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Smart Photography May 2021

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

in this issue

1 min
wpo announces sony world photography awards winners

The World Photography Organisation has announced the overall winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying USD 25,000 cash prize and range of Sony digital imaging kit was awarded to the documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series ‘Bank Top’. Also announced are the ten category winners alongside the overall winners of the Open, Student and Youth competitions. Winning photographers of the Professional competition are Tomáš Vocelka (Czech Republic) for his series Eternal Hunting Grounds (Architecture and Design category), Mark Hamilton Gruchy (United Kingdom) for his series The Moon Revisited (Creative category), Vito Fusco (Italy) for his series The Killing Daisy (Documentary Projects category), Simone Tramonte (Italy) for his series Net-zero Transition (Environment category), Majid Hojjati (Islamic Republic of Iran) for his series…

1 min
ricoh announces new d-slr camera

Ricoh has announced the Pentax K-3 Mark III, a new flagship model in its APS-C format D-SLR camera series. The Mark III incorporates a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with approximately 25.73 effective megapixels, coupled with an AA (anti-aliasing)-filter-free optical design. It boasts of a super-high sensitivity of ISO 1,600,000 and features a newly developed SAFOX 13 autofocus system with 101 focus sensors. Its new optical viewfinder reportedly, delivers a nearly 100% field of view and magnification of approximately 1.05 times. With a newly developed high-refraction glass prism, the viewfinder provides a wide field of view equivalent to that of a full-frame SLR. The camera’s compact, rugged body is dustproof and weather resistant and features Pentax’s five-axis shake-reduction (SR) system. The camera also features Pixel Shift Resolution System and is equipped with user-friendly…

1 min
monotech systems partners with ricoh

Monotech Systems has signed up with Ricoh for the distribution of Digital Production Printing systems. Under this association, Monotech Systems will become the marketing, sales, distribution and service partner for Ricoh’s complete range of Digital Production Printing Systems PAN India. According to Ricoh, it will come as a welcome option for potential customers as Monotech Systems has a vast industry experience, strong sales and service network across India. “With Monotech System’s strong local presence, I believe it will bring an increased range of coverage and strength of representation of Ricoh’s Digital Production Printing systems in India market, we can collaborate together, helping customers enhance their digital capabilities with insight-driven and tailored solutions.” said Ricky Tan, General Manager of Production Printing Business Group in Ricoh Asia Pacific. “Team Monotech Systems is very excited…

1 min
through the lens

Krishna Kant is a photographer by passion with an educational background (M.Sc.) in Zoology. He holds an Artist Federation of Indian Photography (AFIP) distinction from Federation Of Indian Photography (FIP) and has received several national and international awards under the guidance and mentorship of Abhishek Purohit and Shivji Joshi. His field of interest in photography are nature (macro), portrait and travel photography. Currently he is working at Lucky International School in Jodhpur.…

5 min
the first super-speed z mount lens from nikon!

Nikkor Z 50 mm f/1.2 S ₹1,79,995 Inside the Box ✓ Snap-on front lens cap ✓ Rear lens cap ✓ Petal shaped bayonet lens hood with spring catch ✓ User Manual ✓ Soft pouch ✓ Warranty card Nikon offered high-speed lenses right from the 1950s, starting with the legendary and very rare 50 mm f/1.1 made for rangefinder cameras. Later, many normal lenses with focal lengths ranging from 50 mm to 58 mm appeared with f/1.2 aperture, with some, now commanding very high prices in the collector’s market. These were all manual focus lenses designed for the Nikon SLRs. However, no autofocussing normal lens with f/1.2 was introduced by Nikon. Hence, many photographers were expecting a new high performance normal f/1.2 lens after the Z mount was announced. This is the answer from Nikon. Design & Build Quality This is a…

2 min
sony announces new additions to xperia series smartphones

Sony has announced two new additions to its Xperia 1 and 5 flagships series line-ups with the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III. The variable telephoto lens on each of the new Xperia models allows for quick focus when switching between the 70 mm and 105 mm lenses. This setup is paired with a dual PD sensor and dual PDAF capabilities across the entire focal range. The smartphones offer a total of four focal lengths viz. 16 mm, 24 mm, 70 mm and 105 mm and feature Zeiss optics calibrated specifically for Xperia. Object tracking has been upgraded with Real-time Tracking and both models offer continuous AF that performs AF / AE calculations at up to 60 times per second. The BIONZ X processor enables users to shoot in low-light…