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Smart Photography September 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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As Chandrayaan 2 heads towards the moon, one wonders about the photographic equipment being used. Amazingly, a full 50 years have passed since man first set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. It will interest readers to note that the first camera brand to be chosen for the American space programme in 1961 was a Leica. In 1962, astronaut Walter Schirra selected the Hasselblad 500C. A Zeiss lens, the Planar 50 mm f/2.8 was mounted on the Hasselblad, and the legendary partnership between NASA and Hasselblad started. Over the years, a number of Hasselblad cameras have been left on the moon. Which camera has the Indian space mission used? We will tell you as soon as we know. Meanwhile, the main feature of this issue is the EISA Awards,…

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Write to us at: Smart Photography, Next Gen Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 105-106, Trade World, B-Wing, 1st Floor, Kamala Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (W), Mumbai - 400 013 E-mail: sp@nextgenpublishing.net Full-frame Sensors Dear Editor, I was looking forward to part II of Mr. Ashok’s full-frame sensors article, and I must say that it was worth reading. The comparison between full-frame and cropped sensors on the discussed aspects was an eye opener. Best regards, Shirish Rao, via email Istanbul Calling Dear Editor, Istanbul enjoys the unique combination of belonging to two continents, and this is evident in its multicultural architecture. The photo spread by Ajay Sood definitely captured a glimpse of this wonderful heritage. Thanking you, Pankaj Inamdar, via email Kid Portraits Dear SP Team, The Mastercraftsman feature in your August 2019 issue was a heart-warming spread. Photographer Agnieszka Rygula has…

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laowa gfx lens price announced

Venus Optics has unveiled the pricing and availability of the world’s widest rectilinear lens for Fujifilm GFX camera system, Laowa 17 mm f/4 Zero-D GFX lens. Laowa 17 mm f/4 Zero-D GFX is a 13.5 mm equivalent ultra-wide-angle prime that is ideal for landscape and architecture photography. It is constructed with 21 elements in 14 groups. The new 17 mm lens is the fourth member of the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ product line-up, which claims to exhibit a close-to-zero optical distortion rate. This particular feature is extremely useful for architecture and interior photographers as all straight lines can now be retained. Similar to other Laowa wide-angle lenses, the new 17 mm f/4 has a very good close-focus capability, and it can focus up to 7.9” / 20 cm from the object to the…

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nikon unveils w150 waterproof compact

Nikon has announced the Coolpix W150, a waterproof and shockproof compact digital camera. The camera features a 13.2-megapixel image sensor, 3x optical zoom and full HD video recording. It has a simple menu system, 2.7-inch 230k dot LCD screen and Target Finding autofocus, which allows for easy detection and focus on the primary subject. The Coolpix W150 is waterproof up to 10m (33 feet), shockproof from 1.8m (6 feet) and freezeproof up to -10°C (14°F). Additionally, the Coolpix W150 is equipped with a variety of scene modes and editing functions, allowing users to explore their creativity and create fantastic photos, even underwater. Users can upload to their phone wirelessly for sharing with the Nikon SnapBridge app. The Coolpix W150 in white colour will be available in the U.S. in early September…

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leica summicron-sl 50 mm f/2 asph

Leica has announced another addition to its Summicron-SL family of lenses with the APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH. The lens consists of 12 elements in 10 groups, of which three have aspherical surfaces for correcting optical aberrations. The APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH keeps chromatic aberrations in check by utilising apochromatic corrections. According to Leica this ensures that all colours of the light spectrum are accurately passed through the lens and fall on the same focussed point on the camera’s sensor to get maximum detail without green or purple colour fringing. The lens is weather-sealed against dust, moisture and water spray, while an Aquadura coating of the exposed lens surfaces prevents water from beading. The APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH. is available for USD 4,495.00…

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dji releases osmo mobile 3

DJI has announced the Osmo Mobile 3, a foldable mobile phone stabiliser. DJI states that the stabiliser can quickly unfold and has 15 hours of battery life. The Osmo Mobile 3 has buttons located conveniently on the handle to allow one-handed operation. Quick Roll rotates the orientation from portrait to landscape by pressing the Mode (M) button twice without the need to remove the mobile device. The redesigned form no longer obstructs the charging and audio ports. A trigger helps manoeuvre the gimbal by locking orientation, rotating the gimbal for selfies and even re-centering when tracking a subject. By using ActiveTrack, users can tap the trigger once to begin tracking while keeping the subject centred within the frame. Users can zoom in and out with the dedicated zoom slider on…