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.

Editorial content

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The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun

The Leica Summaron-M 28mm F5.6 is a curious thing: a 'new' version of a lens originally introduced in the mid 1950s. Is this nouveau classic worth its asking price? Read more

Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples

Leica's new Summaron 28mm F5.6 is an incredibly slim pancake lens, originally sold in the 1950s, and just re-released in M-mount. Does it make sense in 2017? Check out our gallery of sample images. View the gallery

The home of the L-series: We tour Canon's Utsunomiya factory

Recently, we were granted the enormous honor of a guided tour through Canon's EF lens factory, in Utsunomiya, Japan. We were the first journalists ever to be allowed inside. Read more

Behind the scenes: An interview with the heads of Canon's L lens factory

We interviewed the gentlemen who oversee operations and development at Canon's Utsunomiya lens factory, the birth place of all L glass. Read more

Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience

For stills photographers, the Leica M10 should be the most useful rangefinder that Leica has yet created, but how does it perform? Barney ditched his DSLR and took the M10 to Japan for a few days to find out. Read more

Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery

We've been itching to get the Leica M10 back since we had to give an early pre-production unit back to Leica. Fortunately, another camera arrived just in time for a recent trip to Japan. See gallery

Behind the scenes with Seattle PI photographers Genna Martin and Grant Hindsley

We recently went behind the scenes with two staff photographers for the Seattle PI, following them on two assignments – the Seattle Women's March and the annual King County homelessness survey. Read more

CP+ 2017 Canon interview: 'We want to be number one in the overall ILC market'

We had a chance to catch up with Canon at CP+ in Japan, to discuss the company's current state of affairs as well as plans for the future. Read more

 

CP+ 2017 - Sigma interview: 'We’ve learned that some customers require exceptional lens performance'

Sigma released four lenses at this year's CP+ in Yokohama. We're at the show, where we made time to sit down with Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma, to find our more about the new products. Read our interview

CP+ 2017: HandeVision shows off prime lenses for mirrorless and Leica M

Originally announced in late 2015, German-Chinese company HandeVision's collection of prime lenses is on display at this year's CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan. Read more