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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alcaher: how dificult is to make money out of photography nowdays?...most photogrraphers
are having hard time getting something out of it.... And please, give the monkey allthe photo credits, the monkey also needs money.

"The guy admits to making thousands of dollars from the image, enough to pay for his entire international trip."

I made £500 for shooting a wedding in 2010. Doesn't mean I can afford a new lens in 2017.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 17:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (209 comments in total)
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BBQue: "It sits above the entry-level X-A10 but considerably below the X-E2S."

Is a 16MB X-Trans sensor superior to a 24MP Bayer?

That's not true of some subjects though, like finely textured fabric, distant architectural details etc. X-Trans generally renders both subjects much more 'organically' than Bayer.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 00:04 UTC
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bobn2: " I adjusted the exposure in Canon's DPP software to recover midtones and shadows."
No, Barney, you didn't. The exposure was fixed when you pressed the shutter. What you adjusted was the tonality, or brightness. I know that the slider often gets called the 'exposure' but 'exposure' in photography has a well defined meaning, and really if people are to learn technique, it's important that they know what 'exposure' is.

Please explain to me what exposure is, Bob.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 00:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (209 comments in total)
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BBQue: "It sits above the entry-level X-A10 but considerably below the X-E2S."

Is a 16MB X-Trans sensor superior to a 24MP Bayer?

In terms of perceptual resolution, we'd expect a 16MP X-trans sensor to punch above its weight a little. It'll typically give better detail rendition compared to a 16MP Bayer, but not as good as 24MP.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 23:06 UTC
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M Chambers: So Utsunomiya Japan is "home of the L series"? Is that why the boxes say, "Made in Taiwan?" There's nothing wrong with Taiwan but DP isn't fooling anyone with this "made in Japan" claim.

The L-series are made in Japan. I've seen it with my own eyes. Calm down.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 22:23 UTC
On article Macro photography with the Fujifilm GFX 50S (53 comments in total)
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Pixel Pooper: Using the some of worlds biggest insects to make 1:2 on a MF sensor seem like macro.

Spiders aren't insects. I looked it up.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 05:53 UTC
On article Leica TL2 sample gallery (57 comments in total)
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daddyo: Most of these images are either out of focus, or suffer from camera movement -- they are soft.
I honestly can't get the the whole Leica thing -- $2,000 for a camera with no viewfinder? No thanks, but to each his own.

If you download the Raw file you'll see that the plane of focus spans both eyes (the further being slightly sharper). You're mostly seeing Leica's mushy JPEG sharpening/NR.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 19:48 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art (85 comments in total)
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Bing Chow: Was the lens calibrated for AF before these tests? Or are they straight outta the box?

We use live view focus for the most part, when shooting lens sample galleries like this. It's more accurate on a high-res body.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 17:48 UTC
On article Leica TL2 sample gallery (57 comments in total)
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daddyo: Most of these images are either out of focus, or suffer from camera movement -- they are soft.
I honestly can't get the the whole Leica thing -- $2,000 for a camera with no viewfinder? No thanks, but to each his own.

You shouldn't be seeing any images in this gallery that are out of focus or motion blurred (we do check those things before publishing...) what platform + browser are you using to view the gallery?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
On article Macro photography with the Fujifilm GFX 50S (53 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Interesting selection of topic for a sponsored video. Here you are next to the Sawtooths with some of the grandest scenics in North America which this camera is too die for and you publish a macro video. Medium Format with its tight depth of field is certainly not the best medium to capture macros...all said I did enjoy the work.

We found that the GFX and 120mm combination was surprisingly versatile, actually. I agree it's not necessarily the most obvious combination, but I was very pleased with how the images came out.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
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Nindy: How come Canon don't get hate mail for not equipping their cinema cameras or enthusiasts video cameras with not being able to take high mp quality stills?

This is 2017. I'm sure they get hate-mail about the color of their logo.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 23:43 UTC
On article Olympus TG-5 gallery updated with Raw samples (25 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: I'm impressed by how much better some of the RAW conversions are. Any word on when Adobe will release an update?

No, but it's probably coming fairly soon.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
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mosc: 15mm f2 I start to want AF. Their drool-worthy 12mm f2.8 is so wide and a stop slower (a stop more DOF) that I don't really care that it's missing but 15mm f2 the working depth of field is much much smaller.

Then again, typical 15mm's are not that good wide open. This is a good bit wider than a 20mm prime. Should blow away the wide end of a 10-20mm APS-C zoom that often sees work at this focal length.

EDIT: Maybe this is more of a video lens than the 12mm was, another market that doesn't care much about AF?

I get the impression that this is more aimed at videographers, yes. But it should also be pretty handy for landscapes and interiors/real estate, where lack of AF isn't much of a limitation.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 19:18 UTC
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Joseph K Boston: DPR looks back on a camera that they panned soundly. Interesting.

Well a) it was 'recommended' and b) 69% is the sexiest of our camera scores.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 06:02 UTC
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Joseph K Boston: DPR looks back on a camera that they panned soundly. Interesting.

Hardly - go back and read the review.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 01:44 UTC
On article New product overview videos now available: Fujifilm GF (69 comments in total)
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IdM photography: Why did the Pentax 645z never get so much attention from dpreview? It's cheaper than a Nikon D5 or a Canon 1DX mk II, and has the same sensor than the Fujifilm GFX 50S...

Also our editorial priorities have changed in the years since the 645Z came out. We used to be more focused on enthusiast/semi-pro APS-C and full-frame. Medium format wasn't really on our radar for a long time (to its credit, Ricoh/Pentax helped change that).

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 00:25 UTC
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BrianZ: Is there an intervalometer setting in the custom functions for doing programmed exposure sequences & time lapse?

Yes there is.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 19:59 UTC
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AngularJS: Can someone please tell if this camera offers continuous AF via DPAF/Live View for _stills_ ?

It does. Movie Servo AF.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 22:24 UTC
On article Sony's Mavica FD71 liked floppy disks, hated magnets (80 comments in total)
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davesurrey: What a coincidence! As I've mentioned elsewhere, last weekend I picked up a Canon D30 and a couple of Mavica FD90 cameras for a total of £25. All are working well and in great condition.
The Mavicas have proved fun and surprisingly easy to use. At 1472x1104 the IQ is, well..."interesting" but it must have been revolutionary when it first was launched.
With very few control, options and menus I wonder where it all went wrong cf today's cameras.
Thanks for another TBT article. How about doing one on my Canon D30?

It's a great article, I've heard. I think you'll really enjoy reading it.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 22:19 UTC
On article Sony's Mavica FD71 liked floppy disks, hated magnets (80 comments in total)
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stratplaya: Next week on TBT; the Sony memory stick.

Smartmedia used to wipe itself...

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 22:17 UTC
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