Lytro opens world’s first light field imaging studio

March 12, 2015


Based in Tokyo, Japan, the studio will give photographers and the general public the chance to interact and explore light field technology first hand.

The Lytro Studio aims to provide ‘dynamic exhibitions of living pictures and 3D imagery’ captured using Lytro’s second-generation model, the Lytro Illum.

Launching its new studio, Lytro said: ‘Harnessing the advantages of light field, users can render multiple outputs, including 3D living pictures from a single exposure by adjusting aperture, point of focus, tilt, perspective shift, depth of field and animation in both 2D and 3D.’

Like the original Lytro, the Lytro Illum – which was launched last year – uses technology that allows users to refocus an image post-capture.

The Lytro Illum features a 40 ‘megaray’ light field sensor, compared to 11 on the original version, and an 8x f/2 lens designed to deliver the 35mm equivalent of a 30-250mm lens (compared to 43-344mm on its predecessor).

Also on board the ‘professional-grade’ model is a hotshoe and a tilting, 4in LCD touchscreen.

After image capture, photographers can use software to adjust focus, tilt and depth of field, for example.

The original Lytro was first announced in 2011.

The Lytro Studio is located at Nichihata Building, Floor 1, 2-32-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo.

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