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Smart Photography August 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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We enter the month of August with the Covid virus still in full swing, in parts of India. The boredom caused by the lockdown restrictions is relieved by the news that the photo majors are out, launching exciting new products. This month, we have three exciting products under review. Fujifilm’s X-T4 is perhaps their best product to date, Nikon’s new 120mm -300mm f/2.8 is mind blowing and Tamron’s new travel zoom breaks new barriers. Starting this month we have initiated our foray into AV content, to take reader engagement to the next level. Given the proliferation of video content in the learning process, this step was inevitable. We have started off with 3 unique initiatives - 1. SP Q&A series - talks about the latest developments in the imaging industry. 2. Basics of…

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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 Inspiring Dear Editor, The July issue was truly inspiring. I immensely enjoyed browsing through the mastercraftsman section featuring Tania Chatterjee. The images were beautiful and the interview was inspiring. I am glad that women photographers are making their name in the Travel and Photography industry. This is not something we get to see very often. The showcase section was particularly good. The title was very apt and the photographer’s ‘perspective’ was definitely fresh! Regards, Pallavi Upadhyay Beautiful Cover Dear SP, I was so happy to see the July issue. The Cover page itself was so beautiful, all the colours and the serene sight of the young boy praying in the monastery…

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olympus updates m. zuiko digital lens roadmap

Olympus has announced an updated M.Zuiko digital lens roadmap, outlining plans to expand the M.Zuiko lens line-up and including an update of anticipated availability of the previously announced M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro super telephoto zoom lens with built-in 1.25x teleconverter. The lens is scheduled to release towards the end of 2020. This is reportedly, the first Olympus interchangeable lens with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, extending the maximum focal length to 1000mm (35mm equivalent). Two new lenses, including the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4, as well as an unspecified macro lens, will join the M.Zuiko line-up as part of Olympus’ commitment to broaden the field of photographic expression. Reports also suggest that the company is currently working on developing a new bird detection capability in addition to…

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rocket lab mission fails to reach orbit

Rocket Lab has announced that it experienced an anomaly during its 13th Electron mission titled ‘Pics or it didn’t happen’, resulting in the loss of its vehicle containing Canon’s CE-SAT-IB satellite camera. The payloads onboard the vehicle ‘Electron’ failed to get deployed in the orbit and remained within the predicted launch corridors, without causing harm to personnel or the launch site. Rocket Lab is reportedly working with the FAA to investigate the anomaly and identify its root cause to correct the issue and move forward. According to the press release by Rocket Launch, the company currently has more than eight Electron vehicles in production, ready for a rapid return to flight as soon as investigations are complete and any required corrective actions are in place.…

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sony launches 12-24mm g master

Sony has announced a new addition to its full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of the FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM (model SEL1224GM) large-aperture ultra-wide zoom lens. The introduction of the zoom lens extends the f/2.8 range of Sony’s G Master series zoom lenses, all the way from 12mm to 200mm. The lens features three precise XA (extreme aspherical) elements, that effectively suppress astigmatism, coma and field curvature right out to the image edges. It also features three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and two Super ED glass elements that control chromatic aberration and combine to deliver corner-to-corner clarity with minimised colour fringing. The focus mechanism divides the lens’s focus group into two independently controllable groups, which help realise a constant 28 cm minimum focussing distance throughout the zoom range. The signature…

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fujifilm launches fujinon gf 30mm f/3.5 r wr

Fujifilm has announced the launch of Fujinon GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR, a wide-angle prime lens with a focal length equivalent of 24mm (in the 35mm film format) for the Fujifilm GFX System of large format digital cameras. The lens consists of thirteen lens elements in ten groups, including two aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements. The high-performance lens groups are positioned to control various aberrations, especially distortion, to which wide- angle lenses are prone. The lens is compatible with 100MP sensors, weighs approximately 510g and measures 99.4mm with a maximum diameter of 84mm. The lens uses an internal focussing system that reportedly offers fast and quiet autofocus (AF). Focus breathing is 0.05%, making it suitable for recording video. The 30 mm incorporates Fujifilm’s optical design and production technology…