Everyone is talking about Lytro at the moment. We are on board, we love it!
But is this a real revolution in photography, or just a novelty camera? We think it's both!
Limited but fun application for now, but this technology has massive potential to change the way we take photos forever.
Why? Simply because it eliminates the need to focus. It captures everything - there are no missed moments, dozens of ruined (out of focus) images that end up in the bin.
Just take the photo and worry about the focus later ...
How is this possible?
'Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro camera captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space.
Since you'll capture the color, intensity, and direction of all the light, you can experience the first major light field capability - focusing after the fact. Focus and re-focus, anywhere in the picture. You can refocus your pictures at anytime, after the fact.
And focusing after the fact, means no auto-focus motor. No auto-focus motor means no shutter delay. So, capture the moment you meant to capture not the one a shutter-delayed camera captured for you.'
You can see what this means on the image below. If you click on it anywhere once, it will adjust the focus. This looks pretty revolutionary ... what do you think? You can vote on our Facebook page!