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 I've been here ever since.

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On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (178 comments in total)
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photofisher: Barney -

I was wondering which Canon 16-35 you were using?

The new F4 version.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 07:50 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (178 comments in total)
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sproketholes: Hello Barney,
Could you tell me if this film idea was initiated by Canon or dpreview?
And also was any part of it paid for by Canon?

Thanks

We were not paid to produce this video, but all costs (flights, camera crew etc) were covered by Amazon.com, and it was featured on Amazon.com as well as DPReview.com. We had full editorial control and it was our concept and our execution. Canon USA supplied all the equipment used on camera, as well as the C300s used to shoot the film.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 19:35 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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aerorail: a late pre-production running a beta version of firmware 1.0
funny... as far as i am concerned that's a disclaimer. there is no such thing.
99.9% bet the camera is and has been in full production
same story every new release and cameras are on the store shelves from china 2 months later

Production firmware is 1.0.1.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 05:33 UTC
On BETASAMPLE_ISO100_SAM_0672-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
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Lan: Surprisingly high levels of noise, and worse still there's quite a lot of noise reduction at base ISO here too. For a camera with professional pretentions this is not looking good at all...

The shadows in the file have been pushed by ~2EV. Regardless of the sensor, you're going to get some noise when you do this.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 02:48 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Any chance of getting some of the DNGs?

I was shooting last week when a beta version of 1.0 was as good as it got. We've got final fw now, and we'll be posting studio comparison images (at all ISO settings) asap.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 23:54 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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Ad B: Hi,

was it forbidden to make pictures above ISO1600??
These pics can be made by every pretty good camera.

At the Photokina I tried the NX1, at the cameramonitor it had better pics at ISO12800 as my E-M5 with ISO6400.
To make a compareson at lower, usefull ISOs, you need a bigger and better screen (a computer).
(Or Dpreview...)

@ Just a Photographer - viking79 is right. Samsung has nothing 'to hide', they just hadn't finalised high ISO NR in the FW that I was given to use. It isn't always some great conspiracy...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 23:14 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: The camera is being released this week so how can the review sample still running pre-release firmware? I am sure at least a few hundred units are already in retail boxes on the way to the US if not in back room of B&H and Adorama already. I think this is just marketing talk in case opinion on the sample images are not favorable.

High ISO image doesn't seem very impressive but I have only been checking out FF and Fuji cameras lately.

@ Peiasdf " I think this is just marketing talk in case opinion on the sample images are not favorable." Not true.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 14:38 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (394 comments in total)
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meland: Did DPR actually test battery performance, or are you just relying on CIPA data? CIPA assumes flash used for every shot and full zooming between every shot. Is that relevant?

@ meland - you originally claimed 'CIPA assumes flash used for every shot'. Which is not correct.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 06:09 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Any chance of getting some of the DNGs?

No, sorry. They're converted using a beta converter.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 03:59 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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Bubbleboy: Yep, That bokeh made me just buy the lens on amazon...

The 50-150mm is really really nice. I'm going to get out with it again tomorrow morning.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 03:30 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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ChuckTa: Wow, esp the one with Mrs Britton and 150mm f2.8, that is one of the best looking bokeh I have see in an AF lens. Mrs Britton should be very happy.
It looks like the NX1 with 50-150 f2.8 will be excellent for portrait photography.

The only 'Mrs Britton' in my life is my mother ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 03:25 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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Jay Kelbley: Production cameras with first production release firmware are shipping now.
Higher ISO image samples will be flooding the pages shortly.

This camera is spectacular!

-Jay
(Samsung Electronics)

Corporate shill!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 03:14 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (394 comments in total)
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meland: Did DPR actually test battery performance, or are you just relying on CIPA data? CIPA assumes flash used for every shot and full zooming between every shot. Is that relevant?

Does CIPA assume full flash use? Not sure that's true:

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_rate_battery_runtime

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 17:34 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (178 comments in total)
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ChuckTa: Nice. But will we also see a similar video review from the Panasonic GH4 or the Samsung NX1, both of which has 4K video.

@ Eleson - we are not 'for sale'. Canon had no editorial oversight into this video at all. They just provided equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 17:28 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (178 comments in total)
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RadPhoto: I am a Nikon shooter, but I have to say, this is the best review I've seen here. It made me feel I want to switch to Canon, almost ;-)

Thanks Barney and Adam! Great job!

Thank you, you're very welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 07:08 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (178 comments in total)
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K E Hoffman: Sorry DPR, I don't think you did the camera justice. The video labeled as 7DII samples was soft and often slow motion. It was the worst video in the segment and really doubt that was the camera's fault.

The really nice images that were taken were held to the end.. I think some will have given up by then. Some nice tips from the Pro..

Even as a Sony shooter but also a marketing person, I think the 7D2 was not featured as well as to what really makes it a great camera. I would have started with a Pro that uses APS more.. this photographer clearly has a real strong FF preference

There were some nice tips.. and I wish my Sony DID HDR in camera and saved the RAWs.. love that feature..

"The video labeled as 7DII samples was soft and often slow motion."

There were several segments shot with the 7D II (and labeled as such) and the 'slow motion' is 60p rendered as 24p. In case you were curious.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 04:10 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (178 comments in total)
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Grandpa577: I liked the video and have a question. The still photos you took were in RAW format? What software did you use to edit and crop them? Does Adobe support Canon 7D Mark II Raw format in its existing platforms?

We were almost exclusively looking at (and showing) OOC Jpeg files. I did a couple of Raw conversions for my own curiosity with a very early beta version of Adobe Camera Raw but I don't think we show them anywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 04:09 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (178 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: Couple minor errors, but a good video and obviously a good bit of effort and time.

Can you PM me with where you saw the errors?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 01:51 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (178 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Was the entire video shot with the 7D MKII or just the clips that said they were shot with the 7D MKII?

It was a mixture of 7D II (where indicated) and Canon C300.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 01:11 UTC
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Apewithacamera: Those engineering samples would make great coffee mugs and pen holders.

I'm sure that's how they will end their lives.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 22:40 UTC
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