Richard Butler

Richard Butler

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United Kingdom Seattle, United Kingdom
Works as a Technical Editor
Joined on Nov 7, 2007
About me:

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.

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DPR's RX100VI review Sony Cyber-shot Talk 3 days ago
Dynamic range question Beginners Questions 5 days ago
Would an ISO 50 base ISO APS-C sensor compete with full-frame? Open Talk 1 week ago
To D500 from D810 Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk 1 week ago
Spam Private Messages Site Feedback and Help 1 week ago
X-H1 - using the non-S batteries? 3rd-party batteries? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
Studio shot comparison missing all new cameras Site Feedback and Help 3 weeks ago
Specs "other features" should be more standardized Site Feedback and Help 3 weeks ago
SD Express, the future storage News & Rumors Talk 3 weeks ago
Motorcycles at a Hillclimb in the UK Sport and Action Photography 3 weeks ago
How does OSPDAF work (an ignorant question) Photographic Science and Technology 4 weeks ago
Large aperture advantage in low light? Beginners Questions 1 month ago
Please replace a deleted or missing article. Site Feedback and Help 1 month ago
Error in Fuji 45mm Quick Specs Site Feedback and Help 1 month ago
Where does DPREVIEW get the cameras they test ? Open Talk 2 months ago
What is mirrorless? Open Talk 2 months ago
Trying to make sense of the K-1 ii saga, checking the EXIFS... Pentax SLR Talk 2 months ago
Panasonic 100-400 to be discontinued? Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 months ago
Strange green orbs what are they ? Open Talk 2 months ago
fujifilm DR Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 months ago
Fuji shooting themselves in the foot by not making lens interface more open? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 months ago
Question for Great Bustard Open Talk 4 months ago
DPR X-H1 review regarding the touchscreen: no tap to AF directly?? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 months ago
XH1 how to get "movie" shutter speeds? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 months ago
FF lens on DX camera Open Talk 4 months ago
Why are larger sensors able to "gather more light" Open Talk 4 months ago
New A7iii will beat A7Riii and A9 in High ISO performance & Dynamic Range? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 4 months ago
About AA filters Open Talk 5 months ago
ISO and noise --- what is your opinion? Photographic Science and Technology 5 months ago
X-H1 Pixel Shift Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 5 months ago
ISO Invariance and Exposure Strategy Open Talk 5 months ago
PowerShot Shootout: Canon's G1 X III vs G7 X II Canon PowerShot Talk 6 months ago
Marti58 Site Feedback and Help 6 months ago
Is Panasonic back in the sensor game? Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 months ago
The GH5S - wow! Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 months ago
GH5s first m43rds camera to shoot 14-bit raw stills Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 months ago
Pen-F: Question on "blinkies" and focus peaking Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 months ago
How much of a performance difference is there between 1" and m4/3? Micro Four Thirds Talk 7 months ago
Pentax K1 vs. Nikon D850 Pentax SLR Talk 7 months ago
Why is the A7RII's ISO performance so much better than the A6500? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 8 months ago
Pretty shabby quality control at DPR Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
Comprehensive list of bodies that don't support non-AFS lenses? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 8 months ago
Does the A7RIII shoot 14 Bit at 10FPS? Open Talk 8 months ago
Crop Factor Open Talk 8 months ago
Yi 3.0 firmware release... Micro Four Thirds Talk 8 months ago
Weird prototype-ish camera spotted at F1 Japan 2017 News & Rumors Talk 9 months ago
Why am I getting horizontal lines in silent mode on GX80/85 with Oly 25mm 1.8? Micro Four Thirds Talk 9 months ago
GH5 and SD-cards Micro Four Thirds Talk 9 months ago
ETTR: Why is image processing done so crudely? Photographic Science and Technology 9 months ago
LCD Resolution Open Talk 9 months ago