Smart Photography

Smart Photography May 2020

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 I write this piece, the national lockdown has been extended further to May 03. The toll taken by the Covid 19 virus has crossed over 800 deaths (as on April 27, 2020) and the number of positive cases is at an all time high. Hopefully, things will get better soon. Meanwhile, we have gone all out to send to you, our dear readers, the April issue of SP digitally. In fact, we have increased our digital coverage substantially and are pleased to note some of the responses received. All in our editorial team have been working from home and fortunately modern technology enables us to do so. Of course after the crisis is over, pictures taken covering the tragedy will play an important role in documenting social history of…

here’s what makes us #1

WE ARE GLUED TO THE GLOBAL IMAGING INDUSTRY Our team is updated with all the benchmarks and road blocks that the field of photography and imaging across the globe experiences. This helps us record the changes in the global perspective, thus making us the first to predict which products will be a rage in the Indian markets. WE’RE IMPARTIAL Loyalty towards our readers is a given, and their best interests are always on our mind. Every verdict is honest and not influenced by advertisers or personal favourites. So when we say a product is a ‘BEST BUY’, then, it is just that! OUR TESTS ARE CONDUCTED BY EXPERTS All equipment go through a series of tests at the hands of our experts. Our reviewers are experts in the field of photography across the country and…


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 Emerging Victorious Dear SP, It is almost a relief that the digital version of the magazine is still available. I have spent so many years with the magazine that it would have been weird if the magazine had stopped. Although, I must say I prefer the print version. These are definitely difficult times. We are all facing a pandemic and holding on to dear life. The only thing more tragic is the ‘not knowing’ part. A disease without a cure! However, we mustn’t lose faith. Faith in ourselves that we will pull through and faith in God that he will keep us safe…

huawei announces p40 smartphone series

Huawei has announced the P40 Pro+, P40 Pro and P40, flagship smartphones with cutting-edge designs and camera innovations. The Huawei P40 series comes with a 1/1.28 inch sensor and a binned pixel size measuring 2.44 micrometre for boosting light intake for enhanced low-light performance. The EMUI 10.1 operating system introduces a host of new features such as Huawei MeeTime for video calls, Huawei Share for high-speed file transfer and a wide range of apps on AppGallery, Huawei’s official app marketplace. It also features a new periscope design that realises 10x true optical zoom. The advanced hardware is embedded in a compact enclosure featuring the Huawei Quad-curve Overflow Display with a curved edge on all four sides. The display also features narrow bezels and streamlined round corners giving it an ergonomic hold and borderless…

ricoh announces hd pentax-d fa 85mm f/1.4 sdm aw

RICOH has announced the development of a new-generation high-performance Star-series lens, the HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW. This product is the second in its single focus lens line-up following the HD PENTAX-D FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW. The lens incorporates three Extra-low Dispersion glass optical elements to compensate for the chromatic aberrations and produce high-contrast images even at open aperture. The PENTAX-D FA 85mm f/1.4 is made of one aspherical lens to achieve correction of spherical aberration, coma and field curvature. It also comes with a newly developed SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) equipped with high torque ring type ultrasonic motor. The lens is categorised as AW (All Weather) and features a dustproof, weather-resistant structure to prevent the intrusion of water and dust into the lens interior. The PENTAX-D FA 85mm f/1.4 is…

fujifilm releases firmware update for x-t30, x-t3 and xf 16-80mm f/4 lens

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for its X-T30 and X-T3 camera systems and XF 16–80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens. The firmware version 1.20 for the X-T30 has added many new features and functions such as improved autofocus performance and gimbal and drone support with USB. The firmware update improves AF functions such as tracking performance of the eye AF frame, face-detection with different-sized faces in the same frame as well as autofocus on foreground subjects. The update also includes functions for starting and stopping video recording, adjusting exposure settings and manual focus for video. Additionally, the number of photos saved in a single folder in an SD card has been increased from 999 to 9,999. The firmware version 3.21 for the X-T3 and version 1.03 for the XF 16–80mm f/4 are…