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Smart Photography

May 2021
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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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Next Gen Publishing Limited
6 Issues

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1 min.
here’s what makes us

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 have…

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Write to us at: Smart Photography, Next Gen Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 608, Trade World, 6th floor, C wing, Kamala Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (W), Mumbai - 400 013 E-mail: sp@nextgenpublishing.net Loved it Dear SP, I recently started reading your magazine and really loved it. In fact, I couldn’t stop at one and started browsing through a lot of the earlier issues as well. This is a great platform for photographers to show their talent and the magazine does a wonderful job by encouraging the photographers and giving them a platform. Truly loving this! Regards, Dharendra Singh Expression of the soul Dear Editor, I love the way photographs are capable of conveying so many unspoken messages. Photography is a very pure form of expression of the human soul. Each photograph is like a doorway to the human perspective.…

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fujifilm announces new lens

Fujifilm has announced the Fujinon XF 18 mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens, expected to be launched in May, 2021. It is reportedly, the 39th lens in Fujifilm’s line of interchangeable lenses, made exclusively for the X Series family of mirrorless digital cameras. The lens utilises three aspherical lenses and an extra-low dispersion (ED) lens out of its 15 lens elements, spread across 9 groups, to minimise chromatic and comatic aberration. It has a 35 mm equivalent focal length of 27 mm and can reportedly achieve focus on subjects 11 cm away from the front lens element. It uses an internal autofocus (AF) system, driven by a powerful linear motor, to provide fast, accurate, and near-silent AF. From the lens’ minimum object distance (MOD) of 20 cm to infinity, the focussing group…

2 min.
sony announces new additions to xperia series smartphones

Sony has announced two new additions to its Xperia 1 and 5 flagships series line-ups with the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III. The variable telephoto lens on each of the new Xperia models allows for quick focus when switching between the 70 mm and 105 mm lenses. This setup is paired with a dual PD sensor and dual PDAF capabilities across the entire focal range. The smartphones offer a total of four focal lengths viz. 16 mm, 24 mm, 70 mm and 105 mm and feature Zeiss optics calibrated specifically for Xperia. Object tracking has been upgraded with Real-time Tracking and both models offer continuous AF that performs AF / AE calculations at up to 60 times per second. The BIONZ X processor enables users to shoot in low-light…

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wpo announces sony world photography awards winners

The World Photography Organisation has announced the overall winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying USD 25,000 cash prize and range of Sony digital imaging kit was awarded to the documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series ‘Bank Top’. Also announced are the ten category winners alongside the overall winners of the Open, Student and Youth competitions. Winning photographers of the Professional competition are Tomáš Vocelka (Czech Republic) for his series Eternal Hunting Grounds (Architecture and Design category), Mark Hamilton Gruchy (United Kingdom) for his series The Moon Revisited (Creative category), Vito Fusco (Italy) for his series The Killing Daisy (Documentary Projects category), Simone Tramonte (Italy) for his series Net-zero Transition (Environment category), Majid Hojjati (Islamic Republic of Iran) for his series…

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zy optics launches new cinema lenses

ZY Optics has announced the launch of four different T1.0 cinema lenses. They are the 17 mm and 25 mm in Micro Four Thirds mount, 35 mm in Canon RF, Fujifilm X, Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mount and 50 mm in Canon EF and Arri PL Mount. The lenses are reportedly, compact and lightweight, with a budget friendly price and come with 4 focal lengths in 3 different line-ups. The 17 mm, 25 mm and 35 mm lenses come with a Micro Four Thirds mount, making them a compact option for Panasonic GH5, Z-Cam E2 and Pocket4k. The 35 mm has a Super 35 image circle and comes with Canon RF, Sony E and Fuji X mount. The 50 mm, on the other hand, is designed for full frame EF/PL cinema…