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 Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (176 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: dpreview starts using the "ten things you need to know about..." clickbait titles.

E tu, brute?!

I (like to) think that the secret is in the content itself. If the content is disappointing thin, unoriginal or just spam, that's one thing. That's "click bait".

If, on the other hand, you click on a headline and get to valuable content which informs/entertains, then "click-bait" it most certainly ain't.

Hopefully we trend towards the former of those two types of content.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 00:21 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (176 comments in total)
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braisim: It's actually the first sensor stabilisation on a MIRRORLESS full frame camera. All Sony full frame DSLRs and DSLTs have sensor stabilisation. DP Review shows its ignorance of the Sony system (also through its refusal to review the A77 Mark2).

Aha, got it. Thanks I'll make that change.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 00:05 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (176 comments in total)
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piratejabez: Looks promising! But please, please don't get addicted to these buzzfeed-style clickbait titles...

Your first sentence hooked me. The second made me think. By the time I'd read your whole comment I was in tears.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 00:03 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (176 comments in total)
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Cheng Bao: What? dpr already got one on hands?

A non-final sample, yeah. We can't shoot with it, sadly.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (176 comments in total)
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braisim: It's actually the first sensor stabilisation on a MIRRORLESS full frame camera. All Sony full frame DSLRs and DSLTs have sensor stabilisation. DP Review shows its ignorance of the Sony system (also through its refusal to review the A77 Mark2).

@quezra - we wrote: "The shutter release falls more naturally under our shooting finger, and the front command dial sits on the front of the grip".

Is any of that untrue?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (176 comments in total)
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braisim: It's actually the first sensor stabilisation on a MIRRORLESS full frame camera. All Sony full frame DSLRs and DSLTs have sensor stabilisation. DP Review shows its ignorance of the Sony system (also through its refusal to review the A77 Mark2).

@ braisim - I am unaware of another 5-axis image stabilization system for any full-frame camera, mirrorless or otherwise. Am I missing something, or did you maybe not read what we wrote carefully enough?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 23:51 UTC
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (105 comments in total)
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Joseph Black: Wow, Nikon has you guys in their pocket. No wait, I mean Canon does. Just a second while I check to see who the winner is.....yeah, Nikon! They must have paid you guys tons to make you stop recommending Canon's over Nikons. Or does Sony own you guys because you don't like the G7 X? The bribes come in too fast for me to keep up with. Don't go spending all that Nikon money in one place. Or did Canon pay you to recommend a Nikon so it wasn't obvious you were owned by Sony.....no wait, that doesn't make any sense. Maybe that's what you want us to think! The point is we don't like it when you say things that we don't agree with because in today's culture of Google tracking our every search and our location and other demographics so they can always spoon feed us exactly what we want to hear so we'll be happy enough to buy whatever add they throw at us you are guilty of whatever bias we accuse you of!

Oh lord, don't encourage them...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (105 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: You guys do realize that the more controversy there is in these reviews the more clicks Dpreview gets, right? They have no incentive to put out an article that everyone says “Yup I agree” and then goes about their merry way.

They have been posting articles lately that attract attention because they are controversial and we take the bait. Personally I like it this way. I like the controversy. Others may not though.

"the more controversy there is in these reviews the more clicks Dpreview gets, right?"

a) this isn't true (at least not in a remotely statistically relevant way)

b) it's a highly cynical way of looking at our content which I hope would be disproved by a careful reading...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (179 comments in total)
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photofisher: Barney -

I was wondering which Canon 16-35 you were using?

The new F4 version.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 07:50 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (179 comments in total)
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sproketholes: Hello Barney,
Could you tell me if this film idea was initiated by Canon or dpreview?
And also was any part of it paid for by Canon?

Thanks

We were not paid to produce this video, but all costs (flights, camera crew etc) were covered by Amazon.com, and it was featured on Amazon.com as well as DPReview.com. We had full editorial control and it was our concept and our execution. Canon USA supplied all the equipment used on camera, as well as the C300s used to shoot the film.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 19:35 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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aerorail: a late pre-production running a beta version of firmware 1.0
funny... as far as i am concerned that's a disclaimer. there is no such thing.
99.9% bet the camera is and has been in full production
same story every new release and cameras are on the store shelves from china 2 months later

Production firmware is 1.0.1.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 05:33 UTC
On BETASAMPLE_ISO100_SAM_0672-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
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Lan: Surprisingly high levels of noise, and worse still there's quite a lot of noise reduction at base ISO here too. For a camera with professional pretentions this is not looking good at all...

The shadows in the file have been pushed by ~2EV. Regardless of the sensor, you're going to get some noise when you do this.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 02:48 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Any chance of getting some of the DNGs?

I was shooting last week when a beta version of 1.0 was as good as it got. We've got final fw now, and we'll be posting studio comparison images (at all ISO settings) asap.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 23:54 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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Ad B: Hi,

was it forbidden to make pictures above ISO1600??
These pics can be made by every pretty good camera.

At the Photokina I tried the NX1, at the cameramonitor it had better pics at ISO12800 as my E-M5 with ISO6400.
To make a compareson at lower, usefull ISOs, you need a bigger and better screen (a computer).
(Or Dpreview...)

@ Just a Photographer - viking79 is right. Samsung has nothing 'to hide', they just hadn't finalised high ISO NR in the FW that I was given to use. It isn't always some great conspiracy...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 23:14 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: The camera is being released this week so how can the review sample still running pre-release firmware? I am sure at least a few hundred units are already in retail boxes on the way to the US if not in back room of B&H and Adorama already. I think this is just marketing talk in case opinion on the sample images are not favorable.

High ISO image doesn't seem very impressive but I have only been checking out FF and Fuji cameras lately.

@ Peiasdf " I think this is just marketing talk in case opinion on the sample images are not favorable." Not true.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 14:38 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (396 comments in total)
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meland: Did DPR actually test battery performance, or are you just relying on CIPA data? CIPA assumes flash used for every shot and full zooming between every shot. Is that relevant?

@ meland - you originally claimed 'CIPA assumes flash used for every shot'. Which is not correct.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 06:09 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Any chance of getting some of the DNGs?

No, sorry. They're converted using a beta converter.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 03:59 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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Bubbleboy: Yep, That bokeh made me just buy the lens on amazon...

The 50-150mm is really really nice. I'm going to get out with it again tomorrow morning.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 03:30 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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ChuckTa: Wow, esp the one with Mrs Britton and 150mm f2.8, that is one of the best looking bokeh I have see in an AF lens. Mrs Britton should be very happy.
It looks like the NX1 with 50-150 f2.8 will be excellent for portrait photography.

The only 'Mrs Britton' in my life is my mother ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 03:25 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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Jay Kelbley: Production cameras with first production release firmware are shipping now.
Higher ISO image samples will be flooding the pages shortly.

This camera is spectacular!

-Jay
(Samsung Electronics)

Corporate shill!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 03:14 UTC
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