L16-update

A 11-post collection

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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L16 Update

L16 Update

Last October, we debuted the L16, the world’s first multi-aperture computational camera. Since then, we’ve been working feverishly to bring our camera to market. We have some very exciting news to share today. L16 Product Improvements First, we’ve made some changes to the L16 product spec that we think you’re going to like. When we launched L16 pre-orders, we planned to provide 35-150mm optical zoom equivalent. Many of our pre-order customers emailed us asking for a wider focal length, and we listened. Today, we are pleased to announce that the shipping L16 ...

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L16 Update

L16 Update

logistics, logistics, logistics It’s shaping up to be another productive month at Light. Our Operations team spent April and most of May identifying, visiting, and evaluating potential US distribution centers. The distribution center plays a key role in getting L16 cameras to customers and serves as the hub of supply chain and fulfillment operations. Once the L16 comes off the manufacturing line in Asia, it will be packaged and transported to the center. There, cameras will be added to inventory systems, sorted, and put on shelves. Next, customer orders will be sent to our distribution ...

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