Live Lens

To: "'Peter Shute'" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Live Lens
From: "Stewart Ford" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:00:07 +0800
Looking at
the live lens's performance doesn't appear to be particularly impressive.
There are significant issues with posterisation and shifts of colour.  I
didn't see the new inventors spot but if they were doing demonstrations like
the one shown at the link above, I don't think people would have been
particularly impressed (perhaps the prototype is much worse than the final
product?).  It certainly doesn't equate to the abilities of HDR used in
stills photography, for example. 

Stewart Ford
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From: Peter Shute  
Sent: Friday, 20 November 2009 2:35 PM
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Subject: Live Lens

I'm guessing that what this "lens" does is reduce the dynamic range of the
image to match the capabilities of the sensor, rather than actually increase
the range captured.

I assume it does this by masking bright parts with an LCD filter, like
"dodging". If so, then it's more of a filter than a lens, and would only
help cope with highlights, not low lighting in general.

A good idea, but whether it would be useful more often than it would be a
hindrance in bird photography is another matter.

Peter Shute

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