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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On article 2017 in review: a look back at February (84 comments in total)
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Lightgreen: Being dumped by an ex? Long forgotten.
Being dumped by Nikon? I'm still miffed about that cancelled DL.

You're not the only one.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
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tonywong: A7R3 out in front by a nose, but really it wouldn't have been close if there was no A9 to siphon off any Sony votes, imo.

Me? Sony. They've pushed the technological boundaries of digital photography further and faster than any other manufacturer in 2017. And no, I don't own a single Sony camera, and I wasn't paid to say that.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 04:56 UTC
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tonywong: A7R3 out in front by a nose, but really it wouldn't have been close if there was no A9 to siphon off any Sony votes, imo.

Admins can't vote - which must be heartbreaking for the manufacturers who pay us for positive coverage, according to some of the maniacs in these comment threads.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 04:33 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Panasonic G9 is not available yet for purchase, few people have tried it, and it is on the list?

Sponsors? Nice try. It's a high-end camera released in 2017 - hence it's included in this poll. Calm down and / or change the record.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 04:31 UTC
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ttran88: Time to create new accounts to push your brand over the finish line!!

Please don't anybody do that.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 04:30 UTC
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tonywong: A7R3 out in front by a nose, but really it wouldn't have been close if there was no A9 to siphon off any Sony votes, imo.

Haha "Sony votes"...

You mean... sometimes people in these parts vote strictly along brand lines...?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 02:53 UTC
On article 10 photography books that are banned in Texas prisons (23 comments in total)
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Ron Poelman: Prison Porn for DPR.
Phil, time to start a new site.
Whatever no-competition contract you signed when you sold,
you are surely safe now.

My my, what a vivid imagination some of you have. DPReview is a photography site. For many years our remit has included general-interest photography news. This story falls into that category. Its status as minor (non-core) content is clearly indicated by its page positioning and the fact that it's covered in a single paragraph of text. No camera reviews were harmed. Phil lives. The earth is round.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 00:44 UTC
On article 2017 in review: a look back at January (12 comments in total)
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Vegetable Police: DPReview. Traveling back in time, so you don't have to.

It's unlikely that your feedback was 'ignored' but I'll pass this on to our developers. Thanks for the detailed suggestions.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
On article 2017 in review: a look back at January (12 comments in total)
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Pritzl: I think you guys are taking the "review" part of your name a bit too literally.

I can safely say that you're getting both. And if you don't want both, you do have the option to ignore the bits you don't like (unlike reviews, these articles take very little time to write).

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 17:08 UTC
On article 2017 in review: a look back at January (12 comments in total)
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Vegetable Police: DPReview. Traveling back in time, so you don't have to.

How are comments broken? Genuinely asking since I’m not seeing an issue on iOS. I’m making this comment using my phone.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
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wolfloid: I would look at these photos if they were here in a gallery on this site. What I do not want to do is sign up to another social media site to see them. I have no interest in Instagram. Why do you want to put me to this inconvenience?

Haha! I hope you're not being sarcastic, but I'd understand if you were. I worry that I let my annoyance show a bit too much in DPR comments threads...

It's been a long year!

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 23:03 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (527 comments in total)
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Uncle Ruddy: Having met their built-to life expectancy, none of these cameras will be operational in another 5 to 10 years. On the other hand, my Leica M10 will still be going strong.

"has got to be one of the most unreliable ILC money can buy"

Congratulations on your new time machine.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 00:50 UTC
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Gundamit: Did the Samsung APS-C camera win one of Barney's previous gear of the year awards? It's listed as the camera he used in the 2nd photo posted from Mexico on the Instagram account. #itsnotaboutthegear

We've written about it a lot - I think it was featured as somebody's pick maybe in 2015?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 00:22 UTC
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NarrBL: Hmm - well, a little (!) scrolling shows this thing has been up for over 2 years.

I do think it's a little bit of misdirection to remark that you don't have to subscribe to see the pictures, when the link specifically talks signing up.

Thus this seems mostly DPReview promoting itself to Instagrammers. For anyone here, it seems mainly a chance to see a few more shots from staff whose photographic tendencies we may enjoy.

At the same time, advertising, (self)-promotion especially, is a renewed modern pest, which a wise editor would moderate to a level, surely, and especially to kinds which enlighten more than annoy.

Writing full of life is the thing, isn't it, just as with the photos on view? And there, I really think the modern DPReview on @barney's watch does it well, quite enjoyed -- as in the articles which earnestly take on fresh outlooks, insights, techniques, points of view.

These always bring a brightness, make enjoyment, and thanks :)

Our Instagram has been live for a couple of years, yes - but these pictures are somewhat more recent! I'm glad you're (mostly) enjoying the site ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 00:22 UTC
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J A C S: Must be a wonderful set (Mexico is so colorful) but I could not see it and never will because I have no Ista-something account.

Yes that's how this will work. Images will be posted "over the next three days".

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 20:25 UTC
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J A C S: Must be a wonderful set (Mexico is so colorful) but I could not see it and never will because I have no Ista-something account.

They've absolutely loved it. They're hoping to go back once they've had their first baby (due in spring). I'm definitely planning on a return visit!

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
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Vikas M Gore: Can’t wait to see the set but what’s with the bandages up M10? Some kind apology for using an expensive camera? I’ve found most people don’t know what it is and those who do aren’t filled by duct tape!

It was really more of a joke. I was taking the M10 into the jungle and when I saw a roll of camo tape in my local hardware store I couldn't resist...

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 19:48 UTC
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J A C S: Must be a wonderful set (Mexico is so colorful) but I could not see it and never will because I have no Ista-something account.

We weren't in Guanajuato but my sister and her husband have traveled extensively in it. We were mostly in Queretaro and St Luis Potosi states.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
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wolfloid: I would look at these photos if they were here in a gallery on this site. What I do not want to do is sign up to another social media site to see them. I have no interest in Instagram. Why do you want to put me to this inconvenience?

You do not have to sign up to Instagram to see these images. Simply clicking on the link in this article would have demonstrated that fact ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
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J A C S: Must be a wonderful set (Mexico is so colorful) but I could not see it and never will because I have no Ista-something account.

That's not actually true. You can view the images in a web browser, without being logged in to Instagram (trust me - just click that link in the article).

The first image went up today, and the rest will be posted over the coming days.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
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