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K I Lens Kickstarter Coming To Bring Lightfield Photography To DSLRs

The K|Lens One is a new lens designed to bring Lightfield photography to Full-frame cameras, so that you can create a depth map of the scene for further processing.

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K|Lens One is a new 80mm lens designed to bring "Lightfield" camera technology to any full-frame camera, giving depth information. It's currently in development, and has a variable aperture, with an f/0.9 virtual maximum aperture. Focus is manual, and the minimum focusing distance is 60cm. The lens will weigh less than 1000g, and includes a Photoshop Plugin so that you can view the depth map, and control the image, changing the focus point and other aspects after taking the photo. Pricing has not yet been announced.


Photo Depth Map

If Lightfield photography sounds familiar, then you may remember the Lytro series of cameras, designed to bring Lightfield photography to the consumer. Have a look at our Lytro and Lytro Illum V2 reviews for a brief refresher.


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K|Lens Lens Array

"We are a high-tech start-up working on a revolutionary lens which will turn any full-frame camera into a light-field! This means that you will be able to record depth information with a single image of your camera. And this will give you unprecedented possibilities in post-production. Stay tuned and be part of our journey!"

You can follow the journey on their Facebook page.


What is the K | Lens One?

It's a manual focus lens, designed to let you take light-field photographs with your current full-frame camera. It records a colour image, as well as depth information. They have shared more details, including that it will work also with video, as well as stills images.

The lens is due to be offered on Kickstarter in Autumn 2020, order from September 2020.


More information from K Lens:

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The K | Lens One

  • Completely new photo and video lens including Photoshop plugin
  • In addition to a color image, it also records depth information
  • Compatible with all common full-frame cameras (Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc.)
  • Can be ordered from September 2020


Klens Top View

Break through the wall of two dimensions!

Depth information opens up a new world in post-processing! From now on you can also use all tools, filters and plug-ins based on depth.


But what does “depth-based” actually mean?

Here is a selection of the post-processing features of a K | Lens image or video:

  • Apply and modify depth gradient masks
  • Simplified segmentation
  • Control of focus and blur
  • Extended depth of field with strong bokeh at the same time
  • Correction of the focus plane (also in the range of cm for large portraits)
  • Tilt effects up to free shapes of the focus plane
  • Multiple focus planes in the image
  • 3D point clouds
  • Stereo photography
  • Generation of lenticular pictures
  • Multiview blur
  • Refocusable images
  • 3D images (like for Facebook)


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