Robin Wong - Olympus 25mm 1.8 review, part 1

Started Feb 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Robin Wong - Olympus 25mm 1.8 review, part 1

453C wrote:

amtberg wrote:

Acrill wrote:

So use your eyes and look at the pictures.

If there is nothing wrong with the pictures then there is nothing wrong with the lens. Lenses are tools for creating pictures.

A good photographer (and Robin Wong is one) can make any lens look good. Has he ever given an Olympus product a less than positive review?

Good point. I don't follow Robin, so I couldn't say. As always, my advice would be to compare reviews from multiple sources to gain a fuller understanding of the item.

My concern would be more about post-processing shenanigans, if I had reason to believe a reviewer wasn't truthful. Subtle work could improve or degrade an image sufficiently to support a reviewer's bias. I have no reason to believe that about Robin, but the opportunity is there for anyone to exploit. If Robin was consistently posting reviews that boosted Olympus gear and trashed other makes, I'd be concerned. If his supporting data consistently varied from other sources, I wouldn't return to his site.

He seems to have an optimistic and positive personality as well as an enthusiasm about photography and gear, which come out in his art and his reviews, but apparently one could read negatively into what he thinks of the e.g. Olympus 17mm.

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