Could someone advise me on their experiences as to why they chose their particular technical camera and how they have fared ? Or a link to any previous such discussion on this forum ?
My confusion here likely arises from two factors:
1. the high costs involved - no respite from this
2. equal fervour from different people about different systems.
eg: Dan Lindberg swears by the Alpa (citing precision / tolerance, etc) Rod Klukas, the Arca, citing similar reasons, David Ward talks about the Linhof Technikardan, someone else about cambos...
thus, totally confusing me over the issue.
The Alpa FPS has received some raging reviews and Mal here has been very helpful laying out the possibilities in front of me.
I understand that various players can only cite their experiences with the systems they own, but when you have a few systems, obviously one has to be better than the other.
What I would be looking at: (most likely buying a IQ260 back soon ).
a) Ability to stitch (not sure if I should consider pano head ) instead of shift – any pros and cons regarding why you would prefer one over the other
b) Ability to tilt and swing, though not necessarily at the same time.
c) Some reassurance with inclement weather use. I understand that the back tolerate a good deal of cold. But what about drizzles ? how do the chaps out here tackle water ?
If money was no issue, would any of you gentlemen consider switching from one system to the other ?
So please.... for landscapes and panoramas:
which technical camera and why ?
Which pano head and why ?
Apologies for the long-winded train of thought…