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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(unknown member): I'm sure the sale will be global. Pity about the photo comp.

I try.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 16:03 UTC
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The Squire: I thought "why's this on DPR...", then I remembered

Day of deals on camera gear... global photo competition with 10K prize...

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 16:03 UTC
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RedDog Steve: So the 645Z is not being totally ignored, it gets a brief mention in a Canon vs Nikon article. Still I wonder how one can say "medium format look" when it has rarely been looked at ?

We've covered the 645Z on DPReview several times.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 23:49 UTC
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(unknown member): I'm sure the sale will be global. Pity about the photo comp.

Yeah I'm honestly not sure about that to be honest!

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
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(unknown member): I'm sure the sale will be global. Pity about the photo comp.

The sales, and the photo comp., are open to prime members in every country where Prime is available.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:24 UTC
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Smitty1: "FULL DISCLOSURE: dpreview.com is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amazon but both dpreview.com and our sister site connect.dpreview.com are editorially independent of our parent company."

ahh...

This has been such a hyped sale.. I've seen 'articles' of it mentioned on news sites, on finance sites, deals/sales sites, and now here. At this point, I'm not sure it can live up to it's hype.

We shall see!

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 19:57 UTC
On article Feature film shot on iPhone 5 coming to cinemas (64 comments in total)
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whyamihere: I find the level of cynicism of most of the comments to be simultaneously unsurprising and utterly infuriating.

Nowhere else can you find a group of people who are completely defeatist about a production team taking a photography and film tool that the majority of people have on their person at any given time and making a full-length feature.

I'll gladly argue against the use of a 'real camera'. I'm fed up with footage from 'real cameras' being post-processed into appearing as amateur handheld video. This is the real deal, which lends to the character and authenticity of the movie.

For all the concerns about the footage quality, I can't say that I've read a single review of the film thus far complaining of how the film looks. Your average audience member doesn't care about IQ unless it adds or completely distracts from the story being told. It looks like an interesting movie, which means I'll probably take it over the countless beautifully-shot yet otherwise-garbage films out there.

Careful now - you're getting dangerously close to displaying a reasonable and balanced point of view...

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 02:19 UTC
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ThatCamFan: I worked in commercial printing for nine years and I have to ask: Panasonic! Did nobody check this stuff before putting it on the cameras, are you effing serious?! This is printing 101 here for effings sake, this is the FIRST problem you check when it comes to printing!!! Printing 101!

Calm down, it's not all Panasonic cameras. It's not even all G7s. Ours has proved very resistant to its serial number being rubbed.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 21:46 UTC
On article Feature film shot on iPhone 5 coming to cinemas (64 comments in total)
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StevenE: A good story is indispensable and carries the film of course. But what does the iPhone actually bring to the table? It's awkward to use and there are plenty of better, inexpensive, equally unobtrusive cameras. Maybe the iPhone is good for publicity, but that's about it.

Budget, I believe was a main factor, and the filmmaker wanted a specific 'look'. Clearly, the equipment they used did the job...

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 18:30 UTC
On article Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective (117 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: I cannot comment on the astrophotographic correctness of these images but I can say they are utterly fungible with thousands of other similar pictures and, thus, are eminently forgettable. As far as I am concerned they fail the three major tests for memorable work:

1. Did I wish I took the picture?
2. Do I wish I owned the picture?
3. Did I go out into the world after seeing the picture and see the world as the photographer did?

No on all three counts.

Tom, do please try and be pleasant.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
On photo DSC00666-ISO1000-123.0 mm- in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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Robert Zanatta: Was that shot taken hand held?

Yes.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 00:00 UTC
On a photo in the Sony Cyber-shot HX90V Real-world Samples sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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Robert Zanatta: Was that shot taken hand held?

Yes.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 00:00 UTC
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makofoto: RAW files ... Sony knows their market better then you. Sure I'd like my new car to be lower and have more HP but that company isn't dealing with that 1%.

What BarnET said ^^

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 16:23 UTC
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Ken Croft: 24-270 is not a 30x zoom is it? It looks more like 13x to me.

Several images in this gallery were taken at or close to 720mm equivalent. And while they don't look great at close inspection, they reduce down well enough for sharing on the web.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 15:46 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (747 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Where did you get those handsome models! They must have cost a fortune! ;)

Chill, Greg.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 03:13 UTC
On article Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison (224 comments in total)
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russbarnes: How is the moire so bad with the 5DSR? It's all over this image, yet there is no sign of it with the D810. Canon seem to have got something hideously wrong with this camera.

There is moiré in the samples from the D810 but bear in mind that moiré is one of those things that appears unpredictably, based on the frequency of the patterns being imaged. As such, it's entirely possible that at another camera / subject distance, the D810 might show more moiré in some parts of the scene than the 5DSR.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 19:05 UTC
On article Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece (163 comments in total)
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rjaywallace: I apologize for the unappreciative comments of others - flaming a**holes. Your well-crafted images are at their best telling the story of the moment. Veritable "street photography" of the air. You do a masterful job and certainly deserve to be very proud of the results. You have clearly amassed many of the skills needed to control the photographic medium. I stand in awe, sir.

Steady on now rjaywallace - I think you almost completed a respectful exchange. We can't be having that, not in there here parts... (joke).

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 06:48 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1071 comments in total)
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Dimit: Uncompressed 14 bit raw ???
No thanks...no need for 100 MB files for something won't even notice in 90% of the cases..

@ ET2 - Yes he does.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 17:14 UTC
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