A panohead allows photographers to shoot images around the entrance pupil of a lens to produce a panorama. It is possible to create high resolution or ‘gigapixel’ equirectangular spherical panoramic images with a DSLR camera by attaching a panohead to a tripod. With it one may obtain all of the images required to manually stitch a 360 image together with the help of other software tools.

Generally speaking, there are mainly 2 kinds of panoramic heads for shooting 360:

-Spherical heads, which enables 360/spherical panoramas to be created, which is the kind of panoheads we will be discussing the most in this tutorial;

-Robotic heads, which are automated spherical heads so they can take gigapixel panoramas automatically.
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