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 Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Sir Canon: Cant they do this on the weekend.

Everything will be on our video page - hopefully by early next week :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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maxnimo: From the samples I conclude that the camera has a lot of noise under ISO 800, and the photographer is a bit too addicted to wide angle lenses.

@ mpgxsvcd - are you sure you want to do this?

You can still walk away.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Sir Canon: Cant they do this on the weekend.

@Sir Canon - no, it'll be archived for free on dpreview forever. It's not a course.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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maxnimo: From the samples I conclude that the camera has a lot of noise under ISO 800, and the photographer is a bit too addicted to wide angle lenses.

^^What these guys said ^^

Lots of love,

barney b (editor).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 21:12 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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jimrpdx: Bummer - Pentax missed the train. Again. Guess the others can talk about AA simulation?

@ monkeybrain - we have a 654Z on the way (fingers crossed) and it will be discussed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Sir Canon: Cant they do this on the weekend.

And again and again and again and again...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 21:00 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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PLShutterbug: This Thursday and Friday October 11-12 ... 2018?

This Thursday is the 9th, not the 11th.

I never liked the September cat anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 01:16 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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PLShutterbug: This Thursday and Friday October 11-12 ... 2018?

This Thursday is the 9th, not the 11th.

Do you want to explain why, Allison, or should I? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 01:12 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Retzius: See Impossible

'Do impossible' is our preferred motto for this one ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 22:35 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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neo_nights: Remember to have your hands and fingernails well done, guys (and gal). We will be --literally-- watching that!

Oh good Lord...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 22:35 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Eric Stemen: Please be better than the Canon Announcement.

Tough crowd ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 22:35 UTC
On P1010108 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Nice part of the world!

It's much more fun to complain ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 21:21 UTC
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affvalente: Any idea if the Leica version will produce the same IQ, or if there will be any differences? Will the jpg engine be the same? thanks

@carlnor - my understanding (again, from asking a direct question of a Leica executive) is that the color profile tweaks that Leica used to perform on the co-branded hardware are a thing of the past.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:58 UTC
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affvalente: Any idea if the Leica version will produce the same IQ, or if there will be any differences? Will the jpg engine be the same? thanks

I have been told (by Leica) that IQ is unchanged between the Leica and Panasonic-branded products.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 15:52 UTC
On P1010185 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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Camp Freddy: The cabin is oof ! Way too little f stop for the composition.....sigh, pixel peepers will be having a field day....:'(

Look up 'equivalence' if you have a spare few hours - F7.1 on M43 is equivalent to a much smaller aperture in terms of full-frame depth-of-field. We shoot test charts in our studio on M43 at F7-8 because it's the optimal aperture setting, generally, for even sharpness before diffraction begins to reduce resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 06:56 UTC
On P1010194 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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Camp Freddy: The camera should have been focus locked on the people as the subject here, the forehround rocks have been locked onto instead. Or they could have stopped down, it hardly justifies a two thousandth !

It's a sub-M43 sensor. I wasn't going to stop down any more than necessary due to the risk of diffraction. The mountains in the background are sharp - the foreground is sharp and the people in the middle are (unsurprisingly) sharp. What you're apparently seeing as focus-induced softness is just crumby JPEG rendering of the low-ish contrast humans compared to the rocks and cliffs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 06:49 UTC
On P1010108 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Nice part of the world!

The peak (where the hut is) is the Hidden Lake fire lookout, in Washington State. The trailhead is nearish to the town of Concrete. It's a tough hike which ends in a boulder scramble up to 7000 feet but it's like being in heaven (I imagine).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 17:46 UTC
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Markol: Purely from a subject matter perspective, these are the most useful samples I have seen here in a very long time. Kudos to whoever did them.
And some seriously beautiful scenery too. Really nice.
Now on to pixel peeping ;-)

You're welcome, it was an amazing hike. Best views I've had probably anywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 17:16 UTC
On P1010108 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Nice part of the world!

It really is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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aftab: Others have reported 9am ET, not 6am. I wonder if DPR got it wrong.

I make it 9am Eastern, 6am Pacific, Tuesday morning. Right?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 07:02 UTC
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