All right you techie guys. I got somethin for ya
I had a very interesting conversation with a couple of software guys on my flight back to washington this weekend.
As luck would have it, I was sitting next a chinese guy and an Indian guy that both looked like they were graduates from MIT. They were talking software and photography came up in their conversation so naturally i introduced myself and struck up a conversation with them.
After I told them what I did, they started asking me some questions. Probably to see if i was BSing them. They said, have you seen the software that lets you move the focal points around and other software that i have read about. When i replied yes the conversation really took off. BTW, super cool guys that were waaaaaaaay smarter than your truly.
I mentioned to them about the new 5Ds and how you can choose 1.0, 1.3. & 1.6 format in the camera software. The chinese guy says - "Yes we helped with that development ". My Jaw just about hit the floor. So I really listened to what he was saying.
He asked me how many lens I currently have. When i told him, he said something that blew me away.
They are working on cameras and software that have one single lens on the body, and, you can go into the camera menus and select the FOV you want and lens application you are looking for. So in other words, in your software, you can select 85L or say 24-70 and its going to give you those looks with one single lens and body.
This blew me away. The guy was dead serious. He indicates everything that is being developed for photography is in the software ,lens development and now this new body he was talking about
So Now Im wondering if this is even remotely a possibility.
These guys were super cool and I have no reason to not believe them.
what do you think ? That would put the DSLR out of existence if it actually came to be. Is this even remotely possible ?
Still kind of blown away by the conversations i had with these 2 guys about photography software and development of future products with photography.