Crop Or Magnify?

In the quest for magnification and image resolution, is it better to crop an image in the computer rather than resorting to the use of teleconverters (1.4x – 2x) in the field? I am aware that there will be a pixel reduction with the former as against more glass with the latter and the possibility of a poor optical match.

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One of North America’s best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers and a leader in the field of digital imaging and photographic education, Lepp is the author of many books and the field editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine. One of Canon’s original Explorers of Light, Lepp finds inspiration in advancing technology that fuels creative innovation and expression of his life-long fascination with the natural world.