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Which panorama head do you use?

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Old 06-24-2011, 09:49 AM
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Which panorama head do you use?

Which panorama head do you use, and/or which one do you wish you used?
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:48 AM
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Re: Which panorama head do you use?

I have Really Right Stuff Ultimate-Pro Omni-Pivot Package head, it is damn amazing, and not sure if i should try something else such as Ninja Nodal or something from Kirk, i know it is pricey but it is worthy and handy all the way, i can use all my cameras from 35mm DSLR up to medium formats [digital/film], even my large format but not sure i can use my large format for multi rows panos.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:22 PM
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Re: Which panorama head do you use?

I tested one a while back. I found L brackets to lack enough rigidity for longer exposures especially paired with long lenses. I think my setup was around 6 lbs witht camera + 200 mm lens (70-200 F4). It definitely wasn't suspended well enough for me, and a minor amount of force just adjusting exposure and stuff was enough to cause creep with those small panning clamps. They came out with a beefier model recently advertised as a gimbal. That might be a superior choice if you're using anything larger than a 5d (not sure with a 5d) or if you use lenses longer than 100mm when doing panos. I'd personally go with a flat plate too for better rigidity.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:55 AM
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Re: Which panorama head do you use?

I've shot hundreds of tours for hotels all over the southwest. Tried a bunch but, IMHO, the best heads out there are the 360Precision heads. I like the absolute line. It's mated to your specific camera/lens combo and I have never had one stitching problem with it. Not well known, fairly expensive, absolutely amazing.
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:37 AM
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Re: Which panorama head do you use?

I never use a tripod head, (and suffer with cropitis, because of it).
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:59 AM
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Re: Which panorama head do you use?

I use a Gigapan Epic Pro. No complaints from me. It does a perfect job, every time.
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