12mm F2 cropped to 35mm equiv. vs new 17.5 1.8. What would give better image quality?

Started Oct 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: 12mm F2 cropped to 35mm equiv. vs new 17.5 1.8. What would give better image quality?
In reply to Trollshavethebestcandy, Oct 13, 2012

I am thinking the 17mm will do better, mainly because it is easier to make a 17mm than a 12mm lens. As far as cropping though, this is a simulation using a 9-18 at 12mm and comparing to what it sees at 17mm. The same photo at 17mm fits inside the red area when resized.

I don't feel you will lose much quality from the 12mm in a moderate size print by cropping.

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