Stevehuff raves and raves about EM1 in his review

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Bhupinder2002, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  2. rparmar

    rparmar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Limerick, Ireland
    Steve raves about everything. I have never learned anything useful from his "reviews" except that some people get all the toys. The cheerleader style is very popular, however.
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  3. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
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    That's just amazing. I've never seen the Huff praise any camera in a review.
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  4. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 12, 2012
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    That's because he only reviews the cameras he like!
    I dig him!
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  5. picturewow

    picturewow Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 16, 2013
    Maybe it's because there are hardly any bad camera's and lenses nowadays.
  6. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 24, 2011
    While Steve is pretty exuberant about the cam, I think he justifies it with examples.

    He loves the cam and isn't afraid to show it :)
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  7. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
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    Doug Green
    Unfortunately, when a review is so obviously a product from a breathless *****, it ceases to be useful. Even the best camera is not perfect, and it would be of some utility to understand the camera's strengths and weaknesses, not just it's strengths.
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  8. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I just love how everything comes down to whatever camera and his Leica. Snooze. :rolleyes: I think the best and most even handed reviews are from fellow forum users.
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  9. broody

    broody Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 8, 2013
    Steve has entertainment value, but not much more. His purchase recommendations are kind of ludicrous, and I guess it has a lot to do with his all-too-obvious sponsorships. Still, I dig his enthusiasm. :wink: For the record, I don't think Ming Thein's assessments of the format are of too much value either, mainly because he doesn't seem to acknowledge any brand of body or lens but Olympus even exists.
  10. yehuda

    yehuda Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 14, 2013
    Damn right!
  11. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
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    Promit Roy
    Yep, classic Steve Huff.
  12. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    The EM-1 is clearly a very good camera. But no reasonably unbiased tester has demonstrated that IQ, IBIS, or anything else about the camera is significantly different from the EM-5 (except, of course, AF with 4/3 lenses and ergonomics). And the EM-5 is pretty much on par with the GX7 and GH3 in terms of IQ. Look at the Camera Labs Raw comparisons, and it's pretty much impossible to tell the difference between them.

    So can the EM-1 get him "80-85% of the way there"? Probably. But so can most other high quality cameras these days.
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  13. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    Hey, Did you go to his site? Did you read his review of the GX7? He really liked the camera. So did Michael Reichmann. So did lots of other reviewers on other sites. They just didn't like it as much as the E-M1.

    ALMANST Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 20, 2013
    ON, Canada
    Entertainment value? :confused:

    I've watched a good portion of his videos (only products I may be interested in buying) and my biggest complaint about his videos is how dull and vapid they are.

    I don't think I've ever watched one of them in its entirety because all I seem to learn from them is that he must love to hear himself talk.
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  15. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011 Gordon Laing wrote:
    "Look closer and I'd say the OMD EM1 enjoys a small advantage over both the EM5 and GX7 when it comes to ultimate fine detail. It's not so much that there's any more of it on the EM1 crops, but it just looks finer to me. Lines and scratches in the brickwork and woodwork are a little thinner and crisper and in some cases better defined, due no-doubt to the absence of an optical low pass filter."
  16. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Well actually on this very forum one user has demonstrated the E-M5's superiority on noiseless LONG exposures ...
    unless they figured another reason out for the E-M1's noise here ;
  17. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
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    rob collins
    I have no idea what Ginobetti did in his testing of the E-M1 and the E-M5 to get those results he posted. Maybe he has a faulty E-M1.

    But there is absolutely no way you see that sort of noise with an E-M1 with a 60 second exposure. If I do the same thing I find actually the E-M1 has slightly less noise. There is no point in me showing you 2 100% shots from the 2 sensors because they will simply look black with no noise.

    However what I can do is show you the 2 histograms...

    First E-M1....


    And then E-M5....


    The difference is marginal.

    Neither histogram looks like the one posted for the E-M1 in your link.
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  18. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
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    I dont find Steve's reviews amusing or great, but lets not keep on using variations of spelling to point out he's a f@nb0y...

    ... Says the guy who did it too.

    But seriously, stop using the term.
  19. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
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    Doug Green
    Is there some approved synonym that accurately captures the meaning of that term that we should know about? Because sometimes, that particular term most accurately expresses the meaning of an individual who fawns over a particular piece of gear out of all proportion and perspective to it's true overall value, generally in entirely non-critical worship of a particular brand - and we need some efficient way of expressing this sentiment in our discussions.
  20. AceAceBaby

    AceAceBaby Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 21, 2013