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 Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
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Raw Jaw: How can the section "Serious mirrorless" not include Samsung's NX1?

@Raw Jaw - 'Serious Mirrorless' is a quote taken from our interview with Mr Maeda of CANON. The fact that Samsung is creating serious mirrorless cameras is obvious.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (126 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Nice article. I just wish that first photo of the entire aircraft had been taken with something longer than a 2mm lens.

That's a panorama stitched from 3 shots. Taken from a roll-up stairway near the nose. The air park is cramped and there is no vantage point.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 04:46 UTC
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (126 comments in total)
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Cal22: Informative pictures! Thanks, Barney!

As to your photographic approach: You photographed sans flash? What camera did you use, what lenses? And did the pictures take any amount of post processing to brighten up the shadows?

Compared to the past when photographers had a film in the camera nowadays somewhat challenging light conditions seem to be no problem anymore. I guess many young photographers aren't aware of the benefits of the digital era in photography, because they can't compare.

Thankyou! I was using a D800 and D3S, mostly with 14-24mm for the interiors and 70-200mm F4 for exteriors. Plus a 24-120mm for a few others. Shot raw, mostly underexposed by 1-2EV and boosted in Photoshop to keep some highlights.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 04:41 UTC
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (126 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: Certainly shows Barnaby's level. Bit dull and lacking imagination? You really want to show these to the masses?

One of us is showing his level, certainly...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 04:39 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
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Raw Jaw: How can the section "Serious mirrorless" not include Samsung's NX1?

The NX1 is mentioned at least twice...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 02:01 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
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Wes Syposz: it sees that Photokina is no more the event as it used to be, many companies announced their product ahead of the actual event....

That's actually quite normal.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 02:00 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
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Orin B.: I would disagree. It was NOT major news from Canon. Two cameras does not major news make!

A comprehensive update of one of the most popular enthusiast DSLRs ever made is (arguably) pretty major ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 00:44 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
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wildkat2: Quiet but not so quiet that Pentax could be heard over the Canikon din. God forbid DPR said anything about Pentax…….

I'm afraid you're not doing your argument any favors here. The K-S1 is an entry-level DSLR with a gimmicky LED light feature, and neither the Q-S1 nor WG-M1 are among the high-end enthusiast-oriented products that we are *obviously* focusing on in our Photokina coverage. Let alone the fact (again) that THE K-S1 AND Q-S1 WERE NOT EVEN ANNOUNCED IN THE SAME MONTH AS PHOTOKINA.

Believe what you want, but the fact is that Pentax/Ricoh products get the attention that they deserve on DPReview, and we have a very good relationship with the brand.

John Carlson joined us as a guest panelist for our DPReview Live broadcast last year and I intend to speak to the guys again this month at PPE. Maybe move on...?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 23:38 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
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wildkat2: Quiet but not so quiet that Pentax could be heard over the Canikon din. God forbid DPR said anything about Pentax…….

We didn't organise an interview with *Ricoh* because time was tight and the company did not release any major product at the show.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 23:11 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
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viking79: Where is the report on cut in half gear? :) Those are always fun.

Thanks for the coverage and interviews.

Next time I promise!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 22:18 UTC
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Mike FL: Then and Now:

Then - FUJI overstated some of camera's ISO at least reported by Dpreview.

Now - FUJI says: "We’re not playing for numbers anymore.".

Hmmmmm......

What?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
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cgarrard: LX100- definitely the most interesting camera. Pana/Leica should also make an LC1/Digilux 2 replacement. No, the LX100 is not an LC1 replacement. A real replacement could be a larger form factor (just as the LC1 is larger than the LX100) that could house a full frame sensor and compact fast Leica Manual focus/zoom internal zoom/focus fixed lens.

DO IT.

Carl

Subdued...?

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9230577452/hands-on-with-panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8545740747/opinion-why-the-death-of-the-point-and-shoot-benefits-photographers

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9324863460/photokina-2014-interview-the-panasonic-dmc-lx100

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6507158833/photokina-2014-panasonic-stand-report

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 21:12 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
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wildkat2: Quiet but not so quiet that Pentax could be heard over the Canikon din. God forbid DPR said anything about Pentax…….

@wildkat2 - you missed the Ricoh/Pentax stand report then, I take it?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 21:05 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
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xpanded: No, six years say 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

In actual fact I started working professionally in this industry in September 2006 (but did not attend that year's Photokina).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina article (324 comments in total)
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kevin_r: I'm just getting this definite impression that Amazon/Dpreview is at loggerheads with Sony.
They seem to be sending a message that Sony will be treated with scorn and contempt unless Sony ponies up some moolla somewhere.
Why do I say this?
Look at the treatment the Sony A77 mark II is getting even though it has been out on the market since August already.
Then, this specific article is clearly sending the message -
"Oh, sorry, we didn't see you there - your cubicle was so small and unnoticeable....!"

Great way to go, guys. Keep it up. Sony will soon cave in and spend some moolla as required.

'taken up' and given gold and silver awards, no less... funny kind of 'anti-Sony bias' but then what do I know....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 06:30 UTC
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autochrome: Wow. Talk about a marketing droid... the amount of bs here is just insane. This in particular is truly a gem:

"So in your opinion your sensors are currently the best on the market?

Yes. In the EOS 7D Mark II for example the sensor we’ve used is improved compared to the previous generation, especially at high ISO and in shadows. There’s less noise."

It's true that we don't know for sure yet, but i have a vague suspicion that somehow this 7Dmk.II wonder-sensor won't be quite up to the challenge against present Sony sensors at least. The arrogance is truly flabbergasting

He's not a marketing droid, he's the most senior figure in Canon and (whether you like what he has to say or not) I think he deserves a little more respect...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 06:23 UTC
On Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina article (324 comments in total)
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kevin_r: I'm just getting this definite impression that Amazon/Dpreview is at loggerheads with Sony.
They seem to be sending a message that Sony will be treated with scorn and contempt unless Sony ponies up some moolla somewhere.
Why do I say this?
Look at the treatment the Sony A77 mark II is getting even though it has been out on the market since August already.
Then, this specific article is clearly sending the message -
"Oh, sorry, we didn't see you there - your cubicle was so small and unnoticeable....!"

Great way to go, guys. Keep it up. Sony will soon cave in and spend some moolla as required.

Are you joking? We're *seriously* anti-Sony? That's a stretch...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 06:21 UTC
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photo nuts: We cannot take what Mr. Maeda says seriously. This guy either has NO CLUE what he is saying, is a compulsive liar or is simply delusional.

Read this DPReview interview in 2013 with the same mad man.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0336328811/cp-2013-interview-with-canons-masaya-maeda

"However, he ruled out the idea of a larger sensor camera along the lines of the Sony RX100 to offer more of an image quality distinction between smartphones and compact cameras. 'I think the market does exist but it wouldn't be very large. We think we have a good balancing point in terms of price, image quality and size. Lots of other combinations are possible, but, once you go below APS-C the next logical size is 1/2.3 inch', he says."

1 year after the interview, we get the G7X with the RX100 sensor. Ha, ha....

@ photonuts - it's 18 months after that interview and what sensible company wouldn't reassess strategic direction during that time?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
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Paul B Jones: Who are you people and why are you so angry at Canon? And why is the anger so personal? It's like Canon killed your father and you have been itching for vengeance since age seven. Except Canon didn't kill your father, they simply made a decision not to put WIFI in the 7DMkII.

There are lots of camera companies to choose from; if you don't like what Canon is offering try another brand - and try to be happy with it. Being serial grumps must be exhausting.

Or in front of them...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
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Markol: It's funny people should comment on the knowledge of the guy- of course he knows something about the camera, it's his job. Having said that, he IS a nice guy and that reminds me of Pana's french rep. He also is a nice guy and he said himself he doesn't know why they chose him because he is an unlikely choice but it seems they are happy with him as he's been doing his job for several years now.

As for "interview": this is a joint presentation, helped largely by Barney. There was not a single question if you don't consider "Why is this thing good?" an interview question.
Why didn't you ask "Why no TS?" or "Was there a lot of discussion about leaving out the flash?" or "Were you sure that the target audience would not frown an 12 MP these days?" or "Why no ND-filter?"or so many more- that would have been an interview. 95% of the stuff said in this video was already known to people who are interested in this camera.

Maybe Barney would care to chime in. If criticism is allowed, anyway...

NIce.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
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