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 Photokina 2016: Fujifilm Interview (116 comments in total)
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racin06: Too much emphasis on the GFX 50S. Seriously?

It makes sense that we mostly spoke about the major new product that Fujifilm had announced a day earlier. There are plenty of other Fujifilm interviews on DPR if you'd prefer not to read about the 50S.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 22:00 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Fujifilm Interview (116 comments in total)
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Professor999: Now we have to aspire to a camera?
Good grief!

You can aspire to use or own one, sure. Seems pretty straightforward to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 21:59 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (135 comments in total)
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Jozef M: It's a rather pretentious and arrogant story; do you feel 'better' than those 'BDG's', Barney? I think you feel like a Uomo Universalis, but I don't think this comes out of your musings ...

Getting trolled in latin is certainly a first...

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 17:36 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (135 comments in total)
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CaMeRa QuEsT: Ed.: Just in case, did you check for red wine crud on your D30? Wouldn't that come full circle?!?!?!

I haven't checked, but now I'm a bit scared to look too closely...

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 05:00 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (135 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Ha! Forget the Canon, from where did you get that Pioneer?!

Goodwill. For about $10. But it's in perfect working order.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 04:52 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (135 comments in total)
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SolidMetal: Barney isn't just my favorite writer here, but one of the best photo journalist on the net.

Dammit, mum. STOP COMMENTING ON MY STUFF.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 04:50 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (135 comments in total)
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RobBobW: In the year 2000, there was good quality film stock available at ISO 1600 from Fuji and Kodak. My fav was Kodak Ektapress 1600. Lovely exposure latitude and perfect for situations with dodgy lighting. Oh, and 8 Track was way out of vogue, having been replaced by CDs 20 years earlier. :-)

There was, but in my experience it was tricky to handle and required careful exposure and development. I never managed to get really good results out of those emulsions but then I wasn't going to pro labs at the time.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 04:46 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (135 comments in total)
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Jack Simpson: A nice read, Barney, and I know a certain fellow in the AP Forums, El Sid, who still champions the D30 :) I sold one to a mate of mine, a photojournalist at the time, based out of Toronto who loved his D30 :) …………… except when it came to shooting hockey ;)

Cheers,

Jack Simpson

I remember El Sid...

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 04:45 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (135 comments in total)
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99tollap: I personally preferred Flat White (very near Klute) or Leonards, by the river. But Vennel's is ok I guess.

Vennels had the best hot chocolate.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (135 comments in total)
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Toselli: Are you sure the d30 could go up to iso 1600 and get good results? I remember that on my first dslr, a pentax k-7 in 2010, to have good results I had to limit to iso 1600 too, and it was more or less the same for my friends with nikon d300 and canon 50d and 7d. Maybe coming from the taste of color film there was less sensibility to grainy pictures?

There's grain at ISO 1600 but it's far from objectionable.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (135 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Not sure the 8 track tape analogy applies.

"Pioneer"

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (281 comments in total)
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Wild Light: From my perspective, Apple just needs to back off the stupid and unrealistic marketing. The iPhone is an ingenious tool for what it does, and it can do it better than a dSLR. Trying to make it do other things, and doing it so poorly is just stupid.

I think their marketing has worked out pretty well for them so far ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 18:40 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (158 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: So nice to see real articles.

As opposed to the fake ones?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
On article Going wide: Irix 15mm F2.4 sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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Mast3rChi3f: This lens has a serious problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy85wPyK1O8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kd4lksGOiE

Mine is not working on the 5D3, and on the 6D there is a delay closing the diaphragm. At least 4/5 people have confirmed the same problem. Irix is workin on a solution.

You were saying, Pat?

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 22:06 UTC
On article Kodak Pro DCS 520 Review (1 comment in total)

First.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 22:57 UTC as 1st comment
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (281 comments in total)
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dharmagreg: What was everybody expecting, medium format quality? For 99.9% of what people will use the camera for it will do the job.

@M1963 - it's incredibly easy not to click on a piece of content you're not interested in. It's also very, very easy not to type a comment to that effect.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 21:58 UTC
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Spectro: hopefully the brown dog got paid with treats or something, it got a photo workout.

Damn dog hasn't said a word to me since he got here.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
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raztec: Why is this camera even newsworthy? All the cheap, low end DSLRs do about the same thing.

I have to ask why you even bothered commenting...

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 15:14 UTC
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Timbukto: "Note: We've identified some issues with our image set from the iPhone 7 Plus and have temporarily removed these images from our studio comparison widget. We'll have them back in there as soon as we can. "

Noticed this update as well as some snarky comment pruning. Are we still in 'research whats wrong' phase, figuring out if focus has low consistency, or if the lens itself has low consistency? Or human error? If it is a dud phone lens, autofocus is temperamental, or human error, early readers would want to know more about it. As of now the iPhone 7 Plus images I still see still lag behind the 7 and other competitors.

I will freely admit that I've only skimmed your comments (it's late) but we pulled the 7 Plus images briefly because the way that we were presenting them - fields for ISO and tele/wide which were a bit inconsistent - was causing a lot of (justifiable) confusion. We simplified the data presentation, omitted JPEGs for the reasons explained above, and reposted within a few hours. No retesting was performed.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 07:50 UTC
On article PhotoPlus Expo 2016: What to expect at the show (65 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Last year the illustrious Pentax K-1 made it's first appearance.

If it's under glass, turned off, and not in a position to be touched or talked-about, I'd say it's a mockup for any practical purpose ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
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