Jul 30

Lytro CEO: Light Field Photography will Replace DSLRs …Eventually.

Lytro CEO: Light Field Photography will Replace DSLRs ...Eventually. (photo: TheNextWeb) Are you excited about the imminent release of Lytro’s second-generation light field camera, the Lytro Illum? Here’s something to pass some of that time:

Jackie Dove from TheNextWeb sat down with Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal recently, to talk about the Illum and it’s significance for the future of photography. “Interchangeable lenses”, “DSLRs“, “Photoshop and Lightroom” and “Android” are some of the most important keywords that came up during the interview.

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Mar 17

Lytro Compatible Communicator: Wireless Shutter Release and File Access for your Lytro Camera

Lytro Compatible Communicator: Basic Information (screenshot: Jan Kučera) Remember Jan Kučera’s Lytro Meltdown with LFP File Viewer and Windows Shell Integration?
The author has just released a new piece of software called “The Communicator”, which allows you to connect to your Lytro Camera’s WiFi and

  • Read out basic hardware information, battery status, camera time and more.
  • Wirelessly view and download pictures currently stored on the camera.
  • Monitor internal camera activities.
  • Download other files from the camera’s internal storage.
  • Send raw commands to the camera. (only try this if you know what you are doing!)
  • Remotely “press” the shutter button and take a picture via WiFi.

Before you continue, please be advised that using third-party software to communicate with your Lytro camera voids your warranty and is potentially dangerous! Continue reading

Dec 02

Cyber Monday: Lytro offers 8 GB Lytro Camera and Bundle for 199 Dollars [US only]

Cyber Monday: Lytro offers 8 GB Lytro Camera and Bundle for 199 Dollars [US only] Have you been toying with the thought of buying a Lytro camera for yourself or a loved one? If you live in the United States, today is your day: Lytro is offering all 8 GB cameras and the Graphite Bundle (i.e. camera, fast charger and tripod mount) for 199 $ for Cyber Monday, that’s 50 % off the regular price of 399 $. The promotion includes free overnight shipping and engraving. What more could you want?

The Lytro Store is where it all happens today.

Jul 05

Lytro in Germany and Austria – these Vendors are selling the Camera starting July 15

Lytro in Germany and Austria - these Vendors sell the Camera starting July 15 (picture: Ringfoto) As reported yesterday, Lytro’s Light Field Camera will finally be available for purchase in German-speaking countries in just 10 days’ time. But where in Austria, Germany and Switzerland can you have a look at the camera, test it and (if desired) buy it?

The following list (sorted alphabetically by city) contains the specialist photography shops in Germany and Austria participating in the camera’s European launch on July 15 2013, based on information from the exclusive distributor Ringfoto: Continue reading