Most of the people opining about the Lytro have never seen one, never held one, never used one - but these days, I guess authority doesn't count for much in a culture where everyone's entitled to their opinion even if it's not based on a single fact, completely wrong and slung with bad intent. Now that I have that off my chest let me continue by saying I do have a Lyrtro. I've used one on multiple occasions and now I actually own one. I have owned one for several days now. So what you read from me is based on my own experience. You may … [Read more...] about Ten Things People Don’t Know (Or Have Wrong) About The New Lytro Field Camera
Special Photofocus Coverage A while back during CES I told you about the Lytro camera. You can read all about that below. https://photofocus.com/2012/01/12/lytro-light-field-camera/ I highly recommend you read my previous post if you're sincerely interested in the subject. I can now tell you more. I had to back my original test camera but today I got one to keep and at 2:00pm PST the embargo was lifted and I can now tell you about the experience of actually OWNING a Lytro. Mine is the "Red Hot" 16GB camera. It comes with all the things you … [Read more...] about The Lytro Has Landed!
NOTE: to see a demo check out the image below - Here you go ladies and gents. This is the first Lytro Light Field Camera. I got my hands on one yesterday and all I can say is that if you can open your mind, and think in new ways, you'll see that there is amazing potential in this device. We're a few years away from the technology reaching a point where most heavy duty enthusiasts will think of this as a "pro" camera but to ignore it until then might be a mistake. And for those who worry about the photographer being replaced by the light … [Read more...] about Lytro Light Field Camera
There have literally been hundreds of tweets and emails sent to me about the Lytro technology. Light field camera technology isn't new. This particular incarnation was developed at Stanford, but I've seen other incarnations. That said, it is interesting and it is attracting a great deal of attention. Not just attention - but concern. In fact, this latest announcement from Lytro has caused a great deal of concern in the photo community because the people who think of photography as art are worried. They are worried that the science will make … [Read more...] about Lytro: Shooting First – Focusing Later