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Smart Photography January 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 we enter 2020, let us look back at the year that just preceded it. For our industry, 2019 has indeed been a challenging year. Compact camera sales continued to fall, D-SLR sales faced new challenges and the mirrorless market, although growing, was not growing fast enough to arrest the decline in compact and D-SLR camera sales. Interestingly, smartphone sales also plateaued for the lead players. This was inevitably followed by a decline in operating profit. Industry giant Canon reported an 81-percent decline in profit for the first quarter of 2019. Likewise, Nikon reported a 71-percent plunge in earnings in the first quarter of 2019. Let’s however look also at the brighter side. Full frame mirrorless cornered all the news and looking at just two cameras ─ the Sony Alpha 7R…

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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…

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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 Great Learning Experience Dear SP, I have been a reader of Smart Photography for the last five years and it has been a great learning experience through stunning images and learning articles, particularly those of Ashok Kandimalla. Since the issue gets delayed in post at times, I recently switched to the digital version on Magzter and I am enjoying it thoroughly. The December 2019 issue was rich with even more such articles like ‘Let’s Create a Panorama’. Expecting such content in future too. Regards, Ranjit Thakur, via email Inspiring Dear Editor, What make Smart Photography special are the amazing photos you select for the articles.…

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leica revises oskar barnack award

Leica Oskar Barnack Award is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and to mark this occasion, Leica Camera AG has introduced a new nomination-based submission process. “In a shift away from the traditional application-based model, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award will consider finalists and ultimately select winners based on nominations from 70 world-renowned photographic experts from over 30 countries. With this nomination process, the honour of being chosen as a finalist is an esteemed accomplishment of its own, as they are recognised and hand-selected by some of the most respected figures impacting the world of photography,” a Leica statement said. Each nominator will elect three photographers based upon their personal evaluation of their work. The only requirements for nominations for the Award are that the photographer’s work must be a documentary or conceptual work…

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nikon’s 30-day z50 trial offer for us customers

Nikon USA has recently announced the Yellow Program for their latest mirrorless offering, the Z50. The scheme offers, in addition to expedited shipping, an opportunity to try out the Z50 for up to 30 days, and return it free of charge if they are not satisfied with their purchase. The 20.9 MP Z50 is the smallest interchangeable lens DX-format camera in the market and the first crop-sensor mirrorless in the Z series. The camera is available in a body-only kit, a single lens kit with a 16-50mm VR lens, and a two lens kit with an additional 50–250mm VR lens. All three kits include free expedited shipping. In order to receive the free 30-day trial, you need to purchase the equipment. A full refund will be provided if the camera and accessories…

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leica and hodinkee team up for m10-p “ghost” edition

Leica Camera has teamed up with Hodinkee to debut a stunning new special edition set inspired by the faded bezel of a vintage timepiece owned by Hodinkee founder and CEO Ben Clymer. Limited to only 250 sets worldwide, the Leica M10-P “Ghost” Edition for Hodinkee, which includes a Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, is a nod to the desirable “ghosted” aesthetic emerged through the natural ageing and wear of a wristwatch bezel, creating an equally beautiful new look and feel with a storied past. “The Leica M10-P “Ghost” Edition for Hodinkee is the realisation of not only my fascination of how timeless objects age and evolve, but also a partnership with a brand that has been a part of my life for a long time and one that I greatly admire,”…