Manfrotto 303 Virtual Reality & Pan QTVR Head – The 303 pan head permits the photographer to take sequential constant-angle shots around a single axis with his or her camera either in portrait or landscape position, and with the nodal point of the camera/lens in line with the centre of panoramic rotation to ensure that parallax effects do not cause problems during image stitching. It is built around (and includes) the 300N panoramic unit, adding a system of sliding horizontal and vertical plates for accurate positioning of the camera nodal point. The plates have engraved index rules to make subsequent repositioning easier. The included quick release elbow bracket lets the photographer use the portrait orientation of the camera gaining vertical field. The system is suitable for most 35mm SLR still and digital stills cameras using wide-angle or standard lenses.
Manfrotto QTVR Head panoramic, or QTVR®, heads are used to create single-row cylindrical or multi-row spherical composite photographic images for immersive virtual environments or simply for long (or tall) panorama prints. By positioning the camera’s nodal point over the tripod and head’s center of rotation, resulting images are much more accurately aligned and easier to stitch together in post production.
The Manfrotto Group is a world leader in the design and manufacture of photographic and video camera supports, lighting supports and suspension equipment for professional photography, video, broadcast and cinematography.
Double sliding plate with 80mm of adjustment for precise nodal point positioning.
Convenient quick release elbow bracket with 1/4” and 3/8” male screw for camera attachment.
3/8” female tripod fitting.
Dual graduated scale to set the angle of rotation to any of the following: 90°, 60°, 45°, 36°, 30°, 24°, 20°, 15°, 10°, 5° (respectively equivalent to 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 24, 36 or 72 photos to achieve a full 360° rotation) on upper part of 300N rotation unit.
Graduated scale from 0° to 360° on lower part of 300N rotation unit.
By removing vertical brackets, the 303 can also be used as an object turntable.
Load Capacity: 5.0kg
Panoramic rotation: 360 °
Plate Type: Quick Release – with 1/4-20" and 3/8" screws