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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bluevellet: What a weird gallery.

What a weird comment.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
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Tissie: Why did you choose to shoot in 3:2? It would be interesting to look at the corners on the full 4:3 image ratio!

My mistake. Blame jetlag!

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
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maxnimo: First, if you're testing a lens you really shouldn't be messing with "geometrical adjustments".
Second, the image quality looks okay for a $300 lens, but not for $1299.

You didn't read it carefully enough. ACR automatically applies certain adjustments. They're effectively 'baked in'. We didn't apply any additional *user-controllable* adjustments. Feel free to download the raw files and do your thing.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (198 comments in total)
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Nick Brundle - Photography: We live in a world where losing your iPhone is way more dramatic than losing your virginity

I'm sorry, Nick. Is there something you want to tell the class?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
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79mark: can you please take a test shot with the laowa 7.5mm lens on an aps-c mirrorless camera? (with the lens wide open at infinity)

i'm interested in using this on a sony nex e-mount camera and am curious to how large the image circle is and much it would vignette on the larger sensor. i don't mind that it would likely get soft outside of the normal m43 image circle. any test shot of what it looks like on a larger sensor would be extremely helpful.

Both lenses on display are just engineering prototypes.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 08:20 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (259 comments in total)
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cdleon: I was looking for some info about this camera been compatible with FD lenses, any idea if it will accept legacy glass, especially FD trough an adapter?

I'm sure someone will make one, but it might be a little ugly!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (259 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Glad that Mr. Britton was able to conceal his disappointment, rise to occasion, and conduct a great little interview.

:)

Love all these DPR videos.

Everything I said in this video is consistent with what I've written on the site previously...

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 13:28 UTC
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Alphoid: I'd love to see a transcript on segments like this.

We'll also have a full written interview on the site in a few days.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
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AngularJS: Thank you for comparing the Fuji to the Nikon. Didn't expect the size to be almost the same. Good stuff :)

It might surprise you to learn that we don't carry around a full range of full-frame and MF cameras at trade shows, just for size comparisons.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 07:40 UTC
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jsimoespedro: Would you say it is the same size as a FF DSLR?

Check out the final two slides! It's basically the same size as the D810.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:15 UTC
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norman shearer: No x-trans maybe because that filter Array limits your choice in pp software? Or is it because x-trans is just a marketing gimmick?

More likely cost, I'd expect. X-Trans certainly is not a marketing gimmick.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
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h2k: Why not explain to the newbies what "Blue Ring" actually stands for? Not everyone is so market-savvy.

It means they have a blue ring around them, I think!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:21 UTC
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Georgi K: One interesting detail is the very short flange distance. Would that open the doors to adapters for other MF lenses, Sony FE-mount style?

Potentially yes.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:21 UTC
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mvrbnsn: Mr. Britton,

It would have been more charitable of you to have given your article a different title.
I understand your disappointment with Canon. But it's a shame that while your article makes a lot of positive comments about the M5, many will simple see the title and conclude that the camera isn't worth buying. Regardless of Canon being late to the game I applaud them for the M5. Yes I have and still use the original M and despite it's limitations get good results with it. The M5 to me would represent a an ideal camera. Lightweight, good image quality, hopefully faster, better focusing. Not a pro nor interested in video, so for me, what's not to like.

No, no, sorry - my comment wasn't directed at you. I was just venting ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:40 UTC
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Rick Kent: this kind of dribble is why I rarely visit DPreview anymore

Shame. You're missing a lot of good stuff.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:39 UTC
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Joe Blown: What a lame article. Disappointed that Canon didn't release this camera two years ago. You're excited by the Samsung camera????? Go for it. I'm sure Samsung's got some hot cameras coming out - S7 :)

Why write about Canon if you're so in love with Sony. Move on ... Sheesh, or get some therapy.

I'm just happy you're happy.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
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Kirk Bruner: In 1985, Minolta released the Maxxum system complete with an entire array of auto-focus lenses, including professional grade glass to accompany the consumer-grade glass. Doesn't that count as making auto-focus a professional feature instead of a gimmick? The Maxxum 9000 was a considerably professional camera.

I agree but (for better or worse) it was the adoption of AF by Canon in the EOS 1 which cemented it as a 'pro' feature, alongside the early L-series lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:42 UTC
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robbinsbox: Dp Bad Boy Barney Britton spotted buying vitriol-proof vest as The Canonistas Clan say "this time its personal".

Trolls don't come out in daylight.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:41 UTC
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mvrbnsn: Mr. Britton,

It would have been more charitable of you to have given your article a different title.
I understand your disappointment with Canon. But it's a shame that while your article makes a lot of positive comments about the M5, many will simple see the title and conclude that the camera isn't worth buying. Regardless of Canon being late to the game I applaud them for the M5. Yes I have and still use the original M and despite it's limitations get good results with it. The M5 to me would represent a an ideal camera. Lightweight, good image quality, hopefully faster, better focusing. Not a pro nor interested in video, so for me, what's not to like.

Honestly, I have no time for people who complain about headlines without reading the accompanying article. It's a lazy mode of criticism. The word 'opinion' is the first word in the headline, and *my* opinion is very clearly explained in this piece, which anyone who read beyond the first 13 words should (hopefully) appreciate.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:34 UTC
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Barbu: Is it only my impression, or does anyone else feels like the DPR editors are trying hard (and succeeding) to incite "discussions" by trolling on popular products?
Intentionally planting seeds of flamewars in exchange for comments and pageviews. Libertine laissez-faire editorial job from the ones that decide if an article is publishing-worthy or needs amends. What would be the use of this? Hard to believe that it was just the nature of things, since quite often the DPR team mingles in the comments and adds sarcastic one-liners.
Shame for this tactic. And if it was really unintentional, then DPR needs a professional editor-in-chief to moderate (and whip into shape) a decent attitude inside the house.

Am I not entitled to an opinion? I have never understood this mode of criticism. God forbid that a DPReview writer (and even less an Editor) should dare to express any personal opinion. It's just so silly. This article is my opinion, based on long personal and professional experience, and I stand by it. You, on the other hand, are simply being insulting. Not to say bafflingly presumptuous.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:28 UTC
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