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 Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (189 comments in total)
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KrisAK: Careful with the comments, people. If Mr. Bezos concludes that that dPreview message boards no longer provide a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of users, he might shut this down too. (Just like IMDB.)

"The fun of this site is actually the forums and comments sections"

What an interesting definition of 'fun'!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
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flektogon: Was the video taken with the same camera? If yes, then it is an amazing photo-video tool.

Except for the TG-Tracker bits ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 22:19 UTC
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sdgreen: This is not good for Nikon at all (stating the obvious). Makes them look like Pentax with their original full frame saga. Would have made sense if they'd announced them on April 1st last year.

Actually, it was RICOH that delivered on that one..,

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Canon mount but focuses Nikon direction...? That's why I didn't buy the last one. But I did buy the 45/1.8 and 15-30/2.8 for AMount because they focus in same direction as the native system.

First Sigma, now Tamron... Why are you guys inconsistent with focus and zoom directional rotations? Why not provide native direction to the mount it's designed for... Like Zeiss.

Otherwise, I'm sure these are nice. I'm always very pleased with my "proper" tamron lenses, with many current and legacy SP's going back to 1991... still in use today.

"Why not provide native direction to the mount it's designed for..."

Additional engineering complexity and associated extra cost, I should imagine. Tamron aren't charging Zeiss money, after all.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 23:47 UTC
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MGhostSoft: This article isn't really talking about hands-on experience. It only stated the facts Sony has announced and basic opinions on them.

This is our standard format for first-looks at new products that are not yet at the shipping (reviewable) stage. Useful (we hope) information in digestible chunks with key ergonomic details highlighted, which might be missed in standard computer-generated press images. We'll be posting a lot more when we get final samples of the lenses into our lab, which will be in a few days' time.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 00:25 UTC
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Tariag: Samples! We want samples! :)

These are pre-production cosmetic samples. We should have shootable lenses in the next few days.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 23:54 UTC
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Robert Schroeder: Not that I would want to praise myself as the greatest photographer on earth, but I'm often appalled at how lackluster and dull dpreview's sample images often come across. This gallery is no exception.

This is a lens samples gallery - it's shot according to a checklist of criteria, intended to highlight possibly strengths and deficiencies. If we've done a good job, you might choose to buy or rent your own copy, at which point you can take your own pretty pictures.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
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scrane: Gosh. Am I missing something? All the samples are remarkably mediocre.

I'm genuinely puzzled as to what you're so upset about. It is not a camera reviewer's job to 'paint the camera in a good light'. That would be dishonest. I actually really like the M10, and I like the files it produces, which I think comes across in my writeup. If you've looked at the files yourself, critically, and you completely disagree then fair enough - time to move on.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 01:13 UTC
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Tapper123: "~210 shot battery life (CIPA)"

Is that correct?! Isn't that incredibly low compared to previous M's?

Well a) this isn't a review and b) this is a rangefinder camera. 'Normal use' for most rangefinder aficionados will likely not include much live view, probably minimal or no use of built-in WiFi, and only moderate image review.

As such, you're looking at a 500+ shot battery life.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
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Elliot H: for too many, price is high at half the price

We'll pass that on.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 17:36 UTC
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scrane: Gosh. Am I missing something? All the samples are remarkably mediocre.

"If the reviewer didn't think it was worth his time to put the camera in its best light I definitely don't think it's my job to do so."

What a silly way of thinking. The original Raw files are available for you to process as you see fit - why on earth would you opt *not* to do this, if you're even halfway critically inclined?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 23:41 UTC
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virtualreality: I'm glad it has a touchscreen. Otherwise it would have been roasted by the impartial DPreview crew.

It does not have a touch-screen...

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
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uMad: A huge and expansive 50mm f/2.4 equivalent isn't what I would consider ultimate.

(The only problem I have is with the headline (clickbait), the article itself is well written in highlights advantages and drawback of that one focal length)

Personally I would have gone for a 35mm equivalent. Oh wait, there is no weather sealed one from Olympus :O

"The only problem I have is with the headline (clickbait), the article itself is well written in highlights advantages and drawback of that one focal length"

In that case, the headline isn't clickbait now, is it?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 20:33 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: "... the KP will replace the K-3 II in Ricoh's APS-C lineup."

Unless you have official confirmation of Ricoh Imaging to that effect, I don't believe it. Knowledgable insiders (including an official Pentax Ambassador) have stated that this is NOT the K3 II successor, and it is missing important features of Pentax' top-of-the-line APS-C models, including dual card slots, a magnesium body, a top LCD etc. It also features an AF system that is now almost four years old, and a cheap screen.

This is definitely not a worthy K3 II successor. And in the highly unlikely case that it would be, I'd be off to another brand ...

Only if I can tell them that you told me to do it.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 23:32 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: "... the KP will replace the K-3 II in Ricoh's APS-C lineup."

Unless you have official confirmation of Ricoh Imaging to that effect, I don't believe it. Knowledgable insiders (including an official Pentax Ambassador) have stated that this is NOT the K3 II successor, and it is missing important features of Pentax' top-of-the-line APS-C models, including dual card slots, a magnesium body, a top LCD etc. It also features an AF system that is now almost four years old, and a cheap screen.

This is definitely not a worthy K3 II successor. And in the highly unlikely case that it would be, I'd be off to another brand ...

I forgive you!

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 23:21 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: "... the KP will replace the K-3 II in Ricoh's APS-C lineup."

Unless you have official confirmation of Ricoh Imaging to that effect, I don't believe it. Knowledgable insiders (including an official Pentax Ambassador) have stated that this is NOT the K3 II successor, and it is missing important features of Pentax' top-of-the-line APS-C models, including dual card slots, a magnesium body, a top LCD etc. It also features an AF system that is now almost four years old, and a cheap screen.

This is definitely not a worthy K3 II successor. And in the highly unlikely case that it would be, I'd be off to another brand ...

Less 'parroting', more telling you, as a reporter, what was told to me. A little respect, if you please.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: "... the KP will replace the K-3 II in Ricoh's APS-C lineup."

Unless you have official confirmation of Ricoh Imaging to that effect, I don't believe it. Knowledgable insiders (including an official Pentax Ambassador) have stated that this is NOT the K3 II successor, and it is missing important features of Pentax' top-of-the-line APS-C models, including dual card slots, a magnesium body, a top LCD etc. It also features an AF system that is now almost four years old, and a cheap screen.

This is definitely not a worthy K3 II successor. And in the highly unlikely case that it would be, I'd be off to another brand ...

I'm literally just telling you what Ricoh's representatives told me in our meeting earlier this month. It will replace the K-3 II at the top of the APS-C DSLR lineup. There's every chance that another model will then take the top-spot, at some point in the near future, with twin card slots and all the rest.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 23:03 UTC
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Leandros S: Title needs to read, "help him keep track of your gear".

You're worried that Fro is going to come to your house and rob you?

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 00:44 UTC
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LensBeginner: Uhm... spreadsheet?
Been doing this for ages the old-school way...

Good for you!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
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sh10453: It would've been wiser to include an Android versions.
According to various statistics, Android has 80% of the market share vs. about %15 of iOS share.

"An Android compatible version of the app is planned for the future"

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
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