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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Timbukto: I thought the first image was a fancy optical adjustment bench. But it's just hand sanitizer station. I think Chipotle needs some of those.

Also why on earth would anyone need to unbox a unit to QC vs just QC prior to boxing? Shady boxing workers? Or just nonsensical workflow?

With all due respect, I think it's highly likely that you don't understand exactly how the production and QC workflow processes actually operate.

Personally, I left the factory with a lot of respect for the careful attention given to quality control at the plant, both throughout the assembly process and afterwards.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:00 UTC
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Timbukto: I thought the first image was a fancy optical adjustment bench. But it's just hand sanitizer station. I think Chipotle needs some of those.

Also why on earth would anyone need to unbox a unit to QC vs just QC prior to boxing? Shady boxing workers? Or just nonsensical workflow?

Well, I suppose you can. But by doing it separately, at the absolute end of the chain once the gear has entirely passed through the manufacturing and calibration process, you ensure a greater 'randomness'.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 03:25 UTC
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tlinn: I've seen a number of slideshows from this media tour. Yours, Barney, has been the most interesting. The bit about using cement cured with UV light to secure the lens elements in place was particularly noteworthy. I hadn't read that elsewhere.

The image of the lens engraved with "X 5th Anniversary" is one I've seen before. Is that a one-off or special edition of the 18-55?

Thanks! As for the engraved lenses, I've no idea what they are planning on doing with them. The factory demonstrated the engraving technique to us using those lenses (and engraving that text) but to the best of my knowledge the engraved lenses won't enter the retail supply chain.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 02:44 UTC
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Timbukto: I thought the first image was a fancy optical adjustment bench. But it's just hand sanitizer station. I think Chipotle needs some of those.

Also why on earth would anyone need to unbox a unit to QC vs just QC prior to boxing? Shady boxing workers? Or just nonsensical workflow?

Clearly you've never heard of random testing. It's far from 'nonsensical'.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 02:43 UTC
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Photoman: Ouch!!! Puts me off buying Nikon at the moment.

@ SSantana75. It is highly unlikely that this is a marketing exercise. No manufacturer puts their prices up unless they really really have to. This is almost certainly a response to the change in valuation of the Yen.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 20:35 UTC
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Photoman: Ouch!!! Puts me off buying Nikon at the moment.

Surely it incentivises buying Nikon *at the moment* before the price goes up? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 23:04 UTC
On a photo in the Fujifilm X-Pro2 Real-world Samples sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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Lan: With shots like this one I think it would be useful to know whether they're handheld, or shot on a tripod?

All handheld.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 23:37 UTC
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zeinali: Just looking at colorful jackets of four men, immediately you could find
some kind of process even at ISO-200 in RAW images.

I'm sure we can do that for you - Rishi will be in touch!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 01:22 UTC
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Boss of Sony: What's going on with the 10mm sample shots? They seem soft/lacking detail.

Yeah I think I was handed a sub-par copy of that lens in Tokyo. Previous experience with the 10-24mm was pretty positive but it seems like the one I used that morning was a bit off at the wide end. We'll be doing a lot more shooting over the coming days and weeks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 01:21 UTC
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Gesture: 1. What happened to GearShop?

2. You have a large staff. Why not issue reviews "at a whole."

*Also* I brought back a production quality X-Pro2 (the only kind of camera we can fully review) on Tuesday of last week. And that is barely enough time to *properly* review a camera strap, let alone a pro-grade camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 01:19 UTC
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zeinali: Just looking at colorful jackets of four men, immediately you could find
some kind of process even at ISO-200 in RAW images.

?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 20:28 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (365 comments in total)
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Mike FL: FUJI does not make sensors, but use SONY sensor in the past.

So, does Fuji ever had proofreading for all what they say in the interview? For example, here is what FUJI says:

- "Of course at the same time we were developing the sensor..."
- "Sony has a big advantage, they make their own sensors"

Per SONY, SONY has three kind of sensor:

1. Made only for SONY uses
2. Made for SONY uses, and sell to others too,
3. Made for others.

What's your point?

An architect can design a house, and never lift a brick towards its actual construction.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 08:22 UTC
On article Hell on Earth: Shooting in the Danakil Depression (66 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: Interesting place indeed. The local Afar people (who used to be known as the Danakil) have a well-deserved, notably fierce, reputation. One of their more interesting customs used to be the collection of testicles removed from the bodies of fallen enemies. I'm not sure if this is a current practice.

Seems to me that most of the people who use that phrase most ferociously these days don't really know what it means...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 08:17 UTC
On article Hell on Earth: Shooting in the Danakil Depression (66 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: There are a lot featured photographers here that have ONE thing in common.
Could you guess what it is ?
A tip, it's got NOTHING to do with photography at all.
DPR has changed. A lot. To the worse.

Just ignore him...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 08:03 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (365 comments in total)
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nerd2: Typical marketing speak. So we will never see FF fuji system? No thanks then.

Never say never.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (365 comments in total)
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justmeMN: The last time Thom Hogan estimated Japan ILC market share, he put Fujifilm dead last, behind Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, and Panasonic.

In mirrorless-centric Japan, he put their ILC market share at a whopping 4.1%.

"last time Thom Hogan estimated"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 19:17 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (365 comments in total)
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idefixx: what a boring "feel good" interview. other sites would list this under "sponsored content"

It's OK, I think he's gone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 03:45 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (365 comments in total)
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idefixx: what a boring "feel good" interview. other sites would list this under "sponsored content"

And why would 'other sites' do that, exactly?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 00:37 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (365 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: Medium Format? I thougt they allready make a MF-System. As far as I know the Hasselblad H-System is made by Fuji.

Sssssssshhhhhh...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 22:30 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (365 comments in total)
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Thoughts: No, Barnaby you may have got it wrong.

Fuji want to be the top three camera maker.
and Sony have always made it clear they want to be the top two camera maker.

So take one of the current top two off the list? perhaps?

The 'top three' that Mr Takahashi was speaking about would be Canon, Nikon and Fujifilm. I've edited various passages in this interview for clarity, hence the parentheses in the text, but he did say that specifically.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
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