Definitely it's a new light at the end of the tunnel – we probably can find a great use of it in our Particle Tracking Velocimetry (3D-PTV) experiments and plug in into our software: http://ptv.origo.ethz.ch
(Wed01) The Lytro Camera: Shot first, Focus later!
I had read about this already some weeks ago, at that time I thought it was digital snakeoil and vaporware. Seems that I was wrong!
Light field photography captures all the available light in a scene going in every direction. It works by breaking up the main image with a microlens over an image sensor. Prior to development of the Lytro camera, light field images had to be taken with hundreds of different cameras tethered to a computer to compose the image. (1)
This is paradigm shifting technology, can't wait to hold one!
Watch the video for a nice short demo!
(2) http://www.lytro.com/ (preorders are open! $399 & $499 models )
from Google+ post