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 article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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Gesture: Looks like another day in paradise.

Yeah this one was fun.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (142 comments in total)
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Markr041: So where is the dpreview forum on VR? Where do we post and discuss 360 photos/video and cameras?

Thanks for doing that Mark, you got there quicker than me this morning!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (142 comments in total)
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Markr041: So where is the dpreview forum on VR? Where do we post and discuss 360 photos/video and cameras?

I don't think anybody wants that.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 06:18 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (142 comments in total)
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Markr041: So where is the dpreview forum on VR? Where do we post and discuss 360 photos/video and cameras?

We're about to create a new forum - very soon!

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
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princecody: So does this camera have manual zoom or just the typical electronic zoom via the shutter button?

Electronic zoom, available via the zoom rocker switch around the shutter release and also from the ring around the lens.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1086 comments in total)
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EthanP99: for a flagship APS-C sports shooter, I was expecting more than 200k shutter life.

And more than likely you'll get more than that, in normal use.

Also, that is 50K more than the old F5 was rated for... (and first-generation pro DSLRs like the EOS-1D II etc.)

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
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veroman: Hey guys: you used "it's" instead of "its" in your opening comments. Come on now. That all-too-common typo is beneath dpreview.

I've been whipping myself with knives for 3 days - let me know when I can stop.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 06:05 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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Allar: Sorry it took so long, wow what a comment. Wish I had years to deliver 'new' work.

Give me your address and I'll mail you a refund check for your membership fee.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 05:59 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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aramgrg: I hope you understand is not another PEN from Olympus with the same sensor. This is one of the most wanted, third highest rated camera according to your website. I hope D500 review will not follow the same fate.

Well, because every time another camera came along, the D810 became a little less 'new' and a little less urgent compared to cameras that were capturing more attention among our readers. So our ongoing testing, even those tests which involved the D810, was directed towards finishing reviews of the newer cameras. Make sense? It's a vicious cycle.

And at the end of the day - it's only a camera.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 22:41 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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aris14: We all know that this cam is great practically in every aspect.
DPR guys please have in mind that if you chose to publish a review, the posting has to be done at most after 3 months after you get the cam in your hands. Lack of personnel is a serious issue, as important and serious as your readers are.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/7058035710/benchmark-performance-nikon-d810-in-depth-review

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 22:37 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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Esstee: Awesome!
Can't wait to see the K-1 review now
Hopefully it will get done before I die of old age :(

Depends on how old you are, I think.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 22:31 UTC
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Sunday Ohwo: DPReview, when will you guys come up with a detail review of the Nikon equivalents? I mean the DL series, DL24-500 especially.

The DL compact have been delayed, and we currently have no idea when production samples will ship or become available for review.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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TheJohnz: I welcome DP's exhaustive study of the Mirror/shutter probIems in regards to VR. I have both the D800 and D750 cameras along with the 300mmF4 PF lens. I noted and complained to Nikon a year ago, concerning the VR problems centered around 1/125th second.

My solution did not come from Nikon, but from discussions with a well known Canadian Wildlife photographer. He was not having any VR issues and it boiled down to his use of the extra hand grip for his D750. I purchased the grip for my D750 and found the VR blur to be substantially reduced. It also helped to keep one's hands completely off the lens itself.

My theory is based simply on mass. The lighter the camera/lens combination, the more likely the problem occurs.

I also related the VR problem to the relative loudness of the shutter/mirror mechanism. My quietest camera now is the D500 and D7200. Both are better in this regard. (the D500 seems not to have any issues) The very noisy D800 is the worst culprit.

Tried it. Doesn't work.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 18:18 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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osan: D810 has good dynamic range sure. But 4EV push for shadows is only for small prints and facebook photos and it shows all the symptoms of over processing. The recent preoccupation with DR is blown way out of proportion.

That depends on the kind of photography you do.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 17:20 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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aris14: We all know that this cam is great practically in every aspect.
DPR guys please have in mind that if you chose to publish a review, the posting has to be done at most after 3 months after you get the cam in your hands. Lack of personnel is a serious issue, as important and serious as your readers are.

You're reaching a bit here, I think...

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 17:16 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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evilmagicnut: What I really want to know is: how much did Barney and Rishi fight over the content of this review?

Speculation some of the criticisms of the D810 and fear of blow-back may have delayed the review (increasing the due diligence required to report such findings.)

Why is this the first review I've read to discuss low light AF challenges and shutter shock analysis?

?

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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vadims: DPR, please understand that this is no longer a "review", it's kind of a summary of what's been known already for quite some time; a historic record for future generations.

Which I still do appreciate, as I often use DPR as camera/lens database; you made it very convenient, thanks.

But to be relevant as a *review* site, you have to have a much shorter turnaround times; post [much] shorter reviews, but much quicker. I doubt *anyone* needs 19 pages of info on D810 in May 2016.

The amount of work required to review the X70 is in no way comparable.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 20:09 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: I feel this review has something to do with the appearance of the K-1 a few months ago. Nice to see it anyway.

It didn't.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 20:09 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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mike earussi: This review was obviously written before the K1's DR test was done, because the K1 beats the Nikon in Pixel Shift mode by several stops.

Yeah, it does. In Pixel Shift mode. So for most everyday photography the benefit is irrelevant. In conventional (single exposure) shooting the D810 at ISO 64 is superior.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 19:49 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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vadims: DPR, please understand that this is no longer a "review", it's kind of a summary of what's been known already for quite some time; a historic record for future generations.

Which I still do appreciate, as I often use DPR as camera/lens database; you made it very convenient, thanks.

But to be relevant as a *review* site, you have to have a much shorter turnaround times; post [much] shorter reviews, but much quicker. I doubt *anyone* needs 19 pages of info on D810 in May 2016.

To be fair, a lot of these pages were already online, and have been for some time.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
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