I have to produce a pano from the top of a church tower, a daunting task, since heights bother me and I am somewhat worried about dangling my equipment through a belfry door.
I suppose this means using a horizontal rig with my poles. However, I don't have the correct pano head for this one, I think, since it's a 360Precision, which means the head - which cannot be locked off - is offset by 8mm.
I have had a look at the Ultimate series, but am not sure if this is the right choice, since it will not allow me the -10 degree tilt that I would want to cover the nadir, or the +60 degrees for the zenith.
I have no idea what I am actually planning here, so any advice on equipment would be gratefully received. If you could also pay attention to the following, however, it would make things even clearer for me. So:
What would be the right choice of head, if I were planning on taking the panorama using a conventional technique, albeit pitched through 90 degrees?
If I am using the conventional technique, how the hell do I add a nadir shot?
Would I be better off mounting my Roundshot at a 90 degree angle to the pole and taking the shots that way, manually patching the footprint and adding an offset 'back' shot using the viewpoint technique?
Unless I am missing something, such as the basic premis that the normal technique will be acceptable in this instance, but there seems to be a lack of concrete information on this on the net, and I really don't want to spend hours redoing and experimenting with the shot, given my general fear of heighs and, worse, falling!
Thanks in advance...