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 Rumors hint at pair of new Canon lenses article (56 comments in total)
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ryansholl: Digital Photograph Rumors now?

Hand on heart, 100% truly, we have not been told anything by Canon about any new lenses.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 00:31 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (175 comments in total)
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gwbert: Not sure how many folk know of the photographic history within pic 15. The survey ship Discovery was moored in this position for many years. On the opposite bank of the river were the publishers of Amateur Photographer, reputedly the longest-running continually published photographic title in the world.

For decades, the staff of AP used the Discovery as one of their test images for all new camera & lens reviews. Certainly through the '50's & '60's I became deeply aware of all of the rigging features of the ship, as seen using a variety of new hot technologies of the day ......

And the merits of using a slowly bobbing subject as a test target are still being debated today... ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (175 comments in total)
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isisandgranta: 1939 Hyde Park
This looks a bit like Green Park, with Piccadilly on the right looking towards Hyde Park Corner. There aren't slopes like this in Hyde Park. But if its Hyde park with Park Lane on the right, some of this was lost when park lane was widened.

I haven't a photo of the building on Piccadilly to check.

You could be right about it being Green Park. Another reader made the same suggestion. I need to look at some more photos to be sure.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 17:02 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (222 comments in total)
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MrsMiniver: This is such an amazing set of photographs - I can't decide which is my favourite! Your great uncle was certainly a very talented photographer. Thanks so much for spending the time restoring them, I have really enjoyed looking at them. Are there any more? <hopeful>

Thanks, I'm glad you've enjoyed them. I have a set on my (otherwise horrible disorganized) Flickr stream, here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/barneybritton/sets/72157644166241443

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 02:37 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (693 comments in total)
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Betico: I'm happy to read the Jeff's reviews. He writes clear and to the point. I miss his comments about the battery door on his DPreview reviews. On his former website he never missed a comment regarding the bottom of the camera. His comments about the battery doors were very helpful. I guess DPreview does not allow him to write these comments now.

The K-3 won our readers' poll due to the concerted and passionate efforts of less than 1% of our audience. Please don't take that statement to mean that we don't care about you - we do. But you're really not speaking for 'all enthusiasts' here.

The EOY polls didn't change our review plans one iota - we were simply extremely pushed for time and resources in the final quarter of last year, and the K-3 was reviewed late. We apologized at the time, and I'll apologize again now.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (693 comments in total)
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Betico: I'm happy to read the Jeff's reviews. He writes clear and to the point. I miss his comments about the battery door on his DPreview reviews. On his former website he never missed a comment regarding the bottom of the camera. His comments about the battery doors were very helpful. I guess DPreview does not allow him to write these comments now.

@ mamiller - I'd like to think that we (by which I mean all of us) might be given a little license to laugh at ourselves, every now and then :)

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 06:03 UTC
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)
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tricpa68 tricpa68: Am I mistaken? I thought DPReview was acquired by Amazon a few years ago.

You guys should know first hand what Amazon is patenting....

Therefore I don't understand the goal of this article.

@tricpa68 - nobody updated anything. That paragraph was in the original post and has not been modified.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 03:52 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (693 comments in total)
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Betico: I'm happy to read the Jeff's reviews. He writes clear and to the point. I miss his comments about the battery door on his DPreview reviews. On his former website he never missed a comment regarding the bottom of the camera. His comments about the battery doors were very helpful. I guess DPreview does not allow him to write these comments now.

Where's the Pentax K-3 review? That's what I want to know...

Wait - what?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 00:27 UTC
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Sad Joe: Another Pana in a fancy box at a very fancy price. As for having LECIA kit zoom lens - are they joking or do they really think all people who buy Lecia's are STUPID ???

'Another Pana'?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 23:11 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (175 comments in total)
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108932: Thanks for posting these great images, the ship in slide 15 of Series 2 must be RRS Discovery, now in Dundee. She was moored at the Embankment until 1986.

Thanks for the tip!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 22:57 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (175 comments in total)
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Roger VM: These are great to see. Do you by chance know what camera was used used? My brother recently scanned all of my Dad's old war photos from his WW2 service in CIB theatre of operations. When viewing many of his my brother then compared them to more recent pics I have taken in Mumbai and Delhi and he found it interesting to see how similar our scene setting was in the photos we took separated by 60 years, plus how little things have changed.

Beyond the obvious fact that it was a 35mm camera, I'm afraid I don't have any more details.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 22:56 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (693 comments in total)
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BRPWS: After all the bad things you guys wrote about this camera how does it get a silver award? Your review and your award contradict each other.

@ MIrrorless Crusader - sorry to ruin a good conspiracy theory, but as we've said countless times (and on several occasions to you directly) we're editorially independent of Amazon and GearShop, i.e. there is no relationship between the needs of retail and the opinions of editorial.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1042 comments in total)
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l_d_allan: Why not use RAW instead of JPEG?

RAW dynamic range is something we're really focusing on trying to test in a meaningful way - hopefully we'll have something to show you soon.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (175 comments in total)
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DanWis: Image 5 - A steeply sloping street somewhere in England with the hat lady is Prentice Street in Lavenham.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.109625,0.797735,3a,75y,33.18h,80.81t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1snYVyUHWmRT8qWtSyhbqIaw!2e0?hl=en

Counter intuitively the houses look older now than they do in the photograph due to "restoration". Pebble dash removal, timber exposed, old hall houses converted back from multiple to single dwellings.

Thank you for the wonderful series.

Well done Dan! I've updated the caption.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 17:30 UTC
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)
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tricpa68 tricpa68: Am I mistaken? I thought DPReview was acquired by Amazon a few years ago.

You guys should know first hand what Amazon is patenting....

Therefore I don't understand the goal of this article.

I could ask, but even if I were told, I'd be under an NDA. This is standard business practice.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 17:13 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (175 comments in total)
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Gino Cerullo: Here is the current Google Streetview of Image 6 with Lincoln Cathedral in the background.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@53.223469,-0.543651,3a,75y,32.78h,81.31t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s6SlBXA-6Ea9uItCttD2Y3Q!2e0?hl=en

Good work! I'll update the story. I couldn't find this spot but I think you're right.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 01:07 UTC
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)
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tricpa68 tricpa68: Am I mistaken? I thought DPReview was acquired by Amazon a few years ago.

You guys should know first hand what Amazon is patenting....

Therefore I don't understand the goal of this article.

@digitall - that is correct. But we are allowed to drink from the water coolers.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 01:02 UTC
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)
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tricpa68 tricpa68: Am I mistaken? I thought DPReview was acquired by Amazon a few years ago.

You guys should know first hand what Amazon is patenting....

Therefore I don't understand the goal of this article.

We're editorially independent of Amazon, so we have little or no visibility into most of the company's day to day activities.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 00:10 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (175 comments in total)
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bobbarber: Thank you. Just as nice as the first series.

I particularly liked the photo of Yorkshire. I've never been to England, but isn't that where the James Herriot books were set? I read all of them, once upon a time. Also, nice to see that people were taking pictures of their cats way back then!

Thirsk is a nice place, but I'd recommend avoiding the market square on a Friday night! (I always did...)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 06:17 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (175 comments in total)
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xentar: The link to part 1 is broken, it needs to end with part-1, not part-2.

Fixed.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 23:49 UTC
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