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 Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (353 comments in total)
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mxx: More articles to be expected:
Tomorrow: How to get your home ready for your new Sony A9
Day after tomorrow: Introducing you new A9 to the rest of the family
Later: Tips for when your dogs do not get along with your new A9

I'm writing all of these ideas down.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 00:12 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (353 comments in total)
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mxx: More articles to be expected:
Tomorrow: How to get your home ready for your new Sony A9
Day after tomorrow: Introducing you new A9 to the rest of the family
Later: Tips for when your dogs do not get along with your new A9

Please keep these good ideas coming.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 20:59 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (353 comments in total)
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mxx: More articles to be expected:
Tomorrow: How to get your home ready for your new Sony A9
Day after tomorrow: Introducing you new A9 to the rest of the family
Later: Tips for when your dogs do not get along with your new A9

These are all good ideas.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 20:52 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (353 comments in total)
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Fujica: I was already afraid we would not see a Sony related article today....

I keep on thinking Sony marketing has hired the entire DPR editorial staff.
Wonder how this could be...

Even the most cursory glance through our archives would reveal the shocking fact that when a manufacturer releases a major new product, we write several articles about that product, reflecting our opinions and findings.

And every time we do that, regardless of the manufacturer, a certain number of people with a some or other unspecified grievance and too much time on their hands post about how we're being bribed, paid off, in the pockets of whoever, etc.

It's very predictable, and very silly.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 19:29 UTC
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GiovanniB: When the A900 appeared, other brand(s) and their followers were quick to emphasize the prime importance of low high-iso noise. Which, by coincidence, was the only serious weakness of the A900 compared to its competitors, particularly the D700. The amazing IQ, superb UI and stabilizer of the A900 were obscured rather quickly by this maneuver.

I do remember mirror/shutter shock being an issue with the A900. You could feel the recoil of the mirror in your hand when taking a picture. Good times.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 19:24 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (353 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: The differences between these 2 cameras are so obvious that you don't need an article for that.

For you maybe, but I learned some things while researching this article and I do this for a living.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 19:15 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (353 comments in total)
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Samuel Gao: hm... is it weather sealed? That made me shun away from the A7RII and opted for the 5D4

Sony is being a bit vague on that point. It's weather-sealed to some extent, but we're doubtful that it offers the same sealing as (say) a Nikon D5.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 19:12 UTC
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Lea5: I bought a D3X instead. They had the same sensor I assume.

Almost but not quite the same, I believe. Although the output was similar.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (353 comments in total)
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Bill Hollinger: When is the embargo on test images going to be lifted so we can see if it really can equal the D5/D500 and Canon equivalents in AFC tracking? Hopefully you'll test with difficult subjects in varying (including low, flat light) so we can get a reasonably accurate sense of how it compares to the DSLRs mentioned above.

Tomorrow morning - watch this space.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (353 comments in total)
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technotic: I was wondering where the latest Sony article was. Can you guys speed up please? You are churning them out nearly as fast as Sony releases cameras. But not quite.

We're just trying to keep up with the snarky comments.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (353 comments in total)
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DWM: Another A9 article. Makes you wonder.

I'm just happy you're happy :)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (353 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Enough of Sony!

Enough of anti camera news comments on a camera news site!

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
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technotic: How many more A9 articles can we expect? We need full breakdowns on how much it would cost to switch from every other brand.

In your opinion.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 16:03 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (353 comments in total)
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DWM: Another A9 article. Makes you wonder.

I know, right? It's almost like we have a mandate to write about new cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
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technotic: How many more A9 articles can we expect? We need full breakdowns on how much it would cost to switch from every other brand.

DPReview in 'camera news site writes articles about new camera' shock!

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 00:04 UTC
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Sezano: The take home message for me: 135 f2 = $500 on KEH

That represents what KEH would give you for that lens, not how much it would cost to buy from KEH. I've edited the table to make it a little clearer since a few people seem not to have read the paragraphs above it.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2176 comments in total)
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zeddy1200: Really annoyed with Sony quality control !
- Got by a7r2 from the dealer today: unboxing, try to insert battery - does not work !!! The small blue lever that holds the battery in place after inserting, does not lock the battery so I cannot close the compartment door. Dead on arrival ! What the hell of quality control does Sony have in place for a 3.000€ camera ?? That's not a good start of relationship between the a7r2 and me ....

I wish I could say that I've never done this.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 23:24 UTC
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DMC75: www.nubrella.com gives error 403 Forbidden, You don't have permission to access / on this server. If the idea of this post was to ruin their company then congrats, you did it.

But what I don't understand is why this was posted as news. Nubrella is from 2013 https://www.xataka.com/otros/nubrella-un-paraguas-que-no-tendras-que-sujetar-con-las-manos

Any idea?

www.nubrella.com is alive and well.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 23:36 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: We chose to be bold with a rather large camera with a minuscule sensor.

Ok...

It's not all about the camera though, is it? Those PRO lenses are pretty special, and a lot smaller than their full-frame equivalents would be.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)
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Thematic: Since I am new to photography can anyone help me answer this question? I rented the Olympus mk2 and it has the world's worst picture quality - (is there anything worse?) but liked the speed and lenses - are there new cameras coming from olympus with better sensors?

Thank you.

Well... for starters, I think a lot of people (including me) would take issue with your statement that the E-M1 Mark II has 'the world's worst' image quality. This stands in flat contradiction of our testing.

Have you compared your camera's output against our studio images?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 15:54 UTC
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