I see on the net that "crowd sourcing" is a current fad used to
gather input from a large number of people for the purpose of designing
an object. Might be fun to do that here. But it would ultimately be
futile because there would be no way to get prototypes easily.
Erik Krause wrote:
> Am 31.07.2011 22:23, schrieb Ken Warner:
>> Maybe one approach for a commercial pano head would
>> be to make a set of arms of different lengths and then for a particular
>> camera you buy a set of three arms that are the right length and then
>> bolt them together.
> This might be an approach indeed. However, the arms are not in the way
> when shooting, but the footplate is. I always wondered why most heads
> have such a large footprint - the more expensive and precise the larger.
> I guess most of them - like f.e. the 360P absolute - have a large roller
> thrust bearing which is expensive and hard to adjust. Two standard ball
> bearings one above each other could provide the same precision, don't
> need to be adjusted and have a much smaller footprint. Ok, precise click
> stops are harder to implement this way, but there should be a solutions
> for this.