Barney Britton

Barney Britton

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 well - here we are!

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On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' real-world samples gallery news story (29 comments in total)
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BTPhotography: Don't you guys maybe think advertising "Buy on GearShop: $499" for the *wrong* lens is maybe a bad idea? Plus it's all over the bottom of the page in Amazon ads. All for the wrong lens.

Thanks, sorry, it's a known issue. For products that are very new, sometimes the automatically-created commercial links point to older versions (especially an issue with lenses, which have long product titles with a lot of commonality between varients). We're working on a new way of driving this.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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D1N0: The idea behind April Fool's day is to fool people, not just fools.

Where's the Canon EOS-1D X review - that's what I want to know.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 04:57 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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Artpt: You rock...glad to see DPR has the freedom
to have fun on April 1st.

Where's the Sony a6000 review - that's what I want to know.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 02:09 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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SteveNunez: These April Fools posts are foolish and undermine the site's integrity to a point- we come here for information not trickery.

Where's the Samsung NX30 review - that's what I want to know.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 00:28 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: April 1st brings out all the idiots just like all the selfie takers on Facebook. Guess someone at DP's office is going to be the laughingstock of the company when his back are turned.

Where's the Leica M9 review - that's what I want to know.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 23:51 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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JPMontez: Very funny indeed! :-) As well as many of the comments down here. I just don't understand the lack of sense of humour some people demonstrate...

Where's the Canon EOS 1-D Mark III review - that's what I want to know.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 23:49 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: For those too young to remember, there was an actual OM-G model and some of the above photoshopping comes from that.

@ Jim - I understand that yes, it will, but they will leak if left unused for longer than about five minutes.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 18:10 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: For those too young to remember, there was an actual OM-G model and some of the above photoshopping comes from that.

Photoshopping???? How dare you!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 17:51 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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dccdp: DPR, April first games are not your strong point, it seems.

And yes, it's a bit childish to do it here.

Where's the D4 review? That's what I want to know.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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fakuryu: April fools?

Where's the Pentax K-3 review - that's what I want to know.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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tipple: If some people are so upset with DPReviews method of reviewing cameras, quit reading and find another site! This ain't a perfect world and there is not a perfect camera.

Yeah, because they were higher priority cameras. The K-3 and D610 were a lower tier of priority, based on things like portion of site traffic, total views to content (etc.) Same with D610.

We have never made any secret of how we prioritize, and the consequences of some of those decisions. This isn't misdirection. I love that you care so much but let's move on.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 00:32 UTC
On Orion DVC210 DLSR Crane Review article (33 comments in total)
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aayjay: Can't see video. Says "private".

Sorry, working on it. Our mistake.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 15:29 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Steve_: There's an ongoing review? Why don't you make up your mind to start with whether you will review this camera or not? If this were a Nikon it would have been reviewed within weeks of its release.

@ mauritsvw - I think you're overplaying the consequences of getting a camera review out a little late, to be honest. It's also worth noting that we reviewed the Nikon D610 in roughly the same timeframe as the K-3 so it's not true that it's *only* content covering Pentax cameras that can get delayed. Unless we're biased against Nikon again this week (I lose track).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: I heard a rumor that a subtle name-change is imminent:
www.d-preview.com...

well it still says /previews/ in the URL, so I'm sure we're not getting much SEO benefit ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 22:32 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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TBLF: I know it started out under different circumstances, and DPR is now a "for profit" site, but still, I am more than a little uncomfortable with the level of carping I see here. There are plenty of reviews elsewhere, and the branded forums usually have more to the point and in depth content. About the only thing that makes the reviews a little more desirable is the controlled test pics with the side by side comparisons to other cameras. If DPR just put those up without anything else, it would still be a great service. People don't seem to want to trust their own eye's, they need to be told in no uncertain terms they are buying a great camera. Things like autofocus speed can't be evaluated in a sample pic, and even in reviews I haven't really seen a less than subjective method of testing true speed. The guy who invents a real objective measurable AF speed and accuracy test should patent it and make a mint. (and camera & lens makers will hate him, heh)

Believe me, DPReview has always been a for profit site. And one that these days is putting out more core content (reviews product news and first-impressions 'previews') than at any point in its history.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 22:31 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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tipple: If some people are so upset with DPReviews method of reviewing cameras, quit reading and find another site! This ain't a perfect world and there is not a perfect camera.

It's really not that much of a saga or a paradox. The Nikon D610 has taken almost the same amount of time to process from launch to a full review as the K-3, so if we're biased against Pentax, we're (logically) also biased against Nikon, right?

The actual reasons for the delay have been explained by me, Simon and others several times across the site.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 22:30 UTC
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (134 comments in total)
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ci-lee: nice strap, but what have you got attached to the lens of the X100s?!? looks sharp and presumably doesn't interfere with the lens...

It's a generic snoot-style lenshood, screwed into a filter thread adapter (also generic) that I found in Japan. It's more protective than the vented hood that Fujifilm sells with the X100S and does not vignette. Conveniently, a 30.5mm snap-in lenscap fits over it, too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 19:14 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Jack Simpson: @ Barney Britton … have you used the XE-2 and how would you compare the two(2) in shooting? What I mean is, if you were used to the XE-2 would the XT-1 be much different in general operating?

Cheers and thanks in advance :)

Hi, sorry I'm getting to this late. I haven't used the X-E2 extensively but there are many differences between the two models. The ones that would make most difference to me are the superior viewfinder experience of the X-T1, the faster framerate and the more advanced AF. In other respects they're extremely similar, except for ergonomics (which is more subjective).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Mssimo: I still only see 4 pages. Need to add the other 6.

There are 10 pages. Clear your cache and reload, you should see them.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:20 UTC
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (134 comments in total)
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peacefrog33756: "Inspire strong feelings...?" Here's a strong feeling for you, DPR: you are going downhill fast!

How so?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 19:18 UTC
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