It's not a fight at all, and there's no conflict.
Based on the numbers I was provided previously, I have gathered that I can use speed mode on either head to shoot panoramas with a 50mm lens at a shutter speed of 1/8000 and have a result that is acceptable (ie. an acceptable amount of smear).
But based on the previously provided numbers, it seems that the head moves too quickly for a 85mm lens to provide an acceptable level of smear, even at a shutter speed of 1/8000. If speed mode could be slowed down to some degree, the head would move at an adequately slow speed to be useful with longer lenses in speed mode.
There will indeed be enough light for my purposes. Based on the current limitations, speed mode is useful for me with lenses up to 50mm. Beyond that, results will be marginally useful due to smear.
Klaus, I am considering spending thousands of dollars on Josef's product, and it seems that you are here as a spokesperson for his product. As such, I'm asking questions so as to ascertain whether I'd like to invest in the product.
Please allow me to inform you of what I need in the piece of hardware, instead of the other way around. The sense in my question is there, whether or not you see it. If you would like to provide the information I need, then great. If not--and if you would instead like to convince me that there is no use for speed mode or a speed mode with a reduced speed--then please put me in contact with Josef directly so that I can get the answers I need.
Hey Devin, Tived!
No problem at all! I donÂ´t have any interest to holding back any information - why would i?
Though i definitely have no financial interest i nevertheless aided Josef during developing the head and am therefore interested in itÂ´s progress. (I got the number one
The point is: when the head moves from position to position it has a constant speed - everything else would be stupid. It starts softly and it breakes softly before moving to the final position.
This is for being very precise while avoiding too much shaking and motor/gear wearing out.
"Speed" mode with Seitz/Dr.Clauss also uses a constant speed afaik while shooting - without any stop - therefore youÂ´re forced to use an adaequate shutter-speed, which must be the shorter the faster the head moves. As i understood you can choose two different - constant - speeds with the Seitz.
ItÂ´s always a question of what you want, whatÂ´s your goal: to be fast or to be good. To achieve it all at the same time isnÂ´t easy: it can become very expensive.
Here i definitely would suggest the Rodeon ST head - for about 5000.-â‚¬. http://www.dr-clauss.de/VRHeadST_DE.htm
So if you want to spend around 5000.-â‚¬: buy the Rodeon ST and you must not think about it any more . .
btw. Josef writes here from time to time - iÂ´ll tell him to respond to your post.