This is an incredible breakthrough for the entire fields of vision period. the possibilities that this represents are astonishing!!! I am blown away!!!
It seemed obvious to me from the first Lytro press release I saw that photographers don’t want just foreground OR background, but the ability to control focus for a continual depth of field. This is a particular issue with macro photography where just a pin hole f-stop and blasting the subject with light doesn’t always get the job done. When working with living micro subjects it seems the Lytro technology could offer some real solutions. Any hope?
All in focus is possible and coming in early 2012. More FAQs like this are on our Support site. Hope this helps.
I have a few questions
1. Can prints be made?
2. Can the shutter be slowed down for effects, like blur?
3. Can the DOF be manipulated so the entire field is in focus?
4. What is the DOF?
If these are things that can be done, I will buy one, but Ican’t seem to get any answers to these very important questions to the professional photographer.
Henry, the first Lytro is designed for online sharing, not large format printing. We have lots of Q&A on the Support site that should help answer your questions, including this one about printing and this one about manual settings.
I’ve never stood in line for any product and I am usually content to wait awhile before purchasing a new technology ( it will get better, the price will come), I could be lured away from this behavior with your new product. Keep me posted thank you