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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turbsy: I will believe it when I see it.

'It'?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 20:16 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (267 comments in total)
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Daniel Bliss: When will Nikon start migrating ALL their lenses to electronic diaphragm? If they want to be truly competitive with mirrorless on liveview and video, they needed this yesterday. They had the capability many years ago. And here is yet another new package lens for the new body that doesn't have it.

@ BarnET - it isn't impossible. The new Nikon 300mm F4 employs a fully electronic diaphragm as do a couple of the recent long tele primes, I believe.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 07:33 UTC
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Lan: @DPR: Go on, tell us; how many times did you have to beg Sony to make that headline happen? Or was the pun always there, just waiting patiently for its day in the pixels? Anxious minds need to know ;)

Call it a flash of inspiration at the end of a long week.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 21:40 UTC
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Vivid1: ...and THIS is dpreview's 'Gold Standard'??? BhwaHahaha. Don't worry Nikon users, there will soon be a d760 to solve all the problems :-)

@Everlast66 - not true.

As for the flare issue, we didn't encounter it in our testing. Dave at Imaging Resource dug into it in some depth, and his conclusion is that the problem is only an issue in a very narrow band of circumstances, and the D750 isn't the only camera that exhibits it. No disrespect to Dave but we spent our time (a lot of it) testing things that (I think) matter much more - sensor performance, and AF performance.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 19:09 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (267 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I personally hate it that Nikon does make the D5x00 Line always smaller & lighter...look at the Opener picture here on DPR - with the 18-140mm VR Lens, it looks already like a toy DSLR, or at least like a DSLR for a 12-14y old..Nikon's serious DX Line is now only the D7x00 series...sad, but true.

Also, for enthusiasts, they're too many compromises...missing DoF preview, 2nd wheel, 100% view bright pentaprism OVF, no build in AF motor for older lenses..etc, etc....and look how small the Body really is for example in barneys (?) hands already compared to the lens

http://4.static.img-dpreview.com/files/p/E~TS589x442~articles/5296953047/d5500_handson-03.jpeg

I do also have normal sized hands, say Size 8.5 in gloves - what about men with much bigger hands? I can already see the reactions into the "offline shops" world..."Nikon, that is kinda joke?"

Sometimes, it's not all about pure -sensor performance- i'd take my old D90 Body for instance anytime over the D3x00 & D5x00 series, period.

Damn, your hand identification is uncanny...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 03:48 UTC
On Show us your best shot of 2014 article (101 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: Hey Dpreview..no thanx..try harder next time

Likewise.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 01:42 UTC
On Video Product Overviews article (14 comments in total)
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Lan: I don't mind coverage of the video features of a camera, but please can you stick with reviewing things in text/stills? Video is just so slow and tedious to watch IMO...

What I mean is that we're not doing this to the exclusion of other content. It's a lot of work, sure, but it's done in a very focused way.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 19:43 UTC
On Video Product Overviews article (14 comments in total)
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Lan: I don't mind coverage of the video features of a camera, but please can you stick with reviewing things in text/stills? Video is just so slow and tedious to watch IMO...

We're not doing this *instead* of anything else...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 05:26 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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Joseph Black: Jeff Keller's Gear List: Canon S95, 5DIII, EF 17-40L, EF 24-105L, EF70-200 f/4L IS, and wishes for the EF-16-35 f/2.8L.

Simon Joinson: Fuji X100, Canon 20D, Nikon D750, Pan GM1, Canon EF 100-400L, EF 50 f/1.4, Nikon AF 35 f/2D, AF 50 f/1.8D, AF 85 f/1.8D, AF-S 24-85, Vario 100-300....wishes for Pentax, Sony, Nikon, Fuji, Pan, Leica, and one Canon Elph.

Samuel Spencer: blank.

Barney Britton: Fuji X100S, Nikon D800. Wishes for Oly, Nikon, Sony bodies.

Richard Butler: blank.

Rishi Sanyal: Nikon D810, Sony Alpha 7R, Canon MP-E 65, Nikon AF-S 14024 and 24 and 70-200 and 85, Sigma 35, and Sony FE 55.

Previously I said that the appearance of bias was counter to the precepts of professional journalism. I stated it strongly and I should have been more specific about that applying only to the APPEARANCE of bias (the devil is in the details, on my end and on your end, pro reviewers). So, we have: one Canon guy, guys who used to shoot Canon, and most are Sony and Nikon currently.

Stop, both of you. Or take this conversation to PM.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 17:08 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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Joseph Black: Jeff Keller's Gear List: Canon S95, 5DIII, EF 17-40L, EF 24-105L, EF70-200 f/4L IS, and wishes for the EF-16-35 f/2.8L.

Simon Joinson: Fuji X100, Canon 20D, Nikon D750, Pan GM1, Canon EF 100-400L, EF 50 f/1.4, Nikon AF 35 f/2D, AF 50 f/1.8D, AF 85 f/1.8D, AF-S 24-85, Vario 100-300....wishes for Pentax, Sony, Nikon, Fuji, Pan, Leica, and one Canon Elph.

Samuel Spencer: blank.

Barney Britton: Fuji X100S, Nikon D800. Wishes for Oly, Nikon, Sony bodies.

Richard Butler: blank.

Rishi Sanyal: Nikon D810, Sony Alpha 7R, Canon MP-E 65, Nikon AF-S 14024 and 24 and 70-200 and 85, Sigma 35, and Sony FE 55.

Previously I said that the appearance of bias was counter to the precepts of professional journalism. I stated it strongly and I should have been more specific about that applying only to the APPEARANCE of bias (the devil is in the details, on my end and on your end, pro reviewers). So, we have: one Canon guy, guys who used to shoot Canon, and most are Sony and Nikon currently.

CaNoN, NikoN, PaNasonic, PeNtax, SoNy... Oh, I get it... so you hate Fujifilm and Olympus!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 06:20 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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olypan: I think this may be a record advertising post. Brought back to the top again and again.

I guess Nikon pays well.

Yes. I thought the 24 hour repeat coverage of the Canon 7DII was impressive too.

^^ finally..... ^^

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 22:57 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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olypan: I think this may be a record advertising post. Brought back to the top again and again.

I guess Nikon pays well.

Yes. I thought the 24 hour repeat coverage of the Canon 7DII was impressive too.

No, of course Nikon didn't pay us to promote this review on our homepage. I don't think they're so stupid as to pay us to do something which (again) pure publishing common sense says we'd do anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 22:50 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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olypan: I think this may be a record advertising post. Brought back to the top again and again.

I guess Nikon pays well.

Yes. I thought the 24 hour repeat coverage of the Canon 7DII was impressive too.

It's the biggest piece of content published in recent days. Of course we're featuring it at the top of our homepage. It's publishing 101. Pure. Common. Sense.

Just so I'm clear - are you suggesting Nikon paid us?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (279 comments in total)
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gargalamouth: Forgot your 3pod?

?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
On Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 article (74 comments in total)
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CaPi: Check out the numbers. Very few members actually have an A7 II and still people vote it up.

We have a very loyal and active Sony community here...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 20:07 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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Joseph Black: Jeff Keller's Gear List: Canon S95, 5DIII, EF 17-40L, EF 24-105L, EF70-200 f/4L IS, and wishes for the EF-16-35 f/2.8L.

Simon Joinson: Fuji X100, Canon 20D, Nikon D750, Pan GM1, Canon EF 100-400L, EF 50 f/1.4, Nikon AF 35 f/2D, AF 50 f/1.8D, AF 85 f/1.8D, AF-S 24-85, Vario 100-300....wishes for Pentax, Sony, Nikon, Fuji, Pan, Leica, and one Canon Elph.

Samuel Spencer: blank.

Barney Britton: Fuji X100S, Nikon D800. Wishes for Oly, Nikon, Sony bodies.

Richard Butler: blank.

Rishi Sanyal: Nikon D810, Sony Alpha 7R, Canon MP-E 65, Nikon AF-S 14024 and 24 and 70-200 and 85, Sigma 35, and Sony FE 55.

Previously I said that the appearance of bias was counter to the precepts of professional journalism. I stated it strongly and I should have been more specific about that applying only to the APPEARANCE of bias (the devil is in the details, on my end and on your end, pro reviewers). So, we have: one Canon guy, guys who used to shoot Canon, and most are Sony and Nikon currently.

Joseph - I'm sorry if I caused offense. I'm *very* sensitive to this ongoing dissection of supposed editorial bias, or the appearance of such. I'd be genuinely interested to know what you mean (apart from a very trivial change in how we style headlines) by "an important quality of the past decade and a half of work appears to have changed in a way that is not in a positive direction".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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Joseph Black: Jeff Keller's Gear List: Canon S95, 5DIII, EF 17-40L, EF 24-105L, EF70-200 f/4L IS, and wishes for the EF-16-35 f/2.8L.

Simon Joinson: Fuji X100, Canon 20D, Nikon D750, Pan GM1, Canon EF 100-400L, EF 50 f/1.4, Nikon AF 35 f/2D, AF 50 f/1.8D, AF 85 f/1.8D, AF-S 24-85, Vario 100-300....wishes for Pentax, Sony, Nikon, Fuji, Pan, Leica, and one Canon Elph.

Samuel Spencer: blank.

Barney Britton: Fuji X100S, Nikon D800. Wishes for Oly, Nikon, Sony bodies.

Richard Butler: blank.

Rishi Sanyal: Nikon D810, Sony Alpha 7R, Canon MP-E 65, Nikon AF-S 14024 and 24 and 70-200 and 85, Sigma 35, and Sony FE 55.

Previously I said that the appearance of bias was counter to the precepts of professional journalism. I stated it strongly and I should have been more specific about that applying only to the APPEARANCE of bias (the devil is in the details, on my end and on your end, pro reviewers). So, we have: one Canon guy, guys who used to shoot Canon, and most are Sony and Nikon currently.

Thank you sir - tip of the hat to you...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 05:10 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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Joseph Black: Jeff Keller's Gear List: Canon S95, 5DIII, EF 17-40L, EF 24-105L, EF70-200 f/4L IS, and wishes for the EF-16-35 f/2.8L.

Simon Joinson: Fuji X100, Canon 20D, Nikon D750, Pan GM1, Canon EF 100-400L, EF 50 f/1.4, Nikon AF 35 f/2D, AF 50 f/1.8D, AF 85 f/1.8D, AF-S 24-85, Vario 100-300....wishes for Pentax, Sony, Nikon, Fuji, Pan, Leica, and one Canon Elph.

Samuel Spencer: blank.

Barney Britton: Fuji X100S, Nikon D800. Wishes for Oly, Nikon, Sony bodies.

Richard Butler: blank.

Rishi Sanyal: Nikon D810, Sony Alpha 7R, Canon MP-E 65, Nikon AF-S 14024 and 24 and 70-200 and 85, Sigma 35, and Sony FE 55.

Previously I said that the appearance of bias was counter to the precepts of professional journalism. I stated it strongly and I should have been more specific about that applying only to the APPEARANCE of bias (the devil is in the details, on my end and on your end, pro reviewers). So, we have: one Canon guy, guys who used to shoot Canon, and most are Sony and Nikon currently.

Joseph - don't set any store by our GearLists. Mine was created just to test the (then new) system. I added the two most recent cameras that I'd be involved in testing and happened to like. Your characterization of our 'loyalties' is childish. It would be offensive if it wasn't so ridiculous and I think you're smarter than that.

The reason you haven't heard from Jeff, by the way, is that he's on vacation. Rishi and I should be on vacation too, but we have to keep turning up here to reply to your increasingly manic posts...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 03:45 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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Peter62: 90% and Gold Award - and THIS MASSIVE flare problem?

Better wait for the next model...

Ayeee... Look.

We shot with the D750 a lot. A LOT. And many of the pictures we took were shot directly into strong light sources, because we were testing the sensor's ability to capture a wide dynamic range from bright highlights to deep shadows. And we didn't have a problem with flare, MASSIVE or otherwise. We report on what we find.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 03:39 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)
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Edward Vancouver: Merry Christmas to everybody, even to those idiots who are trying to be politically correct by wishing Happy Holidays.. Truly appalling..

Stop it, all of you.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2014 at 01:12 UTC
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