Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-29-2010, 03:43 AM   #1
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bangalore
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,450
Never Take an Out-of-Focus Picture Again: Adobe’s New Plenoptic Lens Tech

Interesting

QuoteQuote:
By using a bunch of tiny lenses and some rendering software, users will be able to select what they want in focus, even after the photo has been taken. This technology will let users create 3D images on the fly as well.

Never Take an Out-of-Focus Picture Again: Adobe’s New Plenoptic Lens Tech


09-29-2010, 06:53 AM   #2
Veteran Member
icywarm's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,278
that is nuts... I think this will catch on....
09-29-2010, 07:12 AM   #3
Veteran Member
VaughnA's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Virginia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,363
Could be interesting. I guess they could use live view and 'aperture' and 'focus' via software to at least allow you to visualize what you want in a familiar way. And since you control it past the main lens you would always be shooting wide open for better low light capability. But what about lens distortion in the normal and special lens? Would it work for all focal lengths?
09-29-2010, 08:22 AM   #4
mel
Veteran Member
mel's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Virginia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,531
QuoteOriginally posted by cameraboy Quote
sounds like a bunch of crap to me but if you are so useless go & buy postcards.ian
Why are you so angry? Technology advances. That's the way it is. The article says it's a ways from going commercial and probably longer than than before the average shooter can implement.

This looks really cool. It'll be interesting to see how it develops.

10-06-2010, 01:17 AM   #5
Banned




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Savannah, U.S./Baguio City, P.H.
Posts: 5,979
this looks absolutely incredible. i would love to have this type of technology.
10-06-2010, 03:36 AM   #6
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
dadipentak's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 11,244
OMG, it's the end of photography as we know it.
10-06-2010, 04:43 AM   #7
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 636
But I want the pictures I take with my 50 1.4 to be out of focus...at least that's what I keep telling myself...
10-06-2010, 12:39 PM   #8
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 469
The problem with this is that it is unlikely to ever be both small and useful, and we aren't even starting to talk about affordable.


Outside the consumer market, I could see a place for the technology in film, especially for "you only get one take" shots. Being able to change your mind about the look of something after your one and only take could be worth a hefty price tag in that type of situation.

10-06-2010, 12:54 PM   #9
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
dadipentak's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 11,244
QuoteOriginally posted by raz-0 Quote
The problem with this is that it is unlikely to ever be both small and useful, and we aren't even starting to talk about affordable.

Outside the consumer market, I could see a place for the technology in film, especially for "you only get one take" shots. Being able to change your mind about the look of something after your one and only take could be worth a hefty price tag in that type of situation.
I'm afraid I have to call "balderdash" on that, raz--that's what they said about pc's. I wouldn''t be at all surprised to see this technology enter the mainstream in a decade or two.
10-06-2010, 03:34 PM   #10
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 636
QuoteOriginally posted by raz-0 Quote
The problem with this is that it is unlikely to ever be both small and useful, and we aren't even starting to talk about affordable.


Outside the consumer market, I could see a place for the technology in film, especially for "you only get one take" shots. Being able to change your mind about the look of something after your one and only take could be worth a hefty price tag in that type of situation.
People thought we'd always have to shoot the negative in the size print we wanted to make also.

But technology changes. Now people are printing 24x36" prints from sensors that are smaller than an Instamatic film area.
10-06-2010, 06:21 PM   #11
Veteran Member
Eruditass's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,207
Looks familiar to some other technology I can't remember. Very cool.

There will probably be significant resolution or IQ loss.
10-07-2010, 08:58 AM   #12
Senior Member
Spongefingers's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: UK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 237
QuoteOriginally posted by Eruditass Quote
Looks familiar to some other technology I can't remember. Very cool.

There will probably be significant resolution or IQ loss.
Possibly not if the mini-images are numerous enough.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's thinking of "Blade Runner" here... I'm certainly interested in this technology, but I'm not holding my breath over it. Will it catch on? Who knows.
What I can see it being very good for is digital photo frames. Imagine not just having a set of photos available to view on a screen, but being able to adjust and explore them using the frame controls. Could be very cool indeed, but might risk becoming seen as gimmicky. Could also work very well together with 3D imaging.

Imagine the RAW file sizes, though. BIG! But I can't see it being a problem in the future if data storage capacity grows at anywhere like the current rate.
10-07-2010, 09:06 AM   #13
Veteran Member
magkelly's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,900
I can't help but think anyone with shaky hands would appreciate this one. I personally have a few good shots that would have been just marvelous if my hand had not shaken at just the wrong time. Sometimes it doesn't matter how many pictures you can take of the same person in the same position. One pic may have just the right expression going on and none of the other shots you take seem to duplicate that for some reason. So no matter how many times you try for the exact same shot it never quite works except in the one slightly blurry shot. This technology would be perfect for situations like that.
10-07-2010, 09:11 AM   #14
Veteran Member
Eruditass's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,207
QuoteOriginally posted by Spongefingers Quote
Possibly not if the mini-images are numerous enough.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's thinking of "Blade Runner" here... I'm certainly interested in this technology, but I'm not holding my breath over it. Will it catch on? Who knows.
What I can see it being very good for is digital photo frames. Imagine not just having a set of photos available to view on a screen, but being able to adjust and explore them using the frame controls. Could be very cool indeed, but might risk becoming seen as gimmicky. Could also work very well together with 3D imaging.

Imagine the RAW file sizes, though. BIG! But I can't see it being a problem in the future if data storage capacity grows at anywhere like the current rate.
Based on information theory, if you're cramming more information into the same number of bins or pixels, you have to lose information somewhere else. The resolution of the object in focus will be notably worse than when captured with traditional methods.

Last edited by Eruditass; 10-07-2010 at 06:08 PM.
10-07-2010, 09:12 AM   #15
Veteran Member
Eruditass's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,207
QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
I can't help but think anyone with shaky hands would appreciate this one. I personally have a few good shots that would have been just marvelous if my hand had not shaken at just the wrong time. Sometimes it doesn't matter how many pictures you can take of the same person in the same position. One pic may have just the right expression going on and none of the other shots you take seem to duplicate that for some reason. So no matter how many times you try for the exact same shot it never quite works except in the one slightly blurry shot. This technology would be perfect for situations like that.
Out of focus is different than a blurry picture from camera shake. I don't think this will fix that.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, lens, out-of-focus, photography, picture, plenoptic, tech, users
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted: Adobe Lens Profiles Class A Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 131 12-18-2011 11:34 AM
Suggestion Adobe Lens Profiles Class A Site Suggestions and Help 14 06-08-2010 11:53 PM
give me tip and tech on ambient light christmas picture Demarp Pentax DSLR Discussion 3 12-25-2008 10:02 AM
digital picture slabs used to help focus your camera Gooshin General Talk 1 10-29-2008 12:13 PM
No picture unless in focus? varnco Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 26 06-13-2007 04:48 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:12 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top