Cropping to reduce FoV of wide angle lenses

Started Dec 3, 2012 | Questions thread
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Antony John
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Re: Cropping to reduce FoV of wide angle lenses
In reply to Brev00, Dec 5, 2012

Thanks for your reply Brev.

Ultimately I'm looking at IQ. Have never been that impressed with W/A zooms anyway - especially when one considers the mass.

So, the thought was buy something like a 21mm F2.8 Zeiss and crop back to 24 mm if needed.

Assuming a 24 MP sensor, this results in an 18 MP image - which might be a little on the low side for landscape.

Anyway, it was a hypothetical question to elicit responses.

As somone also responded one could use say a 24 mm and stitch - but as you point out, cropping can be beneficial to reduce the lower IQ of the edges which doesn't happen if one stitches (more or less - depends on the overlap) and, of course, one would end up with a diminished vertical perspective.

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