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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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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robbinsbox: interesting about the eye control af.

@ mike - yes, it did. Fewer AF points (which helped) and they refined the algorithms. Some people with eyeglasses still had issues but the Elan 7E was the pinnacle of the system.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:26 UTC
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st4140: Why don't you just review the damn cameras and keep your opinions to yourself. It seems that all too frequently your opinions lean toward slamming Canon. When is the last time you slammed Nikon and their abysmal quality control? Yes, I did actually own a D600, and now, unfortunately a crappy D750, with no less than THREE major defects. What has your opinion been? This is one of the biggest reasons this is such a hated site by so many. If I want opinions, I will ask an expert, which, sorry, you are not. Since you have the bully pulpit, I am sure you and all your minions will blast me, but guess what, I don't GAF.

"Why don't you just review the damn cameras and keep your opinions to yourself."

Brilliant.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:04 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 think you need to read the article again...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
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JerryShots: Wow - You're opinion of this camera is so low...
So unfortunate for Canon that they didn't consult with you before this dismal antiquated junk went into production!
You are doing the world such an incredible disservice Barnie - Have you considered running for President or something where your immense contributions can be enjoyed by more of the unfortunates that inhabit our needy planet?

It's *Barney. If you can't even get my name right I'm not going to engage with the rest of your comment.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:59 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.

Also, I'd be interested to know whether you've read the Times recently...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:26 UTC
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memee_meen: Wasted my time reading this article that has nothing but bashing Canon.
Dpr used to create good unbias article to read........

Read it again. More carefully.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:24 UTC
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robbinsbox: interesting about the eye control af.

I loved it on the EOS 3.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:07 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.

I've been writing professionally about consumer digital imaging for ten years. This article is my opinion. The word 'opinion' is literally the first word in the headline.

To characterise this kind of content as 'Intentionally planting seeds of flamewars in exchange for comments and pageviews" and a "Libertine laissez-faire editorial job" (whatever that actually means) is pretty cheap...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
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