Need a help with my equipaments
I'm from brazil.. this is my history:
I buy a Canon rebel(20D) + SIGMA 8mm + NODALNINJA3 + Tripod Manfrotto 190CL + bubble level + PANOWEAVER 4.00(1 month ago)
i make various tests... and more tests... results:
1 - The NN3(pano head) is horrible! not fucionally.. the CANON rebel is very weighed for the NN3, parallax is impossible to remove..
2 - after buy... read the manual... of panoweaver... so... the sigmca 8mm not make 180 photos.. with the CANON, only CANON 1DS, where focus distance is 1.0 in the canon 20D is 1.x... so... i never can make a panorama with 2 photos(circular fisheye), only drum... :( drum.. its so bad... more photos.. more parallax with my NN3.
3 - i make the first demo site, i get clients...
..... and in my first job, FIRST JOB!!! lost my camera and my sigma lens!!! ASSAULTED!
Yes.... i dont have luck... in Brazil.. the dollar is $1 = R$ 2.40 of REAL, my currency.
then.... i have the panoweaver + trippod + NN3.
here my questions:
What a buy to save my panorama company ? i lost my HONDA to save this company!!!
1 - Buy a FC-E9 lens + adapter ring + MrotatorB + any coolpix(what best coolpix to buy.. "best" the coast and beneficts) ?
2 - buy again a sigma 8mm + canon rebel ?
3 - what the best combo(lens+camera+rotator) ?? with a good price ? send-me links
3 - or.. I give up and I am in the prejudice... ?
4 - 1 month ago, i now about the PANOWEAVER 5, paid 600$ for the version 4 :( the upgrade, is not free in the future, i now... :(
please, help-me.... with yours experiences.
* sorry my terrible english! :)