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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onlooker: Hm. Nothing in those photos says "prison" to me.

In your opinion.

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bigdaddave: Boring

In your opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 09:17 UTC
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kadardr: Absolutely pointless and without any value. Please skip such nothingness.

In your opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 09:17 UTC
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keith james taylor: Donald Weber is a exelent photographer who deserves reconnition.
This is not his best woork. Why publish it like this with no explination ?

There's plenty of explanation here, we interviewed Donald and extracts from what he told us are included in the captions to these images. There's also a link to his portfolio on every page (which as you say, is worth checking out).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 17:25 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (564 comments in total)
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ggggee: Someone has trouble with the measurements. 3.3 inches and 110mm are far from equivalent. 3.3 inches is quite small and 110mm is not. Which is true?

Sorry about that - we're fixing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 19:55 UTC
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drummercam: Any reason for non-reporting of Pentax's recent round of firmware updates?

We didn't get a press release from Pentax, as it happens (I just looked those updates up). All of those updates do the same thing as far as I can tell - adding support for the new teleconverter. Is there anything more interesting that I'm missing? Happy to put a news story together if so.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (325 comments in total)
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turvyT: I have no particular interest either in this OM10 nor in the Pentax k3. But I'm curious about new cameras and like to be informed. K3 was announced almost half a year ago. OM10, less than two months. Still waiting for K3 review --or for Godot in this fully interesting exercise in surrealism by Dpreview. Personally I don't believe anymore in any of the excuses Dpreview has been producing about the lack of interest in the Pentax K3 by readers. I'm now convinced that under those foggy words of lame excuse there is only a lack of respect for people interested in new cameras and camera's technology.

@ Daedbird - we have been working on it, it's just a lot of work, and as you've hopefully noticed we've been presented by a lot of new cameras announced between then and now, which all need coverage. Also, again *hopefully* an obvious point but the FLU card review was not written by an in-house writer, but by a freelance contributor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 19:28 UTC
On Apple releases 8GB version of iPhone 5c post (35 comments in total)
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Daedbird: So, if Apple had millions of 5Cs sitting around, wouldn't they just drop the price of the 16gb model? I think the 5C is doing ok, but obviously there is a belief they needed a cheaper model....

@ Will - given the cost of flash memory I think that's highly unlikely. Apple has also been down this route before - it prolonged the life of the iPhone 4 with an 8GB version aimed at first-time smartphone buyers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 18:42 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (325 comments in total)
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turvyT: I have no particular interest either in this OM10 nor in the Pentax k3. But I'm curious about new cameras and like to be informed. K3 was announced almost half a year ago. OM10, less than two months. Still waiting for K3 review --or for Godot in this fully interesting exercise in surrealism by Dpreview. Personally I don't believe anymore in any of the excuses Dpreview has been producing about the lack of interest in the Pentax K3 by readers. I'm now convinced that under those foggy words of lame excuse there is only a lack of respect for people interested in new cameras and camera's technology.

I'm afraid if that's what you really believe, that with all due respect you haven't been listening.

We're not an infinite team of people. We're not just sitting around wasting time. We are reviewing the K-3 *right now* and I'm sorry it's taken so long.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 16:46 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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yonsarh: I don't shoot normally upto 800. During Film days, 100 was enough for sunny and

400 for cloudy day. do we really need ISO over 400,000? Eventhough I have

DSLR, I don't shoot over 10k ISO.

This basically replaces infrared for a lot of wildlife and highly specialized reportage and security photographers. Most people will never need that sort of sensitivity but some people do.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 23:45 UTC
On Judge strikes down fine against drone photographer article (127 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: We are not all living in America ...

"bound to have far-reaching implications for U.S.-based photographers"

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 16:57 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Are you serious. DPR is now doing these idiotic unboxing videos.

I suppose they will start reporting on rumors next. How much further can DPR sink?

Responses like mine (above) are more for the benefit of casual site visitors, to be honest :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 05:53 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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stupidisanart: Im sure DPreview spend more time reply to bitter people on here than this article. I am not sure why people on here expect so much from them.

It's what Thursday afternoons were made for.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:25 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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owenleve: seriously. people watch someone open a box? are there no more cat videos or something?

You want to see the camera? And get our opinion on it? Why, sir I refer you to these pieces of previously-published content, conveniently linked to from this one...

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-d4s

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/02/25/nikon-d4s-hands-on-and-interview

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/02/25/nikon-announces-flagship-d4s-professional-dslr

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:24 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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cale johnson: Please send some smell. I feel like this unboxing is missing something.

I'll ask 'Fro

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:22 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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DenisBBergeron: I'll believe in DPreview's review when I will see the same enthusiasm when they receive non-nikon or non-apple products.

You haven't read all of the comments bashing us for never giving the Nikon D4 a full review, I presume?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:22 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Are you serious. DPR is now doing these idiotic unboxing videos.

I suppose they will start reporting on rumors next. How much further can DPR sink?

You've seen all of the other stuff we do, right? Like the in-depth reviews, sample galleries, show reports, interviews with senior figures among the major camera and lens manufacturers...

Just checking. Because this was posted as a lighthearted bit of fun. And it only took about ten minutes to do, and in no way impacted upon any of the other types of content mentioned above.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:21 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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digiart: I hope this unboxing thing doesn't become a regular "event" on DPR!

Looking at a freaking box being opened! What's the value of that?
IMHO it's a wast of homepage space and bandwidth...

And yet you went to the trouble of commenting on it. Seriously, this is just a bit of fun.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 23:09 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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venancio: I like the idea of the unboxing, knowing how much pressure is bottled up by NDA when you receive a "box" from manufacturers for quick assessment. Maybe next time you could include a glimpse of the rest of what's inside the box... and no, I'm not buying one... cheers!

Our friend Leon did a great one for the D4:

http://leonneal.com/blog/portfolio/item/nikon-d4-unboxing/

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 22:02 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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Steve in GA: A lot of folks are having fun making sport of your unboxing story, but I think it is entertaining. Maybe I have simpler tastes than many of your readers.

@ M Lammerse - ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:43 UTC
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