Lytro has just announced the winner of the first round of their International Photography Contest: The winning entry is a LightField picture of a ladybug “taking flight”, taken by Bob Fender from Georgetown TX. Fender will receive the prize money of 500 US$, as well as an invitation to join Lytro’s Pro Shooter Program.
The four runner-ups (250 US$ prize money each) are included after the break: Continue reading
What do you get when you combine two recent gadget-newcomers on the upswing?
Eric Cheng, Lytro’s Director of Photography, has recently taken his first LightField pictures from a Lytro camera that was mounted on a ADS 400Q quadcopter – one of the multi-rotor helicopter drones that have been conquering the mainstream in recent years.
Happy Holidays! Here’s to the beginning of spring and the search for Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies. :)
Exactly 365 days ago, Lytro sent the very first devices of the world’s first consumer LightField camera out on their way to the first customers. These very early adopters had been the first to pre-order the camera after the public presentation in mid-October of 2011.
The exact shipping date was February 29th, but we don’t think it’s fair to just celebrate every four years. ;)
Last month, Viewpoint Laboratories launched what we believe is the first third-party accessory specifically designed for Lytro’s LightField Camera: a 37 mm filter adapter that is attached to the camera via high-strength neodymium magnets.
Viewpoint Laboratories was kind enough to provide us with a test sample, and we examined and tested it on several occasions over the last week.
Does the adapter keep its promises? Should you get one? Find out in our in-depth review, coming up right after the break! Continue reading