the Next Big Thing

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by k, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. k

    k Guest

    time to lob those old style digicams in the bin, the manufacturers have new
    cameras we are to line up and buy now ;)

    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/10/lytro-camera/


    I must say though, this looks kinda neat.. with a few provisos

    While being able to play with DoF after the fact sounds appealing, this
    doesn't look like the camera to do it for me

    just looking at their website https://www.lytro.com/camera I see an example
    pic of an 'out of focus' situation, showing the standard HUGE depth of
    field found with tiny sensors... horrible. and that's supposed to be with
    the constant f2 lens. Might be nice for macros tho (!)

    They offer some background to it here:
    https://www.lytro.com/science_inside
    (awful lens diagrams!)

    Oh well, I guess since consumer cameras drive the market, we may eventually
    see something with a bigger sensor but i'm not holding my breath.

    k
     
    k, Oct 21, 2011
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