Quote Originally Posted by coigach View Post
Can't compare to the other brands you mention, but I've got a Fotoman 617 II and am very happy with it - great quality, well finished.
One point few think about with panormaic cameras. Most are limited to about 9 ft for near focus (iin my case 150mm Rodenstock Sironar S lens). With Fotoman I bought a spare 10mm spacer (between cone and body) for $25 that cut my focus distance in half with any lens. This is confirmed by Paul Droluk also. I can also stack two of these 10mm spacers, or buy a 25mm or larger spacer for some extremely close work. No other panoramic camera has this capability.