Mar 30

Video: How to Completely Take Apart a Lytro LightField Camera

If you’re trying to take apart your Lytro LightField Camera, we have a couple of interesting How To articles available here. But what if you want to go a bit further?

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.

Video: How to Completely Take Apart a Lytro LightField Camera Completely

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. ;)

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Mar 09

How to disassemble your Lytro Camera (Part 3)

Many of our readers are interested in the internal details of Lytro’s LightField Camera, and our How Tos covering the disassembly of the camera are amongst our most popular articles.

Recently, LightField Forum user ewolfy has provided us with a detailed tutorial on how to separate the optical elements from the display and battery. For easier access, the text and photos are included in below: Continue reading

Nov 27

How to disassemble your Lytro Camera (Part 1)

If you’d like to open and disassemble your Lytro LightField Camera – be it to fix a problem (we’d like to remind you of Lytro’s cheap repairs/replacement service at this point, though!) or to satiate your curiosity – you may have a hard time finding screws to undo.
There are screws to open the camera, you just need know where they are: They’re hidden beneath the cameras black plastic front cover around the lens, which is held in place by adhesive tape.

How to disassemble a Lytro Camera (Part 1)

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Nov 08

Lytro Specifications: A Deeper Look Inside

Are you really interested in the details of Lytro’s LightField Camera? Is the official information not enough for you?
Lytro Specifications: A deeper Look Inside (Illustration: NY Times) Here are some interesting bits & pieces of information about Lytro’s LightField Camera that have accumulated in my virtual notebook over the last few months.
All of these details were mentioned on the web and/or in public presentations (sources are given at the end of the article), but they’re not quite as publically available as the standard information. One of these presentations was a technical introduction to plenoptic imaging by Lytro CTO Kurt Akeley at the University of Washington, titled “A different perspective on the Lytro light field camera”.

How many microlenses are in a Lytro camera?
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