I'm — literally — "gearing up" for a serious panorama project. This is all new to me, my only previous experience with panorama photography having been a few experiments with Photoshop's auto stitching capabilities. Terms like nodal points and other math stuff now float around in my brain without landing on any comprehending neurons.
I do understand, however, that my life will be a lot easier if I buy a new tripod head that is designed for panorama use. I've looked at a dozen alternatives. The leader of the pack appears to be Really Right Stuff. Top notch stuff for top notch photographers. I am not at that level yet, so my pocketbook has whispered to me that I ought try out some alternatives.
The one that is catching my eye is from Jasper Engineering and is called their Pano Head 3. Less than $250.
Anyone have any comments or advice before I jump in?