I expect the spring loaded click idea on the elbow joint is not what a brilliant but pragmatic engineer would think was necessary...it's what Steve Jobs would do though! It'll be on version 2 I bet.
No. One of the most significant points on a panohead is stability. You canÂ´t have as much stability using a clamp than you have using a screw.
And i doubt very much Steve would have sacrified functionality for laziness
If you reduce the number of sessions can you then increase the number of shots?
IÂ´m afraid you misunderstood
- of course you can have more shots in each pano anyway when you use viewer panoramas instead of 1000 (as a matter of fact itÂ´s more than 1000!)
What really caught my attention initially with the Panoneed was that it has a motion sensor that can optionally be set to only allow a shot after it senses no motion at least as I understand it.
It also appears to make lavish use of thick aluminum so it appears as if it would more sturdy than the tripod and could bear heavier loads than the Panogear. (I do hope the connecting point to the tripod can effectively stabilize 13 pounds that wants to rock back and forth as a 5d with a 400 swings around).
Yes - 8-10Kg payload, 1-4Nm torque.
It also appears that it would pack slimmer and 'cleaner' than the Panogear. What are some of the other 'selling points' that you think will help justify it's much higher price over the Panogear. Obviously as a hand-made over-engineered device there's no comparison so I mean in regards to function.
Thanks again for any comments and my congrats to Josef on his masterpiece.
The longer i accompany the developement of the head i must state: i understand now very well, whatÂ´s the reason for the remarkably higher prices of other commerciallly built heads . . .