Future of photography: Imaging by light vector recording.

Started Apr 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Piginho
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Re: Future of photography: Imaging by light vector recording.
In reply to looper1234, Apr 9, 2013

looper1234 wrote:

One day soon, photography will just be bring a little ball sensor out on a stick, record everything there is to record, and produce what you want in-front of a computer as post processing.

scared ? excited ? share your thoughts.

Who wants to take photos with a ball on a stick held in the air?

Seriously though, if you wanted to be able to do as you describe and then say, pick your focal length (effectively by cropping) and pick you focal distance, all from an area encompassing 360 degrees in all planes, to an acceptable level of resolution, you would surely need receptors which would be much smaller than the wavelength  of the light reaching them.

Although I haven't done any calculations to back this up I suspect that the laws of physics will always prevent you getting the level of functionality that you would desire, together with acceptable resolution.

So am I "scared ? excited ?"  Neither, as I'm certain that it will never provide anything useful for me.

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