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 Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (127 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: I disagree with DPR not wanting on-sensor PDAF. Even if it can compromise in the photographic situations that they mention. The advantages outweigh the disadvantages IMO. I've used a D500 in LV mode and the AF overall is awful! Generations behind the other stalwarts of the industry. Its about time Nikon caught up in that department with their biggest rival Canon who are the industry leaders in LV/video AF speed and quality. I'm going to be disappointed if there isn't a marked improvement in LV-AF on the D850...its not just useful for video! I also don't see why Nikon can't go all out with video capabilities on their cameras, its not like they have a video camera division, which might cause a conflict of interests like Canon does.

It's not that we don't want it. We just don't expect it. Of course we want PDAF in live view - I'd love it if the D850 offered this feature, but I'd be extremely surprised if it will.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 06:06 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (127 comments in total)
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russbarnes: This list represents a lack of ambition for me. Do people really want another black heavy blob? I don't, I already own the the D500, D810 and an infrared D800. I want to see Nikon make something that looks like and challenges something like the Hasselblad X1D please. Nikon need to start making products that people WANT to own, that look good, that are fit for 21st century photography; lighter, more capable. A 100 years of camera know how should be able to deliver that, not another iteration of features that already exist in other bodies. COME ON NIKON.

To be fair, neither you nor I knows anything about the D850 at all at this point, beyond its name.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:45 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (131 comments in total)
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ovatab: manufacturers used to announce cameras, now Nikon announces a development

what next: announcement of announcement of development ?

And Olympus did it for the E-M1 II, and Pentax did it for the K-1. Everything will be OK.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:38 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (131 comments in total)
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iainlea: Not impressed.

They should have introduced this instead of the D7500.

Nikon must have serious serious problems setting their priorities in their product management and marketing departments.

@nikon - fuji and sony are eating your low end market... you wanted to concentrate so concentrate on getting pro gear into your pro buyers hands.

Either there will be a slew of interesting pro announcements with _release dates_ and prices going into 2018 or I am done... only thing stopping me actively changing is the invested glass factor.

So you have no idea what this camera is, or what it can do, but you're not impressed?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:38 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (131 comments in total)
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Stejo: Ok, they got low enough that they feel the need to announce that they're developing another camera, just so we don't think they gave up (yet). Somebody put them out of their misery already.

To be fair, the D5 was also preceded with a development announcement. And the Olympus E-M1 II, and (crowd favorite in these parts) the Pentax K-1. It's not uncommon for forthcoming high-end models in off-season.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:37 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (127 comments in total)
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shirazigs: You said "More pixels (but not too many more)" and "36MP is fine, and more pixels = bigger file sizes, and more work for the camera's processor"

I have a question. Do you think 4K = bigger file sizes, and more work for the camera's processor?
To me, I want to see 75MP or higher. Canon has a 50MP camera and has been working on 120MP. The Resolution is my main factor to buy a D850.

How many pixels would it take to out-resolve Velvia on 110 format?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:33 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (127 comments in total)
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shirazigs: You said "More pixels (but not too many more)" and "36MP is fine, and more pixels = bigger file sizes, and more work for the camera's processor"

I have a question. Do you think 4K = bigger file sizes, and more work for the camera's processor?
To me, I want to see 75MP or higher. Canon has a 50MP camera and has been working on 120MP. The Resolution is my main factor to buy a D850.

Yeah but when the file is downsized to 36MP you wouldn't see it. (joke).

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:30 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (127 comments in total)
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Kainecons: i have a feeling this is gonna be a 5d4 killer...

And this is AMERICA, dammit.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:25 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Nat Geo covers are small.

Ah, you beat me to it ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:23 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (127 comments in total)
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shirazigs: You said "More pixels (but not too many more)" and "36MP is fine, and more pixels = bigger file sizes, and more work for the camera's processor"

I have a question. Do you think 4K = bigger file sizes, and more work for the camera's processor?
To me, I want to see 75MP or higher. Canon has a 50MP camera and has been working on 120MP. The Resolution is my main factor to buy a D850.

Wow - what do you do that you need 75MP? I'm not being sarcastic, I'm genuinely curious.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:20 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (127 comments in total)
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dirkluchtman: So a faster live view implementation with touch sensitive AF like Canon DPAF is not on the wish list? I thought this is the one thing Nikon needs to improve on.

I kept this list restricted to things that might reasonably be expected to actually happen, in real life. I can't see Nikon unveiling a version of Canon's Dual Pixel AF anytime soon - especially not if the D850 ends up using a version of Sony's 42MP sensor. But I'd love to be proven wrong.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:19 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Nat Geo covers are small.

Space is BIG.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 02:48 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon IXUS 50 / SD400 Digital ELPH (62 comments in total)
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turvyT: Everything is nice about this article (of course little Ixus V included) except for the footnotes. What a waste of wit.

I'm sorry you feel bullied by me. It was not my intention.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 23:44 UTC
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AshMills: Would this have been news 10 years ago?

Yes, it would have been - at least in specialist photo press. Because ten years ago, the D3 redefined how photographers thought about 'available light'.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
On article Ten expert tips for successful macro photography (116 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: Please explain to me why it's a good idea to have a spider on your finger.

Yuuuuck!

I did say "mostly"...

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 16:09 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (332 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Carey it is not the only 30mm equivalent lens on the market. How hard did you look to miss Nikon 20/1.8 which makes exactly
30mm on apsc Nikon sensor?

"latte bars"?

Is that a thing?

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 02:51 UTC
On article Ten expert tips for successful macro photography (116 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: Please explain to me why it's a good idea to have a spider on your finger.

Yuuuuck!

Because they're mostly completely harmless to organisms millions of times their mass?

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 02:50 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon IXUS 50 / SD400 Digital ELPH (62 comments in total)
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turvyT: Everything is nice about this article (of course little Ixus V included) except for the footnotes. What a waste of wit.

Ironically, I had to scroll all the way to the bottom of the article to read this comment.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 02:44 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (332 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Carey it is not the only 30mm equivalent lens on the market. How hard did you look to miss Nikon 20/1.8 which makes exactly
30mm on apsc Nikon sensor?

Yeah he's going to be in BIG trouble Monday morning.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 17:32 UTC
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AwkwardSwine: In Seattle you can see Dunkirk in full 70mm at the Cinerama. In fact they have a full roster of classic 70mm films playing this summer.

https://www.cinerama.com/News/May-2017/Cinerama-to-show-Christopher-Nolan-s-Dunkirk-in-70.aspx

I don't know what's real anymore.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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