first of all congratulations for your image: it is great! Is it an HDR image? How did you do for focus issue: manual, af assistant ...?
In my work I will do just the panorama of the ceiling vault (not the full sphere) with my D800E with Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D ED-IF, so (for the total weight) I am not sure to rotate the Clauss!
What do you think?
I mean you have a problem using the Rodeon STATION here - guess the guys are right saying it´s too heavy for being tiltet @90°.
1) try to find a shorter 200mm lens.
2) use a manual 180mm lens instead. It´s rather short and it´s very good. http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/180f28.htm
The problem is that afaik with the "Station" model you cannot shift the camera-fixing on the vertical arm upwards. If teh vertical arm would be longer your 200mm lens
would be able to look straight upwards.
Ask the Dr. Clauss guys for an option. They are very helpful and polite!
Here you can see how Panoneed - i accompanied the development - has solved the issue: a 300mm lens can look 90° up (we even slided the camera too much backwards for showing how much space it has for setting the NPP - that´s because the vertical arm is high enough).www.panoneed.com
(see the movie down on the frontpage)