Viewpoint Laboratories has recently introduced what we believe to be the first third-party accessory for the Lytro Illum: the new “OverDome Light Diffusing Photography Enclosure” (i.e. cloud dome) for the Illum light field camera allows users to record well-lit, largely shadow-free closeup pictures by scattering light through a translucent, white acrylic hemisphere.
When you’re taking pictures with any camera, hard shadows from direct light aren’t always desirable. In some cases, such as product photography, they can be very detrimental to the cause – and this is exactly where the newest third-party accessory for the Lytro LightField Camera comes in: The Nimbus Cloud Dome for Lytro Camera.
The original Nimbus Cloud Dome (funded via Kickstarter) is a portable miniature photography studio. It creates evenly diffused lighting situations without harsh shadows or strong specular highlights, which makes it an ideal tool for small product photography, especially for jewelry and other reflective surfaces.
Viewpoint Laboratories, LLC (think Lytro filter adapter) and Cloud Dome Inc. have partnered up to create a version specifically designed for the world’s first consumer LightField camera.
We’ve taken a close look at the Cloud Dome over the past week, and have put our experiences into the following review. Continue reading
Last month, Viewpoint Laboratories launched what we believe is the first third-party accessory specifically designed for Lytro’s LightField Camera: a 37 mm filter adapter that is attached to the camera via high-strength neodymium magnets.
Viewpoint Laboratories was kind enough to provide us with a test sample, and we examined and tested it on several occasions over the last week.
Lytro camera accessories are still pretty rare: There is a selection of official accessories by the company that sells the LightField cameras (Tripod Adapter, Quick Charger, Camera Sleeve/Case), but that’s about it. (Unless you count Micro-USB cables that have the term Lytro in their description text. ;) )
Viewpoint Laboratories is (to our knowledge) the first third-party company to launch a camera accessory that’s been designed specifically for the Lytro LightField Camera: a 37 mm filter adapter that allows us to use standard photography filters, close-up lenses, and step-up/down rings in conjunction with the LightField camera. Continue reading