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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nekrosoft13: and BTW THIS IS NOT AN Interview, why don't you ask him some serious questions?

@ Just a photographer - Chuck is not in a position to answer a question like that, so asking it of him would be pointless.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 07:22 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (175 comments in total)
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olypan: Love the way dpr have manipulated the front page with Canon headlining all week with articles on the weakest introductions at Photokina.
Substitute any other brand for these dismal products and the Amazon control is obvious.

You're so wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 06:17 UTC
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phazelag: DPreview is a sales and advertising platform. I dont expect investigative journalism taking the company reps to task. It would be nice to see them press them on things like why it took so long and why no wifi or other standard features, but they wont answer so there is no point causing friction.

There's an interview with senior canon execs on its way next week.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 06:11 UTC
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nekrosoft13: and BTW THIS IS NOT AN Interview, why don't you ask him some serious questions?

It's not meant to be. This is a technical rep giving an overview of a new product. We have an interview with senior canon execs from Photokina that we'll be publishing next week.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 06:11 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E article (132 comments in total)
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Fazal Majid: The ring in front is not a "design feature". It unscrews to mount accessories like the digiscoping adapter for Apo-Televid spotting scopes.

I've read the X series still has a market among architects and other people who appreciate its simple, elegant lines and UI. It's nice the X drops the ugly protuberances of the X2/X-E. That said, I switched from a X1 to a Fuji X100 years ago (now X100S) and haven't looked back since.

Thanks for the information, I'll edit to make that clearer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 15:17 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (98 comments in total)
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Jimmy jang Boo: This isn't a complete report, is it?

We'll be updating this report (and the others) over the next couple of days

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 08:10 UTC
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (109 comments in total)
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El Dulli: Specs and price point looks nice.

Does the multiselector OK-button do one-click zoom to 100% on the focus point? This useful feature is often lacking in cribbled Nikon models (such as the d610) and I am not going to jump ship on a camera that does not have this often overlooked feature.

Yes it does.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 07:50 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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nerd2: D300 and D700 was photographers' wet dreams: Same AF, same body grade, same UI, same shutter and same continuous shooting as the flagship D3.

I still miss the old good days..

I'm pretty sure that's not true - at least not as far as the D300 was concerned.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 23:48 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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codeNsnap: @dpreview
Can you please clarify the meaning of "same OLED viewfinder display.". Does the D750 have the same size viewfinder as that of the D810?

Thanks.

Yes it's the same VF spec. Minus the built-in viewfinder blind and with the 3/4 style eyecup (which doesn't look as cool but which is actually rather more practical for most people).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:25 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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G1Houston: "Exposure compensation is retained all the while, allowing you to specify the image brightness that the camera aims to offer. We just wish this was possible for stills capture too."

Every Nikon dSLR that has two command dials can allow for EC in auto-ISO in the M mode. Are you saying that the D750 is the first Nikon to not have this feature? That seems very strange indeed. Please check.

You're quite right, dumb mistake. Fixing it now. This has been a trying week.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:19 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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codeNsnap: @dpreview
Can you please clarify the meaning of "same OLED viewfinder display.". Does the D750 have the same size viewfinder as that of the D810?

Thanks.

Same specification, yes. And the information display in the viewfinder is OLED (like D810 and D7100).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 04:31 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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brelip: dpreview kept referring D750 closer to spec of D810 than D610. This is a joke. Stop kidding yourself. This is D620. The body style is completely different than pro Nikon's. Build quality different. Sensor different. only 1/4000 shutter. No pro cameras would have 1/4000, period.

Superior AF system as D810, same video spec, same LCD, faster frame rate...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 04:29 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (644 comments in total)
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Under The Sun: Not that I'm expecting much but I wonder how much improved the video quality is for this camera.

It's unlikely that the quality of the footage itself is much different - we'd be very impressed if the moiré issue with X-Trans has been magically solved (but I'd love to be pleasantly surprised).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 21:32 UTC
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 2) article (41 comments in total)
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lewski: No 4: Altonaer Str, Hansaviertel, Berlin Tiergarten

Thanks! You are quite right. Annoyingly, the building is currently blurred out on Google Street View. It seems that this is a 'thing' in Germany: http://www.cnet.com/news/google-shows-off-blurry-new-german-homes/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:50 UTC
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 2) article (41 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Beautiful photos. I love the color and tonality.

And, again, I have this feeling that photos from the past portray a place as being more pleasant than it is today.

They were my grandparents and 'young man'? You flatter me!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:33 UTC
On Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home article (68 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: Pretty risky showing us how to get around Amazon's patent.

We did:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0542082475/did-amazon-just-patent-the-seamless-background-setup

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 18:36 UTC
On Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home article (68 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: Pretty risky showing us how to get around Amazon's patent.

Weirdest comment thread ever...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 16:26 UTC
On Week in review: Photokina is in the air... article (63 comments in total)
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turvyT: To be p:) Pentax K01 is indeed a great camera (except for the falling mode dial). But as someone said, dpr should stop commenting on or reviewing Pentax cameras. They seem to be beyond their understanding, cons and pros.

I'm just kidding ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 16:15 UTC
On Week in review: Photokina is in the air... article (63 comments in total)
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turvyT: To be p:) Pentax K01 is indeed a great camera (except for the falling mode dial). But as someone said, dpr should stop commenting on or reviewing Pentax cameras. They seem to be beyond their understanding, cons and pros.

I find your anti-DPReview bias troubling.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 2) article (41 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Beautiful photos. I love the color and tonality.

And, again, I have this feeling that photos from the past portray a place as being more pleasant than it is today.

You may be the first person, ever, to say that about pre-reconstruction Berlin...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 23:30 UTC
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