K|Lens is ready to launch an formidable new digicam lens that the corporate claims is the primary to convey 3D gentle discipline depth mapping to any full-frame digicam.
Okay|Lens has been in touch with PetaPixel relating to its in-development lens system for a number of months. Since preliminary outreach, the bodily design of the lens has modified a bit (the photographs of the completed lens are notably completely different than the 3D fashions proven in instance movies) however the underlying expertise stays the identical. In brief, Okay|Lens has created what it claims to be the world’s first gentle discipline imaging lens that works for each nonetheless photos and video and on full-frame cameras.
the now-defunct Lytro, however Okay|Lens pitches its optic as able to delivering on these guarantees in a usable means as an alternative of simply what was basically a gimmick.
The corporate claims that every picture or video shot with the Okay|Lens One offers extra information past some other optic on the planet, particularly in what Okay|Lens describes as wealthy gentle discipline information within the type of depth maps, level clouds, and 9 separate viewpoints for every photograph or video captured.
The precise seize of the pictures is essential, however Okay|Lens depends on software program to utilize these photos. The corporate says that the chances with that information are quite a few: depth-based enhancing, focus pulls, re-focusing, prolonged depth of discipline, and simplified segmentation are all famous as prospects.
“Okay|Lens One photographs and movies are additionally an ideal match for all 3D shows, be it stereo, holographic, or gentle discipline,” the corporate says. “As well as, light-field content material may be built-in into net functions to supply for a vivid and dwelling person expertise. On high of that, customers all the time have entry to a number of views of their scenes to create with.”
show the lens attached to DSLRs. The Okay|Lens will launch on Kickstarter on November 29 and might be accessible to again for $2,049, which is a big low cost off what the corporate plans to ultimately promote the lens for ($4,099) when it turns into commercially accessible. A devoted five-inch monitor with native software program put in that may help in picture seize may also be accessible. Okay|Lens says will probably be in a position to ship completed lenses by the summer season of 2022.