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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rfsIII: Your boy Dan B shot the shizzle out of that lens, he's a great photographer; you need to let him out of the office more often—he's a picture maker, rather than a picture maker. And even though brick wall shots are extremely annoying, they are very useful for a lens like this. Thanks...

Dan - can you tell your mum to stop commenting on your galleries? Tx.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 17:30 UTC
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (219 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I presume that when you do get a lens to test, one that has actually been "produced", it will be purchased anonymously so as to be representative of what a customer might receive. Even better and fairer to all, would be several examples. The same would apply to any lenses that the Sigma is being compared to.

We use DXO test data for our full lens reviews, and I can't speak for that company, but at dpreview, tests / image samples are taken with lenses loaned from the manufacturer. Purchasing multiple copies of a lens (often in a time period where they're backordered) would be prohibitively expensive and impractical.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (219 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Too bad there are no "real" architectural images in the samples gallery, which really show the capabilities of the lens, with regard to distortion. I wonder if that was done on purpose.

These images were taken in a couple of hours and I was lucky to be able to take them at all on a pre-production lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 20:39 UTC
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (219 comments in total)
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FamlilyPhotographer: ok sigma...shut up and take my money !!!!!!!

Seriously. I just this morning took advantage of the (for once) favorable exchange rate and bought the 50mm F1.4 to bring back to the states. Sigma is on a roll with the 'A' series.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:56 UTC
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (219 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: I don't see what all the fuss is. Bokeh looking a little weird.

Uhuh.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:46 UTC
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mosc: Should really disclose any financial relationship between Chris Burkard and Sony up front DPR...

We're there to make sure that the content (this video) is objective. If Chris had said anything untrue, which wasn't reflected in our own testing, we would have cut it.

But he only uses gear that works for him, so it wan't necessary. The fact that he has a relationship with Sony had no impact on the video beyond the advantage of him being able to speak about the gear from a position of experience.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:30 UTC
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JunzInc: @Barney, DRP
Some people might like to know what you felt about the Sony Zeiss SEL1670F4 which you were seen shooting some of the time. Yes, I heard what you said in the video, but would appreciate if you can share a little bit more opinion on it.

It's a great little lens, certainly I'd make it part of a travel kit if I was going somewhere with the a6000. I like the zoom range and the sharpness is great. No complaints :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:26 UTC
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Stollen1234: i am more interested to know about the surf spot in California..Dpreview could you please disclose the surf location in California and which pier ist it..

thank you

Avila and Pismo.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:25 UTC
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Ivan Lietaert: I actually like this kind of video. It is quite convincing.
There is one thing I wouldn't do, and that is to change lenses that close to the surf. I'm sure the your sensor will get dirty very soon like that!

Hopefully the images speak for themselves...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:23 UTC
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justmeMN: Chris Burkard is an official Sony Image Ambassador. That makes this video an infomercial, rather than an objective look at the camera.

Chris chooses to shoot the a6000 because of all the things it does well - and we (dpreview) are there to make sure that things stay objective. Although in this case, it's easy to be positive since the a6000 is a very impressive little camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:21 UTC
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Steve29: Dumb question, but non-obvious to me -- was the whole of this video shot with the a6000? Some clips looked way sharper than others. If it was all made with the a6000 that would be very impressive. If not, then the video that was shot with the a6000 ought to be labeled somehow.

There's a newer video of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II that was posted today and it was shot entirely with the Oly. Clearly labeled as such.

This was mostly shot with 2x a7S cameras, for practical reasons.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:19 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: frame12: Rishi and Barney with flowers in the middle ..
i hope you know that Valentine day is for straight couples :))

UNSUBSCRIBE.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 13:06 UTC
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (140 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: What's up with these lenses? Have they been cut in half or something?

I can confirm. They have in fact been cut in half.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 13:00 UTC
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (140 comments in total)
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marc petzold: bad humor, guys...you can do it quite better...can you?

Quite better can we do, but tired we are. Or?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 13:38 UTC
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Rooru S: Hey DPR team, no pics of the 150-450mm fully extended?
Edit: btw, thanks.

I'm kidding (kind of). Just added an additional image for you.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 03:55 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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Rooru S: DPReview Team. Did you ask Sony about any future plans for A-mount? Or can I start selling my equipment now?

Careful - some people around here get very cross when you say things like that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 03:45 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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Rooru S: DPReview Team. Did you ask Sony about any future plans for A-mount? Or can I start selling my equipment now?

Nothing on record, sorry!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 03:16 UTC
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Rooru S: Hey DPR team, no pics of the 150-450mm fully extended?
Edit: btw, thanks.

Couldn't fit it all in the same picture.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 03:13 UTC
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Richard Murdey: The Air is the most interesting product introduced at CP+, by a long shot. Typical for dpreview that they largely ignore it.

It's not a camera that attaches to your smartphone. It's a u43 sensor module your smartphone can attach *to*. Or use a tablet. Or a laptop. Put it in your hand, on a dolly, or on a drone. *Open SDK* people. That's HUGE.

Add provision for external power packs, RAW video output to external recorders, ....

"Typical for dpreview that they largely ignore it"

What a depressing comment.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 03:08 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Fujifilm shows prototype roadmap lenses article (71 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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