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This review is from: Lytro Light Field Camera with Bundled Slip Case - 8GB - Graphite
Pros: It works as advertised. You can select focus after taking a picture and turn still shots into animations with shifting focus and zooming and moving around the image.
Great value for 70 bucks.
Cons: Unusual camera shape and controls makes it a real learning experience trying to figure out how to do anything.
1000 x 1000 pixel image is too small for serious photography
Extremely noisy picture in anything but full sunlight
Even at f1 setting depth of field seems quite broad so you have to have an object very close to the lens for the close focus and mid-field can't bee very far away or it is the same as the background focus.
Other Thoughts: Interesting to use, once you play with it enough to figure out how to use it. The latest version of their software is lots of fun to play with.
An amusing toy that can bring a new dimension to the creative process. Just wish I could afford the real camera version!
Pros: Durable construction, high mAh capacity, compact size, several adapters come with unit, responsive seller
Cons: adapter cable very short, can't see port labels very well, no directions at all, light unreliable and is known flaw.
Other Thoughts: I didn't buy it for the light -- didn't even know it had one. This one flickers when it's on and sometimes doesn't come on at first. The problem is that if you figure out that double clicking the on button turns on the light, but the light doesn't come on, then it might come on when you're not around and run the battery down eventually. The light on another one of these works fine, but is really dim so not of much use.
When I contacted the sell via email about the flickering light they responded immediately with instructions on charging and turning the light on and off complete with a clear, annotated picture.
When I replied using a video clip showing that I had fully charged the unit and the light flickers they offered a choice of a rebate of half the purchase price rather than going through the return process. Since I bought a battery, not a light I was happy to take their offer. The refund was processed immediately so I am very pleased with the seller and my purchase.
The only reason I took one egg off was because the light doesn't work properly.
Pros: Can charge 2 units at once.
Comes with 4 different connectors for devices.
Inexpensive for 12000 mAh unit.
Convenient charge level display.
Cons: Takes a long time to charge. I used a charger for an iPhone and it took about a day to charge fully.
Difficult to read labels on ports.
No documentation whatsoever.
Cable is about 6" long.
Other Thoughts: This unit feels solid!
It has a built in flashlight that is activated by double clicking the power button. On this one it cycles through flashing SOS in Morse code (um, you provide the joke), solid on and off. Could be handy I guess and not likely to be accidentally turned on and run down the battery.
It is good that the ports are labeled, too bad it's so hard to read them because one port puts out 1A and one puts out 2.1A.
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