#Login Register
Digital Photography Forums
Plenoptic Camera
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average

Nov 6, 2005, 17:25 #1
shuttertalk Shuttertalker *******
Status: Offline Posts:9,732 Threads:1,965 Joined:May 2004 Reputation: 6
Plen-what the? Here's some news about a camera that some bright eyed researchers are working on, which allows refocusing AFTER the image is taken.

Pretty cool eh? My simple uneducated translation would be that they use an array of microlenses just in front of the sensor to record multiple "views" for each pixel, and then selectively choose views to focus in on objects in post processing.

I think it implementing it in mainstream photography might be a challenge though - especially since less pixels are recorded (probably why they're using a MF camera), and also more lens elements means less light = more noise. But interesting nonetheless...

More reading on this topic:

Forum Jump:

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread / Author Replies / Views Last Post
69 Replies 24,199 Views
Last Post by EnglishBob
Jan 4, 2017, 07:53
12 Replies 1,742 Views
Last Post by EnglishBob
Jan 3, 2017, 11:29
13 Replies 2,077 Views
Last Post by Richard Boyle
Sep 24, 2016, 06:42

Users browsing this thread:
1 Guest(s)