Thanks for the answer.I don't know how good your French is,
Nowhere near as good as your English.
but just in case I'll give you a quick run down of my needs.
Basically I am a freelance estate agent here in Brittany France and am adding panoshots for the properties, I wouldn't go as far as saying virtual tours, but 1-3 sphericals to get the feel for a place. I am purposely keeping the image quality low so that it loads up easily for every one, and they are more to give an idea of the rural settings of the properties I market, as opposed to being works of art.
I actually use a Samyung 8mmm Fisheye (not a Sigma) as these are early days for me.
You see now I cannot even read English. Why did I reda it as Sigma - I blame encroaching senility.
Up until now I have used a homemade bracket in landscape position and have done 3 shots + nadir and wenith.
Obviously once I buy my pano head, this might change with the portrait position, but you get the gist.
What do you hope to be able to acheive that you are noit able to with your homemade pano head setup? It sounds quite efficient if you only need 5 shots.
As you said the NN3 is the longest established, but everyone suggests getting a rotator for them, where the other two it seems very much an option.
The panoMaxx seems similar to the NN3, For the click mechanisms I am not too worried as I am(will be) using a standard set up.
OK. If you won't want to change the number of clickstops that's fine.
I don't think you can disable the PanoMaxx click mechanism. One user reported that when it failed it locked up.
And finally concerning, and finally the Gobi is the newbie, but the light weight and compact side appealed to me.
Your feed back (and any one elses
) is more than welcome.
I think everything else being equal, and your having no need to change the no. of clicks on the yaw axis, then I'd be tempted by the Gobi too.