Focus goes too, is nothing sacred?

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Focus goes too, is nothing sacred?

Postby Apollo » Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:15 pm

Digital cameras and automation have just about taken the skill out of photography, unless you can fool the software and sensors. Then you're likely to find your all-singing and dancing box doesn't have enough easy to access over-rides to let you get the shot before the opportunity's lost. That's not intended to deride them, more to complain about the way the designers bury all the options inside endless menus, instead of giving us instant access with knobs and buttons (unless they're dSLRs).

Thanks to Stanford University, it looks as if we'll be able to forget about focussing as well. They've come up with a 'light field' camera which employs a thin sheet of 90,000 minute lenese to measure and record the intensity and angle of the light passing through them. Using this data and the associated software, they say the image can be recovered and inproved later if found to be blurred or out of focus.
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