Smart Photography

Smart Photography August 2019

India's leading photography magazine, Smart Photography brings you the latest updates in the world of photography every month. The magazine has a rich readership that include both amateur and professional photographers and the ever-growing community of photography enthusiasts. To cater to such broad readership, Smart Photography leverages on original content in the form of news, equipment reviews, tutorials, Photoshop techniques, interviews of photographers, technical features, and portfolio of photographers.

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There is no better way to learn photography than to study some of the excellent pictures taken by famous photographers. One way of doing this was to visit photo galleries in the city and imbibe a lot from what was on show. Unfortunately, in recent times, photo galleries tend to put more emphasis on the name of the photographer rather than the quality of his pictures. Yes, pictures taken by a celebrity very often get priority over those taken by A N Other, and we are not talking about picture quality here. Photo galleries need to place greater emphasis on merit rather than on the name of the photographer. For instance, would you buy a picture taken by David Beckham’s son even if it were shot on a Leica?…

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Write to us at: Smart Photography, Next Gen Publishing Pvt. Ltd., Mafatlal Chambers B, Ground Floor, N. M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel (E), Mumbai - 400 013 E-mail: sp@nextgenpublishing.net Full-frame Sensors Dear Editor, The article on full-frame sensors was an enlightening read. The tips on how to achieve images with similar characteristics on both the full-frame and APS-C camera were helpful. Yours sincerely, Lijo K., via email Travel Photography Dear Editor, Arunachal Pradesh is one of the less-explored places in India. Truly a land of beauty, I’m planning to visit it soon to capture its verdant and open landscapes. Gaurav Agrawal’s landscape pictures, especially the national park ones were breathtaking to view. I hope our country too invests more in preserving nature and forests someday. Yours faithfully, Divyesh Parab, via email Beginner Tips Respected Editors, I’m a beginner to photography. I picked…

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sony reveals alpha 7r iv ilmc

Sony has announced the Alpha 7R IV, the latest addition to its Alpha 7R series of full-frame mirrorless cameras. The camera features the world’s first 35 mm full-frame, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 61.0 MP. It offers 15-stop dynamic range at low sensitivities, which Sony says results in smooth natural gradations ranging from deep shadows to highlights. It also utilises algorithms from many of the latest Alpha cameras to maintain outstanding colour reproduction. This full-frame model is equipped with an innovative 5-axis, optical in-body image stabilisation system that has been fine-tuned to support its high-resolution shooting capacity, resulting in a shutter speed advantage of 5.5 steps. The Alpha 7R IV also includes Sony’s highest resolution viewfinder, a 5.76 million dot UXGA OLED Tru-finder EVF. About 1.6x the resolution…

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sigma’s smallest full-frame ilmc

Sigma has announced the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sigma fp. Designed to be a ‘pocketable fullframe’, the camera incorporates a back-illuminated 35 mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels in a compact body that weighs just 370 g and measures 112.6 x 69.9 x 45.3 mm. Covered on the front and back sides with die-cast aluminum alloy for superior robustness and thermal conductivity, the compact body of the Sigma fp is built with a signature heat sink structure and sealing on 42 points for a dust- and splash-proof structure, making it a perfect camera to use for long hours under all types of environments. Sigma states that the fp incorporates a construction without a mechanical shutter for quiet shooting. The fp also gives no shutter shock even…

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canon announces two powershot g-series cameras

Canon has introduced the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II cameras, successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X, respectively. Both the cameras feature a DIGIC 8 imaging processor, a 20.1 MP 1.0-inch stacked CMOS sensor and highest ISO speed in the PowerShot category with a maximum of 12,800. The PowerShot G7 X III also offers vertical video support, 4K up to 30P high-rate movie with no crop, full HD up to 120p, and an optical 4.2x lens. The PowerShot G5 X Mark II sports a pop-up EVF, touch and drag AF and an optical 5x lens. The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have an estimated retail price of USD 749.99 and USD 899.99, respectively and are…

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fujifilm reveals gf 50 mm f/3.5 r lm wr lens

Fujifilm has announced the release of its smallest and lightest GF lens, the Fujinon GF 50 mm f/3.5 R LM WR lens. The lens weighs 335 g; when attached to the Fujifilm GFX 50R digital camera, the combined weight is 1,110 g. The lens consists of nine elements in six groups, including one aspherical lens element to minimise spherical aberration and barrel distortion, crafted to produce sharp images, rich tones, and very little focus breathing. The GF 50 mm f3/.5 R LM WR’s weather-sealed construction makes it dust and weather resistant and capable of operating in temperatures down to -10°C, allowing shooting even in challenging conditions while maintaining optimum reliability. The GF 50 mm f/3.5 lens will be available on September 26, 2019 in US and Canada for USD 999.95 and…