Whilst reading up on Panoramic gear I found this information (click here for link) on the Really Right Stuff web site.
These guys make very nice ball heads (used by alot of pro’s in the states), and provide several flexible options for panoramic gear too. Plus the information regarding panoramic setups makes interesting reading.
Whether or not their panoramic products are the way to go or not is another question, though I suspect they will not be the cheapest option around.
If any of you are familiar with Uwe Steinmueller and his web site Digital Outback Photo (if not then time to go check his site out), he is an advocate of the RSS products. Here is his guide on the Tripods, Heads, Clamps, Rails and Plates that he uses personally.
P.S. Too many posts with no images so I’ve added a token Koala picture to this post 😉