Thursday, 4 August 2011

Can you choose the focus point after shooting? Yes, you can!

Now with the DSLR cameras photographers have to select the focus point and depth-of-field before pressing the shutter to define an area that's in focus. As we all know, mistakes can happen but now they can be repaired and the days when you've been frustrated that you've placed the focus point on the nose instead of the eyes, or you got the background instead of the model will be long gone.
Soon it will be possible to take one photo and decide later, after downloading the photo, where you'd like the point of focus to be. An idea that could revolutionize photography. And how is that going to happen ?
One company from US is expected to launch Lytro, a camera that allows you to focus retrospectively by recording with a new type of sensor the color,intensity and vector direction of every ray of light.This radical technology will be incorporated in a "Light Field " camera, being comparable more with a point-and-shoot camera than with a DSLR but his the creators have some ambitious plains with this new technology which is believed to be the most significant shift in photography since the transition from film to digital.The extra data in the light passing through the lens enables Lytro to memorize multiple points of focus in one image and allows the user to change the final look of each photo after it's been taken.

We are now keen to see if the words of investor Marc Andreessen who stated " Lytro's breakthrough technology will make conventional digital cameras obsolete" will come true or maybe how soon this will be?

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