Upgrading your Lytro Illum to firmware v2.0 will get you a redefined, sleeker touchscreen interface, fully customizeable menu, physical distance information, and more area for your subjects in live view and and playback mode (including a new full screen view). Continue reading
Lytro recently introduced a camera accessory for their second generation light field camera, the Lytro Illum: the Viltrox JY680L TTL Flash for Lytro Illum, dubbed “Lytro TTL Flash”, fully supports the Illum’s TTL system and features an AF-assist beam as well as a Guide Number 58 (ISO 100 meter).
According to the product page, the flash supports 18-135 mm Auto Zoom, wireless light-controlled trigger, exposure compensation and Rear Curtain Sync. It also supports PC sync socket, recycles within 0.5 to 5 seconds and can shoot continuously at 8 flashes per second.
The Lytro TTL Flash is scheduled to ship within the month for 249.99 US-$.
The company has also released a new firmware update to version 1.1.1, which brings full compatibility for the new official third-party accessory.
Lytro has just released the first major Update to Lytro Mobile, the App for iPhone and other iOS devices. Version 1.1 brings serveral new features to iPhone users, including the possibility to add Living Filters to your pictures. You can also experience Perspective Shift more intuitively by just tilting your iPhone (featuring your phone’s accelerometer), create an additional type of GIF animation (“3D wiggle”).
The company has also added a way to remove pictures from your online picture album (pictures.lytro.com) and camera stream, and a convenient way to update your camera’s firmware over-the-air (wireless).
With their newest camera firmware (v1.1.2), Lytro has implemented a number of interesting changes to their first-generation LightField camera.
Most notably, Creative Mode has been revamped and is now used completely differently:
In all previous official firmware versions, the refocus position was set by tapping on an object in the middle of the desired range. Refocus range was then largely influenced by the current zoom position.
Now, Creative Mode was simplified, in that users just tap on what’s most important in the scene, and the camera “takes the current zoom position, focus position, and relative distances into account” when establishing the refocus range automatically. Continue reading