L16-update

A 11-post collection

Light EU Is Open For Business

Today, we’re opening Light EU. This is a big moment—not just for the company, but for the whole photography world. We’ve pushed beyond the limits of the modern camera and built an imaging device unlike any other out there. We’ve built the camera of the future—a smaller, smarter, easier way to photograph. And now the future is available for an international audience.* Building a global e-commerce experience from scratch hasn’t been easy. As our international followers know all too well, there have been bumps along the way. But we stuck ...

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Refining the L16

Refining the L16

For those of us who’ve spent years developing the Light L16, the past few months have been a roller coaster. We watched a growing community of photographers and visual artists create captivating work with the L16 Camera—from Thomas Sandfield’s Hong Kong street photography to Aaron Wilson’s beautiful backcountry to the thousands of #CapturedByLight photos posted to Instagram from all corners of the globe. The L16 has found a home in so many photographers’ kits and we are humbled by this. Every new L16 image we see out in the world inspires us ...

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Light at Full Throttle

Light at Full Throttle

The countdown has finally begun! We’re less than a month away from the launch of our pre-order shipments, and everyone here at Light is working in overdrive. To give you a better sense of what “overdrive” looks like on our end, we’re going to spell it out for you—in numbers. One month ago, we moved to a new factory in China. We’re gearing up for mass production of the L16, so we needed a little more space. Check out our new digs! At this very moment, our manufacturers are building the final ...

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L16 Update

L16 Update

It’s been a busy few weeks here at Light. In March, we successfully produced several hundred L16s during the DVT build (photos) at our production facility in Asia. These cameras have been put through rigorous functional tests and are now making their way into the field for further performance evaluations. We’ve been dispatching test cameras all over the world as fast as we’ve been able to build them in order to assess their capabilities in a broad spectrum of environments. The L16 recently traveled through the dry deserts of California and the humid ...

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L16 Update

L16 Update

We’re going to keep this update short and sweet ;) The L16 is out in the wild. Cameras from our EVT builds have been circling the globe for the past two months, taking incredible photos along the way. You’ll see some of the photography we’re most proud of on our social media accounts in the coming weeks. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to catch the latest. Paris, captured by Bradley Lautenbach Yosemite, captured by Kelly Van Arsdale Our internal beta testing has already led to several major improvements in device ...

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The Path to Mass Production

The Path to Mass Production

It’s been a busy start to 2017 at Light. As we move towards mass production, much of our focus has turned to our strong partnerships with suppliers and manufacturers in Asia. A significant portion of our team is in China right now, where we have just wrapped up the fourth EVT build of the L16. For those familiar with hardware development, the significance of this will be clear. For those less familiar with hardware jargon, we’ve defined a few terms below that should give some meaning to our progress and current phase. EVT: Engineering ...

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L16 Update

L16 Update

Excitement is building here at Light as we enter the homestretch of our journey with mass production in sight. We have a number of exciting updates to share today. PhotoPlus event In October, we hosted a meet-up for photo enthusiasts attending the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC. Attendees and media had the opportunity to see the first public demonstrations of L16 prototypes and the Light software suite. Our co-founders were on hand to answer questions and the entire team had a great time meeting with everyone, especially the handful of pre-order customers who attended. You can read ...

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Calibrating the L16

Calibrating the L16

As we gear up for mass production of the L16, one thing remains uniquely important to our camera’s technology: calibration. A camera that has one optical path worries less about what is “true” or “real” because there is only one truth, one reality. This reality can be objectively tested and optimized, but it requires adjusting only one path. A multi-aperture camera with sixteen optical paths (apertures + mirrors + sensors) contends with sixteen realities. In order to merge those realities to create one truth (final image), the camera needs to know precisely where each optical path is ...

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