Kaidan supplied panoramic
heads for the three CoolPix cameras I'm taking, The CoolPix 5000, 990 and
Bogen supplied their #3415 QTVR Kit panoramic head which is
universal and allows both horizontal and vertical shooting. Though at 5.2
pounds, it's too heavy to hike with, especially combined with the weight
of my heavier Gitzo tripod, which it would require.
sent me copies of his
Newsletter" for the locations we're planning on visiting. He is
also giving me telephone support to plan the trip and make sure I visit
the best locations at the best time of day for the light.
Laurent Martrès sent me
his "Photographing the Southwest Volumes 1 and 2" books and
accompanying CD's as a resource to find the best places and times of day
to photograph. His CD's are are a great way to previsualize the sites
described in the books, an essential part of quality photography.