Robin Wong - Olympus 25mm 1.8 review, part 1

Started Feb 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
mh2000 Senior Member • Posts: 2,813
Re: Robin Wong is this inconsistent?

neilm16 wrote:

I love reading his blog and do think he seems very honest and seems happy to reply etc.

However I did notice something which doesnt appear to be consistent and this could be a genuine error.

If you look here Robin talks about the 20mm f1.7

And notice he says...

Even at 20mm, thanks to the F1.7 wide aperture, I can render very good bokeh. The bokeh is creamy, smooth and very desirable.

Great you think! big plus....

Then I noticed this... when talking about the newer 17mm f1.8..

I find the out of focus rendering of the 17mm F1.8 to be very smooth, creamy and pleasing to look at. I remember complaining about the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 for having very harsh bokeh and distracting out of focus rendering, even at F1.7 widest open aperture. I am glad to see Olympus 17mm can create much more pleasing out of focus look in the image.

So if it is a simple error fair enough but does seem somewhat inconsistent...

people can change their mind. maybe he was wowwed by the 20 at first because there was nothing really to compare it at the time... i don't know.

The 20 is kind of harsh, his examples from the 17 and 25 look very nice IMO. He uses limited DoF in his test shots very well too!

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