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PANORAMIC HEADS DATABASE
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Tom Shot 360 Ultralight

 

  • Compact, ultra light panoramic head (110 grams).
  • Available for the Samyang 7.5mm MFT, the Samyang 8mm f2.8 (also known as Rokinon, Walimex Pro, Bower, etc.) and the Yasuhara Madoka 180 fisheye lenses (for Sony NEX E-mount, with an APS-C sensor).
  • 12 click stops (optional 24), stainless steel disc.
  • Free access to focus & aperture rings, adjustable.
  • Indicators for portrait and diagonal orientations.
  • 3/8"-16 tripod thread, 1/4"-20 adapter included.
  • Rotator made from 6082-T6 aluminum.
  • Circular bubble level.
360

 

  • Zero set-up or configuration.
  • Pre-set, locked in entrance pupil (nodal point).
  • Compatible with ALL current DSLRs.
  • Custom mounting options for most DSLR bodies.
  • Quick change camera tab for Canon models.
  • Optimised design for batch stitching workflow.
  • Support for over 400 camera and lens combinations.
  • Models available for Hasselblad H series, H2/3/D
    and other MF bodies.
  • Market leading precision panoramic head.
  • Worlds only purpose built precision pano head.
360

 

  • Ultimate in adjustability.
  • Compatible with ALL current DSLRs.
  • Pin registered mounting plates for D80/90, D200/300/700, S5Pro, 350D, 400/450D, 5D/MK1/MK2, 7D and D2X.
  • Multi-row and full spherical compatible.
  • Lightweight at 1.1kg for hiking and traveling.
  • Strongest adjustable locking mechanism.
  • Built in vertical stops every 15º.
  • Smaller base footprint for easy nadir patching.
  • Multi-track detent system with 4,6,8 and 36 click stops as standard. Max 144 stops.
  • Settings for over 400 camera and lens combinations.
360

 

  • Ultimate in high-res giga pixel imaging.
  • Compatible with ALL current DSLRs.
  • Pin registered mounting plates for D80/90, D200/300/700, S5Pro, 350D, 400/450D, 5D/MK1/MK2, 7D and D2X.
  • Multi-row and full spherical compatible
  • Compatible with larger lenses like the Nikon 14-24mm and Nikon 24-70mm.
  • Selectable vertical detent stops every 5º, 10º or 15º.
  • Compatible with 300mm lenses on fullframe and 200mm on DX and APSC sensors .
  • Multi-track detent system. Max 144 horizontal stops with additional detents.
  • Settings for over 400 camera and lens combinations.
360

 

  • Quick release lens clasp.
  • Clasp stays permanently attached to the lens.
  • Lightweight at only 420gms
  • Zero footprint base rotator (applicable lenses only).
  • 40mm base footprint.
  • Perfect for use as a second head for hiking, travel or back-packing.
  • Available for Nikkor 10.5mm and Sigma 8mm f3.5, Sigma 4.5mm and Sigma 10mm and Tokina 10-17.
  • 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 or 12 click stops (lens dependent).
  • Central 3/8" mount, perfect for use in pole panoramic photography.
  • Stainless steel base. Changeable detent bases.
360

 

  • Fits most point and shoot cameras and smaller DSLR's.
  • New precision click ball replaces detent pin. CNC machined detent rings for better precision.
  • New rubberized metal knurled knobs. This not only allows for a better gripping but also creates a better feel and enhanced look.
  • Reversible detent rings offer click stops at varying degrees.
  • Rail Stops - locks in your camera and lens in same position with each mounting
  • Easy to assembly - no tools required.
  • Leveling - built-in quality bubble level for exact leveling.
  • Small Rotator Base - less footprint to edit out when doing full spherical panos.
  • Weight: 475 g / 1 lb.
360

 

  • Precise upper rotator with 15 degree stops.
  • Supports a wide range of lenses from ultra wide angles to 100mm (35mm equivalent focal length and 25% overlap) telephoto lenses.
  • Upper rotator can be installed with an offset of +/- 5, 7.5, or 10 degree from the horizon.
  • Rail Stops - locks in your camera and lens in same position with each mounting.
  • Reversible detent rings offer click stops at varying degrees.
  • Easy to assemble - no tools required.
  • Supports up to 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs).
360

 

  • The newest Nodal Ninja multi-row panoramic photography head.
  • Precision CNC machined from premium T6061 aluminum and anodized.
  • Arca Swiss compatible system, an industry standard for high end photography equipment.
  • The vertical rotator has 7.5° click stops, supporting lenses from ultra wide angles to 200mm telephotos.
  • Compatible with all current DSLRs
  • Modular design, easy to upgrade and customize.
  • Custom configurations support the use of a ring clamp.
360

 

  • Single-row pano head designed for use with circular and full frame fisheye lenses.
  • The ring clamp mounts directly onto the lens itself freeing up the camera. Different cameras can be use on the same lens without adjusting any settings.
  • Arca Swiss Compatible quick release design.
  • 8 precise on-the-fly tilting options (-15°, -10°, -7.5°, -2.5°, 0°, +5°, +7.5°, +12.5°).
  • Rolling the camera/lens in any position including the popular 0, 60 and 90 degree positions.
  • Options to capture (off-set from No-Parallax-Point) the zenith and nadir.
  • Advanced rotator D4 with 2, 3, 4, 6 stops detent options and pan lock.
360

 

  • Single-row pano head designed for use with circular and full frame fisheye lenses. .
  • Similar to the R1. Each R10 head has a set of 3 built in static tilt options (0 degree and +/- certain degrees).
  • Currently 4 sub-models with +/- 2.5, +/- 5, +/- 7.5 or +/- 10 degrees are available.
  • The ring clamp mounts directly onto the lens itself freeing up the camera. Different cameras can be used on the same lens without adjusting any settings.
  • The R10 comes with your choice of one ring clamp.
  • Ring clamps are available for Sigma 4.5mm, Sunex 5.6mm, Sigma 8mm and 15mm, Nikon 10.5mm and Tokina 10-17mm.
Agnos Mrotator

 

  • The Mrotator series includes a wide range of products.
  • RotatorTbase - rotator base with multiple click stops.
  • MrotatorTAP - single-row "landscape" head for the Sigma 8mm, Nikon 10,5mm and wide-angle lenses.
  • MrotatorTBS - single-row "portrait" head for the Sigma 8mm, Nikon 10,5mm and wide-angle lenses.
  • MrotatorTCSshort - multi-row panorama head for the Sigma 8mm, Nikon 10,5mm and wide-angle lenses.
  • MrotatorTCS - suitable for Sigma 8mm, Nikon 10,5mm, wide-angle lenses and longer zoom lenses.
  • MrotatorTCPshort - same as the MrotatorTCSshort, includes a Manfrotto 323 quick release adaptor.
  • MrotatorTCP - same as the MrotatorTCS, includes a Manfrotto 323 quick release adaptor.
Agnos RingT

 

  • Lens ring mounting system
  • PVC insert on the interior prevents lens damage.
  • Includes 2 spirit levels on the ring exterior, offset by 90°.
  • 0°, 60° and 90° markings for aligning the lens.
  • RingT8S - for Sigma 8mm F4 and the new F3.5.
  • RingT8N - for Nikon 8mm F2.8.
  • RingT10S - for Sigma 10mm F2.8.
  • RingT105N - for Nikon 10.5mm F2.8.
  • RingT1017T - for Tokina 10-17mm F3.5-4.5.
  • RingT1022C - for Canon 10-22mm F3.5-4.5.
  • RingT185R - for Raynox DCR-CF185PRO.
360

 

  • Single-row panoramic photography head.
  • Single axis rotation with the camera either in portrait or landscape position.
  • 300N rotation unit with selectable click stops and independent pan lock.
  • Clear markings allow easy repositioning of the camera.
  • Weight: 2 kg / 4.4 lbs.
  • Load capacity: 5 kg / 11lbs.
360

 

  • Single-row panoramic photography head.
  • Single axis rotation with the camera either in portrait or landscape position.
  • Micro-positioning plates provide extremely precise fingertip adjustment via a gear drive system.
  • 300N rotation unit with selectable click stops and independent pan lock.
  • Suitable for larger cameras equipped with standard or wide angle lenses, or for medium format cameras.
  • Clear markings allow easy repositioning of the camera.
  • Weight: 2.3 kg / 5.1 lbs.
  • Load capacity: 5 kg / 11lbs.
360

 

  • Multi-row panoramic photography head.
  • It has sliding plates to locate the camera over the panoramic axis of rotation, plus a sliding plate which rotates around the front/back tilt axis.
  • 300N rotation unit with selectable click stops and independent pan lock.
  • Clear markings allow easy repositioning of the camera.
  • Weight: 2.34 kg / 5.15 lbs.
  • Load capacity: 4 kg / 8.8 lbs.
  • The 303SPH's vertical bracket can be unlocked and rotated through 90° (then re-locked) for transport.
360

 

  • Single-row panoramic photography head.
  • Designed for cylindrical and spherical panoramas using a fisheye lens.
  • Mount the MK PanoClick bracket on our panoramic plate, the new Q-top MK edition, the Manfrotto MA 300 N or a 360° plate of your choice.
  • Motorize the MK PanoClick bracket with the MK PanoMachine.
  • Our MK PanoClick allows the use of heavy digital SLR cameras and medium format cameras.
  • High-quality materials, fine mechanical work - Made in Germany.
360

 

  • Designed for cylindrical, full spherical and multi-row panoramas.
  • Mount the MK PanoHead basic bracket on the Berlebach panoramic plate or a 360° plate of your choice (3/8" thread).
  • Tilt up and down + / - 90° exactly in the nodal point (scaling every 15°).
  • Bubble level helps to keep the whole system horizontally.
  • Optional Berlebach Quick-Release Coupling 140
  • Weight: less than 400 g / 0.9 lbs.
  • Made of anodized aluminium and stainless steel.
360

 

  • Precision multi-row panoramic tripod head.
  • Suitable for cylindrical, full spherical and multi-row panoramas.
  • Use the MK PanoHead 3 bracket with our panoramic plate (scaling every 5°) or motorize the MK PanoHead 3 bracket with our MK PanoMachine.
  • Tilt up and down + / - 90° exactly in the nodal point (scaling every 5°) or motorize the vertical axis with our MK PanoMachine VD.
  • Bubble levels helps to keep the whole system horizontally
  • Optional Berlebach Quick-Release Coupling 140
  • Made of anodized aluminium.
Novoflex VR-System II

 

  • Single-row panoramic photography head.
  • Recommended lenses: Wide-angle lenses with minimum 10 mm focal distance, standard zooms and tele lenses up to 135 mm focal length.
  • Adjustment in optical axle: 125 mm.
  • The panorama plate is equipped with the Q dove-tail clamp.
  • Recommended software: PanoramaStudio (included in the scope of delivery, for cylindrical projection only).
  • The individual parts can be used for other tasks as well.
  • Weight: 960 g (2.1 lbs)
  • Camera/tripod fitting: 1/4” resp. 3/8” / 1/4”
Novoflex VR-System 6/8

 

  • Multi-row panoramic photography head.
  • Optimised for fisheye lenses.
  • Increments of 45° and 60° each, as well as stepless rotation can be set up. If the images are taken at every second click-stop, additional increments of 90° and 120° are possible.
  • The front locking screw can be removed and is only needed in case of stepless adjustment.
  • Suitable lenses: Fisheye, super wide-angle lenses on full-format cameras.
  • Adjustment in optical axle: 150 mm.
  • Weight: 1230 g (2.1 lbs).
  • Camera/tripod fitting: 1/4” resp. 3/8” / 1/4”.
Novoflex VR-System PRO II

 

  • Multi-row panoramic photography head.
  • Panorama base: Panorama=Q PRO with click-stops 0-36°.
  • The upper panorama base is equipped with click-stops for two selectable increments (45° and 60°).
  • The upper clamping plate includes a movable anti-twist camera stop.
  • Suitable lenses: Focal lengths from 10 to 300 mm.
  • Adjustment in optical axle: 150 mm.
  • Weight: 1690g (3.7 lbs).
  • Camera/tripod fitting: 1/4" resp. 3/8" / 1/4".
Novoflex VR-System SLANT

 

  • Single-row panoramic photography head.
  • Designed especially for fisheye lenses with a diagonal image angle of 180°.
  • Complete spherical panoramas can be achieved with only three or four overlapping images.
  • The camera is to be mounted on the panorama system horizontally at an angle of 60° and it can also be tilted vertically at up to 15°.
  • Weight: 575 grams (1 pound 4 ounces).
  • Dimensions: 155×175×75mm (61.8×67.8×3inches).
  • Tripod sockets: 1/4” and 3/8”.
Pano-MAXX

 

  • Very stable construction, zero vertical flex.
  • Scales on all axis for fast alignment.
  • 22.5°, 30° and 36° detent discs included ( many other detent discs available).
  • Carrying bag optional available.
  • T-Adapter for off center tripod hole cameras optional available.
  • Fits larger cameras like Canon 1Ds or Nikon D3.
  • 2 year warranty, "Made in Germany".
  • Load capacity: 3 kg / 6.6 lbs.
  • Weight: 0.7 kg / 1.5 lbs.
Really Right Stuff PG-02 Pro

 

  • Multi-row panoramic photography head.
  • PCL-1 panning clamp for horizontal panning (PCL-DVTL is required to mount PCL-1 in your existing Really Right Stuff clamp on a ballhead).
  • PG-02 VA Vertical Arm serves as the vertical component. Its oversized lock knob delivers superior lockup for vertical panning. Panning face is laser-engraved Zero to 360° with index marks.
  • CB-10 camera bar serves as the horizontal component. The robust build and extra length accommodates even the heaviest loads without deflection.
  • Weight = 1.5 kg / 3.4 lbs.
Really Right Stuff Ultimate-Pro

 

  • Multi-row panoramic photography head.
  • Two PCL-1 Panning Clamps for leveling and panning in both vertical and horizontal axes. Pan base is laser engraved at 2.5º increments; no click stops.
  • One MPR-192 Multi-Purpose Rail supplies the horizontal foundation for the package. Rail integrates high-contrast spirit level and laser engraved scale.
  • One CRD-Rail with integral “on-end” clamp slides onto the MPR-192 rail to create quick-mount vertical component.
  • Weight: 1.1 kg / 2.5 lbs.
Sunwayfoto Pano-1

 

  • Multi-row panoramic photography head.
  • Consists of 9 individual items sold together as a kit.
  • Arca-Swiss compatible.
  • eBay reseller: OEC Camera Accessories

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