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After layoffs and a new $50 million investment, Lytro will concentrate on virtual reality and video

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I guess the Lytro camera concept did not go so well. Re/code now reports that Lytro is going to cut “between 25 and 50 people from its 130 person workforce” after raising an additional $50 millions. The company is planning to concentrate on virtual reality and video in the future:

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→ Paralinx announced a new Triton 1:1 wireless HD video transmitter for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Additional information is available here. → Yongnuo YNE3-RX receiver announced (can add Canon RT functions to any flash). Check eBay for pricing and availability. → Lensbaby is currently working on new Micro Four Thirds, Sony E and Fuji mounts lenses that […]

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Lytro introduced new “Focus Spread” feature that allows you to pick the depth of field

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With their latest software update, Lytro introduced a new “Focus Spread” feature that allows you can independently adjust the depth of field after for a specific portion of the image: “In traditional photography, the only way to focus on two subjects at different depths is to stop down the aperture and sacrifice bokeh. As a result, […]

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→ DJI announced Inspire 1: a new quadcopter capable of capturing 4K video and transmitting the HD video signal to multiple devices straight out of the box (check pricing, specs and availability at Adorama and B&H). → The Sigma dp1 Quattro camera is now in stock. → Spend over $450 on a Gitzo tripod by 12/31/2014 […]

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Photokina 2014 rumors roundup *UPDATED*

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Update: this post has been updated multiple times to reflect the latest Photokina rumors. As you have probably already noticed, I do not post every single rumor that circulates on the Internet for the very simple reason that many websites just post unreliable information and in many cases just plain nonsense. Here is a quick recap […]

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Lytro Illum camera technical specifications released, Android based camera rumored for Fall

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Lytro revealed the technical specifications for their latest Illum camera ($1,499): CMOS sensor with 40 “megaray”  resolution, 8x zoom, 1/4000 sec maximum shutter speed and a 30 – 250mm f/2 lens. Lytro is also rumored to be working on a new Android based camera that will be released this Fall. Here are the detailed Lytro Illum technical specifications:

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→ Lomography started a another Kickstarter project for a new instant camera. → Memory card sale: Lexar card sale at Adorama and new SanDisk savings at Adorama and B&H. → Canon EOS M camera removed form Canon USA website, still available for sale online. → Pentax K-30 firmware is being hacked. Read more about it here and here. → The Samsung […]

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