Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I was reading the latest copy of Time magazine and came across several interesting photography related articles. However one of the more interesting gadgets that caught my eye was the light field camera by LYTRO. This digital camera supposedly collects all the standard information that digital cameras already collect along with each light rays vector direction. This theoretically allows you to not have to choose a plane of focus during shooting. I'm not sure how it all works, and there still is a fairly narrow focal plane. There is more info on their website, but it is not very detailed unless you read the inventor's dissertation which is too long for me. I'm sure this is something Rufus Cone could make sense out of.