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    Posted: 20 Oct 2011 at 5:11pm
This week Lytro announced the first consumer light-field camera which captures and records all light at all focal planes entering the camera.  You can see the article here.  I just wanted to see what other thought about this technology and how it will change the future of wildlife filmmaking.  


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would be fun to play with one, but if they make a long lens video version of this we are gonna be out of work.  
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I first read about this here

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1110/11101930lytrocameraannounced.asp


http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7237351494/lytro-light-field-camera-first-look-with-ren-ng


It's interesting to read about the 3D implications too.

With the pace technology is moving, I don't think we've heard the last of this...


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By all accounts these cameras are pretty cool.


I can see them being pretty popular as snappy cameras as soon as they come available. I played with some of their sample photos and I think we are safe for the moment although as mentioned, the rate technology progresses there are certainly a lot of very cool and exciting possibilities I am sure. I'm also interested what the macro capabilities are. 

What would be really cool with a video version would be the possibility of focus stacking in post to create massive macro depth of field. Currently possible with stills as long as things don't move but imagine being able to refocus your shot on multiple planes and then composite them all. I guess you could do this already with timelapse with one of these ............hmmmmmm interesting idea.....

I think I might put one on order to play with.................
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icemonkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 2011 at 5:48pm
Of course Focus pullers will either be happy they won't get fired so quick for missing marks or else they'll be out of a job anyway!
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Big smile Heard about the latest auto trend - The 'Oughta think about another career'.
Bit obvious -sorry.
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