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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reginalddwight: Bestowing the GM1 the title of Gear of the Year before getting an opportunity to test a production sample? Hmmm.....

@ joejack951 - I'm not sure on what basis you're making that assumption...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 17:26 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)
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chooflaki: Response to Mile Griffin. That may explain why the mounting flange sticks out so much. Puts the camera look slightly off balance. Pre AI lenses were unworkable on previous DSLR's because of risk of the mirrorr hitting the back of the lenses and causing damage. I wonder if this has any effect on the listed focal lengths of the Pre Ai lenses?

Mike is right - there was never an issue with pre-Ai lenses striking the mirror. There were a couple of very specialist lenses way back which required the mirror to be locked up for use (I seem to recall) but the size of the F-mount, and mount-sensor (or film plane) distance hasn't changed.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 18:52 UTC
On Rare photos of Rolling Stones emerge from estate sale article (106 comments in total)
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Amnon G: Any reasons why this is on a website with a D as the first letter of its name?
Digital Photography Review?
I don't get the connection.

@ Joe - not true at all, but don't let facts get in the way of a good rant.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 17:22 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I can't wait till they hack it to turn the video back on. It is probably capable of 4K @ 60 FPS RAW video but Nikon turned it off for now.

It doesn't have any microphones, so good luck with that.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 21:18 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)
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motobloat: "I can't shake the feeling that the Df is a little bit... silly"

Same here.... :-(

So we do a good job, and are entitled to our opinion, but aren't allowed to express it?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 21:17 UTC
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)
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chaos215bar2: It would be nice if you could post just one article for new product launches, so all the comments ended up in the same place. Three is a little ridiculous (though I realize each one is technically something different).

Many have tried...

If you ever want to see a page with all of the content (hopefully) on a single camera in one place, hit our main product pages. In this case:

http://www.dpreview.com/products/nikon/slrs/nikon_df

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:28 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: So I presume that in the DPR final score it will have negative points for not having a dedicated video button, as is usual DPR's punishment to DSLR designs?

Come on now - let's not start flaming the review before it's even written...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:26 UTC
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)
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chaos215bar2: It would be nice if you could post just one article for new product launches, so all the comments ended up in the same place. Three is a little ridiculous (though I realize each one is technically something different).

We always post the press release, and we always post an in-depth look at the camera. They're different pieces of content, as you say, so they're indexed differently. We also know that they're searched for and exposed differently over time.

@ Gao Gao - consider how confusing it would be to unify all content about all products. This isn't about 'clicks' it's about content organization.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:19 UTC
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parallaxproblem: Poor interview - all we get to know is that the guy has no prior E-mount or A-mount experience... no wonder both ranges seem to be so confused now!

Also that the guy is an intellectual butterfly wanting to 'create something new every six months'... fantastic for gaining new customers, but what about the existing customers who want to see some coherency and ongoing continuity in their product range? And new customers become existing customers as soon as they buy something..!

What does the cancellation of the 'NEX' product range name mean?

What is the future for A-mount?

Will there be future small Emount cameras like the NEX bodies were or will they all be huge monsters like the A3000 or expensive mini-DSLRs like the A7?

Will there be future low or mid-range A-mount bodies?

How are Sony going to integrate E-mount and A mount?

Yep... none of these questions and more were answered

Sorry, I'm disappointed, and I suspect many other current Sony owners are as well!

Pretty well all of the questions you suggest would only ever be answered 'off-record' by a senior executive.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 01:40 UTC
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Lift Off: I have no idea who this man is, but if he is responsible for the RX1 and the A7, well, my hat's off to you, Sir.

He's the man responsible for the RX1 and A7.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 22:20 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Allochka Emiliana: Nikon got worried about Sony A7 and A7r that they released this rumor in a hurry!

Average time from initial R&D to product launch seems to be ~3 years for high-end gear. So I doubt it ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 20:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (675 comments in total)
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Abu Mahendra: Good thing you managed to rush this review before the 80D is released. Next time take your sweet time. No rush...

4 weeks *uninterrrupted*. Take a look at our news feed for the past month and you'll see plenty of interruptions ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 03:53 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (675 comments in total)
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Abu Mahendra: Good thing you managed to rush this review before the 80D is released. Next time take your sweet time. No rush...

Something you fail to appreciate is that we don't get cameras to review *as soon as they're announced*. There was a considerable gap between product announcement and availability of 'shipping' products, (which we actually filled with a ton of content).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 02:45 UTC
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Edgar Matias: Not sure what the point is of these "PPE 2013: Hands-on" posts. It's just a bunch of photos with no new information.

Am I missing something here?

"We want to change the world"

That's the interview teaser ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 01:29 UTC
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Eleson: "We had a fascinating (and fun) interview this morning with Kimio Maki,"
and where is it?

We were speaking for an hour, and 1min of audio takes around 5 mins (at least) to transcribe, longer if the interviewee's first language isn't English, plus editing it into something readable, sorting out the on / off-record comments... It needs several hours, which I'm hoping to find this week.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 06:13 UTC
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Edgar Matias: Not sure what the point is of these "PPE 2013: Hands-on" posts. It's just a bunch of photos with no new information.

Am I missing something here?

They're not going to add much for those of you who are regular and loyal site visitors - it's more of a quick roundup of recent (ish) releases from some of the busier camera manufacturers. It's also a convenient hub for some of our more in-depth review and preview content for people who might be new to it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 06:12 UTC
On PPE 2013: Hands-on with Panasonic's newest cameras article (37 comments in total)
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matty_boy: I'm just a nobody who had a whine about DPReview not being that active, but things really seem to have picked up in the last few days and its articles like this i really want to see more of. Keep up the good work, loving all these recent articles

new cameras were released ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:20 UTC
On PPE 2013: Hands-on with Fujifilm's newest cameras article (24 comments in total)
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johnvr1: Funny. I was there and noticed Fuji X100S cameras standing untouched by anybody...

Lucky you!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 12:26 UTC
On What just happened?! Looking back on last week article (98 comments in total)
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eljamoquio: Pentax K-3, likely the best APS-C camera on the market... nothing to see here.

I do so enjoy our little chats...

You might have missed our detailed launch coverage of the K-3, so here it is, just in case:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/pentax-k-3/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 00:52 UTC
On What just happened?! Looking back on last week article (98 comments in total)
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eljamoquio: Pentax K-3, likely the best APS-C camera on the market... nothing to see here.

It was covered in a separate roundup of content from *the previous week*. Which, not coincidentally, is when it was released (and previewed in detail).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 20:21 UTC
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