Is this the camera of the future?

October 28, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Ever since Mozi and other great minds started to describe the idea behind the pinhole camera (or camera obscura) in the 4th century AD, we have gone a long way. Film photography has been a huge impact in my early years as a photographer and I will never forget the day my future love took out a mini digicam and had a ready finished image on the back. At that time I was using the glorious Canon AE-1. Since then digital has been my professional choice.

I thought I was going to die with digital, since I was born with film. Never I thought to see new fresh ideas breeze in such as this one. A camera that does not need focusing. Indeed. The Lytro camera.

I was actually more worried than happy. Or maybe the other way around. Will this technology make the line between pros and amateurs even thinner? Well I don't think so. There are a lot of factors playing when it comes to great imagery.

Such as, in my case:

  1. thousands of pictures to make f selection of. So more chances to get out a more composed image. 
  2. post processing
  3. social and business skills
  4. and so on.

And not necessarily in that order.

The fact is this technology, if ever offered to the big companies such as Canon or Nikon, will another groundbreaking era for the digital photographers.

PS. I'm aware this technology has been around for a while now. I was wondering what the professionals thoughts are.

 


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