Phil Askey

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Founder, dpreview.com
Has a website at http://www.dpreview.com/
Joined on Jan 26, 1999

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On article Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed (197 comments in total)

Great round-up but you missed out my personal favourite (and often used), the Leica Tabletop tripod, not as flexible certainly but amazingly well built.

http://en.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Technical-Equipment/Tripod-Accessories/Tabletop-tripod

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 14:33 UTC as 87th comment | 5 replies
On article Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory (194 comments in total)

Nice job Barney.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 12:04 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D750 Review (1989 comments in total)
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Horshack: Very nice follow-up on the flare issue Rishi. Ever since you started contributing to the editorial content on the site the depth of technical information has increased markedly. I just wanted to say thanks and to let you know your contribution hasn't gone unnoticed.

Nice job Rishi

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 06:39 UTC
On article DPReview on CreativeLIVE (142 comments in total)

Nice job peeps.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 23:46 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies

Oh for some compact rangefinder-style MF lenses

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 07:34 UTC as 19th comment
On article Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas (298 comments in total)

Just don't upload them to Facebook or Twitter because they'll be downsized to ~1,500 pixels... The only sensible built-in upload option for Panorama's is Flickr.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 02:39 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)
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DUSTY LENS: I like this new system .
It seems to be very easy to use for comparisons between Cameras .

I wonder if something like this or even this same system could be used on some most desired lenses also , for comparisons without the use of the camera body , and instead using a standard body or digital back in order to eliminate the variability of the bodies and sensors .

Seems like far too much to ask though .

Dusty

Framed vertically, as always.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 10:16 UTC
On article Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor (757 comments in total)

Meh.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 16:11 UTC as 253rd comment

What a lame waste of resource, we achieve the same at dpreview with a cove, soft box strobe and umbrella strobe! He spent more time in Photoshop than shooting.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 02:41 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Ricoh GR Review Samples sample gallery (5 comments in total)

Another sunny day in Seattle.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 06:53 UTC as 5th comment
On photo R0150292 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Another sunny day in Seattle.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 06:53 UTC as 5th comment
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Phil Askey: There's no Android API for reading raw pixels from the sensor, you always get a pre-processed 'bitmap' which (as you stated) has been demosaiced, gamma corrected and white balanced (and whatever else the manufacturer's camera driver does to the data on the way through). On a rooted phone it may be possible to access the low-level camera device and read data off that way, hence it's more likely that IF a phone camera ever supports RAW it'll come via the phone manufacturer's own camera app or a change in the Android API.

Jaggr - if you read the API properly they are MISUSING the word RAW, it's still demosaiced.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 22:25 UTC
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Phil Askey: There's no Android API for reading raw pixels from the sensor, you always get a pre-processed 'bitmap' which (as you stated) has been demosaiced, gamma corrected and white balanced (and whatever else the manufacturer's camera driver does to the data on the way through). On a rooted phone it may be possible to access the low-level camera device and read data off that way, hence it's more likely that IF a phone camera ever supports RAW it'll come via the phone manufacturer's own camera app or a change in the Android API.

Well of course the "hardware" and in fact Android sees the RAW data but it's demosaiced in a compiled C library which has no public interface for developers to "step in" and access the data before it becomes demosaiced. Like I said above the best bet here is that Google (Android) provide developers with a fourth option when requesting the frame buffer - "RAW"

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 22:24 UTC
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Phil Askey: There's no Android API for reading raw pixels from the sensor, you always get a pre-processed 'bitmap' which (as you stated) has been demosaiced, gamma corrected and white balanced (and whatever else the manufacturer's camera driver does to the data on the way through). On a rooted phone it may be possible to access the low-level camera device and read data off that way, hence it's more likely that IF a phone camera ever supports RAW it'll come via the phone manufacturer's own camera app or a change in the Android API.

Seems a bit pointless to process RAW files from a camera on a relatively low-powered and battery driven device like an Android device.

And yes, here we're talking about the original story, an app which purports to capture "RAW" data from the sensor in the same way a camera does.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 06:36 UTC
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Phil Askey: There's no Android API for reading raw pixels from the sensor, you always get a pre-processed 'bitmap' which (as you stated) has been demosaiced, gamma corrected and white balanced (and whatever else the manufacturer's camera driver does to the data on the way through). On a rooted phone it may be possible to access the low-level camera device and read data off that way, hence it's more likely that IF a phone camera ever supports RAW it'll come via the phone manufacturer's own camera app or a change in the Android API.

Yes, from a quick dive into iOS framework I can see no way to get image data that hasn't already been demosaiced (you can certainly get "uncompressed" data, but not RAW photosite level values).

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 01:59 UTC
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