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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On Week in review: Photokina is in the air... article (62 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.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2902129846/hands-on-with-the-pentax-k-s1

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 17:58 UTC
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ecube: I wonder if these lenses could be used in Nikon bodies. Several years ago, Fuji DSLR professional bodies has the Nikon mount. Would there be someone reading this know if this is still true?

Thanks

They will not. Fuji X Mount is an entirely different mount to Nikon F...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 23:53 UTC
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KL Matt: Heh what happened to the rumored Sigma 24mm 1.4? Is that stilll on? Did they have one behind glass at Photokina?

Not that we saw, although I know that the company is aware of the desire for more fast wideangle optics.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 23:51 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Samsung NX1 article (85 comments in total)
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Peter Evans: @DPreview

Could you possibly find an interviewer whose speech is at least in some way intelligible?

That's not very polite now, is it?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 23:47 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands on with the Tamron 15-30mm F2.8 article (36 comments in total)
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Mark Banas: Now I'm really looking forward to Barney's "things cut in half" photo essay. Given how many lenses are being announced or introduced, there should be a bumper crop of "half-frame" goodness this year!

Sadly there was no time for that this year - next time though! We'll also be publishing a roundup of some of the weirder things at the show when we get back to Seattle.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 15:17 UTC
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nekrosoft13: and BTW THIS IS NOT AN Interview, why don't you ask him some serious questions?

He's giving an overview of the product's key features - calm down. This interview was conducted on the same day as Canon briefed us on the new products, at the very end of a very long afternoon. We filmed this because Chuck was right there, we had a bit of time and we thought it might be useful to some of our readers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 14:37 UTC
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MartinsB: DP, why do you write "which covers an effective focal length range of 210-600mm" using "effective" instead of "equivalent"?

Neither is wrong, really. Effective = equivalent in this context (although 'equivalent' is more common).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 13:04 UTC
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radissimo: I know that Photokina is every two years, but introducing few lenses you can by IN A YEAR seems...I don't know... sad and lame at the same time ...

I think you've misunderstood 'shown us some upcoming lenses' for 'introducing some lenses'.

This is roadmap product - it's rare that we're given permission to post images and information about unreleased hardware.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:44 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (46 comments in total)
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budi0251: This is 2014, let's wait another decade to 2024 where it'd be the norm in consumer sub 5000$ camera.

Heck, in a decade everything would be so different already and we'd ask ourself, "What am I goin' to do with these old tech?"

Remember the most revolutionary DSLR ever to reach below 10k$ back around a decade ago? Available to (rich) consumers & big news agency with money to invest.
What has it become? (though it is still a D1, but nobody wants to use it anymore today).

Actually, a decade ago came the first DSLR under $1000 - the Canon Digital Rebel.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:12 UTC
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (103 comments in total)
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abolit: " sits between the D610 and D810" ... I don't want "between" stuff, just give me a flagship like D700

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, which is in the past.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 07:31 UTC
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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 (163 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 (76 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
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Black Box: Wish you wrote more about it. Just one paragraph and one photo is not enough.

[this is not meant to be sarcastic]

Just checking you know this is a multi-page slideshow.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 15:07 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (99 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 (103 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 (1002 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 (1002 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
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