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 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.

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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
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Is there a timed limited in the "Fearured" section.... interesting!!!

To DPR, although a very well done video, people obviously spotted the AD taste in it. Moving forward I think if DPR need to retain its authtisity, there has to be more criticism. You regularly hear Chris from CSTV and Kai from DRTV heavily criticise product flaw. The classic being Kai call Nikon DF absolute disappointment (or did he say junk, can't remember). That is a move with guts, DPR should consider such a direction.

We're not going to trash a camera that we really like, just to introduce some skewed sense of 'authenticity'. We clearly flag the things that frustrated us about the NX1 in this video but overall it's a very strong product.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 18:51 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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jtan163: DPR:
Were the under water shots taken with the Samsung?
If so in a case/bag or just sat in the creek?

GoPro 4.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 02:26 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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helltormentor: @ Barney Britton

How did you find the Samsung glass quality? In general, are the Samsung glasses comparable to Fuji counterparts for instance?

Is the Samsung EVF better than that of the Sony A7?

Thanks for the infield testing of cameras. It is really interesting.

The 16-50mm and 50-150mm zooms which I've been shooting most on the NX1 are both superb and the EVF is top-notch. No complaints.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 20:03 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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fPrime: Off topic but who is who here? Maybe next time we don't choose a body double as guest photographer, haha? Jordan and Barney remind me of a certain couple I know! :D

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Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 20:02 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: Whos is the buzz-kill representing DPreview? is it barney? In the excitement meter that guy is in 3rd place behind "watching paint dry" and "watching grass grow"

This video isn't about me. It's about the camera, and how Jordan uses it. And salmon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: This is a very infomativ video.
The camara is very interesting.

With what camera did you shout the underwater footage?

A GoPro 4, I believe.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 08:26 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (300 comments in total)
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plasnu: Which camera should I buy? Sony, but I didn't know that Sony is not the enthusiast mirrorless camera.

"Makes this roundup useless or the writer of this article clueless."

A little extreme, I think. There's no easy way of drawing class/market divisions.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 08:23 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Did the GH4 survive the water? It is supposed to be weather proof with the 12-35 and 35-100m F2.8 lenses. Did it have either of those lenses on it when it took the bath?

12-35mm F2.8, I think, and thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 06:49 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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wombat661: You are not really pushing the camera are you. Walking towards the camera at a leisure pace, and calling it autofocus tracking? Any camera can do that.
Problems comes when you are running towards the camera with f2.8 narrow depth of field, and the subject is getting close to the camera.

"any camera can do that"

Not true, actually - certainly not at this framerate.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 06:05 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (300 comments in total)
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plasnu: Which camera should I buy? Sony, but I didn't know that Sony is not the enthusiast mirrorless camera.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4555856197/2014-mid-range-mirrorless-roundup

And the a7-series will be covered in a separate roundup, before Christmas.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 05:11 UTC
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