A couple of weeks ago I received my new Lytro camera. Although it is an incredible technology, and allows things that were unthinkable until now, so far I am mixed.

Pros:

  • Compact and discreet
  • Extremely easy to use
  • New ways of taking pictures
  • Novelty
  • Supercool “focus later”

Cons:

  • You have to get used to a different way of thinking and framing a shot (square! and distance)
  • Low performance under low light (although better than my crappy Samsung Galaxy IIS camera)

Check out this online gallery. Click on different areas of the image, and see how it re-focus. Note:┬áthe “magic” happens in some pictures, while it does not in others, because it depends on the depth and elements in the shot. I do definitely need more practice.

I guess my old DSL can relax for a while. Big and heavy, but it is still the king when it comes to quality photographs.