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 A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)
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clicstudio: DPR is losing it… Bring Philip Askey back please!
Amazon owns DPR. I was waiting for the links to BUY the GoPro AND the Diwshwasher…
Kinda Sad.

It can't have been a joke to 'show' how materialistic DPReview has become, because you didn't show anything.

We have always been supported by advertising and by commercial links, since long before the Amazon acquisition.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 04:09 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 3) article (90 comments in total)
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Lanski: These are fascinating. Technically it's Beverley Minster as it's a parish church, just a really big one, but it does indeed look just the same today :)

You are quite right - I've corrected the text.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 08:20 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)
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Higuel: What a royal CRAP!!!
To think i come to dpreview thinking about learning something about a camera (like for instance... let's say... Oh! a REVIEW!) or at least some (INTERESTING!) article about photography! and i almost lost 4minutes of my life watching this...
I cannot help but feel a bit sorry for whoever thought that «the resulting video is surprisingly entertaining»?!?!
Man, maybe you need to start thinking about better uses of your time, but FOR SURE YOU CAN start right now thinking better about better things to show on dpreview, last time i checked, it was (still) not just one more personal blog in the vast Internet!!

My question mark was simply to demonstrate that you've lost me. I no longer understand the point/s you are trying to make. I suggest you send me a private message if you really want to pursue a conversation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 15:51 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)
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Higuel: What a royal CRAP!!!
To think i come to dpreview thinking about learning something about a camera (like for instance... let's say... Oh! a REVIEW!) or at least some (INTERESTING!) article about photography! and i almost lost 4minutes of my life watching this...
I cannot help but feel a bit sorry for whoever thought that «the resulting video is surprisingly entertaining»?!?!
Man, maybe you need to start thinking about better uses of your time, but FOR SURE YOU CAN start right now thinking better about better things to show on dpreview, last time i checked, it was (still) not just one more personal blog in the vast Internet!!

?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 20:53 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)
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Higuel: What a royal CRAP!!!
To think i come to dpreview thinking about learning something about a camera (like for instance... let's say... Oh! a REVIEW!) or at least some (INTERESTING!) article about photography! and i almost lost 4minutes of my life watching this...
I cannot help but feel a bit sorry for whoever thought that «the resulting video is surprisingly entertaining»?!?!
Man, maybe you need to start thinking about better uses of your time, but FOR SURE YOU CAN start right now thinking better about better things to show on dpreview, last time i checked, it was (still) not just one more personal blog in the vast Internet!!

@ Higuel - with respect, I don't recognise your version of reality here. If you like, you can just bookmark dpreview.com/reviews, and you'll see business as usual. You're also free to filter our homepage content.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 16:07 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)
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Higuel: What a royal CRAP!!!
To think i come to dpreview thinking about learning something about a camera (like for instance... let's say... Oh! a REVIEW!) or at least some (INTERESTING!) article about photography! and i almost lost 4minutes of my life watching this...
I cannot help but feel a bit sorry for whoever thought that «the resulting video is surprisingly entertaining»?!?!
Man, maybe you need to start thinking about better uses of your time, but FOR SURE YOU CAN start right now thinking better about better things to show on dpreview, last time i checked, it was (still) not just one more personal blog in the vast Internet!!

@Higuel - if you're having trouble finding our reviews and interesting photography-related articles, please drop me a line. I'd be happy to point you towards them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 16:41 UTC
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W5JCK: I didn't know that Amazon owns DPR. That explains a lot. Amazon has ignored user requests for years to change some of the idiotic formatting on Kindles, just like DPR refuses to get rid of the idiotic white text on black background that makes you see stripes in front of your eyes. I'm sure this new Amazon device will sell dozens of units just like its latest sibling the AmazonTV. Bwahahahjahjahaha!!!!!!!!

Fun fact - we polled our readers a couple of years ago on the white/black text question and a majority didn't want it to be changed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 16:26 UTC
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windmillgolfer: Errrr, DPR is owned by Amazon. Chinese walls or just poorly disguised publicity? Not that it's needed :-)
If it offers innovative technology, works well as a phone, and is competitively priced then it'll sell.

Yes indeed we are, but there is no relationship between us and the various bits of Amazon that create hardware. And Lars is a freelance writer for us, based in another country so he has zero visibility into Amazon's future plans beyond the rumors that we're all looking at.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 15:44 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)
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clicstudio: DPR is losing it… Bring Philip Askey back please!
Amazon owns DPR. I was waiting for the links to BUY the GoPro AND the Diwshwasher…
Kinda Sad.

Did you see links to buy the GoPro and Dishwasher? Because I don't see any.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 15:34 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: He tried to use a typewriter to pay his taxes online. The IRS is looking for him.

I doubt their jurisdiction extends as far as Tyneside.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 16:58 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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accupix: Two questions? 1- What focal length are these shot at (does it show anywhere?) 2- I went to full screen, but 'esc' on my i-mac keeps me in full screen. I had to quit 'Chrome' to get out of full screen. Is there another way to get back to DPR?

We're shooting a largeish, flat plane here so we shoot for the best tradeoff between optimal sharpness and evenness of field. I'll let our studio tech., comment on the specifics.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 18:36 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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accupix: Two questions? 1- What focal length are these shot at (does it show anywhere?) 2- I went to full screen, but 'esc' on my i-mac keeps me in full screen. I had to quit 'Chrome' to get out of full screen. Is there another way to get back to DPR?

1: 70mm equiv (hit the 'i' button on the lower right of the window)

2: By default (and this might depend on your browser settings) the full screen mode will open a new window, which you can close manually or using apple key+w.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 16:21 UTC
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Jogger: This seems more like an advertorial, no? There's even the same gear advertised for sale right below the article... all links to Amazon. Amazing.

All of our content which is centered around product contains links to our database pages, and to Amazon landing pages. That's been the case for many, many years. It's how we support the site's existence.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)
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DaveE1: His "work has garnered a lot of attention in the past couple of years"...

I'm not surprised. Popular sites, such as DPReview, are posting his photos on their sites for no other reason than others seem to be posting his photos too. Nothing attracts a crowd quite like a crowd.

I wish I hadn't thrown away all my old photos that I thought were too bland. I could have been on this page :-)

I think it's more the exhibitions he's been invited to contribute to and the major magazine commissions, to be honest...

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 22:57 UTC
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)
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jhinkey: Interesting, but nothing that really grabbed me. Same could be said of my photography too I suppose.

Not sure why this guy is featured on DPR - seems like there are more interesting budding photographers out there that likely deserve more attention.

Send us links to their work via www.dpreview.com/feedback, by all means.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 22:56 UTC
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)
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PeakAction: Some cool stuff, but I'm left wondering why it's being featured on the DPR front page... Slow photo news day?

We're a photography site.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
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forpetessake: "Massimo Cristaldi documents cost of migration" -- no he doesn't. His are some random images, technically poor, bearing no thought on the subject. Had he actually contemplated the cost of illegal immigration he would take images showing how it destroys the cities, regions, and the whole countries overrun by illegals.

@forpetessake - it's a project. It's a project that Massimo has chosen to undertake in a particular way, using particular techniques. Honestly, have some respect...

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 19:15 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Real-world Samples Gallery article (86 comments in total)
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webrunner5: God, those are pretty terrible. Imagine going on a vacation of a lifetime and coming back to show the shots to your family, friends. Jesus, who thought this camera was a GOOD idea to make in this day and age?

Hold your nose as you say it, but they're fine for sharing on the web, and for small 6x4in prints, which is probably exactly the market that Panasonic is aiming at.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 17:33 UTC
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)
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Individual1: Can I just say how disheartening it is to see a site dedicated to photography respond to a portfolio with such utterly senseless commentary. Some of these are interesting photos. It might be worth taking a moment and thinking about his work, rather than offhandedly trashing it. His exploration with the Xerox is smart and creative (indeed, I had to go to his site to understand what he was doing and why it was worth a look, which is something that could have been explained here). The vitriol that has taken over this site's comments is really come to a new low. Anyone who posts an unsubstantiated comment like "junk" should post a link to their images for fair critique. What does "junk" add to understanding? For the student or the viewer? I'm not for censorship, but please, if you are just going to be rude and thoughtless, go somewhere else.

@Antony John - just ignore him.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 17:23 UTC
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)
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Gordon W: Is Luke related to someone at DPR? Can't imagine why else his work would be featured here. A couple of those images are somewhat interesting, a couple of them are utter trash, none of them move me in the slightest.

^^ @ fleetwoodjazz - read the article, maybe? ^^

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 17:23 UTC
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