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 Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)
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Lee Saxon: Does the news that EFCS with Mirror Lock Up requires two shutter presses mean that the D850 for some reason loses the "Exposure Delay" mode I use almost daily on my D750? That would be a bummer.

We don't know for sure, but Rishi reckons it's between 1/5-1/10sec.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 05:01 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2112 comments in total)
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endofoto: (it should be able to compete with the medium format sensors used in the likes of the Fujifilm GFX 50S and Pentax 645Z) It wont. You write something you dont believe yourself. Medium format has a unique beauty which mostly stems from softer focus gradation. If D850 has a good DR, it will conquer our hearts, if not go to hell. We dont worship brands any more especially after Pentax K1. We will see.

What does 'softer focus gradation' mean?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 04:57 UTC
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)
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Lee Saxon: Does the news that EFCS with Mirror Lock Up requires two shutter presses mean that the D850 for some reason loses the "Exposure Delay" mode I use almost daily on my D750? That would be a bummer.

I think they're trying to sell the completely electronic shutter option as a 'zero vibration' solution, but that comes with a healthy dollop of rolling shutter, which does limit its usefulness. Should be fine for static subjects though.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)
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Lee Saxon: Does the news that EFCS with Mirror Lock Up requires two shutter presses mean that the D850 for some reason loses the "Exposure Delay" mode I use almost daily on my D750? That would be a bummer.

No, that's still there.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
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JurijTurnsek: Baby boomers ruining shooting legacy glass using the money they make on renting out appartments to avocado addicted millennials.

How are you doing?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 20:16 UTC
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keepreal: I think we are getting to the stage that we need dpenquirer.com as well as dpreview.com.

The journalists who cannot resist the temptation to publish such trash can then use the new site while people interested in truly informative articles and useful analysis, need only visit the one site, no more with such exasperation as is growing steadily at the moment.

"my complaint is that the scroll on to the next post ratio is far to high and getting higher far too quickly"

@ keepreal - Can you explain what you mean by this?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 19:26 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D) sample gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)
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Petak: Bad skin tone and burned highlights of skin - pretty much what you would you expect from a mid-range smartphone camera. White balance is off as well. This is not a picture that would convince me to carry a DSLR around.

This was shot near sunset, in an area blanketed in wildfire haze. If anything, I toned-down the warmth in this Raw conversion.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 22:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1130 comments in total)
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jefmcc: Serious question, is it better than my SL1?

Serious answer: Yes.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: The Purple Hour (121 comments in total)
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zsedcft: Please disclose why only Erez's photos get picked every week. I am guessing that he pays you for the exposure.

Maybe if you ran a real competition (not just the ones in the forums) you would get increased ad revenue from the increased traffic and actually promote something worthwhile.

I think you guys are running a fine line between commercializing the site and alienating visitors. With the links to other sites with little to no description from DPReview and these paid placements, you are losing your authenticity. Treat carefully. The internet is full of sites who were doing well and then got greedy.

"Barney, please go to Iceland in February (I'm sure Erez will cut you a good deal), take a decent point and shoot with you and I GUARANTEE you'll come back with MUCH better / more interesting pictures than the one this article is about."

I have wworked with Erez for several years, presenting his images to the DPReview audience. I am in no doubt that I would fail utterly, if I had to compete with him as a landscape photographer. In Iceland or anywhere else.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 23:22 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: The Purple Hour (121 comments in total)
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zsedcft: Please disclose why only Erez's photos get picked every week. I am guessing that he pays you for the exposure.

Maybe if you ran a real competition (not just the ones in the forums) you would get increased ad revenue from the increased traffic and actually promote something worthwhile.

I think you guys are running a fine line between commercializing the site and alienating visitors. With the links to other sites with little to no description from DPReview and these paid placements, you are losing your authenticity. Treat carefully. The internet is full of sites who were doing well and then got greedy.

"We're speaking to other photographers about similar 'picture of the week' posts and hopefully you'll see the fruits of those conversations appear on our homepage in the coming weeks."

No insult intended, but it is depressing to see a comment thread full of such unjustified conjecture and bile directed towards a long-time contributor who is is essentially letting us publish his work for free. You've said that you think a lot of his images are 'mediocre', but that is not a fact - it's just your opinion. And one that is not shared by a lot of other readers.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: The Purple Hour (121 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: The funny and interesting thing that DPR is very silent fir all the comments regarding why they do give Erez this privilege every week and no one else!

DPR staff,
I know you don’t have to, but can we get an answer? You can ignore us of course if you don’t care.

I'm sorry for the radio silence yesterday - we don't generally spend our weekend time policing unruly comment threads. I've addressed your (and other) concerns elsewhere in this thread.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: The Purple Hour (121 comments in total)
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zsedcft: Please disclose why only Erez's photos get picked every week. I am guessing that he pays you for the exposure.

Maybe if you ran a real competition (not just the ones in the forums) you would get increased ad revenue from the increased traffic and actually promote something worthwhile.

I think you guys are running a fine line between commercializing the site and alienating visitors. With the links to other sites with little to no description from DPReview and these paid placements, you are losing your authenticity. Treat carefully. The internet is full of sites who were doing well and then got greedy.

I'm not sure whether or not you're naive, but I do wonder whether you understand what 'paid' means. We do not pay Erez, and he does not pay us. As I said. As such, we have no problem with him plugging his workshops in his articles.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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kociasek: 'increased crop factor may be relevant to you, especially if you enjoy shooting with long lenses."
No, the crop factor is much more important if you shoot at wide angles, where every extra mm significantly changes how much you can get in the frame.

That's the edit I just made.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: The Purple Hour (121 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: I remember an era when photo of week recognition received congratulations.

Congratulations Erez! Bravo! I applaud your commentary, technique, and vision.

My liking or disliking your photo doesn't matter. Erez ability to get the shot, share it with others, and speak intelligently with enthusiasm does matter. Well seen and well done!

Erez is an external contributor, who works with our salaried editors to post content. He does not 'have the ability to post articles here'. We are not a blogger.com site...

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: The Purple Hour (121 comments in total)
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zsedcft: Please disclose why only Erez's photos get picked every week. I am guessing that he pays you for the exposure.

Maybe if you ran a real competition (not just the ones in the forums) you would get increased ad revenue from the increased traffic and actually promote something worthwhile.

I think you guys are running a fine line between commercializing the site and alienating visitors. With the links to other sites with little to no description from DPReview and these paid placements, you are losing your authenticity. Treat carefully. The internet is full of sites who were doing well and then got greedy.

"Please disclose why only Erez's photos get picked every week. I am guessing that he pays you for the exposure."

We approached Erez about publishing these articles. He's prolific, he's easy to work with, and his work is (generally, with the exception of a hardcore of people on here who have an 'auto-hate' response to everything they see) well-received by our audience. We've been featuring Erez's work for years, so it seemed like a natural extension of the content we'd been working on for some time. We're speaking to other photographers about similar 'picture of the week' posts and hopefully you'll see the fruits of those conversations appear on our homepage in the coming weeks.

Erez does not pay us for 'exposure'. And we do not pay him. The idea that this is sponsored content in some way is bizarre. I would kindly ask that you do not insult either party with your childish conspiracy theories.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
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kociasek: 'increased crop factor may be relevant to you, especially if you enjoy shooting with long lenses."
No, the crop factor is much more important if you shoot at wide angles, where every extra mm significantly changes how much you can get in the frame.

Good point, I just made an edit to make that clearer.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
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Majauskasson: Nasa publicity stunt. With all the satellites pointing all over the place Nasa can place itself in orbit with the moon in eclipse any time it wants and get clear space shots. Baffles over satellite lenses can get eclipse shots anytime. The eclipse happens constantly in relation to satellites and other points besides the odd "over the Earth" eclipses. Nasa keeps releasing these highly publicized events to keep the gullible masses hyped up. Using 1950's vintage planes is appropriate since the they are as old as the first young people who grew up during that first big lunar hoax, Apollo. Most people have figured out that great joke on humanity (Mars is the other one) but Nasa keeps going with these idiotic performances for the benefit of the remaining "true believers".

@ c45 - you DEVALUE your ARGUMENT by your frequent use of UNNECESSARY CAPS. Because that's how CRAZY people write on the INTERNET.

Also by your uncritical disregard for global scientific consensus...

Anyway - back to reality. Cameras are fun. Old planes are cool. Science is important.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
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Majauskasson: Nasa publicity stunt. With all the satellites pointing all over the place Nasa can place itself in orbit with the moon in eclipse any time it wants and get clear space shots. Baffles over satellite lenses can get eclipse shots anytime. The eclipse happens constantly in relation to satellites and other points besides the odd "over the Earth" eclipses. Nasa keeps releasing these highly publicized events to keep the gullible masses hyped up. Using 1950's vintage planes is appropriate since the they are as old as the first young people who grew up during that first big lunar hoax, Apollo. Most people have figured out that great joke on humanity (Mars is the other one) but Nasa keeps going with these idiotic performances for the benefit of the remaining "true believers".

"You also must be unwilling to educate yourself and you must be sure, that you are smarter than anybody else"

Sadly, there's a lot of that going around, at the moment. There's a climate-change denier further down in this thread...

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
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Majauskasson: Nasa publicity stunt. With all the satellites pointing all over the place Nasa can place itself in orbit with the moon in eclipse any time it wants and get clear space shots. Baffles over satellite lenses can get eclipse shots anytime. The eclipse happens constantly in relation to satellites and other points besides the odd "over the Earth" eclipses. Nasa keeps releasing these highly publicized events to keep the gullible masses hyped up. Using 1950's vintage planes is appropriate since the they are as old as the first young people who grew up during that first big lunar hoax, Apollo. Most people have figured out that great joke on humanity (Mars is the other one) but Nasa keeps going with these idiotic performances for the benefit of the remaining "true believers".

Right, right....

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
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RedDog Steve: Everyone else OK with the blatantly 'shopped' photo of an eclipse over a sunset ?
Two jets (taken from a phantom third) ?

Pics or it didn't happen ?
That didn't happen.

Obviously it didn't happen - the eclipse hasn't happened yet. That image is a rendering.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
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