|Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:21 pm Post subject:
|No experience of this device but if you already have a pan & tilt tripod head you can do the same as what this device seems to offer. Some ball-heads also offer a pan feature as well.
Also, all of the purpose built (and more expensive......) pano heads permit forward and back adjustment so that the camera + lens combo rotates around the lens' so-called "nodal point", the purpose of which is to reduce parallax effect.
Parallax is basically where things appear closer or further away than they really are, and for panoramic shots it's important that anything that appears in two images that you later combine, doesn't look further away in one image but slightly closer in the other.
This is why pano software doesn't just overlap images, it also shifts them up or down too, but sometimes even that can't get things to line up.