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Date: 10/29/11 12:05 PM

36 Responses to For Camera Buffs

  1. Profile photo of activitie
    activitie Male 18-29
    18 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 11:33 am
    Link: For Camera Buffs - No more out of focus pictures. The Lytro camera.
  2. Profile photo of PinkHomicide
    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    the photographer in me is a little annoyed by this, but the editor in me is delighted.
  3. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
    2404 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    very cool...i`ll wait a few years till its on my phone to get one tho
  4. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    Looks awesome. Do want!
  5. Profile photo of aquaman1227
    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
    683 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    THATS AMAZING.
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    WANTS!!!
  7. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    That is awesome
  8. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    I so need that.
  9. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4911 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    This is the R.I.P of the artistic and personal touch in the world of photo, so sad. We will have excellent photos from the technique point of view but they will be without soul. Oh and the design is so stupid cause is really far to be confortable for an ergonomic and steady capture.
  10. Profile photo of uatme
    uatme Male 18-29
    1074 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    I like the technology/application, but could they make it a little more ergonomic
  11. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    More hipster gear. When its the software that does the actual work, and not the camera.
  12. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    I like it.
  13. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    Awesome technology, but crappy camera. How are you meant to aim that thing? And also, as other people have said, it removes personal touches and a certain amount of skill from the whole process.
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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    I feel like most of the people seeing this, slightly put off at the point and shoot and SUDDENLY perfect photography! but it`s too cool to not be impressive.
  15. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    No we are impressed, but its nothing new. Its basically a regular camera with better CPU , and the software is what does the processing.
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    Personally, I love focusing my camera at the shot; sure it means that fast-pased or one-time things can`t actually be repeated it`s not as reliable - but I doubt that this will be avalible to the public just yet, or if it does itw ill cost a lot - even good cameras today can run up to a few hundred.
  17. Profile photo of codydaniel
    codydaniel Male 18-29
    34 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    All who`re saying this isn`t new tech; this camera uses a set of micro lenses over an extremely large sensor array which allows reconstruction of all focal lengths. Which is really new, bleeding edge really (and I work in the optics industry!)
  18. Profile photo of uatme
    uatme Male 18-29
    1074 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    @codydaniel -very true and wow there are a lot of people who think software can just do this...
  19. Profile photo of iamroaaaared
    iamroaaaared Male 18-29
    13 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    flippin` amazing! Some smart guys behind this one
  20. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    Awesome! Ugly design for that camera, though.
  21. Profile photo of blargfrit
    blargfrit Male 18-29
    79 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    Holy poo :D
  22. Profile photo of intrigid
    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    "Personally, I love focusing my camera at the shot; sure it means that fast-pased or one-time things can`t actually be repeated it`s not as reliable - but I doubt that this will be avalible to the public just yet, or if it does itw ill cost a lot - even good cameras today can run up to a few hundred."

    Canon`s "good" camera, the 5DM2, costs near 3000. More if a lens is included.
  23. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    My camera takes a picture, in these pictures there is never anything blurry, EVER.

    If you take a picture and half of it or things in the background is blurry, your camera is junk.

    No big deal for this new tech.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3284 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    Wow so you select your "focal point" and it simply applies a blur effect to everything else. That`s so not amazing.
  25. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 9:49 pm
    The Lonious

    It takes a picture without needing to focus. I`m sure there is a setting somewhere to put everything into focus. I don`t know how close-up it will keep it`s focus on however, nothing remotely close to the insect pictures on wikipedia I`m sure, nor does it seem to capture color as well as a professional camera, but with its simplicity, it does a damn good job.

    The turn off for me is the awkward shape and size, not exactly the most stable design. I wouldn`t want a wedding photographer to show up with this thing.
  26. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1442 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    "Ooooo... getting rid of artistic touch! Oh no!" You can still use old models just becuase there is new stuff... unless your kind who of person who throws their old iPhone out the window when the next model is released.
  27. Profile photo of ladyObored
    ladyObored Female 18-29
    408 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 12:49 am
    uh what about a socket for a tripod for steadier shots? The shape seems odd to hold. It looks cool though. I don`t like it, but hey I`m not a photographer
  28. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 3:57 am
    It is new technology, but it achieves nothing you couldn`t do in camera and the implementation is bad.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 4:03 am
    "Wow so you select your "focal point" and it simply applies a blur effect to everything else. That`s so not amazing."

    Yes, it`s all artificial blur effect. It`s a focus free (hyperfocally focussed large depth of field) lens at fixed f/2.2 combined with a small sensor combined with post processed blur effect. It`s not real bokeh. Buy a cheap camera with a small sensor and you can do the same in Photoshop or a freeware equivalent.

    One problem with having a fixed aperture is having light limitations - if it really is fixed f/2.2 good luck shooting in bright light.

    The only cool thing about this camera is the way it forms a depth bump map to progressively defocus the image, but unless you are a tech head, or are easily impressed there`s no point to it.
  30. Profile photo of ljdp
    ljdp Male 13-17
    28 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 7:00 am
    "Yes, it`s all artificial blur effect. It`s a focus free (hyperfocally focussed large depth of field)"

    It is not hyperfocal, inside is an array of lens like the eye of a fly which captures multiple planes of focus, then you can use that data to generate the artificial blur.
  31. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 7:41 am
    For $400 they could have at least made it look cool.
  32. Profile photo of burbclaver
    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 7:52 am
    Is the design a case of "form follows function?" I`m fine with it looking like the sawn off leg of a canteen chair, but how does this aid ease-of-use?
  33. Profile photo of thuzzbroob
    thuzzbroob Male 18-29
    4 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 10:11 am
    am I the only one who hears some ugly high noise while the guy is talking? it`s killing me...
  34. Profile photo of Caretta
    Caretta Male 18-29
    540 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 10:49 am
    Camera buffs already know how to focus before shooting.
  35. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    suh-weet!!! I`ll take one please!
  36. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    I really want to know how that works

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