Oct 06

Lytro: List of Third-Party Accessories Compatible with Lytro Illum

Lytro: List of Third-Party Accessories Compatible with Lytro Illum Lytro has released a list of third-party accessories that have been successfully tested with the Lytro Illum light field camera.
The list contains different kinds of cases (carry bags, holsters and sleeves) and straps, and an as-of-yet limited collection of suitable tripods, flashes, LCD hoods/shades and timers.

Click through to check out Lytro’s officially supported camera accessories. Continue reading

Jan 05

Homemade Lytro Modifications and Accessories: DIY Ring Light, DIY Filter Adapter and a LightField Microscope

Homemade Lytro Modifications and Accessories: DIY Ring Light, DIY Filter Adapter and a LightField Microscope (photo: Peter Lee) Lytro’s LightField Camera is the first consumer product of an entirely new category of camera, so it’s no wonder that technology enthusiasts are attracted by its new features. It is that same tech-excited target audience that likes to play around with things to see what they can use them for.
In this article, we’ll show you some interesting DIY inventions and modifications for the Lytro camera, that we’ve recently come across:

First up is Twitter user @jgeorge, who has created his own Lytro LED ring light, using a 4 $ LED flashlight and some breadboard:

DIY: Homemade Lytro Ring Light by jgeorge DIY: Homemade Lytro Ring Light by jgeorge in use DIY: Homemade Lytro Ring Light by jgeorge in use

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Oct 28

Lytro Camera Accessories: LED Artificial Lighting for your LightField Camera

Lytro Camera Accessories: LED Artificial Lighting for your LightField Camera (photo: Axel Schuch) One of the limitations of Lytro’s LightField Camera is the fact that it has no internal flash or light to help in low light situations.
The new manual controls are a way to overcome some of these situations. Nevertheless, despite the value of ambient light, natural lighting and shadows, sometimes the available light is just not enough.

If you have some free time, you can easily make your own LED ring light for about 10 $.

For those who want something more professional, we present two (almost) off-the-shelf solutions for artificial Lytro lighting: Continue reading

Jul 11

Tutorial: How to make your own Lytro DIY Ring Light

The fact that the Lytro LightField Camera doesn’t have a flash basically limits you to shooting in the daylight, or with sufficient artificial lighting. The latter, however, is sometimes hard to achieve, which results in decreased photo quality.
With this little “How to” tutorial, we’d like to show you exactly how we made our own Lytro LED Ring Light for about 8 US-$.
We’ve already tested it in the wild, and it’s working great (for us, at least)!

How to make your own Lytro DIY ring light

What you need:

  • a 70 mm LED light ring (available here for 4.50 $ incl. shipping).
  • either a 9 V (rechargeable) battery + battery connector
    or a transformer with 9 to 12 V DC output + fitting connector.
  • the metal lid of a ~70 mm glass jar
  • the lid of a yoghurt cup (or something similar)
  • some insulating tape, transparent sticky tape, a drop of hot glue

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