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 Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (84 comments in total)
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davev8: i have often wounded if the M8 can take hand held IR photos with a R72 filter attached ???

Oh, I think its IR sensitivity ended up being pretty widely documented!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 01:48 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (84 comments in total)
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AndersSJ: Nevertheless - It brought manual control and full frame (almost) back to digital photography - and to me. Moved on to the M9 and sold my M8 five years ago; but still wonder if I should have kept it - for the sake of it's IR-capabilities.

Full frame (real full frame) had been around for years by 2006.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 01:21 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (84 comments in total)
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Zeegee: Some of us will never understand Leica buyers, however I do ike my Bessa R3M with the 40f1.4...enough said

A pulse?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 22:00 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (84 comments in total)
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bskbo: If I remember correctly, the M8.2 did not solve the problem of the infra red sensitivity. You still had to use a filter in front of the lens.

Thanks gentlemen - I just made that edit.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (84 comments in total)
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bskbo: If I remember correctly, the M8.2 did not solve the problem of the infra red sensitivity. You still had to use a filter in front of the lens.

My memory could be faulty on that point - thanks for the catch, I'll look into it.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (84 comments in total)
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rfsIII: The level of detail on some of those photos—like the white windows set in the brick wall, and the drowning baby trying to pull itself up on the wet rock—is amazing even for today. But that's what's cool about this series, we're seeing how incredibly innovative and technically accomplished even the earliest digital cameras were.
It must have been a treat to get a front row seat to a technological and creative revolution.

"the drowning baby trying to pull itself up on the wet rock"

I'd hate to see you take a Rorschach test...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 19:53 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (84 comments in total)
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davev8: i have often wounded if the M8 can take hand held IR photos with a R72 filter attached ???

I'm sure it can - someone who's tried it will probably chime in on this thread.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (84 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: Maybe I am lucky but mine (still working perfectly fine) has never crashed or exhibit nasty habits of getting "worryingly hot when it was turned off and placed inside a camera bag" -and I live in south TX.

I don't think it was a universal experience.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 15:34 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (84 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Barney.... the M8 would have been a good candidate for Throwback Thursday.

Just sayin'......

What day is it?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 15:21 UTC
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Christop82: Polar ice thinning and breaking away is a fake story. The thickness of the summer ice has been unprecedented. Reports of it being over five meters thick. Polar bears follow food, not ice.

I almost went to the University of East Anglia. Lucky escape for me, apparently...

FYI - Scientific opinion (in common with most opinion pertaining to the state of the world) is based on facts. Facts which are readily available to anyone with an Internet connection. I can't imagine the mental effort it must take to maintain that virtually all scientists in this field are wrong, and in fact climate change is a hoax.

That said, I was arguing with a moon landing conspiracy theorist here the other day, so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.

Next week: *Is the earth flat? DPR commenters discuss...*

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 01:21 UTC
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Christop82: Polar ice thinning and breaking away is a fake story. The thickness of the summer ice has been unprecedented. Reports of it being over five meters thick. Polar bears follow food, not ice.

I'm going with virtually universal scientific opinion on this one, honestly. Because even in the statistically almost impossible event that it's wrong, we'll still end up with a better world if we act to curb emissions and proactively protect coastlines.

What can I say? I'm just a stupid hippy, I guess. A stupid hippy that was raised to respect experts.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
On article Olympus TG-5 gallery updated (61 comments in total)
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Markr041: I do not understand the statement "we don't have RAW support". There is the free Olympus software in which you can work with the TG-5 RAW files. It is not as good as Lightroom or whatever, but it has plenty of tweaks and controls, far more than the camera.

It's fine, but it's basically the same as doing an in-camera Raw>JPEG conversion. Of which there are a couple in this gallery, actually. There's limited scope for fine-tuning of tone and pixel-level sharpness.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 18:56 UTC
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KubeKube: How do you pronounce 'Kiliii'?

kee-lee.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
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Christop82: Polar ice thinning and breaking away is a fake story. The thickness of the summer ice has been unprecedented. Reports of it being over five meters thick. Polar bears follow food, not ice.

"there was supposed to be no ice by 2013" This is from a widely misquoted study, which projected (as accurately as you can make projections) that it was a *possibility*. All current models show a very clear trend, notwithstanding some year-by-year variance.
Ice loss will accelerate exponentially due to the ocean warming effect. This is physics that you can demonstrate in your own back yard if you have the inclination.

Some graphs here: https://sites.google.com/site/arcticseaicegraphs/longterm

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
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Contra Mundum: "An Iñupiaq whaling crew cleans the hide of a polar bear that attacked their camp the previous day. Many Iñupiaq believe that declining sea ice has lead to these animals starving."

And many civilized people believe that savage killing has lead to declining wide life population.

@Contra Mundum - your comment betrays a limited knowledge of the culture of the North Slopes. I'd recommend reading the full interview for more context.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 17:39 UTC
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fullstop: Looks as if DPR is expanding and moving away from being. still photographers site and is becoming more diverse ".........it is the only way to survive in this day and age

Were we paid by Boeing? No. No we were not. Next question.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
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fullstop: Looks as if DPR is expanding and moving away from being. still photographers site and is becoming more diverse ".........it is the only way to survive in this day and age

Oh right, yeah. That makes sense.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 23:47 UTC
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fullstop: Looks as if DPR is expanding and moving away from being. still photographers site and is becoming more diverse ".........it is the only way to survive in this day and age

Huh? I was hired in 2009.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 23:09 UTC
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fullstop: Looks as if DPR is expanding and moving away from being. still photographers site and is becoming more diverse ".........it is the only way to survive in this day and age

I'd love to say that this was part of some grand overarching content strategy but honestly, we (I) just love planes.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2613 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Interesting that this new, state of the art sensor has worse dynamic range then the A7R2. I could care less about the 20fps the dynamic range is much more important to me.

Oh let's not start that argument again...

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 00:17 UTC
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