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Smart Photography April 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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With this issue, Smart Photography completes 16 years of publication. Unexpectedly, the sixteenth year also proved to be the most challenging year. The Covid pandemic threw all industries into a tailspin and the recovery is proving to be slow and gradual. We are immensely grateful to all readers and advertisers who stood by us during a difficult period. The last year has been a difficult year for the imaging industry and all sorts of rumours are floating on the web about the health of some of the companies. As a publication, SP will never give credence to such largely unsubstantiated talk on the web where the authors hide behind a shield. The fact is that, by and large, all the players have coped well during a challenging period and have the resources…

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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…

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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 Truly beautiful Dear Editor, I had an overwhelming experience going through the March edition of your magazine. Leaning more on the side of nature and environment, I had completely forgotten that there is beauty in man-made marvels such as cities and concrete spaces. The images in this edition were truly beautiful and reminded me that one can find beauty anywhere. Regards, Swapneel Ahuja Lovely postcards Dear team SP, We really enjoyed reading your latest issue. I chose to take this opportunity to write to you because I wanted to thank you for the beautiful piece on Goa. The Postcards Of Faith From Goa article made us very…

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venus optics expands laowa series

Venus Optics has introduced additional variants to 2 of its popular Laowa lenses i.e. Canon RF mount for the Laowa 11 mm f/4.5 FF RL lens (Full Frame) and Nikon Z mount for Laowa 65 mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO (APS-C). The Laowa 11 mm f/4.5 FF RL is a compact rectilinear (RL) wide-angle lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens sports a 126° angle of view with 19 cm minimum focus distance, a 5-bladed aperture, measures 6.3 cm long and weighs 254 g. It includes 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements that suppress chromatic aberrations and keeps distortion to the minimum. It comes with a filter thread of 62 mm that can be screwed onto the lens directly with an optional 100 mm-wide filter. The lens is currently available…

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cyme announces avalanche for luminar

Designed for photographers who have adopted Luminar 4 or Luminar AI as their photo cataloguing and editing solution, CYME has announced the Avalanche software for Luminar that transforms existing Aperture, Lightroom (and soon CaptureOne) photo catalogues into Luminar catalogues ready to be opened and edited. It also preserves the organisation of the catalogues with the migration of albums and tags. While migrating from a Luminar 4 catalogue to Luminar AI, Avalanche reportedly shifts all the complex effects applied in Luminar 4 to reproduce exactly the same results in Luminar AI. Avalanche for Luminar and Avalanche Unlimited require macOS 10.14 or later and run fine on Catalina. It is compatible with Aperture catalogues from version 3.6, Lightroom catalogues from version 7 and Luminar catalogues from version 4.2. The system requires around…

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monsteradapter announces la-fe1 adapter

MonsterAdapter has announced their new product LA-FE1, a Nikon F Mount to Sony E mount electronic adapter. The adapter reportedly features multiple AF advantages from Sony E bodies to Nikon F lenses, including hundreds of AF points across the frame, human/animal eye focus, real time AF tracking and AE in continuous shooting mode, etc. It is equipped with a high-speed aperture motor and can automatically recognise and support electromagnetic and mechanic lever controlled aperture of Nikon F mount lenses. The lenses’ VR can be activated by the half-pressed shutter button and can be working well along with Sony bodies’ 5-axis stabilisation. The adapter has been designed with a detachable and portable tripod mount. Reports suggest that additional tripod mount options will be available in the future as per market demands. The company…