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Light Field Cameras

lytroA new era in digital photography is coming, maybe because the new technology that a startup called Lytro is using to build their cameras. Calling it a “revolution”, they presented to the world a new type of camera and new file format that will allow you to take a shot and refocus latter when you’re in your computer.

Many websites already wrote about the subject (TechSpot or Technology Review), so in a simple and short way, it’s a camera that capture light rays in more than one direction, allowing you to choose later what to focus in the picture. For more details read the above mentioned articles or visit Lytro’s website.

I just wanted to share that I’ve played with some of the example pictures they have in their gallery and it’s quite impressive, now we will have to wait to see if the price will be affordable. Now try this example:

By Gonçalo Valério

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