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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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (30 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I really liked the content of the images. However, far too many of them were simply ruined by stopping down too far. That produced motion blur, shutter shock blurring, and low detail images because of diffraction.

The person taking these pictures treated the camera like it was a full frame camera. There was absolutely no reason to stop down that far in several of the images.

No wonder everyone thinks m4/3s can’t be used for action sports. If you shoot with the camera in this manner you definitely will not have a good keeper rate.

@ mpgxsvcd - can I interest you in a new, easier to spell username? I have some suggestions.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
On Samsung WB2200F real-world sample gallery posted article (43 comments in total)
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TriezeA72: Was is this 'The May Festival of Super-Zooms' nothing but one super-zoom after another here on dpr

That's not actually true, but the reason we've been posting some superzoom galleries recently is that we're working on a roundup of cameras in this class.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 22:11 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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Cheezr: Barney, since I see you used the 16-55F2.8, how did that lens feel on the camera? does it hang over the bottom? E.g., on my e-m10 a few of the bigger lenses hang over the bottom edge of the camera.

I've come to expect some form of image stabilization from all modern mirrorless and DSLR systems. Shooting hand-held, it's a bit limiting when it's not available. Not a big deal, but slightly annoying.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 17:08 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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Cheezr: Barney, since I see you used the 16-55F2.8, how did that lens feel on the camera? does it hang over the bottom? E.g., on my e-m10 a few of the bigger lenses hang over the bottom edge of the camera.

It's large, but not horribly unbalanced. I'm not entirely sure whether it protrudes beyond the base of the camera when mounted (honestly can't remember) but I didn't find handling to be an issue. The lack of image stabilization is annoying though.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
On 017A0745.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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jkrumm: But why is Barney 13 mb, and Sam a whopping 18 mb? Is it just the beard, or is he really 30% larger?

Chain of command.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
On The week in review: Coming into focus article (4 comments in total)
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dialstatic: While I enjoy your 'week in review' recap articles (I completely missed the Facebook thing, for example), I always wonder why they're categorized under 'humor'.

If we didn't, someone would comment 'why are you wasting your time with this stuff and not reviewing ALLTHECAMERAS?'

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 17:31 UTC
On 017A0745.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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Martin Crombie Photography: Wow, amazing clarity from this 50mp behemoth. Thanks DP Review

Sam put one light+ brolly above me and to the right (my right) and another pointing at a black wall about 5m behind me.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 18:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (443 comments in total)
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RunStrom: The best part of 50mb of pixels is the ability to crop. Can you post cropped images - good enough for a 8x10 print?

No but you can download the originals and make your own ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 09:44 UTC
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Joed700: Just a couple of suggestions for DPreview. Instead of randomly putting articles that has very little to do with the reviewing of photo equipments, perhaps you can try to do something most Japanese photo magazines do: making direct comparison between lenses. There is a Japanese book store nearly where I live. They have photo magazines from Japan (all written in Japanese), not that I can read them...they actually take lenses of the similar focal length and shot photos of the same subject (outdoors) and let readers compare the differences in performance of each lens. Photozone did something similar, but under studio lighting. Just a thought....

@ Teddy - you do not remember it correctly... DPReview has always hosted industry and gear news alongside reviews, busy forums on photographic as well as gear-related topics, user galleries of PHOTOGRAPHS and in the past few years (like - at least *five* years), an increasing number of photographic portfolio and technique articles.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 19:38 UTC
On 017A0745.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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Martin Crombie Photography: Wow, amazing clarity from this 50mp behemoth. Thanks DP Review

Too much clarity if you ask me!

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 19:09 UTC
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Joed700: Just a couple of suggestions for DPreview. Instead of randomly putting articles that has very little to do with the reviewing of photo equipments, perhaps you can try to do something most Japanese photo magazines do: making direct comparison between lenses. There is a Japanese book store nearly where I live. They have photo magazines from Japan (all written in Japanese), not that I can read them...they actually take lenses of the similar focal length and shot photos of the same subject (outdoors) and let readers compare the differences in performance of each lens. Photozone did something similar, but under studio lighting. Just a thought....

Doing it *well* is extremely time-consuming but we actually do this for some lenses. You can see an example here:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4651324149/tamron-15-30-f2-8-vs-nikon-14-24-f2-8-shootout

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 01:32 UTC
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bigdaddave: Not sure why these are on a photo site, but it's amazing to think these pictures were taken with a useless, banding-ridden DR-limited Canon 5D mark 2.

Whatever next.

@abrasivereducer - the poll actually asked you to rank those criteria in order of importance to you - there's no 'false choice' because we're not asking you to make a binary selection. We're just interested in what people think.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 23:47 UTC
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Joed700: Just a couple of suggestions for DPreview. Instead of randomly putting articles that has very little to do with the reviewing of photo equipments, perhaps you can try to do something most Japanese photo magazines do: making direct comparison between lenses. There is a Japanese book store nearly where I live. They have photo magazines from Japan (all written in Japanese), not that I can read them...they actually take lenses of the similar focal length and shot photos of the same subject (outdoors) and let readers compare the differences in performance of each lens. Photozone did something similar, but under studio lighting. Just a thought....

Seems like a weird place to leave this feedback. This article isn't 'random', we've been following Tim's work for some time and have featured him on the site before. We are a photography site. Not everything we post is directly related to reviewing hardware (and it never has been).

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 23:45 UTC
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Tim Gander: While I applaud DPReview for highlighting this story and photojournalism in general, would it be crass to ask whether DPR paid anything to Tim or any of the organisations related to this in return for publishing the work? I ask because I'm curious as to how the modern photojournalism model is meant to work. I mean, this article is on a site which promotes consumer products so presumably content such as this is designed to draw in readership in much the same way picture stories in newspapers and magazines do. I'd love to know the answer to this.

I must admit I'm a little surprised by that opening assumption but rest assured - no money changed hands. We're a photography site and this is a feature about a photographer doing something that we think is worthwhile and of interest. Simple as that.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
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LensBeginner: At a cursory glance, I'm not particularly liking the overall style and composition, but perhaps when dealing with this subject matter there are other priorities.

I've always been fascinated by photojournalism and, more generally, documentary photography, even though this particular subject is a little bit too extreme for my taste...

Of course, kudos to Dpreview for bringing it to the general attention.

Did you watch the feature? It's not quite traditional photojournalism.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 20:32 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (443 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Yes, thanks for the raw file, but that's an odd way of deploying them. (Grammar is correct here.)

I look forward to checking them out in ACR 9.

Justin wins. Game over.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 20:42 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (443 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Yes, thanks for the raw file, but that's an odd way of deploying them. (Grammar is correct here.)

I look forward to checking them out in ACR 9.

Shut up Sam.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 20:31 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (443 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Yes, thanks for the raw file, but that's an odd way of deploying them. (Grammar is correct here.)

I look forward to checking them out in ACR 9.

I'm curious now about what happened in the early 70s ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 19:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (443 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Yes, thanks for the raw file, but that's an odd way of deploying them. (Grammar is correct here.)

I look forward to checking them out in ACR 9.

ARE YOU NEVER HAPPY???????

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 19:02 UTC
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jhinkey: Really? The sun didn't come out once while you had either of these lenses? As a Seattle-ite we had some pretty good stretch of weather that you could have pointed these at the sun to see what kind of ghosting/flare resistance they have.
No night shots either? These would have really shown how good the ghosts/flare and aperture spikes would look like stopped down.

I can only suspect you had just a short amount of time with these before Oly took them back.

We've only had shootable samples for a couple of days, correct. And we'll be adding to these galleries over the next few.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 18:53 UTC
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