Slashgear, Gizmodo and Apple Insider was abuzz with news that a new patent has been granted to Apple in which microlenses were utilized to create a refocusable image, just like Lytro cameras.
Sorry but I knew it all along that it was bound to happen.
With the release of Lytro Desktop 3.1 for Mac and Windows available for download at Lytro.com and Lytro Mobile 1.2 for iOS, living pictures that have been processed for Perspective Shift can now take on a new dimension of storytelling in 3D.
You can show off your living pictures in Presentation Mode as 3D images on the updated Lytro Desktop and Mobile App and, by connecting to a 3D-capable TV over HDMI or Apple AirPlay, the Lytro 3D experience can be extended to the living room for everyone to enjoy. This is the first camera that allows photographers to create a 3D image with a single exposure at the push of a button.
But therein lies the problem. You can't share it on Facebook or Instagram. At most, you probably need your friends to have a Lytro Mobile app running on their iPhone before you can send them that cool 3D picture of your skinny dipping in public.
Poor digital camera sales, from compacts to DSLRs plus it's ILC range has seen demand plummeting, what else is new for Nikon? Well, the good news is that Canon too is having a hard time trying to justify their profit forecast for FY 2014 so Nikon isn't alone.
Officially, Nikon would like to have you believe that they came out with the concept of retro first but Olympus fans would know that better. Didn't we have the OMD and Pen Series that matches these same classic lines?
Is this what casual photographers want from a camera? Will women find you sexy if you carried one?