Pichan wrote:I just found this: http://www.panoguide.com/forums/qna/9946/?page=1#msg73001
I understand that Merlin and Panogear are basically the same device..? The footprint doesn't seem that big. I think I could manage with that.
You bought the Kolor Pano gear and want to do Spherical panoramas?
You will be very disappointed. Its not made for this. Its for gigapixel panos.
Pichan wrote:Hi all1
I'm planning on purchasing a panohead to create spherical panoramas. First I was going to get a Nodal Ninja but then I came across Panogear.
The price difference between the two isn't that big, so I'm currently weighing the pros and cons of Panogear. Like I said, the primary use for panohead in my case would be spherical panoramas, but I'm also interested in gigapixel photography so Panogear could be a good all-around panohead for me.
I'm pretty much aware of the pros of Panogear and I have a gist of some of the cons, like the difficulty of nadir shot due to the size of the base and the risk of not being able to align the lens with the nodal point without some tweaks. If these cons can be overcome with reasonable effort and nothing else comes up, I'm seriously considering Panogear. Otherwise I'll have to make do with Nodal Ninja and no Gigapixel photos.
What I'm asking here is some concrete proof of the cons of Panogear, like actual photos taken with it that show the size of the base. Also I'd love to read about your experiences with Panogear.
I'm going to use either Canon 60D or Canon 5D mkIII with a Samyang 8mm fisheye and various kit lenses.
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