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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On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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Kona Mike: Nice video, wrong website.

I come to DPR because I want to see content like the a6300 vs 80D side by side, shooting the same subject, at the same time. With both cameras in the proper mode. What is so hard about that? You don't necessarily need a perfect standardized AF test when you stand side by side with both cameras and blast away. Let us see what they can do.

You had the D5 and 1D X II at the same event, yet you failed to show side by side burst sequences of the same subject from the same moment? Why, everyone wants to see that.

I think it is cool you built a kayak, and I hope DPR paid for it. However, I don't come to DPR to read about that. You did try to mix in a little camera talk, ok. Possibly give more details on how actually made the video, otherwise IHO that is missing the target audience of DPR.

You have access to most new cameras, I want to see them head to head. Your studio test is good, but the rest of your reviews make any comparisons apples to oranges.

Well, Mr Mike, we do what we do. You want us to do 'a simple side by side, same subject, same time comparison'? [Click here](http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos80d&attr13_1=sony_a6300&attr13_2=canon_eos70d&attr13_3=sony_a6000&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr15_2=jpeg&attr15_3=jpeg&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&attr171_1=off&normalization=full&widget=1&x=0&y=0). I even added the 70D and a6000 into there, just because I like you.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 04:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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bathedinfixer: No one says "wow" like Barney. No one. Karston really out did himself with this one. Does anyone else think about the way he must have held the 80D in his hands and gently racked focus, all the while controlling every muscle in his body to minimize camera shake? Bravo!

Wenmei noticed but she hasn't fired me yet so I think I got away with it.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 02:57 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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Autriche78: I wish i could enjoy this video, but once again, I can't. Why? Because the creators didn't bother captioning it. Google autocaption is a joke and doesn't constitute genuine accessibility. Don't believe me? Look for yourself by clicking on the CC button. A laugh a minute.

I hope that one day DPR editorial staff will realize that not all photographers have perfect eyesight and hearing, and create content that's actually useful to those of us who are in that category.

It's on the list, and we will at some point caption all of our videos. It's just a lot of work. And yeah - I hear you on the autocaptioning...

Also, I've been told by many many people that I mumble. Which I imagine doesn't help.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 02:48 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Not to put a damper on Mr. Yuyan but the possession of a Polar Bear tooth is illegal in the US unless you are one of the exempted native people in Alaska.

You didn't read the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Department of the Interior document I linked to, did you?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 02:30 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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Kona Mike: Nice video, wrong website.

I come to DPR because I want to see content like the a6300 vs 80D side by side, shooting the same subject, at the same time. With both cameras in the proper mode. What is so hard about that? You don't necessarily need a perfect standardized AF test when you stand side by side with both cameras and blast away. Let us see what they can do.

You had the D5 and 1D X II at the same event, yet you failed to show side by side burst sequences of the same subject from the same moment? Why, everyone wants to see that.

I think it is cool you built a kayak, and I hope DPR paid for it. However, I don't come to DPR to read about that. You did try to mix in a little camera talk, ok. Possibly give more details on how actually made the video, otherwise IHO that is missing the target audience of DPR.

You have access to most new cameras, I want to see them head to head. Your studio test is good, but the rest of your reviews make any comparisons apples to oranges.

DPReview did not pay for the kayak, I did, and I made it on my own time. And if you'd like to read a full review of the EOS 80D we posted one, last month.

[Here it is](http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-80d-review)

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 02:28 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Not to put a damper on Mr. Yuyan but the possession of a Polar Bear tooth is illegal in the US unless you are one of the exempted native people in Alaska.

It's jewelry, calm down. When I was in Barrow in November there were several such pieces on sale by native craftspeople, in the community center. Everything from baleen sculptures to necklaces made from grizzly bear teeth.

[Some light reading](https://www.fws.gov/alaska/fisheries/mmm/mtrp/pdf/factsheets/HANDICRAFTFACT%20HEET2010.pdf)

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 02:24 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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Petrogel: Barney do you get paid for what you do ?
If, yes, i want your job !!!!!

I paid for the workshop and took time off work to do it - does that count?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 00:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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bathedinfixer: No one says "wow" like Barney. No one. Karston really out did himself with this one. Does anyone else think about the way he must have held the 80D in his hands and gently racked focus, all the while controlling every muscle in his body to minimize camera shake? Bravo!

I'll brushlessly gimbal y'all in a minute.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 21:41 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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bathedinfixer: No one says "wow" like Barney. No one. Karston really out did himself with this one. Does anyone else think about the way he must have held the 80D in his hands and gently racked focus, all the while controlling every muscle in his body to minimize camera shake? Bravo!

Just you, I think.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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Dave: Nice plane models. Did you build them too?

I wish.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 20:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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DaveClark: I'm a bit confused... Some segments are pictures of the Canon 80D itself in use. Were they also shot with a second 80D? Were any parts of the video not shot with the Canon 80D? if so, please identify. Thanks! I enjoyed the story,

Also, some of the shots with Killii from our [Barrow AK T6i Field Test](http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5237091441/video-field-test-kiliii-fish-and-the-canon-eos-rebel-t6i-in-alaska) were shot on a Canon c300 Mk2.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 19:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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DaveClark: I'm a bit confused... Some segments are pictures of the Canon 80D itself in use. Were they also shot with a second 80D? Were any parts of the video not shot with the Canon 80D? if so, please identify. Thanks! I enjoyed the story,

As Eric said, anything with copyright information overlaid was supplied by Seawolf (the stuff shot in Finland, which is almost all within the first couple of minutes). All video content thereafter (i.e., the footage in Seattle) was shot on the EOS 80D.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 19:40 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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steelhead3: You looked pretty experienced paddling Barney...can you roll? I really enjoyed the video. Now for an observation on the camera, the colors seemed a little oversaturated, is that your doing or the camera?

First time paddling since I was a kid! I used to be able to do an eskimo roll but it's been 20 years since I tried...

As for the colors, we tend to bump the vibrance a wee bit for videos (otherwise things can look a bit drab once the shots are on YouTube) and I stuck with a fairly 'crunchy' process because I thought it suited the project. Just a personal thing.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 19:33 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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Gesture: Looks like another day in paradise.

Yeah this one was fun.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (141 comments in total)
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Markr041: So where is the dpreview forum on VR? Where do we post and discuss 360 photos/video and cameras?

Thanks for doing that Mark, you got there quicker than me this morning!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (141 comments in total)
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Markr041: So where is the dpreview forum on VR? Where do we post and discuss 360 photos/video and cameras?

I don't think anybody wants that.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 06:18 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (141 comments in total)
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Markr041: So where is the dpreview forum on VR? Where do we post and discuss 360 photos/video and cameras?

We're about to create a new forum - very soon!

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
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princecody: So does this camera have manual zoom or just the typical electronic zoom via the shutter button?

Electronic zoom, available via the zoom rocker switch around the shutter release and also from the ring around the lens.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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EthanP99: for a flagship APS-C sports shooter, I was expecting more than 200k shutter life.

And more than likely you'll get more than that, in normal use.

Also, that is 50K more than the old F5 was rated for... (and first-generation pro DSLRs like the EOS-1D II etc.)

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
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veroman: Hey guys: you used "it's" instead of "its" in your opening comments. Come on now. That all-too-common typo is beneath dpreview.

I've been whipping myself with knives for 3 days - let me know when I can stop.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 06:05 UTC
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