Barney Britton

Barney Britton

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Works as a Editor
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Nov 2, 2009
About me:

I'm in charge of the editorial content of dpreview. I joined dpreview when it was based in London in November 2009, after several years as a print journalist in the UK specialist photographic press. I moved from London to Seattle, USA, a year later and I've been here ever since.

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Jim Salvas: Publicity stunt. He could easily have developed a random sample of rolls to see if this is worthwhile. The few images he has shown look like rank amateur snaps. On the other hand I recently saw a gallery show of similar quality.

"With so few images processed, there is no evidence that this is worth the time or money."

I think that's precisely the point - time and money will be required to prove the point one way or the other. Personally (bearing in mind that despite sierranvin's considerable confusion this is *not* my project) I am intrigued to see more, based on the images that have so far been developed. Crowd-funding is a relatively new option available to artists and creators, to get projects off the ground that previously would have foundered for lack of resources. Support such projects or don't - it's up to you. And it's not my job to tell you what to think.

@Jim - thanks for being respectful, and writing a thoughtful response to this article. These are interesting questions, and they come up whenever someone finds, or decides to in some way exploit a trove of 'lost' images.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 02:48 UTC
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Jim Salvas: Publicity stunt. He could easily have developed a random sample of rolls to see if this is worthwhile. The few images he has shown look like rank amateur snaps. On the other hand I recently saw a gallery show of similar quality.

I realise that unfocused rage is basically the theme of 2016, but with respect, you're reaching pretty far, here and reading a lot into a single throwaway comment.

If you don't think this story is worthy of attention, or even (apparently) of mature, critical discussion, that's absolutely fine by me. You're welcome to your opinion, however manically you're committed to expressing it. Personally, I'm fascinated by 'found photo' projects and I know from personal experience the huge time (and consequently monetary) investment required to restore the resulting images.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 01:13 UTC
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Jim Salvas: Publicity stunt. He could easily have developed a random sample of rolls to see if this is worthwhile. The few images he has shown look like rank amateur snaps. On the other hand I recently saw a gallery show of similar quality.

@Sierranvin - are you feeling OK? I'm confused about your level of anger here.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 00:00 UTC
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Jim Salvas: Publicity stunt. He could easily have developed a random sample of rolls to see if this is worthwhile. The few images he has shown look like rank amateur snaps. On the other hand I recently saw a gallery show of similar quality.

So much love in this room.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 21:51 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Flickr reduction, what's the use?

Shooting continuous bursts under flickering artificial lighting.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 18:06 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (371 comments in total)
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dansclic: Try to shoot oranges and apples, this test will show you had bad the Colors are coming straight out the camera as jpegs.....

You want us to compare apples and oranges?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 16:26 UTC
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photofan1986: Those samples look really soft on the GX8. Then again, shooting at supid apertures like f/16 doesn't help either...

Sunstar test.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
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SETI: Don't wanna be rude but taking pictures with MFT camera at f/16 looks strange for me

Shooting at F16 was a sunstar test.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
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PKDanny: Great but this isn't waterproof!??!

That's where the waterproof housing comes in...

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 15:47 UTC
On article Raw capture coming to iPhone in iOS 10? (43 comments in total)
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eno2: This will be another nail in the coffin for the camera manufacturers.

That particular coffin is getting very heavy.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 15:34 UTC
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Sean Setters: The link you used for the Nauticam Housing for Canon EOS-1DX Mark II is incorrect; it links to the 1D X housing.

Here's the correct link: www.backscatter.com/sku/na-17321.lasso

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 15:32 UTC
On article Video: Canon EOS 7D versus leaf-cutter ants (47 comments in total)
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nick101: When will DPReview get around to including the leafcutter ants in their test process? In fact, why hasn't it happened before now? Money changing hands to protect the reputation of Canikon, I suppose

I'm so glad that someone is keeping track.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 01:50 UTC
On article Video: Canon EOS 7D versus leaf-cutter ants (47 comments in total)
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nick101: When will DPReview get around to including the leafcutter ants in their test process? In fact, why hasn't it happened before now? Money changing hands to protect the reputation of Canikon, I suppose

Oh we're pro-Sony this week, I think. Or was that last week? I lose track.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
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ANAYV: Getty....are they still in business ??

Very much so.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 00:12 UTC
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MyReality: The confirmation that 360 deg. images will be big in the future? Another threat to traditional photography?

A lot of 'traditional' photographers are adopting 360-degree images in their work.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 18:09 UTC
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Mark Banas: The only thing missing is an "exit through the gift shop."

Who said that????

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
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Mark Banas: The only thing missing is an "exit through the gift shop."

Dammit, Mark. Also, I forgot to put a virtual door into this gallery. We could be here for a while...

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 22:02 UTC
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Mark Banas: The only thing missing is an "exit through the gift shop."

There's nobody else here - did you guys bring any games?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
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Mark Banas: The only thing missing is an "exit through the gift shop."

Allison wins.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 21:40 UTC
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NWT: It was great that DPR was denied a Press Pass, otherwise, this would be a D5 review. Congratulate the festival organizer!

?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
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