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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Henrik Melander: Busted lens aside (as confirmed by DPR staff below in this thread) Noise looks realy promising compared to D810
The K-1 has the same amount of Chroma noise at 100k as the D810 at 50 k.
Retention of details is hard to compare at the moment

We really need to nail this down because obviously now, for the first time ever, we need a reference full-frame studio lens for K-mount. So we're going through the process of 'auditioning' various lenses but we've had issues with the 50mm macro focus shifting at different apertures. There's always something ;)

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 20:40 UTC
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: Looks like the pixel-shift function is having a bit of trouble with the green fluff near the bottom left corner. Was the fluff moving, or did the algorithm have a hard time because the lens was too soft down there?

Aside from that, holy smokes!

The fluff tends to move slightly in the breeze from the HVAC in our studio.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
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Henrik Melander: Busted lens aside (as confirmed by DPR staff below in this thread) Noise looks realy promising compared to D810
The K-1 has the same amount of Chroma noise at 100k as the D810 at 50 k.
Retention of details is hard to compare at the moment

It's not busted, good lord... it's just a bit soft on one corner. It's a lens. It happens. We're testing another sample this afternoon.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 20:15 UTC
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Mister Joseph: What's the lens used on the K-1? Outside of the image center seems to be out of focus or just soft?

And yes - we need another sample. And there's one on the way.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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nunatak: is that photo of the Ferrari Barney's car?

Good lord no.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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fakuryu: Nicely composed images but in terms of low light performance and IQ, it is really not far off the old 16mp Sony sensor found on the Nikon D7000 and Pentax K5

Normalise it to 16MP and tell me how you feel then, when compared to the 'old' sensor.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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fakuryu: Nicely composed images but in terms of low light performance and IQ, it is really not far off the old 16mp Sony sensor found on the Nikon D7000 and Pentax K5

When normalised, or at actual pixels?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 18:09 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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Searching: Nothing like lots of hype to get everyone going!

@bensherman - so we were paid to create this samples gallery? Is that what you're saying?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 17:01 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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Leonp: The background music tells me this is an advertorial of a groundbreaking product that will totally change the market and that the video is made by a student in something like Pruduct Design and Inventions for his bachelors degree. All the rest of the video definetly will be ok since it's made by Dpreview, no offense, but I only got to 27 seconds.

?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:19 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (711 comments in total)
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karlkk: More of the same.Dslrs have hardly changed in the last 13 years.Despite the plethora of technological details - when you simply compare pics taken with a 2015 dslr to those taken with a D70 or EOS300 - it's hard to deny that quality is similar.
Files are about the same size btw.

Panasonykon - wake up.

"Despite the plethora of technological details - when you simply compare pics taken with a 2015 dslr to those taken with a D70 or EOS300 - it's hard to deny that quality is similar."

At postcard-sized or slightly larger print-size, maybe, and maybe under ISO 800, but outside of those parameters, this is just not true...

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 05:22 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (711 comments in total)
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Mais78: "...a four stop push in Adobe Camera Raw and it's looking pretty good"

How do you measure stops in Camera Raw? The exposure slider does not use stops as a metric.

Yessir.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 01:10 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (711 comments in total)
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Mais78: "...a four stop push in Adobe Camera Raw and it's looking pretty good"

How do you measure stops in Camera Raw? The exposure slider does not use stops as a metric.

The 'ev' steps in ACR's brightness control are a close proxy for what a real-world push would look like.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 20:33 UTC
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pcrossing: Are we going to get a full DP review of the D5. We never got one on the D4, D4s, or D3s.

Our D500 arrives on Monday.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
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misspiggy01: have you chnged the font and made it bigger by default or has the cat slept on the keyboard?

We've made the font more legible, yes. It's not your imagination! (or your cat).

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
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Scoobaru: It looks like the kind of howitzer that could take down an aircraft carrier in one shot !

I hope you never join the armed forces... ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
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Truebar: So Dpreview, as you can see, people react much, much better to a funky road side video that has a grain of soul in it, than to a run of the mill, ubiquitously gentrified and politically correct videos you feel so safe in making. I think the same goes for the type of photography you are showcasing on your pages as well. I am hoping for more indie on your pages, and much less well to do hipster stuff.

What happened last week?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 23:18 UTC
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Blumfeld: Is the whole video shot with the Pen-F?

Pen-F footage is indicated in the video.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 17:29 UTC
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timo: I agree with other posters about the folly of using FF equivalent focal lengths. That really is confusing.

I note also that DPR acknowledges Olympus's support for the video. I know that manufacturers do supply review cameras, but this is taking sponsorship further. Most websites are commercially driven to some extent, but DPR's status as an objective commentator on cameras and photography seems in ever-greater danger of being compromised.

The video is quite nice, and the content atmospheric, but I'm not sure how much it really told us about the camera, apart from a few recitations from the spec sheet.

Well, it's also in text underneath the video window in this article...

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 17:15 UTC
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Truebar: So Dpreview, as you can see, people react much, much better to a funky road side video that has a grain of soul in it, than to a run of the mill, ubiquitously gentrified and politically correct videos you feel so safe in making. I think the same goes for the type of photography you are showcasing on your pages as well. I am hoping for more indie on your pages, and much less well to do hipster stuff.

Oh don't worry I'm not offended, I just didn't understand the point you were making in your initial comment.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 23:10 UTC
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Truebar: So Dpreview, as you can see, people react much, much better to a funky road side video that has a grain of soul in it, than to a run of the mill, ubiquitously gentrified and politically correct videos you feel so safe in making. I think the same goes for the type of photography you are showcasing on your pages as well. I am hoping for more indie on your pages, and much less well to do hipster stuff.

I've read your comments several times and I still don't really understand it. You're saying what, exactly?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
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