a storm blows in above highway 41a near Dechard, TN
Last year I worked on a long series of European panoramas for a commercial client. Because I needed to travel light I shot them all with a simple manfrotto panoramic rotator. It was small to pack and nearly fool proof. About a week ago I replaced it with a robotic head that (among other things) lets me designate the upper right and lower left corners of the picture then the head fills in the photos. It is taking some getting used to and the photo above is the first worthwhile frame I've produced.
I'll tell you right now the robotic head is much harder to set up and use. It is big, bulky and complicated. But it has the potential to create truly huge images that would be difficult with a simple panoramic head and it will also additional movement to time lapse video opening up more creative doors.