B&H has the Lytro Illum Light Field Camera for $379.90 (reg. $499.90), which is way down from its original retail price of $1599 less than two years ago.
The Illum and its related consumer models made a lot of noise when they first came to market because of their ability to choose a point of focus after you took the photo. It is an impressive concept that never really took hold in the photo community but still offers some powerful options for creativity.
I imagine that stock is being cleared on this camera and when it’s gone, it will be gone for good. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
While the camera somewhat resembles today’s traditional, APS-C format mirrorless cameras, it is anything but traditional. The sensor is a 40-megaray Light Field CMOS sensor, which produces infinite focus points of each image captured. [Read more…]
Lytro has announced the new Lytro Illum as a more traditional DSLR-style body but still featuring the focus-later imagery we’ve come to know from Lytro. [Read more…]
Lytro is bringing manual controls to its cameras via free firmware update. The new controls available through the update are as follows: [Read more…]
Lytro, Inc. has announced availability of its new light field camera, which allows users to choose the focus point in the post production process, rather than at the scene. Initially, the camera will be available in 8GB and 16GB built-in storage versions, priced at $399 and $499, respectively. They should be available in early 2012.
Check out the video from Cnet below for a demo of its use. [Read more…]
Lytro plans on introducing a consumer-oriented camera in the near future that allows users to refocus after the fact. Try it out on the photo above and then check out the video below that explains more about the tech and Lytro’s marketing intentions. [Read more…]