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

jackkurtz wrote:

Pic Man wrote:

The reviewer has a vested interest in wanting you to like it and therefore go and buy it. So my point is that it makes it difficult to trust and therefore not very useful.

Almost every review has a vested interest in getting you to like and buy a product. Advertiser supported sites, like this, (although IMO DP Review reviews are pretty fair - I may not agree with them but they seem objective), have a vested interest in getting you to buy the camera or lens or whatever. When was the last time you read a critical review in something like Popular Photography?

Robin Wong states his Olympus affiliation at the top of the review. If that taints the review you can stop reading at that point. If not you can continue reading and make your own decisions based on the information Robin (or any other reviewer) provides.

That he states his affiliation is really not good enough.

What he writes is Olympus marketing. If Olympus wants to release a more detailed brochure/marketing pamphlet, it should do so under its own name. This would make it absolutely clear, because the way it is now is not. The way his copy is written now creates the impression that there might be, if appropriate, material negative evaluations.

We know there will never be. At best, a patina of independence. BTW, nice joke how he said that the 25mm was not as good as the 75mm. Praise by faint damning.

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