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Gigapan Epic Pro 
Gigapan Epic Pro

Conclusions

The main advantage of the Gigapan Epic Pro is its ability to set a top left and bottom right, and then just get the job done— this is very nice as anyone who has manually shot a multi-row panorama can attest, especially if 100 or more frames are involved. In this respect it is the ideal solution.

However, given the motor issues that required returning the unit and the quality problems with Gigapan Stitch image output (and the limited output options), I’d be reluctant to invest the money in the Gigapan Epic Pro at this time, which includes not just the Epic Pro itself, but a 2nd backup unit (I would not rely on just one unit), and therefore two Really Right Stuff kits for mounting the units and the camera. This all adds up to a significant investment.

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