22 April.

Tickets cost £13 for adults (AP readers £11 ? to qualify for a £2 discount quote code AP1).

Entry for children aged 4-16 costs £5.

No further payment is needed for entry to the AP masterclasses.

For full details call 0208 409 4400, visit or click HERE.