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What happened to the Foveon sensor

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Stephen Rundle, May 23, 2020.

  1. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle Well-Known Member

    cameras ..........

    Them and the one that never needed focussing ??? you could chose any point in the image, Lytro, was it ahead of it's time or a lame duck ?

    I know they went bust, could not have been any good, no one bought them out
  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Still going I think. Though Sigma seem to have abandoned doing a full-frame Foveon sensor, according to a quick search with google.
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  3. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    Lytro was an interesting concept .
    But you need to compare it's functionality with a conventional camera .
    It had a fixed focal length , you couldn't change lenses so it had those restrictions .
    How often would being able to change focus after the shot is taken be useful ?
    For focus stacking macro shots it could be handy , especially if moving subjects ( if it allowed that working distance ) , but other than that ?

    Then look at what camera / lens you could have bought for the same money and how versatile that is .

    A lack of market was always going to be the problem .
  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I read up a great deal on the technology and was surprised to find that the basic principle dates back to 1906. In the end, I couldn't see where the practical application lay for general photography (though I can understand that there are several specialist areas of application as part of other devices).
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