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kschulze


Joined: 14 Aug 2005
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Location: Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.A.

Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:30 pm     Reply with quote

Clickable images with new sensor, new software -- a revolutionary camera?

Short article:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/230867/camera_startup_lytro_promises_to_revolutionize_photography.html

Gallery:
http://www.lytro.com/picture_gallery

Wonder if the major camera manufacturers are on top of this?
photawa


Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 289
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Post Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:33 pm     Reply with quote

I was just about to post this. Isn't that wild? Who would have thought that possible. Makes you wonder what's next.
willall


Joined: 07 Jan 2008
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Location: West Sussex, England

Post Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:24 pm     Reply with quote

Wow...although I have a feeling this will take a while to fully implement and be more convenient.
Laurin Rinder


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:20 pm     Reply with quote

IMHO a game changer.
kschulze


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Location: Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.A.

Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:41 am     Reply with quote

Another article about "shoot now, focus later," with short video and examples:

http://agentgenius.com/video/new-camera-changes-the-concept-of-digital-photography/
ziggysofi


Joined: 14 Jan 2009
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:23 pm     Reply with quote

Just when you think they couldn't come up with something that new and revolutionary! It's magic! No OOF anymore!!;)
scruggelgreen


Joined: 09 Mar 2010
Posts: 532
Location: Apple Valley Minnesota

Post Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:39 pm     Reply with quote

Can you imagine the size of a RAW file from that camera? My RAW files are about 18 Mb from a 16 MP camera. Considering that this camera must record focus information for each pixel at each focus point, the size could be astronomical.
Laurin Rinder


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:16 am     Reply with quote

I wrote them a letter and asked How many MP it will have and what do the Images look Like at 100%. I doubt they will answer.
chris kolaczan


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:53 am     Reply with quote

The devil is always in the details. I'll believe this when I "see" it i.e. when it has been tested in the hands of someone who knows something about photography, not just a salesman.
My cynical side says that this is just a P&S camera with a built in photoshop "lens blur" and by clicking you are just adjusting the layers or something.
Laurin Rinder


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:02 am     Reply with quote

A very close friend of mine and former students husband who is without a doubt one of the worlds leading experts on Optics [Think Hubble] never even heard of this when we had dinner a few weeks ago, I tried to explain it as best I could But couldn't so I sent him to the site to look at the math. Haven't heard back yet.
camdoc3


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:01 pm     Reply with quote

Lytro's 'light field' camera
Here are some photos with that camera,(a fashion shoot)
http://oh-so-coco.tumblr.com/tagged/Lytro

Sure looks Revolutionary !!
aynia


Joined: 18 Feb 2009
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Location: The Land of the Vikings

Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:08 am     Reply with quote

Probably a gimmick which is a long way from being perfected.

Knowing technology and the marketeers behind it, they tend to release things long before they should... just so they can get ahead of the competition.

How do you get the whole picture sharp?
chris kolaczan


Joined: 17 Nov 2009
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Location: Canada

Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:43 am     Reply with quote

aynia wrote:


How do you get the whole picture sharp?


Why would anyone ever want that? ;)
kerryadams


Joined: 27 Jul 2011
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:53 am     Reply with quote

I guess we can't fully judge until we see it for ourselves, but it's certainly not just a gimmick. It's a product of the CEOs graduate research and dissertation from Stanford. Based on physics, and the concept of light-fields.
Laurin Rinder


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:28 am     Reply with quote

Bottom Line , even if it won't be good enough for our needs. It will be a massive success. 90% of camera sales worldwide are for the amateur consumer market.And once this technology gets into cellphone cameras It will be a game changer.
 
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