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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LensBeginner: At a cursory glance, I'm not particularly liking the overall style and composition, but perhaps when dealing with this subject matter there are other priorities.

I've always been fascinated by photojournalism and, more generally, documentary photography, even though this particular subject is a little bit too extreme for my taste...

Of course, kudos to Dpreview for bringing it to the general attention.

Did you watch the feature? It's not quite traditional photojournalism.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 20:32 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Yes, thanks for the raw file, but that's an odd way of deploying them. (Grammar is correct here.)

I look forward to checking them out in ACR 9.

Justin wins. Game over.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 20:42 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Yes, thanks for the raw file, but that's an odd way of deploying them. (Grammar is correct here.)

I look forward to checking them out in ACR 9.

Shut up Sam.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 20:31 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Yes, thanks for the raw file, but that's an odd way of deploying them. (Grammar is correct here.)

I look forward to checking them out in ACR 9.

I'm curious now about what happened in the early 70s ;)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 19:18 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Yes, thanks for the raw file, but that's an odd way of deploying them. (Grammar is correct here.)

I look forward to checking them out in ACR 9.

ARE YOU NEVER HAPPY???????

Link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 19:02 UTC
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jhinkey: Really? The sun didn't come out once while you had either of these lenses? As a Seattle-ite we had some pretty good stretch of weather that you could have pointed these at the sun to see what kind of ghosting/flare resistance they have.
No night shots either? These would have really shown how good the ghosts/flare and aperture spikes would look like stopped down.

I can only suspect you had just a short amount of time with these before Oly took them back.

We've only had shootable samples for a couple of days, correct. And we'll be adding to these galleries over the next few.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 18:53 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses (296 comments in total)
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Roadtripper: " announced to new wideangle 'Pro' lenses"...good thing they didn't announce "for" new lenses, or especially "ate" new lenses...and this person gets paid to write these articles, but not to "right" them...

Jeeeze, nobody ever made a typo before? Fixed now. I righted it.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 16:17 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses (296 comments in total)
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pythonista: There seems to be a conflict between slide 9 and 15 on the estimated street price of the 7-14mm. Either way, looks like a great addition to the lineup.

EDIT: Looks like slide 9 caption should be edited to refer to the 8mm f1.8 lens.

My mistake - this has now been fixed.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 05:15 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy (64 comments in total)
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arhmatic: DPReview, how do you decide which reader to showcase?
Are you taking submissions? I am sure many would be interested, if you give us an equal chance.

Wow...

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 18:36 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy (64 comments in total)
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arhmatic: DPReview, how do you decide which reader to showcase?
Are you taking submissions? I am sure many would be interested, if you give us an equal chance.

dpreview.com/feedback

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy (64 comments in total)
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morepix: This site is regrettably becoming deluged with infomercials, of which this certainly looks like one. Arhmatic's question is a good one, but I'd really rather do without Readers' Showcases entirely and stick to news.

Sheila Murphy's photos are OK, even more than OK for the minimalist ones. But there are so many OK photos in the air these days that a respite would be most welcome.

Your username is 'morepix'.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On article Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses (169 comments in total)
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Timbukto: Dog shot is not an 'AF' limitation shot, its a motion blur limitation shot. I'm surprised how often DPReview keeps talking AF AF for things where the shutter speed clearly is not that sufficient. I've taken plenty of pictures of mundane things like my daughter exiting or entering a school bus and at 24MP with a sharp lens, you need far more shutter speed than you would think if you want it tack sharp, it has nothing to do with AF.

Good catch, I've removed that image.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 20:14 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison (518 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: No complaints about the lens used, they just use the best 85 from each vendor. it would be interesting to see an update to a OTUS 85 for each vendor, the ones that are not native use an adaptor for it.

@ bmwzimmer we tried the 45mm F1.8 on the NX1 and it was not superior to the 16-50mm.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 17:04 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison (518 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: No complaints about the lens used, they just use the best 85 from each vendor. it would be interesting to see an update to a OTUS 85 for each vendor, the ones that are not native use an adaptor for it.

@ larsskv 'when a serious review site such as DPreview cripples a camera by choosing a cheap lens in a comparison with a competitor, it just isn´t fair'

Are you seriously saying that after examining the sample images above, we 'crippled' the 5DSR?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
On article Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples (162 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Only 1 2000mm sample??? Of a mountain with no fine detail? That's the headline feature! What's up with that @Dan?

"Barney Britton is an okay guy...probably the best reporter at DPR."

You're very kind (I'm the editor) but I'm serious. Thermal distortion is probably the main reason why most people think that superzooms look bad at their long end. It's easy to blame the lens (and obviously you shouldn't expect miracles) but anyone who's ever looked through a super super *super* tele on a moderately warm day knows exactly what I'm talking about.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 03:50 UTC
On article Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples (162 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Only 1 2000mm sample??? Of a mountain with no fine detail? That's the headline feature! What's up with that @Dan?

Also, in Dan's defence, the kind of weather we've been having lately, anything shot at 2000mm is just blurred and wobbly due to heat haze, so it's not a useful sample image. But we're trying!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 00:34 UTC
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I think the biggest problem I have is that Dpreview doesn’t understand its own audience. We simply don’t want to hear about this camera. It isn’t something that we would ever consider buying. We accept that you don’t EVER talk about products from RED or the high end Panasonic video cameras because we know that not many people here would ever buy those.

So why is this camera so special? What makes Dpreview think that their readers want to have this camera shoved in our face every couple of days. For once and for all. Stop pimping this camera to us. We get it that you think it is revolutionary. However, we simply don’t see it that way.

@ fatdeeman - Repeatedly posting negative, unhelpful and offensive comments on a piece of content will get you moderated. Repeatedly making the ridiculous (false) assertion that DPReview was paid to post said content will also get you moderated. Simple as that. Thanks for playing.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 03:40 UTC
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)
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Eleson: Hallelujah ...

May I ask DPR if you have pushed the XC10 enough now, or is there more to come?

Not including the press release we've produced a mere *two* pages of words on this product, and a slideshow. Hardly anything, by our standards.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 18:13 UTC
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)
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IEBA1: What the hell is it with DPreview and this stupid camera?
First we get the powder puff piece of why it's a "big deal" and "leading the convergence." Then we get this.

As a writer for over a decade, I'd like to see this author ask one followup question to clarify the double-marketing speak that contradicts itself:

"The XC10 has a 5-axis stabilization system when recording HD video. That’s … optical stabilization with digital stabilization. With digital stabilization you [crop the sensor]. You don’t lose image stabilization when shooting still images or 4K video. … since you’re using the entire sensor to capture an image or video, the camera reverts to normal optical stabilization."

So then there's no "5-axis" stabilization in 4K or stills.
If not, then don't promote it.

"The XC10 uses the same codec as the C300 Mark II. It’s called XF-AVC. It is a proprietary Canon codec in an MXF wrapper, but it is H.264 based, so it is standards based."

It's proprietary - it's standards based.

World's #1 camera manufacturer releases innovative hybrid stills / video camera. World's #1 digital camera review website covers it.

Not including the press release we've produced a mere three pieces of content on this product, totaling two pages of words and a slideshow.

Why are you getting so upset?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)
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ObelixCMM: It took DPReview 8 months to review Pentax K3 and 11 months for Sony A77 II, and we already have 4th article on camera that shoots JPEG stills only.

Yeah - turns out that full reviews of cameras take a lot longer than writing news coverage of new products. I enjoy false equivalence as much as the next man, but come on...

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 05:09 UTC
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