tulku: I'm a little bit over the narrow mindset that appears to be a common thread amongst antagonists of the Lytro or Lightfield technology. I keep reading comments that photographers know what they want in focus and it's just a camera for bad photographers and the resolution is too low.
You cannot really hide things in a lightfield image, so as a photographer you have to be aware of the entire image that is being created. It's not about missing a shot and focusing later, rather, it's about taking time to really compose an image that can be explored by the viewer. I would have thought this factor would be intriguing to many photographers.
As for resolution, maybe it's not up there yet, but then again it's not really an image style for printing. Last time I checked I could not interact with a printed image and change focal points, or move around within the image like I can with a Lytro image.
Anyway just some thoughts.
P.S. You didn't even see that two pics (not by me) are in an album called "Other members - adjustments" ???
You really are a nasty piece of work.Before you go accusing someone of fraud or theft, get your facts right. Ask if you don't know. Again, you're making assumptions without knowledge. I never claim someone else's work as mine, I have more than enough of my own shots to share, not like you.
I don't describe photos in the gallery, as I only put them there to participate in challenges, or for discussion in forums. EVERY photo there is linked to a forum discussion or a challenge. Any photo that isn't by me is made abundantly clear in the forum it's linked to.
You should try sharing. I hope your photo work amounts to more than those 3 in your gallery, because otherwise you're the real fraud.
Oh dear, you dork!You've been looking for muck and found only your small-mindedness.If I ever post someone else's work it has been to show them how to use a technique, or to show it to someone else, never behind someone's back; or a freeely available marketing shot of a product. I never claim other's work as my own. I share and help others.Go on you idiot, instead of making false assumptions and veiled threats, show me one photo in my gallery that shouldn't be there.
jtan163: The big problem with Lytro is I don't want to have to rely on their web software.It's a far worse cloud lock in that Adobe CC.
And they Lytro don't appear to understand the photography market.I mean what photographer wants a one button camera?
One button cameras are for people who use phones, and most of them don't understand focus - most people I know who shoot with phones don't tap to focus and therefore shoot blurry pics, unless their subject happens to be in the default depth of field.
In other words Lytros has been bit by the same "phone users don't care if their images are rubbish" bug as the rest of the industry.
"when you've of demonstrated a misuse of terms"Ha ha ha!
Scottelly: It seems to me that with micro-SD cards handling 128 GB of data at UHS-II speeds now, the data is not going to be a major issue. Besides, they can just use a compression technology to reduce the amount of data written to the cards, if necessary. As far as processing the data is concerned, they can put two or four processors in the camera, if necessary, where a typical 1080p60 video camera could process the data with a single processor. 4K is coming though, so they really need to concentrate on making their first 4K video camera shortly after they demonstrate a 1080p30 video camera. This equipment will be big and expensive, and few people other than pros are likely to use it, so they will want 4K capability. The software used to process the video will be another issue. Today's computers might not handle it well at all. Of course, tomorrows computers will be twice as fast, and RAM is incredibly cheap now. 16 GB for $100! (DDR3-1600)
Oh dear you do have problems with English. Where were you born?
Again, you're guessing at what other people mean to say and getting it wrong.Maybe it's not used like that in your neck of the woods, but it most certainly is in Britain.P.S. "native speakers of English" or "a native speaker of English"Try to get it right when you attempt to correct the English Language.
And when you divide one hundred by two dozen, you get your ratio of exaggeration.
HowaboutRAW : You're just not beleivable.
Two dozen or one hundred? Problem with maths again?
LOL, however much I know about digital photography, it's a lot more than you.
grasscatcher: I have to wonder, with the improved processing speed of modern cameras (e.g. - 30fps @ 8mpxl), could systems be developed for focus bracketing, much like what is done for exposure bracketing? Thirty pics taken, each with focus pulled in a bit from the previous exposure, then a final processed pic with relatively infinite focus (algorithm could be developed to focus from, say, 30' to 3' based on x focal length, 50' to 5' for a longer focal length, etc. to more accurately capture moving subjects, plus a setting of 1' to infinity for landscape still photos...).
This would be a great boon for those of us who require maximum DoF for certain photographic applications.
Guessing wrong again, poor boy.
You'd better go and look up cheapskate again, and tell us what you think it means.
Everlast66: I am extremely grateful to its majesty, The Free Market, for sending this product where it belongs - history.It was obvious from the very beginning that it is not going to work - high price, inadequate image quality and questionable benefits.
But the most annoying thing for me was that the manufacturers were not open and honest for what they are selling. They are reluctant to tell their potential customers what the product is actually capturing and how. Many suspect this is because their product is just algorithms applied to regular image data. This would explain why they are unwilling to disclose any technical detail, because if they do they would not have a product to sell.
The only thing confusing me is your aptitude to mix fact and BS. Did you get past grade school?
LOL, funny from someone who doesn't understand the concept of infinity.
Printing your own 3 metre prints needs some investment, and a fair amount of work, but then turns out cheaper than having it done, and is a way of ensuring perfect prints.
I'd be curious to know what nationality you are, your lack of understanding of the English language is worrying.Now you're resorting to claiming a misuse of words when you don't understand the sentences or more likely dislike their meaning.
filmrescue: What I've always thought about Lytro cameras for photography...."Well that's really cool but I kind of know what I want in focus when I take the picture - most people do". Hope they have better luck with video...it actually makes a lot more sense. Focus pulling in post would be really useful.
Obviously you have problems reading and understanding English.
Did you actually go to school somewhere?
What rubbish, you need to go back to studying."All of" certainly doesn't mean infinity, ask any mathematician.
With your stupid technique of measuring market share, if two companies hold 1/3 and 2/3 of a market, the larger one holds 2/3 divided by 1/3, so has 200% of the market. Wow!You're the one suffering from a lack of education, a pity you don't realise it.
I have studied Maths, and obviously a lot more than you have.
Put your marketing hat back on, with that on you're allowed to BS.
"If I had to guess, you're a web poster and not really a printer.""I'll bet some other party is doing it the printing for you."See, wrong again, I do all my own printing even up to 3 metres wide.I present my work, you don't.
Maybe English isn't your mother tongue, that would explain a lot.
Still afraid of showing anything... do you go cluck-cluck-cluck when walking around?
HowaboutRAW : Oh, so you don't judge a camera by its output?Ouch, you really are getting confused. Maybe judging it by it's colour is enough for you. You must have loved the first little Lytros when they came out.So all those other cameras you claim to have tried, in fact you just like the colours, that explains a lot. You must be the floor sweeper in a camera shop.
You've presented no evidence you've ever used a Lytro.
I didn't misuse anything, you're just confused again.