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Smart Photography July 2020

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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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The world has learnt to move on after the Covid crisis and so has India. As we open up, albeit slowly, life has to get back to normal rather fast. After all, you need something much nastier and bigger to crush a showcase industry like imaging. Just look at how the heavily taxed auto industry is bouncing back. This month, we have two notable products on our test bench. The first is the Nikon D6. SP’s first issue in April 2005 featured the last flagship film SLR from Nikon, the F6. Coming as it did when film was on its last legs, SP had titled it ‘The last of the Mohicans’. This title would perhaps be appropriate again with the world moving to mirrorless cameras. Nevertheless, the F6 was and the…

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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 have…

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Art and Science of Photography Dear Editor, I have been an avid reader of Smart Photography magazine for more than five years now and it has been of great help to people like us who do not have the time or privilege to learn about the wonderful art of photography as well as the science behind it. It has been like a long term learning programme for me. I am really delighted that I opted for this magazine. I thoroughly enjoy the travel articles you do, but, my favourite part happens to be the learning articles, especially those of Ashok Kandimalla. I hope to keep learning and growing with its help. Regards, Swapan Vaid Delighted With Digital Version Dear SP, I recently switched to the digital version of the magazine and although I had my…

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gopro announces zeus mini

GoPro has announced the launch of its multipurpose waterproof light, Zeus Mini. The Zeus Mini features a magnetic swivelling clip and is compatible with GoPro’s full line of camera mounts, making it convenient for a wide range of uses. It combines the illumination power of GoPro’s Light Mod with the versatility of its Magnetic Swivel Clip to deliver a compact hands-free LED lighting solution. The Magnetic Swivel clip can be attached to your belt or backpack strap or snapped under the hood or drainpipe, or used as a freestanding light just like a mini tripod. Zeus Mini is waterproof up to 33ft (10m), rechargeable and features four levels of brightness reaching up to 200 lumens with an included diffuser that delivers a 5000K colour temperature tuned for GoPro cameras when using…

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tamron unveils all-in-one zoom lens

Tamron has announced the 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (Model A071), an all-in-one zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 is a distillation of all Tamron’s accumulated all-in-one zoom expertise, and has been specifically developed as an all-in-one zoom for daily use on a full-frame mirrorless camera. Tamron chose Model A071 as the model name in a nod to ‘71’ representing the world’s original all-in-one zoom. The 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 is reportedly, the first all-in-one-zoom in the world to achieve a maximum aperture of f/2.8 at the 28mm wide-angle end. It features a precise arrangement of special lens elements that accommodate the increasingly high resolutions of today’s digital cameras. With its 117mm (4.6 in) length, 575g weight and filter diameter of 67mm, the lens offers excellent portability. The zoom…

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ricoh launches gr iii street edition

Ricoh announced the launch of the GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit. Available in a limited quantity of 3,500 units worldwide, the kit combines the Ricoh GR III camera body, finished in a metallic grey colour, with a compact, detachable viewfinder and a genuine-leather hand strap, both designed exclusively for this package. The small, lightweight camera body has been treated with a metallic grey finish. The finish features a grained texture that is smooth in appearance but helps improve camera grip. It is accentuated with an orange-yellow lens barrel ring, reminiscent of traffic lines painted on streets. In addition to the camera, the kit includes a pair of exclusive accessories i.e. a compact, detachable viewfinder featuring the identical metallic grey finish and a genuine-leather hand strap. The viewfinder has the number…