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 CP+ 2015: Fujifilm shows prototype roadmap lenses article (76 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: The old 140-400 was supposed to be f4.5/5.6.
Unfortunately its still unknown if this 100-400 will be f4.0 across its total focal range.

Hope that DPReview can give us readers some clarifications about this?

Not as this point I'm afraid but I've no doubt that Fujifilm will tell us more once the specification has been confirmed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 09:57 UTC
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abortabort: DPR - does the Air have IBIS?

It does not.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 09:46 UTC
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aldrichjennings: could you guys take some pics and upload the RAW files? I'm looking to replace my Nikon but I have to make sure it's as sharp... especially the corners

@ extraone - I don't even know where to begin...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 07:26 UTC
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JDThomas: For the price it's not very versatile. I'd stick with my Nikon 16-35 f/4. With Nikon's high ISO performance f/2.8 isn't a necessity and lenses this wide aren't really used for shallow depth of field.

It better be a heck of a lot sharper than the Nikon. My 16-35 is sharp as can be.

@extraone - ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Fujifilm shows prototype roadmap lenses article (76 comments in total)
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Leandros S: Hey Barney, I'm reading this article and not finding the same sarcasm that you apply to Pentax. Earlier I wasn't sure the other guys had a point about that. Help me out here - maybe I'm just not seeing it?

[continues banging head against improbably low Japanese desk]

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 07:23 UTC
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McBrian: Yet another Pentax article that can't be written without a childish barb,

Did DPR fling a barb at Sony when they showed their new lens mockup models?

Sad really.

My head hurts. It must be the desk.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 05:56 UTC
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Noirist: It's ridiculous for you (Rishi Sanyal) to complain about the weight of the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art lens. That is the best 50mm autofocus lens that money can buy. Sigma can make their Art lenses however heavy they want, just so long as they keep providing such unparalleled optical excellence.

Nerd.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 05:49 UTC
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Vignes: I thought this lens release was old news. They are already selling this lens. Anyway, i'm keen on this lens....for my 6D. nice picture of it on a 6D.

@ Rooru - we'll try but we're almost out of time!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 05:04 UTC
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aldrichjennings: could you guys take some pics and upload the RAW files? I'm looking to replace my Nikon but I have to make sure it's as sharp... especially the corners

Aha, OK- my apologies. Yes, it's a problem, and one we're trying to solve. How to review lenses in a timely manner.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 03:33 UTC
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aldrichjennings: could you guys take some pics and upload the RAW files? I'm looking to replace my Nikon but I have to make sure it's as sharp... especially the corners

@ steelhead - seriously? This is trade-show coverage. Come on. We've been given a lens to shoot with and we'll be posting a gallery in the next few days. That is specifically mentioned in the article...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 03:12 UTC
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Vignes: I thought this lens release was old news. They are already selling this lens. Anyway, i'm keen on this lens....for my 6D. nice picture of it on a 6D.

This is the first time we've seen a shipping quality sample and we've been lucky enough to be able to take one away from the show and bring back to Seattle!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 03:11 UTC
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Lassoni: Why not carry single body of each system in a backpack or something? D610 + 6D + GM1 + E-M10 + NX30 .. or something?

@ JerryShots - the small portion of your comment that I actually understand is rude and irrelevant. Read the article and Rishi's comments and you'll understand that we didn't expect to be able to shoot with this lens, and did the best we could for our readers, in a tight spot.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 00:19 UTC
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photofisher: WHAAAAAAAA......

Next time don't even bother taking some snaps at a trade show with a new product for these ingrates.

What do you posters expect? Rishi to run around with a Gorillapod around his head and Barney with a resolution chart strapped to his back?

It's an amusing image, certainly.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 00:15 UTC
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Sean65: Nice lens. Shame about the samples.

Thanks Andrea - we got some additional images this morning so we'll be adding them to this gallery as soon as they're processed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 03:20 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows 11-24mm in cross-section article (63 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: I get an error when I click on the image.

Should be fixed. No idea why it broke but I just re-linked it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 03:13 UTC
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McBrian: Yet another Pentax article that can't be written without a childish barb,

Did DPR fling a barb at Sony when they showed their new lens mockup models?

Sad really.

Where do you see those type of headlines for Pentax products? This is an increasingly surreal conversation. [bangs head against improbably low Japanese desk]

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 01:01 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: Not that I have anything against bearded nerds, but the photographer couldn't find any pretty girls standing around smiling? What kind of trade show is this?!?

Thanks Sam - let's talk about that promotion when I get back.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 23:18 UTC
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McBrian: Yet another Pentax article that can't be written without a childish barb,

Did DPR fling a barb at Sony when they showed their new lens mockup models?

Sad really.

Unbelievable. You know the best way of getting someone to dislike or resent something? Tell them again and again and again that they ALREADY DO.

Neither I, nor anyone else at dpreview is biased against the Pentax/Ricoh brand. Please let this be an end to it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 23:14 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)
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drummercam: You miss the disco lights? I thought you hated them.

DPR's consistent backhanded digs at Pentax probably encourage the other trolls to follow suite. It seems unprofessional to me, at the very least, especially since they've been reminded of it. There is nothing fresh here about the camera not figured out by others days ago. The one piece of actual news that DPR could have conveyed (about the battery compartment) wasn't mentioned or pictured. I have no interest in the reviewer's mere opinion as to color schemes or something else entirely unspecified about the LCD rotating that apparently irritates him. As for the childish fixation on the K-S1's blinking lights, I'm reminded of nothing so much as New York Times' Gail Collins' fixation on Mitt Romney strapping the family dog on the roof of the car on a drive to Canada. Get over it. This camera is going to sell very well, but for me it won't be a click-through from here to Amazon.

'Get over it' you say? Funny - I was thinking something similar...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 22:42 UTC
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AdamT: Why use the 7R shutter shock monster with an adapter attached instead of a proper DSLR like a 6D or D800E? where the samples would have stood a chance . could at least have used a regular A7 with electronic first curtain

Adam - you realise that we didn't expect to be able to shoot this lens, right? It was just good luck (and planning...) that we had an appropriate adapter. You're welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
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