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Offline dunkTopic starter

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light field camera
« on: October 21, 2011, 04:03:50 AM »
so i haven't posted for a while but thought you guys would be interested in this:
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/10/lytros-new-light-field-camera-lets-you-focus-after-you-take-a-picture.ars
https://www.lytro.com/camera

i've put some thought into getting range information for machine vision by calculating focal depth.
a device like this would mean that you did not have to do this by moving lenses but instead you could do it in software.

cool pictures too.
https://www.lytro.com/living-pictures/279


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Re: light field camera
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011, 06:05:40 AM »
Thanks for sharing dunk. My colleague, who's hobby is planetary photography, was very excited to find out about such a device.
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Re: light field camera
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011, 09:03:06 PM »
Hi,

Yeah, it sure sounds interesting, but I'll give it a couple of years to mature - it's not really ergonomic. Wonder if they gave any thought to why a DSLR looks like it does ;D

For machine vision and if pixel'd down a serious amount, it may sound promising - still, a couple of years should do it well, if they can sell it (as is) in reasonable numbers.
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