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 well - here we are!

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On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (134 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: Despite of some not so constructive or tactful comments regarding the review of this strap, I'm glad that the comment section turned out to be a wealth of info about the available alternatives. I think that this alone is worthy the risk of publishing such review.

The art of leaving constructive feedback is not yet entirely dead (even if it does feel like it sometimes) :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 19:18 UTC
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (134 comments in total)
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theprehistorian: Like the lens hood shown on the x100s in the photos, anyone have details please?

It's a generic thingamy I picked up in Japan. A black threaded filter adapter with a screw-in hood. The aperture in the end is 30.5mm, which is the same as some old Pentax 110 lenscaps I have at home. It's more protective than the vented hood that Fujifilm makes and I think a little more effective, too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 16:03 UTC
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (134 comments in total)
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Eiffel: Sad, I though this site was about photography not fashion

I bought this strap with my own money from an independently-run camera store. Simple as that. It's not 'product placement'.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 16:02 UTC
On Behind the shot: 'Louisville in Motion' article (38 comments in total)
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Roman Korcek: Where did the button to Like an article disappear?

Upper left on the article, above the leading image. Let me know if you're still not finding it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 19:39 UTC
On Behind the shot: 'Louisville in Motion' article (38 comments in total)
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Princess News: This is amazing. I never really use the video of my camera but now I want to try it out.

This is timelapse, so it's video made from multiple still images flowed together. It's time-consuming work (as you'll know from reading Eric's commentary) but the results can be stunning.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:11 UTC
On Behind the shot: 'Louisville in Motion' article (38 comments in total)
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Higuel: Really helpfull for those interested!!!
Not just some dubious and frustrating self promotion like is mostly the case in previous examples of articles!

THANKS and keep them coming whith this quality! :D

It was our pleasure, Eric. Great work!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:10 UTC
On 'Building Absence': Stephen Tourlentes' prison landscapes news story (155 comments in total)
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Luke Kaven: I commend the editors at DPR for taking a step towards incorporating artistic content of merit. This site has enormous potential to become a leading destination for photographic art, including both new works, and classic works from history. It is encouraging to see more content of this kind.

Whatever one's reaction is to the images presented today, they are thoughtful and thought-provoking. We better ourselves through this engagement, both as photographers, and as people.

You're welcome. We appreciate the support. DPReview will always be primarily a gear site, but we want to showcase interesting and thought-provoking photography as much as we can. Generally you'll find it posted towards the end of the week and over the weekend, when the site's a little quieter.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 04:20 UTC
On 'Building Absence': Stephen Tourlentes' prison landscapes news story (155 comments in total)
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KodaChrome25: The negative commenters might, if they have not, visit the link above [Via: Prison Photography] for a fuller explanation of Mr. Tourlentes' work and why he creates it.

Thank you Mr. Britton for posting this. Much appreciated.

We know Pete Brook (who runs the excellent 'Raw File' at wired.com) and the prison photography blog / project is his baby. It's a fascinating project and I hope to have some more from Pete on the site this spring.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 04:18 UTC
On 'Building Absence': Stephen Tourlentes' prison landscapes news story (155 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: Boring

@ bigdaddave

"If you are going to put stuff out there then some people are going to disagree with your opinions and their opinions really are worth just the same as yours."

I totally agree. What you seem to have missed is that I haven't expressed any opinions.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 04:02 UTC
On 'Building Absence': Stephen Tourlentes' prison landscapes news story (155 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: No point, no nothing just snaps of far away prisons. Why is this "work" being presented here ??
I hope this Stephen guy has a proper job..

@ Der Steppenwolf - what I think of this series doesn't really matter. But the project has some significance, I think. I learned something from reading about it, and I respect anyone who can spend this amount of time working on something that clearly has a lot of importance to them.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 16:53 UTC
On 'Building Absence': Stephen Tourlentes' prison landscapes news story (155 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: Boring

I don't care if people disagree with me. What annoys me is people who look at something for five minutes and say 'this has no value'. It'a a lazy response, especially to a complex project like this one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 16:51 UTC
On 'Building Absence': Stephen Tourlentes' prison landscapes news story (155 comments in total)
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jeremiah_rubix: What's your opinion Barney?
mine is that its hard to gauge from my mobile device any impact these images have as their big wide open depictions should be viewed on a large screen or as large prints to truly appreciate. This could be the reason for the negative response, a response I tend to agree with. In my opinion!

Well, that's a valid point. The format we're using is limiting, and often the photographer doesn't want their work featured 'full size' on the web for obvious reasons. Where we have permission to post larger original images we do, but often we don't have that luxury.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 16:48 UTC
On 'Building Absence': Stephen Tourlentes' prison landscapes news story (155 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: No point, no nothing just snaps of far away prisons. Why is this "work" being presented here ??
I hope this Stephen guy has a proper job..

In your opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 09:18 UTC
On 'Building Absence': Stephen Tourlentes' prison landscapes news story (155 comments in total)
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onlooker: Hm. Nothing in those photos says "prison" to me.

In your opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 09:18 UTC
On 'Building Absence': Stephen Tourlentes' prison landscapes news story (155 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: Boring

In your opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 09:17 UTC
On 'Building Absence': Stephen Tourlentes' prison landscapes news story (155 comments in total)
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kadardr: Absolutely pointless and without any value. Please skip such nothingness.

In your opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 09:17 UTC
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keith james taylor: Donald Weber is a exelent photographer who deserves reconnition.
This is not his best woork. Why publish it like this with no explination ?

There's plenty of explanation here, we interviewed Donald and extracts from what he told us are included in the captions to these images. There's also a link to his portfolio on every page (which as you say, is worth checking out).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 17:25 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (529 comments in total)
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ggggee: Someone has trouble with the measurements. 3.3 inches and 110mm are far from equivalent. 3.3 inches is quite small and 110mm is not. Which is true?

Sorry about that - we're fixing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 19:55 UTC
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drummercam: Any reason for non-reporting of Pentax's recent round of firmware updates?

We didn't get a press release from Pentax, as it happens (I just looked those updates up). All of those updates do the same thing as far as I can tell - adding support for the new teleconverter. Is there anything more interesting that I'm missing? Happy to put a news story together if so.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (273 comments in total)
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turvyT: I have no particular interest either in this OM10 nor in the Pentax k3. But I'm curious about new cameras and like to be informed. K3 was announced almost half a year ago. OM10, less than two months. Still waiting for K3 review --or for Godot in this fully interesting exercise in surrealism by Dpreview. Personally I don't believe anymore in any of the excuses Dpreview has been producing about the lack of interest in the Pentax K3 by readers. I'm now convinced that under those foggy words of lame excuse there is only a lack of respect for people interested in new cameras and camera's technology.

@ Daedbird - we have been working on it, it's just a lot of work, and as you've hopefully noticed we've been presented by a lot of new cameras announced between then and now, which all need coverage. Also, again *hopefully* an obvious point but the FLU card review was not written by an in-house writer, but by a freelance contributor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 19:28 UTC
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