Sigma Corporation, makers of lenses and innovative digital cameras incorporating the Foveon sensor, has threatened to file a paternity suit against Lytro, makers of innovative digital light-field cameras. Sigma claims to be the father of the new Lytro Illum, citing a striking family resemblance between the Illum and Sigma’s own dp2 Quattro.
Sigma claims that the Illum was likely conceived during “a crazy night in Vegas” during the Consumer Electronics Show. The night, according to Sigma, involved “way too much champagne, some black market memory cards, and a goat. At least I think it was a goat.” Things like this happen in Vegas all the time, but they usually stay in Vegas. But the appearance of the Illum, with its striking angular features, has more than a few people asking questions and looking for a certain goat as a potential material witness.
UPDATE: NCN has received the following photo from Sigma that seems to corroborate their story. We await a comment from Lytro.
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