Barney Britton

Barney Britton

Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Works as a Editor
Has a website at
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.

Barney Britton's recent activity

  • There's some weirdness around publishing dates on roundups which are occasionally updated over time, and there are three separate systems for exposing roundup content on our homepage (which ...
  • Commented on 2014 Holiday Gift Guides article

    Ah, sarcasm. *how* useful.

    Seriously though - we were focused on the heavierweight buying guide and roundup content earlier. I didn't want to delay that for the sake of a more light-hearted gift...

  • I'll have to defer to my colleague and ISO nerd Rishi on that point.

  • Yes that's true...

    But it seems like you're saying that Amazon is pushing sales of the cameras featured in our roundup, and is therefore influencing the camera selection and content? Because that...

  • I think I was flitting around between F4-8 on the 56mm for enough DOF to cover both of the model's eyes, when I was shooting. Olivia was mostly shooting at F8-11 on the 50-140mm.

  • You have 3 votes - you can rank your first, second and third choice, or you can just pick 2, or even just pick your favorite single lens. I see your point but I would hope that in a field of 14...

  • Must be. No other possible explanation.

  • Commented on Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview

    "DPR managed to make 2 reviews of the 3 month old Canon7D II, with the second review written specifically for the .02 firmware update"

    Not true.

  • Commented on Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview

    A couple of Englishmen, a load of Americans, and a few thousand forum users walked into a bar...

  • Commented on Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview

    Much as I love Ange (in fact we used to work together) that does rest on a few assumptions. I was told by Canon engineers that the only reason for WiFi being omitted in the 7D Mark II was that it...

  • From the article:

    "This poll lists products announced (but not necessarily available) in 2014. If there's a late 2013 product missing that you want to highlight, leave a comment and we'll take...

  • As far as we can tell, (and as far as we've been told by Sony) FW 2.0 has no effect on image quality, but of course - we keep the FW of all cameras which are undergoing testing up to date.
  • Our publishing philosophy and review prioritization has been explained more than once already in this very thread.
  • No. Thank goodness...
  • "Perhaps they can be explicit about how they (a) came up with the list selection and (b) how they missed such stars as the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM "A".

    Alow me...

    a) it's a curated list of...

  • It's a 2013 lens, I believe?

  • Commented on Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview

    Or alternatively, it's *descent* from the main homepage marquee to the slot underneath it...

  • Commented on Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview

    How so?

  • Commented on Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview

    The D7000's sensor serves exactly the same purpose when it comes to technical demonstration. We just happened not to have a D7100 in the office on the day we got the perfect sunset. Simple as that...

  • Commented on Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview

    Both Pentax and Nikon largely use the same Sony sensors AFAIK.

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