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Lytro Light Field Camera

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Cameron Yee, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Well-Known Member
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    I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned here yet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-33200_3-20123224-290/lytro-what-really-makes-it-revolutionary/

    Shipping in early 2012.
     
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    I've been following them for years. Interesting idea but a couple problems with v1:
    -This whole "embed the player code in the file" is a security disaster waiting to happen"
    -Noise
    -Low end consumer approach with limited control at capture vs. a fully user controllable experience.
    Seriously, the shots shown look like crap. I think it will improve over time but I'm not down for v1. Give me a shout when they have a working Macro version.
    Via ByThom.com
     
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    Sam,

    It's terribly vague. When I first saw it, it reminded me of certain April Fools pranks descriptions: nothing solid or even remotely technically clear.
    Even those journalists, who obviously have not the slightest idea what the thing is doing, seem to write mostly about something else vaguely related.

    In other words: from what we're presented with, I don't know what it is recording and how I would supposedly operate it. Or what I get from it.


    Cees
     
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    And yet it's selling right now for $399 to tons of rubes who will have to wait 6 months to try it out. No thanks.
     
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    The market has spoken!
     
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    Fascinating.
     

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