Frequently Asked Questions:

   
Q 1. How accurate is the Panosaurus?  Most heads cost hundreds of dollars. 
Q 2. Why are the other panoramic tripod heads on the market so expensive?
Q 3. Will this head work with fish eye lenses?
A 1. To create an inexpensive head compromises had to be made.  However the compromises that were made in the design of the Panosaurus 2.0 will not effect your ability to take extremely accurate panoramic pictures.  There are not features such as "Click Stops" on the turntable to force rotation of a precise distance between shots.   However, a precise amount of rotation between shots is not necessary when using computer software to stitch panoramic pictures together.  The most important aspect of creating good panoramic pictures, using this or any panoramic tripod head, is taking the time to find the optical center of the lens as accurately as possible and making sure the head is set to match the height of your camera.  This head will do this as well and any $1000 head.
 
A 2. The greatest contributor to the high cost of the other heads on the market is the material used to make them and the complexity of their design.  Most pano heads on the market have complicated rotator systems and camera mounting systems that drive up the cost of the unit.  The rotator  base of the Panosaurus 2.0 is made of the same material used to make PVC pipe.  It is an extremely durable strong yet inexpensive material that does not cost a lot to machine.
 
A 3. Yes.   As long as your lens  is NOT capable  of seeing an actual 180 degrees because of sensor crop the Panosaurus can be used with a fish eye lens. However, full frame sensor cameras using a fish eye lens may be able to see part of the upper horizontal arm of the Pansoaurus if the fish eye lens's optical center is less than 1 inch from the lens face.