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 Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (276 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: wow, 4 articles on one camera in one day.

dpreview.com/feedback

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 19:17 UTC
On Canon EOS-10D Review preview (1 comment in total)

First.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 22:42 UTC as 1st comment
On The X-factor: Hands-on with Fujifilm's X30 article (34 comments in total)
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peevee1: "X30 offers faux mechanical exposure mode and exposure compensation dials on its top-plate"

What d you mean by "faux" - they don't work? ;)

You've lost me. What is written is not incorrect. Where's the problem?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On The X-factor: Hands-on with Fujifilm's X30 article (34 comments in total)
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peevee1: "X30 offers faux mechanical exposure mode and exposure compensation dials on its top-plate"

What d you mean by "faux" - they don't work? ;)

Faux because there's no mechanical linkage between dial and shutter / aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 18:34 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (276 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: wow, 4 articles on one camera in one day.

Careful there Grock - that sounded almost like common sense :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 17:26 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (286 comments in total)
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Petak: I like it when they make a bold statement and then put the all-forgiving question mark at the end. It's so cheap.

It's a pretty common rhetorical technique.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 16:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (286 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Hmm. 4 articles to announce one X30 camera. That's a DPReview record. Is the Fuji mark-up at GearShop that high? ;-)

Hopefully you're joking.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 16:52 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (276 comments in total)
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Simon97: This should be titled, "Do We Really Need Four Articles in One Day on the Fuji X30?".

Really DPR, cut it down to a couple articles.

I'm sorry for giving you too much to read.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 16:51 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (276 comments in total)
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peevee1: 4 "articles" out of 1 product announcement (not even a test). DPR is getting desperate. :)

So we're doing more content on new cameras, at the point of launch (i.e., at the point of maximum interest), and we're 'getting desperate'...? This is something our readers have been asking us to do for years.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 16:50 UTC
On Portfolio: Martin Kimbell's 'Light Paintings' article (35 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: Where is the Q&A?

It's the questions and answers which we've pulled out in the captions under the various images in the slideshow.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 22:58 UTC
On DxOMark Mobile Report added to our HTC One M8 review article (5 comments in total)
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Snikt228: They are wasting time on these phones but don't have a single lens tested on the Sony a7, a7s, Nikon D810 ???

Connect is a separate site, with a separate team. No camera or ILC lens reviews were harmed in the creation of this content.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 21:57 UTC
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Thomas Karlmann: This article is kind-of dumb -- all I care about is WHICH cameras this guy is using -- and DPR has chosen to bury this info "Somewhere in the Comments". Go suck an egg DPR -- and let me know when you have some real news to report; until then you can keep pushing Sony, as usual.

You missed the 'Gear in this story' links at the bottom of every page, I'm guessing?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 23:51 UTC
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cfh25: On a related topic - what happened to DPR's intention to expand the Galleries to take larger collections and RAW files, albeit at a cost? Surely with Amazon web storage this was a no-brainer - probably more profitable than the Amazon Fire Phone ;<)

Ssssssshhhh...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 18:26 UTC
On Quick Review: Zenfolio's Photograher Central article (16 comments in total)
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disraeli demon: "Photograher?"

So did we! Typo fixed, sorry about that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 16:00 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (148 comments in total)
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ArcaSwiss: You're cramming this website with more and more useless articles. All the while not bothering to review Canon 1DX. Something smells rotten.

It has been explained, a few times - to put it bluntly, sadly we simply didn't have the resources to review a few high-profile DSLRs over the past couple of years, spanning the period of moving to the USA and hiring / rehiring. Reviewing those cameras in full is enormously time consuming, and we had to make a difficult call and prioritize more popular products / content. I wish it wasn't so!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 23:28 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (148 comments in total)
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ArcaSwiss: You're cramming this website with more and more useless articles. All the while not bothering to review Canon 1DX. Something smells rotten.

?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 19:33 UTC
On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (231 comments in total)
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PeterPaul: There's no doubt the D810 is a good camera but I agree withTom G. You could get the same results with a point & shoot. Dpreview is obviously lacking for a real test of an over $3k camera but then again the target audience is guys that own pro gear and shoot birds on a bird feeder or endless test shots.

"You could get the same results with a point & shoot"

No you couldn't.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (231 comments in total)
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michael2011: "And yes, the D810 is waterproof."

I seriously doubt it. Is this Nikon's claim or just the author's opinion?

The author's *experience* as I think is made clear. I will edit to 'water resistant' though since this is the point.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1496 comments in total)
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sierranvin: Why does dpreview dribble out their testing in pitiful fragments instead of presenting us with a complete review?
It is a habit that suggests, sloth, stupidity, understaffing... many possibilities, none correlating with competence or pride in a job properly done!
I'm f'in' sick of it!
(emits loud Brooklyn raspberry sound, followed with some quality Philly boos!!!)

"The point, which you continue to minimize, is that your site, owned by the megacorp Amazon with a market cap of $147 billion could certainly produce timelier and complete results if anyone felt it was a priority"

Seems like you're straying from your original point...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 06:43 UTC
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EssexAsh: and you report it with some crap webcam image. are webcams the next step up or down from phone cams?

Sorry it was too far to get there and back from Seattle before lunch.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 22:53 UTC
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