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Punkie
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Panosaurus 2

Post by Punkie » Sun May 15, 2011 4:19 pm

Hello All

A few days ago I visited the website of Panosaurus.
Greg Rubottom has an improved Panosaurus. The Panosaurus 2.
It is a lot slimmer now.
The base is still expanded PVC, but all the arms are now aluminium.
And a lot smaller cameraplates. Distant scale on the horizontal arm too.
For more details you have a look on the website of the Panosaurus.
website: http://gregwired.com/pano/pano.htm

Kind regards,
Henk Tijdink

panhobby
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Re: Panosaurus 2

Post by panhobby » Mon May 23, 2011 10:19 pm

Thanks for the update.

Has anyone experienced this panohead with a canon 5d mark ii?
As it is a quite heavy camera i wonder if it is well supported by this head?

Thanks

PH

Roll'
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Re: Panosaurus 2

Post by Roll' » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:02 pm

panhobby wrote:Has anyone experienced this panohead with a canon 5d mark ii?
As it is a quite heavy camera i wonder if it is well supported by this head?
The 5D2 is not so heavy if you compare to the canon lineup. Lenses are very often heavier than cameras so I think it mostly depends on the lenses you will use with it… In the technical details, it's written the panosaurus can support up to 4.5kg (but the lesser the best). So I think the panosaurus 2 can be right for you as long as you don't use a super-telephoto lens such as a 500mm F4 or even a standard telezoom such as the 70-200mm F2.8 II.
That said, I used the panosaurus 1 when I started taking panoramas. The two major issues I can point out using that pano head are:
- the pano head is quite big and not very pratical to carry (seems like things haven't changed with the new version).
- it's a bit rocky so it works badly in windy conditions and you can't take sharp slow-shutter-speed images (I don't know how the new panosaurus works for that).

I now use a Nodal Ninja 5 R16 which is a good value for money. All I can say is that pano head works perfectly, even when used in blustery conditions.

Arnaud

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Re: Panosaurus 2

Post by panhobby » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:27 pm

Thanks Arnaud.

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Re: Panosaurus 2

Post by johnboyowen » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:59 pm

Hello All
I have just taken delivery of my Panosaurus 2 and i think its great. I use a Nikon D300 so it is quite a heavy camera but works fine. The new Panosaurus is all metal apart from the base.
The only thing i dont think will last are some rubber pads that are glued onto the brackets to creat friction when tightening the thing up with your camera mounted. This isnt a big problem though as a trip to any diy store will easily repair it.
if anyone wants any photos of it i can post some

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