Anyone else got one yet?
Mine arrived this week - serial number 100, so I'm guessing not many out there yet.
It really is a quite extraordinary camera. To my mind, there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that lightfield photography is the future. One day ALL cameras will be made this way.
For those not familiar with the Illum, you can find more details on the Lytro website (www.lytro.com).
If you want to only output a still image, you're limited to around 4 megapixels (2450 x 1634 to be precise). The RAW file though comes in at 55MB.
You can focus, adjust aperture - effecting depth of field only, with no exposure impact - and tilt AFTER having taken the shot.
The camera's lens is (35mm equivalent) 30mm to 250mm zoom, with a constant f/2.0 aperture througout. In post, the aperture can be adjusted to anywhere between f/1.0 and f/16.
Samples all from the same image. No apologies - this camera is great for cat photos
(please ignore the blown highlights)
Focused on the back wall at f/2.0 -
Focused on the right eye at f/2.0 -
Focused on the right eye at f/1.0 -
Focused on the right eye at f/1.0 with some tilt applied to bring the left eye also into focus -
Focused on the right eye at f/16 -
You can interact with the photo and change the focus yourself here - https://pictures.lytro.com/gerald/pictures/844313