Feb 16

Lytro Illum: New Lytro TTL Flash and Firmware v1.1.1

Lytro Illum: New Lytro TTL Flash and Firmware v1.1.1 (picture: Lytro) 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.

For more Lytro accessories, check out this list of Lytro accessories.

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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