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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Jul 27

Shipping version of Lytro Illum passes FCC

We just noticed that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published new documents concerning the Lytro Illum earlier this month. Lytro submitted a new set of standard technical test reports regarding RF exposure (radio frequency exposure) including SAR measurements to the FCC on July 9, and these documents were published on the FCC website two days later.

Shipping version of Lytro Illum passes FCC (Screenshot from fcc.gov)

While the device’s FCC ID has changed from ZMQB5 to ZMQBZ, the model number remains at “B5″ and one of the attached documents refers to “Blitzen”, the Illum camera’s internal code name. Thus, we believe have reason to believe these documents relate to the final version of Lytro’s Illum light field camera that is scheduled to start shipping within a few days. Continue reading

Jul 26

500px Is First External Website to Support Lytro Living Pictures

500px Is First External Website to Support Lytro Living Pictures When Lytro recently announced their new, open source web player for Living Pictures, they also added that photography community 500px would be the first third-party website to support interactive light field pictures taken with the Lytro Illum.
The first Illum shipments are less than a week away, and we’re expecting the release of Lytro’s new WebGL Player to go hand in hand with those shipments.
In the meantime, 500px has gone ahead and activated Living Picture support on the community portal, becoming the first third-party website to do so.

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Jul 25

Pelican Launches 3D Image Viewer, Presents First Interactive Sample Images

It’s gotten a bit quiet around Pelican Imaging, lately. Until today, when the mobile plenoptics specialists have broken the silence and announced their own version of a WebGL light field viewer.

“What do photos with depth look like?”, the company teased in their newsletter. To answer that question, the company has published a small sample image gallery based on the new “Pelican 3D Image Viewer”, which allows users to check out and interact with 8 sample images taken with the Pelican Array Camera.

Pelican Launches 3D Image Viewer, Presents First Interactive Sample Images

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