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To know if your camera will work properly
with the Panosaurus you will need to know 3 things.
Also
please check the list of cameras and lenses at the bottom of this page to see if your camera or lens falls in the KNOWN will NOT work category for some strange reason.

 

 

 

 
 
1.  The placement of the tripod hole on your camera.
 

The picture shows a standard Digital SLR.  The Panosaurus
will work with any camera with this type of tripod hole which is inline with the lens.
 

The picture shows the location of a tripod hole on a small digital camera.
The Panosaurus will work with any camera that has a tripod hole offset
to the LEFT as long as the tripod hole is not so close to the edge of the camera that it may tip up when mounted to rubber. 
 

The Panosaurus will NOT work (out of the box) with any camera with a tripod hole located to the right of the lens.  Note: A possible solution to this problem is to drill a custom placed hole in the camera mounting block of the Panosaurus.  If you are interested in having this done or doing it yourself please contact me.
 

 

 
 
2.  The weight of your camera and lens.

The Panosaurus is not recommended for any camera and lens
combination weighing over 3 lbs.  For more information about weight issues please see the question 8 of FAQ section by clicking
here.
 

3.  A rough estimate of the distance to the optical center of your lens.

When using a Digital SLR camera with a long lens the absolute maximum
length from the tripod mounting hole of the camera to the optical center of the lens must be no more than
180mm - or about 7". 

If the tripod hole of your camera is offset from the centerline of your lens then the maximum distance from the tripod mounting hole of your camera to the optical center of the lens must be no more than 160 mm - about 6.5  inches.


 

A rough estimate of the optical center of a fixed focal length lens is usually somewhere close to the physical center of the lens.  If you look into the front of a lens and locate the pinhole opening, this is where the optical center will lie for most fixed focal length lenses.

Important!!!

If you intend to use a fish eye lens with this head please read question and answer number 4 on the FAQ page here.

 

Cameras or lenses that have been found to NOT work for various reasons:

Nikon 950 camera
(Tripod hole too close to front of camera.  This causes the camera to tip up when mounted to a rubber or cork pad)
 

Canon S400, S230 camera (Tripod hole on wrong side of lens & too close to the edge of the camera)

 

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