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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JEROME NOLAS: Now they can market as bullet proof!

We try not to comment on whether someone's life was or wasn't saved by something! That's in the hands of a higher authority than the DPR editorial team :)

Thanks for the note - I'll add a clarification.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 23:56 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: Now they can market as bullet proof!

That wasn't written by us, that's a quote from the YouTube description, which is clearly called out in the text (and that's why it's in italics).

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 22:36 UTC
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Shlomo Goldwasser: I'm nearly certain the bullet came from the person's left and went through the side of the gopro - not threatening the 'so-called' journalist.

But I do want to commend the sniper for taking out the gopro.

So much to unpick in that comment...

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: Now they can market as bullet proof!

You didn't watch the video then, I take it...

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 18:37 UTC
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spikey27: The 9th of April 1967 seems so long ago, especially in terms of an airplane's lifespan. I worked on the design of the 737 overhead control panel. It turned out to be quite a good plane, with more manufactured by far than any other. About a couple of weeks before the maiden flight, a fellow designer and I needed some information as to the interior configuration, so we inspected all existing planes at the time. I was surprised to learn how they tested, with several large tanks of water mounted to the floor, connected via piping, valves, and pumps to transfer the water for weight studies.

Congratulations to Boeing on making such a popular design, and much continued success in the future.

"several large tanks of water mounted to the floor, connected via piping, valves, and pumps to transfer the water for weight studies"

And thus were a billion 'chemtrails' conspiracy theories born...

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
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Jim: A fair amount of the shots seem to show blown highlights...or is it just me?

As an aside, aircraft photography is my hobby as well and I was considering the RX10 III for those chores vs a Nikon or Canon DSLR with a 100-400 lens (aka bazooka). It sounds like you were very happy with the results from the RX10 III.

They're all converted from Raws - I wanted to brighten the very dull overcast skies a little. Original Raw files are available in the gallery if you want to see how much dynamic range is in the original images.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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Azfar: Has dpreview changed its 'Review' format ? Four pages ?

Depending on the product, we've actually always created reviews with varying number of pages. For entry-level gear we generally try to offer a more concise treatment, and this format is more focused on the typical use-cases for a purchaser than (say) a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II review would be.

Did you find it useful? Or is there anything missing that you'd like to see added?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 23:13 UTC
On article Your next lens could be 3D printed (8 comments in total)
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FLruckas: Skip the glass....

I want 3d printed candy....

:-)

If you like the taste of burned plastic there are easier ways of getting it!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 20:06 UTC
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (208 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: I remember playing with one of these cameras in the late '80's in a camera store, I thought it was very clever and a great idea. I little jerky and not 100% reliable but promising. I had assumed with more processing power in the camera it would get better and I was surprised when it was discontinued. Plagued with problems I don't understand I'm sure but a fun system that involves the operator more. The photographer becomes an integral part of the focusing system.

Unlikely that it was the late 80s - Eye Control was introduced with the EOS 5 in 1992 OHMYGODI'MSUCHANERD...

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
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AnselmoDM: I guess he never heard of the 1DS... why research when your inner photonerd already knows everything there is know.

@ AnselmoDM - calm down. This is 2017. There are a whole ten years' more cameras to argue about. I'm sorry that I misread something in one of your comments.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
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justmeMN: Barney, did you authorize PetaPixel to post this article on their web site, or did they take it without your permission?

https://petapixel.com/2017/05/05/remembering-canon-1d-mk-ii-camera-got-date/

Reposted with permission.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
On article Film vs. digital: Can't we all just get along? (44 comments in total)
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ChaosCloud: "The process of film photography is more pure"
Dust, scratches, hairs. So pure.

Oh shush - you know what he means.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
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pfzt: "…the Mark III ditched the friendly curves for sharper, more aggressively-sculpted edges. Shame"

wth? they look almost the same, the changes are very subtle.

Yeah but I'm a nerd.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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AnselmoDM: I guess he never heard of the 1DS... why research when your inner photonerd already knows everything there is know.

Obviously you care a great deal about this, so let me be clear - the EOS-1Ds was (and is, I actually have one in front of me) a very capable camera. However, it was designed for low-ISO studio/landscape work. Its sensor didn't give great results above medium ISOs, and the difference in resolution between 8.2-11MP is minimal, to any practical extent. Therefore, in my view, the Mark II's sensor was 'better' for normal photography. It's much more usable in a much wider range of situations, APS-H crop notwithstanding.

The 1Ds did indeed have a very similar AF system as the EOS-1D II, but the Mark II was (supposedly) slightly tweaked over the first-generation 1-series. And let's not mention about the dreadful screen on the back of the 1D and 1Ds...

The Nikon D3 was a genuinely next-generation product with regards to high ISO image quality and autofocus. It was years ahead of both the EOS-1DS and 1D Mark II.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 18:04 UTC
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AnselmoDM: I guess he never heard of the 1DS... why research when your inner photonerd already knows everything there is know.

Of course I'd heard of the 1DS. It was a camera that (even if I could have afforded it) would have been of no earthly use to me for the kind of photography I was doing.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
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starwolfy: I get a lot of dates thanks to my Leica. Mainly one night stands with models.

Yuck.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (552 comments in total)
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davev8: typo in the M6 bit...you say "The M5 features three command dials"

Fixed! Thanks.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
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stevo23: Wait - more details on how the date happened?

I was 23. Would you expect a 'happily ever after' at that age?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 05:10 UTC
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piratejabez: "Aside from the small LCD, the EOS-1D Mark II's rear control layout is extremely similar to today's EOS-1D X Mark II" ... should probably be III :)

Also, "the 17-40mm F4L, for example, became a still very usable 22-50mm equivalent" ... I think should be 22-52mm.

Fun article. I only spot typos when I actually read the thing :) Cheers!

You are forgiven. Go in peace.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 04:50 UTC
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stevo23: Wait - more details on how the date happened?

She was a camera nerd. They do exist, guys - there aren't many of them, but they are out there.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 04:48 UTC
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