iPIX vs Panoweaver
My current setup: D70+FC-E9+Agnos MrotatorB.
Cost for Panoweaver Pro: $299.95
Cost for iPIX Studio Enhancer Pack(Annual Renewal): $1,799 / ($999)
iPIX has released a RealViz plugin that allows for stitching a 4 and 5 shot hemis. The initial cost is $399 with an annual renewal cost of $249. I have tried their demo and the results were great.
If I were to go with only 3 hemis then the Panoweaver optional would be more economical. However, if I wanted to go with 4 and 5 hemis then I would end up using the iPIX solution which would cost me $2198 with a running yearly cost of $1248.
Please let me know if my reasoning is sound or not.