I'm tempted to get a Lytro. Any of you all have one? How do you like it?
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- And that's exactly why I wantto buy one, so I don't have to ;-).May 20, 2012
- I have one and like it. It's definitely a situational camera. You also have to almost plan out exactly how you want your picture to look before taking it to take full advantage. It's fun, but can take some work.Jul 3, 2012
- It is definitely an artist's camera at this point. I am not the world's most
creative person, so I am struggling with it. I do have a few strawberry
pictures I like, and I managed to catch a hummingbird doing his thing a
couple of times. Are you going to post links to your pictures? I have not
had a chance to try the chrome plugin yet myself.Jul 3, 2012
- and 's comments call into question the original promise of the light field camera. Professionals and artists will plan out the depth of field ahead of time, and make sure the focus is correct. The ability to change the focus (and focal depth) in post-production seems largely consumer oriented, so people can take snapshots and then later on determine what the best point of focus is.
That said, as a photographer, there are definitely cases I could see a light field camera being valuable. There are some cases it would reduce the number of shots required, in cases where you might be bracketing against focus. Also, when shooting with a fast lens it could help avoid misses when the depth of field is really tight (e.g., a centimeter or less). (Obviously the literal application of a "fast lens" doesn't apply here, but the concept still applies).Jul 4, 2012
The artistic part is composing a scene where multiple points of interest have an different focal point. You then zoom through the picture showing those point. The best pictures I have observed so far (in my opinion of course) are those with a surprise for the viewer.Jul 5, 2012
- : That makes sense. That makes me want to check one out.Jul 5, 2012
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