Happy Holidays! Here’s to the beginning of spring and the search for Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies. :)
About a month ago, Lytro’s LightField Camera celebrated its first birthday. On this occasion, Axel Schuch from Germany – one of the very first Lytro users out there – has put together a report of his experiences after 11 months of creative private and professional use. Axel takes a look at Lytro’s first steps and then continues to talk about his own projects, including the augmentation with various accessories and an exhibition with 70-inch touchscreens.
The article is available only in German, but a rough machine translation conveys most of his experiences to English-speaking readers.
Jason Wolf, who earlier documented the Lytro disassembly process down to the major camera parts, has created an 11 minute video that shows you, in full detail, how to completely disassemble Lytro’s LightField Camera.
While Jason goes down to the individual lenses, mainboard and electronic shutter, we don’t recommend using a pipe wrench on your lens system if you’d like to use your camera again. ;)
Check out the full video after the break: Continue reading
A few days ago, we reported about ebina1′s tool “Refocus”, which makes the processing of Lytro RAW images possible in Linux.
Now, ebina1 has taken his work further, and released two more programmes that, for the first time, give users the ability to do (one kind of) image editing with Lytro LightField pictures:
insert_focus lets you insert an image at a specified focus level within the picture. Continue reading
Lytro’s first generation LightField camera recently celebrated its first birthday. So what, you might ask, is next up Lytro’s sleeve? What will the second generation camera be like, and what lessons from the first generation will be turned into improvements for the second one?
In a Techhive article that focuses (pun intended) on an alternative way of creating interactive click to focus images, we found what may be the first official hint at Lytro’s upcoming products. First off, there aren’t many details – let alone a timeframe – but we’re still a bit excited.
Lytro’s Director of Photography Eric Cheng had this to say during a discussion of some restrictive aspects of their Terms of Service: