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Smart Photography September 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 event of the month clearly was the simultaneous worldwide announcement of the EISA Awards on August 15. The Covid pandemic made physical meetings impossible, but, the juries rose to the occasion and met virtually, a number of times. Our heartiest congratulations to Fujifilm, for winning the Camera of the Year Award with the excellent X-T4. There were several other excellent cameras in the running, like the Sony A7R IV, the Nikon Z50 and the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, and all of them have won in their respective segments. We also congratulate Huawei for winning the best camera in a smartphone award. Full details of the awards are available in this issue, as also on our website.…

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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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Re-ignited my love for photography Dear SP, It was so good to browse through the latest issue of Smart Photography. The cover image of the bird was really eye-catching. I recently caught up on my magazine subscriptions and discovered this magazine. I instantly found it interesting and went through about 6-7 issues. I have already chalked out a plan of starting photography again. It has been a long time since I used my Canon digicam. Browsing through your magazine re-ignited my love for photography and I am really excited to begin yet again. Regards, Ravi Alagh Perfect evening Dear Smart Photography, The latest copy of the magazine proved to be a perfect way to spend a perfect evening all by myself. I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful images and even learnt a thing or two about a…

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vazen launches anamorphic lens

Vazen has unveiled the 85 mm T2.8 1.8X anamorphic lens for full frame PL/EF cinema cameras. The T2.8 is a new LF line-up released by Vazen and is designed to cover large format cinema cameras like Red Monstro, Alexa LF, Kinefinity Mavo LF and Z-CAM E2-F8 fully. A 55 mm and 105 mm lens are also in works to complete a 3-lens set. The new 85 mm features a super compact and lightweight design. It weighs 1.49 kg and measures 6.89 inches long. Its compactness allows it to be balanced on gimbals and rigs very easily. The lens is designed with a 86 mm front filter thread for easy installation of ND filters or dioptres. The front diameter is a standard 95 mm for matte boxmounting. The entire lens is built up of…

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sigma expands 85 mm line-up

Sigma has announced the 85 mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens, which is a completely new design for full-frame mirrorless cameras, as the “DN” designation indicates. Offered in both L-Mount and Sony E-Mount, the lens features a new optical formula that includes five special low dispersion elements and one aspherical element for edge-to-edge image sharpness. This new optical formula also corrects aberrations, resulting in visually pleasing images with no colour bleed, even at maximum aperture, and the 11-blade rounded diaphragm ensures smooth, attractive bokeh. The lens comes with a dust and splash-proof design, aluminium and TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) construction, a brass bayonet, along with well-damped switches and rings, demonstrating the level of build quality that the Art name represents. Additional benefits include an aperture ring that allows for clicked…

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zhiyun announces crane 2s gimbal

Zhiyun has announced the launch of the Crane 2S gimbal. The Crane 2S comes with optimised motors that handle larger cameras such as the BMPCC 6K, Panasonic S1H, EOS 1DX Mark II with ease. The 9 Instune Algorithm ensures smooth and reliable performance and the lightweight but strong carbon fibre handle of the Crane 2S adds to its key features. The gimbal features Flexmount System which simplifies the setup process while securing the camera gear with a double safety mechanism. It comes with a quick release mount along with a safety knob on tilt axis, which allows users to switch to vertical shooting in a snap without need of additional accessory installation. The brand new axis lock system ensures that the axis remains absolutely still, without any swinging, even while…