Is the world of digital photography

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by KerryS, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. KerryS Ignored Member

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  2. Brady Burmeister Active Member

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    that's pretty cool
  3. creekx Member

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  4. SteelieD Non Member

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    Hmmmm.... I am naturally skeptical so I'm not sure that's going to replace our DSLR's but, it is a very interesting idea. Be interesting to see how it goes.
  5. fredaevans Active Member

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  6. bobdawson New Member

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    As technology is increasing day by day....This is the world of digital photography..As in digital there are well clarity and good color appearance.
  7. Brady Burmeister Active Member

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    OH
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  8. speyfisher Active Member

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    50 million dollar start up

    All of this without the aid of govt stimulus dollars! Love it. :thumb: Hope the guy makes it, big time.
  9. Kenneth Yong Member

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    I've been waiting forever for this to come out. When I first saw this, I was like, "I want one now!" It's still on pre-order, prices aren't too bad, but there's no announcement yet of when it'll actually come out, except for "Early 2012". And why does it only work on a Mac?! I really hope this gets off the ground. Who knows, 10 years from now, your kid will say, "How come this photo is dead?!" when they see one of your pics from 2012.

    Kenneth
  10. Josh dead in the water

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    The Lytro cameras are actually really fascinating. I got to hang out with the Lytro crew, play with the camera, and talk with their directory of photography while I was in vegas for CES.

    Here's a photo I took of my iphone taking a photo (clever, eh?):

    http://www.lytro.com/lytro-camera-launch/5669

    Here's a photo of my ugly mug:

    http://www.lytro.com/lytro-camera-launch/5670


    At the moment, it's not going to replace "serious" cameras. But the technology is amazing and when you talk to the on the Lytro team about what they could theoretically do going forward it's pretty neat. The cameras themselves won't be the easiest for some of you to handle. The touch screen LCD is small and the few controls on the body are not particularly easy to feel. It's really more in a trendy "early adopter" form factor right now. That will probably change in the future as the 2nd and 3rd gen products come out.

    Very VERY neat though. I can't wait to get one in my hands for a full review.
  11. Brady Burmeister Active Member

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    His dissertation is pretty interesting. Probably even more so for someone like you that understands more of what he's talking about.
  12. fredaevans Active Member

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    Good follow up reads here.
    fae
  13. Siskiyoublues Member

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    If you are ok compromising ultimate quality for a gimmick!


    ;)
  14. Josh dead in the water

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    There's not really any way to say that with any accuracy.

    After all, consider this. Given the way the the light field cameras gather information, you could have a Lytro camera that could eliminate all lens aberrations simply by knowing what they were and where they existed in the lens/image circle and then calculating for that fact when processing.

    It's really a fascinating concept when you start too look at what they should be able to do with it.
  15. Brady Burmeister Active Member

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    Do you think digital has reached the quality of film? Surely when digital was in it's infancy it could not even compare to film. To shrug off the science behind Lytro is ignorant.
  16. Siskiyoublues Member

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    I think color digital especially high ISO performance has surpassed film.
    My comment was kind of troll'ish. I think it's a very very cool concept camera and the technology is pretty remarkable.
    But it is being introduced at the consumer/point and shoot level market, so it is for people who want something that is easy and convenient. Not people who are chasing perfection.
    I would be interested in seeing 100% crops of the original files.