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Smart Photography January 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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No year could carry such horrible memories as 2020. Last year, when I penned the ‘Welcome’ section for January, there was not even the faintest inkling of how our lives would change so quickly. Stress has become an inevitable factor in our lives and we are lucky, that with our interest in photography, we can reflect and reconnect with nature and enhance our creativity. All best wishes from the SP team for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2021! Like the imaging industry, media has also been facing challenging times and we all pray that a turn for the better is on the cards. On the product front, the second half of 2020 saw a flurry of launches. The trend seems to be towards smaller and lighter bodies, fully articulated LCDs, dual…

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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 Entertaining Dear SP, I’m a regular reader of your magazine and I am always amazed by the collection of images that you feature in your articles. It is very entertaining for me to browse through your magazine while sipping my morning or evening tea. It’s the perfect way to spend some time by myself. Regards, Swati Shukla Learning a lot Dear SP, I am learning a lot about photo editing software and post processing of pictures. Earlier I used to keep all my images in my hard drive or post them on Facebook directly, without editing them. But, thanks to your magazine, I have learnt to…

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cipa announces cp+2021 online

The Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has announced that the CP+ 2021 will be conducted in a new form. The show will be held on-site at Pacifico Yokohama and also online as an international world premiere show for camera and photo imaging to introduce the latest products and technologies as well as to communicate the future of the industry. However, in view of the fact that the number of COVID-19 infection cases has recently been soaring once again, the association has decided to cancel the on-site organisation of the event and host CP+2021 online. According to reports, measures have been taken to ensure that the event can be participated in by maximum number of exhibitors. The online event is scheduled to take place from February 25, 2021 to February 28,…

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sigma announces new i-series lenses

Sigma has announced three new additions, the 35 mm f/2, the 24 mm f/3.5 and the 65 mm f/2 to its DG DN Contemporary lens line-up, dubbed as the ‘I series’. The ‘I series’ features a compact and high-performance optics for mirrorless camera systems. In its first collection, the company has introduced a 24 mm wide-angle prime lens to the Contemporary lens line-up. The 24 mm f/3.5 DG DN Contemporary, offers a compact design, similar to that of the 45 mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary. It features a short minimum focussing distance of around 10 cm and a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:2. The 35 mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary, features an SLD glass that corrects axial chromatic aberration, which is a point of particular concern with a bright lens. The optimal…

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venus optics announces ultra-wide lens

Venus Optics has announced the launch of Laowa 10 mm f/2 Zero-D MFT ultra-wide compact lens. Offering a 96° Angle-of-view and equipped with 46 mm filter threads, the 10 mm Zero-D lens offers a full-frame equivalent focal length of 20 mm. It is constructed of 11 elements in 7 groups, including three extra-low dispersion elements. This manual focus lens is equipped with a CPU chip and motor, and allows the user to control the aperture ‘in-camera’ and record all the metadata in the EXIF. It comes with a five-blade aperture diaphragm, a minimum focussing distance of 12 cm and weighs 125 g. The Laowa 10 mm f/2 Zero-D MFT lens is currently available for purchase on the Venus Optics official website at a price of USD 399.…

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leica launches sl2-s camera

Leica has announced the launch of SL2-S camera that expands the multi-faceted SL-System with a versatile full-frame camera. The core element of the Leica SL2-S is the newly developed backside-illuminated CMOS full-frame image sensor with a resolution of 24 megapixels. The data collected by the sensor is quickly processed by the camera’s Maestro-III processor in conjunction with the 4-gigabyte buffer memory, enabling continuous shooting at up to nine frames per second. The camera features a stabilised image sensor, which provides a multi-axis image stabilisation to be used with any Leica lens mounted to the body and supports high sensitivity of up to ISO 100,000. The SL2-S is the first SL model to enable direct tethered shooting with Capture One 21. This gives users the option of full remote control of the camera…