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Light L16 camera now half price and other Massdrop deals

The Light L16 computational camera is selling at half price: $1,099.99 instead of $1,950 with three more purchasers needed to get that price at Massdrop. I have seen a few other websites also pushing big discounts on the L16. I will not be surprised if Light gets acquired or even worse. I doubt that this L16 sale is triggered by an […]

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Leica is now an investor in Light (the company behind the L16 multi-aperture computational camera)

After the first reports came online about the new Light 9-cameras smartphone camera, Light issued a press release today announcing that SoftBank and Leica Camera invested $121 million in the company:

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Light is planning to release a 9-cameras smartphone

After the Light L16 computational camera got horrible reviews, there are reports that the company is planning to release a 9-cameras smartphone (pictured above) by the end of the year:

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The first Light L16 computational camera reviews are in and they are not good

The Light L16 computational camera (now priced at $1,950 after a recent $250 price increase) already started shipping in very limited quantities. The first reviews are in and things don’t look very good:

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Light L16 camera full resolution images posted online

The Light L16 camera is already shipping and the company recently published several full resolution images on their website: “The images are processed using Light’s proprietary software, Lumen, which is powered by Light’s proprietary Polar Fusion engine. The engine computationally fuse the many images captured by the L16 to create one high-quality image.”

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What else is new?

→ Sigma announced pricing and availability of their new 14mm T2 FF and 135mm T2 FF cine prime lenses: $4,999.00 USD each, shipping will begin late July. → New ALPA Macro Switar 5.6/105mm lens announced: this is a high-performance lens for image scales of 1:4 to 4:1 where you can optimize the specific image scale […]

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The Light L16 camera update (actually 16 cameras in one)

The Light L16 project started back in 2015. The L16 camera consists of 16 multi-aperture computational cameras in one small compact package. The preliminary specifications can be found here. Here is the final design of the camera that is expected to start shipping to existing pre-orders in July (the camera will become available for purchase again in late-2017):

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