Hoping to get back into pano's this summer. I love PW but not the nokia) would like a dedicated controller or tablet based solution. I read about the T&C controller. Seems a little expensive (to buy in US$ and ship)
I have a few questions for T&C users
How much faster is it that PW with Merlin. I read the moves are much quicker. My shoots are taking close to an hour and i want to reduce as much as possible to minimize lighting changes
What about upgrades? The great thing about PW is that it's all software. Are there software/firmware upgrades for the T7C
i can only compar it to the N800 - here the TC is remarkably faster. But still the limiting factor is the Merlin. Using lenses over 100mm it gets VERY slow - because it keeps in GoTo-mode all the time.
Basically i only can suggest the TC - itÂ´s small, fast . . . and absolutely reliable
You plug it into the head, switch the head on and there you go. No hazzle with BT/Wlan-adresses and so on.
It canÂ´t make spaghetti, wouldnÂ´t provide an espresso or dances on the tables - it just does what it was invented for: controlling the head for shooting panoramas.
If you want to do HDR you need to get PromoteControl or MagicLantern. Both they can do it perfectly and timelapse, focus-ramp and so on. Both they work flawlessly with the TC.