Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nex Gen Lytro ...

The Illum

This new version has been designed by Lytro to allow serious enthusiasts and professionals to now be able to explore the possibilities of light-field photography.

Illum: The second coming of the Lytro camera
Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY

"The new camera, which is due out in July, is still based on the pioneering light field technology that Lytro's founder Ren Ng did his seminal Ph.D work in at Stanford University. So again you can focus long after capturing an image. But you can also press a button to gauge the relative focus of all the objects in the frame as you're contemplating a shot.

Made of magnesium and aluminum, Illum is a much larger camera than the original Lytro--closer in size to a DSLR--and targeted at creative professionals. It has an 8x optical zoom, 30-250mm equivalent focal lens with a constant f/2.0 aperture and 1:3 macro. The design is still somewhat unique but there's no mistaking it for a camera, something you couldn't necessarily say about its predecessor."

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