Tele-extender or cropping?

Started Oct 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
BertIverson Veteran Member • Posts: 3,856
Re: Tele-extender or cropping?

athleticpete wrote:

... Since I am also considering upgrading my body to a 7D I wonder if, with the increased pixels of the 7D, would I get better picture with a 2x digital zoom in photoshop, rather than the 2x optical zoom on camera. i am sure it would work for small prints, but what about A· size, or larger.

Any thoughts



A couple of years ago (on a 12MP DSLR), I did some tests to compare digital zoom with 2x tele-extender. I convinced myself to forget the tele-extender. Today with 20-36MP cameras, 2x digital zoom makes even more sense to me. Nothing to carry and no lens fiddling. Maybe in the 1-3MP camera era the optical extenders made sense.
of course, just my experience and personal preference,

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