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 Kodak Pro DCS 520 Review (1 comment in total)

First.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 22:57 UTC as 1st comment
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (202 comments in total)
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dharmagreg: What was everybody expecting, medium format quality? For 99.9% of what people will use the camera for it will do the job.

@M1963 - it's incredibly easy not to click on a piece of content you're not interested in. It's also very, very easy not to type a comment to that effect.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 21:58 UTC
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Spectro: hopefully the brown dog got paid with treats or something, it got a photo workout.

Damn dog hasn't said a word to me since he got here.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
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raztec: Why is this camera even newsworthy? All the cheap, low end DSLRs do about the same thing.

I have to ask why you even bothered commenting...

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 15:14 UTC
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Timbukto: "Note: We've identified some issues with our image set from the iPhone 7 Plus and have temporarily removed these images from our studio comparison widget. We'll have them back in there as soon as we can. "

Noticed this update as well as some snarky comment pruning. Are we still in 'research whats wrong' phase, figuring out if focus has low consistency, or if the lens itself has low consistency? Or human error? If it is a dud phone lens, autofocus is temperamental, or human error, early readers would want to know more about it. As of now the iPhone 7 Plus images I still see still lag behind the 7 and other competitors.

I will freely admit that I've only skimmed your comments (it's late) but we pulled the 7 Plus images briefly because the way that we were presenting them - fields for ISO and tele/wide which were a bit inconsistent - was causing a lot of (justifiable) confusion. We simplified the data presentation, omitted JPEGs for the reasons explained above, and reposted within a few hours. No retesting was performed.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 07:50 UTC
On article PhotoPlus Expo 2016: What to expect at the show (66 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Last year the illustrious Pentax K-1 made it's first appearance.

If it's under glass, turned off, and not in a position to be touched or talked-about, I'd say it's a mockup for any practical purpose ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
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Elite83: Correct me if I'm wrong, but technically speaking can't all (recent) smartphones capture RAW images--it's simply a matter of altering altering the firmware to change how each capture is contained?

I'm sure the data busses on most last-gen or two smartphone can handle exporting the information necessary to save "raw" image captures. Therefore, if it's not a hardware limitation, why not add it to all phones via system update? (referring moreso to Android type phones)

Yeah - the ability for the user to initiate Raw capture and have the files made available to them is what's new in iOS 10.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 20:41 UTC
On article PhotoPlus Expo 2016: What to expect at the show (66 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Last year the illustrious Pentax K-1 made it's first appearance.

An early mockup was shown under glass. That was the extent of it. No details were shared. The K-1 was officially unveiled around the time of CP+, in February of this year.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 18:32 UTC
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sknai16: Barney, the EM1 mkII may well be blazingly fast, but at 2.000$ it should be and MFT equipment is rapidly becoming as expensive as the best DSLR. Yes it can focus fast and yes it has super stabilisation, but it can't track worth a darn and untl it can, it is a no brainer for most working photogs; you can't use it for all the stuff you need to do and so you are obliged to have a second camera for whatever you need tracking for and the cost of a double system becomes too high. I tried and I was duly impressed by all the bells and whistles, but it can't track. So I returned to Nikon. Period.

"it can't track worth a darn".

It can, actually. Or should be able to at least. The E-M1 and E-M5 II are both quite impressive in this regard.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (182 comments in total)

I saw one just last week, being used on the streets of Cologne, Germany.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 16:46 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
On article PMA 2001 show report: Section two (1 comment in total)

First.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 1st comment
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (146 comments in total)
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photog4u: Just a couple of blokes have'n a pint, one a bit more clever than the other. But which one? ;) I would have been interested in a viddy that shot the entire conversation at this table leading up to this wrap up. Then we would know their true favorites and not the scripted version intended to appease the overlords. Great Job Guys! :)

I don't think either of us were feeling particularly clever by that point in the week.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 15:33 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (146 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: You guys look really tired.
Sometimes it is easy to forget how much work goes on in these coverages.
From the reporting, it was a truly deserved beer.
Well done.

Easy for you to forget, maybe! ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: The photo viewer is hopeless, I am sure it was "created" so every lens looks great.
I can't imagine who would say "yes this is exactly what lens makers will love!"

Or you could just download our images and make your own prints.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: The photo viewer is hopeless, I am sure it was "created" so every lens looks great.
I can't imagine who would say "yes this is exactly what lens makers will love!"

If you're finding it really difficult, you can always download the full-size originals (we make both Raw and JPEG available) which bypasses the gallery navigation entirely.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:47 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (146 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Amazing to see how suddenly beers can appear and disappear on the table. You guys can not be blamed for having missed the spirits of the Show at Cologne.

@ Najinksky - ?

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:39 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (146 comments in total)
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Najinsky: 4:54 - Richard trying to say aluminum after two sips of lager ;-)

Also you had been drinking.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
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Karroly: Thank you for this gallery. But, unfortunately, all the shots have a 3:2 ratio. So we cannot evaluate lens sharpness at the corners...
Picture #34 @12mm F8 looks rather soft... Diffraction ?

Yeah blame that on jetlag. The Raw files should show you the full 4:3 image area.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: The photo viewer is hopeless, I am sure it was "created" so every lens looks great.
I can't imagine who would say "yes this is exactly what lens makers will love!"

Can you give any more detailed feedback?

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (146 comments in total)
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steelhead3: That expense account seem to be burning a hole in your pocket...what does a beer cost now in Germany?

Expense account? Hahahaha.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
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