Staff Profile

Richard Butler
Richard Butler
Technical Editor

Richard graduated as a scientist but had a lot more fun writing and shooting for his university magazine. A number of years spent variously as a reporter, writer and editor on science and engineering titles combined his knowledge of science with his interest in images and words. But it was spotting the connections between emission spectra, white balance and all the nonsense he'd taught himself playing around in Photoshop that helped kindle an interest in digital photography. Searching for a camera led to him discovering DPReview and Richard was recruited by Phil Askey in 2007. He's been combining his love of photography, communication and attention to detail (pedantry?) ever since.

He has unusually strong opinions about lenses for the APS-C format.

Editorial content

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Canon EOS R5C vs EOS R5: what's the same, what's different?

The Canon EOS R5C looks a lot like an EOS R5 with a fan mounted on the back. Its greatest weakness stems from the degree to which this is true but so, perhaps, does its greatest strength.

Leica's M11 risks rendering the rangefinder obsolete

The Leica M11 is a great platform for M-mount lenses, but arguably, its modern capabilities bring into question the future of a camera that builds so much on heritage.

Leica M11 initial review

The Leica M11 brings a 60MP BSI CMOS sensor, USB charging and auto-magnifying, stabilized live view to the classic rangefinder form. We dig into the detail...

Through a different lens: why we're changing the way we process lens images

The increasingly ubiquitous use of lens corrections in modern mirrorless cameras has prompted us to update the way we show lens samples in galleries. Here's what we're changing, and why.

Sony a7 IV vs Canon EOS R6: Which is the best enthusiast mirrorless?

The Canon EOS R6 has been our favorite enthusiast-level full-framer since its launch. But has it met its match in the new Sony a7 IV? We look into the differences.

Sony a7 IV studio scene: 33MP sensor gives excellent detail but falls behind at high ISO

We've just published our studio scene images from the Sony a7 IV, providing a chance to take a look at how its new 33MP BSI CMOS sensor compares both to its predecessor and to its peers.

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 sample gallery

We took the second generation of Tamron's well-priced F2.8 standard zoom with us to Louisiana and Florida over the Thanksgiving weekend, to show what the 28-75mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 can do.

Should you upgrade? New Sony a7 IV vs a7 III

Sony's latest a7-series model is the most capable yet, but also the most expensive. Is it better than the existing a7 III, and if you already shoot with a Mark III, is it worth upgrading?

Panasonic announces Lumix S 35mm F1.8 standard prime

Panasonic has announced the Lumix S 35mm F1.8, the latest in its full frame prime lenses for the Leica / Panasonic / Sigma L-mount.

Nikon Z9 initial review: We take a detailed look at Nikon's new pro mirrorless camera

The Nikon Z9 is the company's first camera to feature a stacked CMOS sensor, which brings a raft of new features, including blazing speed and autofocus performance to the Z lineup. Click through for our detailed first impressions of Nikon's latest professional ILC.