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Dec 22, 2011 08:05 as a reply to  @ post 13319332 |  #31

Seems like this would have an application in architctural photography if you can make a composite of several photos with different focus points to bringing foreground and background into focus on one photo. Not sure how this would work with their proprietary software and ability to bring photos into PS.

I'll keep an eye on how this technology evolves but right now it appears to be geared toward social media.


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Dec 22, 2011 09:28 |  #32

In nearly 40 years now of photographic habit, do you know how many "new" cameras I'v seen? TONS. It's a gimmick, some will want one and when the next "new" image-thingy comes along it's going into the kitchen drawer with the rest of the washed up tech toys. No camera ever has been a "threat" to professional photographers. It's the person squeezing he button that counts. You still have to know how and more importantly when to do that. Nikon has this, Canon, makes that, Polaroid, Yashica, Minolta, Kyocera, Sigma yada, yada, yada.

Some research.. try anything on Foveon cameras.. I think they are called doorstops now.. Carver Mead is a brilliant man. But why did Canon and Nikon pass on the fantastic new chip?? I actually went to a symposium given by Dr. Mead on the chip and early cameras. It was very exciting. Then they eventually sold to Sigma..

There are many who are making a comparison between Lytro and Foveon.. I guess we will see.


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Dec 22, 2011 09:41 |  #33

Foveons were featured in the Sigma SD9 & SD10, of which I sold one in September. I found it fascinating back when I was in school, but didn't use it much once I graduated. For the period, it was fantastic quality, but I quite understand the comparison between Lytro and Foveon (granted, I haven't been following this all too closely since I saw this prototype about 8 months ago...)


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Dec 22, 2011 10:16 |  #34

I really hoped that Canon would jump all over the Foveon chips. I really thought it would take place once he started using Canon glass in the original camera. But it was cool to watch the technology develope until you heard the price of camera... 10k. Tell ya what if the Lytro is still a hot topic next year or two years from now, I'll buy the rootbeer.


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Dec 22, 2011 10:43 |  #35

Oh, I'm not trying to argue that people will be all hyped up about the Lytro in the next year or two, I was legitimately just asking about the comparison between Foveon and Lytro.


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Dec 22, 2011 11:00 |  #36

The issue I have is that the Foveon was not stuck in a camera that was mainstream. I suppose we could discuss that at length, but really I'd be hardpressed to see if Sigma sold more tha 20-30,000 units total with that fantastic technology. The same I fear will happen to the Lytro. Great Ideas are rarely applied well. That chip set should have been installed in either a Nikon or Canon camera. Not Sigma. EVERYBODY looked at it, Hasselblad, Fuji, and more, they passed. I could never find out why, except that it was very tough to produce those chips with any real decent production numbers.

I have yet to see a real clear sharp shot from the Lytro. I wonder why that is? It's not ready yet. Could you imagine the Lytro or Foveon using top notch lenses?


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Jan 02, 2012 09:07 |  #37

cant wait to see these in the next few years.




  
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