Like father, Like son.
I guess I inherited it from my father.
First Betamax (Bad call ultimately)
First Answering Machine.
First Circular TV.
It’s my turn to take the mantle now. And it’s with this (potentially) revolutionary camera called The Lytro. The Lytro lets you take pictures like never before. Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro camera captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space. By instantly capturing complete light field data in one image, the Lytro gives you capabilities you’ve never had in a regular camera. It basically allows you to chose your focus point AFTER the event.
Since you’ll capture the colour, intensity, and direction of all the light, you can experience the first major light field capability – focusing after the fact. Focus and re-focus, anywhere in the picture. You can refocus your pictures at anytime, after the fact. And focusing after the fact, means no auto-focus motor. No auto-focus motor means no shutter delay.
It will possibly be the most revolutionary camera since 1800s. On limited pre-order until tonight, the camera is due to ship with USA in March 2012. It will be one of the most hotly anticipated releases.
Whilst initially destined for the Amateur market, there is definitely talk of a Pro version later the following year. Now that would make my life easier on shoots. https://www.lytro.com/living-pictures/282