Played with the Lytro Illum today

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Ghosthunter, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. What a weird camera. The camera is bigger than it looks in images but it's not heavy and feels nice in the hand. We only got a little play as the battery was low but we could see the depth of field change when reviewing an image on the back of the camera. Spooky how the DOF just changes to where you want. Looks a great idea and will probably be on every camera before long.

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  2. Iansky

    Iansky All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    I read somewhere you need special software to be able to edit the image and make it ready for printing but it will certainly be a hit for many people.
  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    If it had higher resolution and a wider wide end, I'd be very interested.
  4. They are quite expensive and I'm not convinced that the IQ is up to much but I would have to try one before passing judgment. Looks a cracking concept that will probably be in all imaging software before long.
  5. ivoire

    ivoire All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    I'm still waiting for it to mature. It does look promising for the not too distant future
  6. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Veteran

    Mar 7, 2012
    I think it will be niche for a good long while. The problem is that it trades resolution for that ability. Color also trades resolution for color but it's only 2-3x versus 10x for the Lytros. Would people rather have a 40MP image or a 4MP? How many people actually want to adjust the focus after taking the image? I played with those live Lytro images for a bit and the novelty wears off quickly. I rather have the higher resolution.
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Gigapixels may be common some day.:smile:
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I'll wait for Terrapixels