January 11, 2017

Sunwayfoto CR-30C Mini Panorama Head Review




The Package & Contents



The Head

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:CR-30C Mini Pano
Length:163mm
Width:53mm
Height:171mm
Mounting Hole:UNC 3/8"-16
Vertical Click Stops:24 Every 15°
Horizontal Click Stops:12 Every 30° , Stepless
Weight:324 gr ( 0.65 lb)
Hardware:Stainless Steel
Color:Black hard coat anodized
Material:Aluminium C.N.C. machined
Made in :China


The Structural Components



The Thumb Screw Knobs


The vertical Rail and Nodal Arm Assembly


The Quick Release Clamp


The Horizontal Rail


The Horizontal Indexed Rotator


Mounting Directly on a Tripod



Adjusting the Panorama Head


Determining the Lens Entrance Pupil (Nodal Point)


Mounting & Setting Up the Camera


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Using the Panorama Head


Using with a Mirrorless ILC Camera


Shooting in Rows


Shooting a Zenith


Shooting a Nadir


Using with a smaller DSLR


Shooting in Rows


Shooting a Zenith


Shooting a Nadir


Using with a large DSLR


Shooting in Rows


Shooting a Zenith


Shooting a Nadir


Packing the Panorama head


Using a Neoprene Pouch





Pros
Exceptional machining, finishing, fitting and build quality.
Very Compact size and low weight.
Smooth panning operation with well defined detent click stops.
Full range of tools and accessories included.
Very good value for money ratio.

Cons


Conclusion


Disclaimer:
This review and test was run on a single product sample, using the specifically described methods. Independent of the favorable or unfavorable results of any test, a test on a single product can not be used as a rule, unless more samples of the same product are tested. Furthermore, similar comparison tests should be run with comparative capabilities products so as to reach a solid conclusion.


Note:The CR-30C Mini Panoramic Head presented in this article was kindly offered by Sunwayfoto headquarters for evaluation and review.

I hope you found the article and ideas useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos ©2016-2017 S.C.Vlachos

Price & Availability:
Current price for the Sunwayfoto CR-30C is US$ 159.00 (+Shipping where applicable) and is available from Amazon or from eBay worldwide.

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Referenced Articles:
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