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 All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (172 comments in total)
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EricCul: I think DPReview has been hacked by a ladies bag manufacturer.

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (231 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: I get less and less of the British humor DPReview like to post. Maybe it is a result of DP joining mothership in Seattle and the horrible weather there. Most sample image aren't interesting to look at. Good for technological analysis but simply don't wow unlike marketing material. If only DP can move to Florida, Arizona, California or Hong Kong.

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 19:25 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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km25: Bareny, do you miss 1/8000 and do you think the removal of the AA would add any real sharpness to in the images.

a) Not really to be honest and b) physics says *yes* but I am totally happy with the resolution of the D750, AA filter nothwitstanding. And it's nice not to have to deal with moiré.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 01:38 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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Rikaby: Any news regarding the D810 review or preview?

Of course, sorry if I seemed defensive. Believe me I understand (and share) your frustration!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 00:43 UTC
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straylightrun: Remember when dpreview used to be about actual news instead of rumors?

@ straylightrun - your mistake (and you're not alone in making it) is to assume that we operate on a binary publishing logic - either / or. It is possible to do *both* and anyway, when a rumor takes hold like this, and is of potential interest to a large portion of our audience, why wouldn't we publish it?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 00:24 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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Jean Daniel Villiers: Very very nice review, one of the best real world photography, could you please give us some of the original flat profile MOV files. As video is an integral part of dslr and that you review it, it would be nice to have some sample of what you filmed as you do with jpeg and raw in the D750 reviews gallery.

We plan to publish the movie footage in our review, which will be completed very soon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 22:37 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (231 comments in total)
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atamola: oh my...
the number one feature in the A7 II for 90% of potential buyers/switchers/upgraders is the IBIS claiming 4.5 stops... and yet, the geniuses with the camera did not even try to go below the 1/focal length rule

Lol.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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Rikaby: Any news regarding the D810 review or preview?

@ Ben - "The camera has been available to the public since what--July? Really? It takes 4+ months to write the review?"

You're missing the point. Obviously it does not take that long to write the review *if it was the only thing we had to do*. The point is that (and you'd know this if you've been watching the camera market over the past six months) a HUGE amount has happened in 2014, and we've seen major releases from pretty much everyone, which need to be written about.

Do you see what I'm getting at? We prioritise based on what our readers are looking at, what they're most interested in, and the resources we have at our disposal. I'm sorry we've let you personally down so badly this time. And that's not being facetious - I really wish we could have reviewed the D810 earlier, it's just proven impossible to do given everything else that's going on right now.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 20:20 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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Schwany: Looks like a nifty camera. The hands on and interview videos are fun to watch, and I mean that in a positive and supportive way. Thanks

Does DP Review have any plans to post the image examples that were shadow lifted and shown in this video?

I'd like to see what they really look like after 2 minutes of post processing.

If I could throw away everything I've learned and had to deal with regarding exposure by purchasing a Nikon, hey I'm all over that. The image examples from this video might help with making such a decision.

Thanks! And yes the samples will be used in our forthcoming full review of the D750.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 18:41 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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James F. Kelly: Well done! Love it... want it. Not a criticism but suggestion... I kept wanting Barney and Rishi turn around and shoot the shooter. I wanted to see the rig that was shooting the video and hear the experience of the videographer. I realize that was not the point but would love to see a "making of" vid and very interested in the audio setup.

Ah, the great unanswered question of our times: 'who shoots the shooter?'

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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Rikaby: Any news regarding the D810 review or preview?

@ Ben Lazar - you clearly know more about the structure and priorities of our team, and our audience than me. That must be why you're comfortable saying

'to take this long to review several important cameras [...] defies any reasonable explanation.'

Big cameras take a long time to review. And the D4/S and 1DX aren't as high a priority for our readers as high-end enthusiast models. I'd love to review them (and I really hope we don't have to skip any more pro models) but despite good intentions we can't do everythingallatonce.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 22:48 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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Rikaby: Any news regarding the D810 review or preview?

We're really hoping to get this online before the end of December, once a couple of other reviews are out of the door. Sorry for the delay.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Love these videos. Much better than a 25 page review, although much less informative.

It would be great if you could post your usual in-depth reviews along with these videos.

You're very welcome ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 01:31 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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Mattoid: Great video, and amazing location! What camera was the majority of the video filmed on? It looked very good. was it another Nikon? Also is it possible to use active d lighting during video shooting or just stills?

Mostly a Canon C100 and Panasonic GH4, with D750 footage (where indicated).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 01:10 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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helltormentor: @ Barney

Did the internal reflection found on the D750 ever appear in your shots of back lit scenes?

You mean .NEF files? We used Adobe Camera RAw.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 00:50 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: Funny haircut aside, I enjoyed the vid. Keep them coming.

Funny 'ha ha' or funny 'huh?'

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 00:19 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Love these videos. Much better than a 25 page review, although much less informative.

It would be great if you could post your usual in-depth reviews along with these videos.

Well lucky for you, you're going to get both. Entirely for free.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 00:09 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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helltormentor: @ Barney

Did the internal reflection found on the D750 ever appear in your shots of back lit scenes?

Not that I've seen, no. But we're still working through our lab testing so if anything turns up it'll be in the full review.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Love these videos. Much better than a 25 page review, although much less informative.

It would be great if you could post your usual in-depth reviews along with these videos.

We're working on it, and we'll include this video embedded in the review when it's published.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 23:34 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Great work guys. Outstanding job making a video that is entertaining and informative. I have just one question though.

You state that the Dynamic Range of this Nikon camera far exceeds what you would expect. Do you feel that the Canon full frame counterparts offer the same latitude?

Nope. Sadly not even close. We're working on some tests in the upcoming D810 review which hammer that home.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 23:21 UTC
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