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There are some cheap but quality products from ENOVATION and Giottos. They are good tripods since your camera is just that heavy. www.giottos.com/
I like Michael Nielsen's suggestion...ask the organizer. But as a general suggestion, you may be able to get away with a monopod if you're worried about weight. If you're shooting from a vehicle and it's parked while you shoot, you can use the vehicle itself as stabilization.
I think for a photographic safari tripod would not hurt, since it is likely that most of the photos will do with a telephoto lens. So to prevent camera shake is most recommended. Another thing that can give you more freedom is the use of a monopod, do not take up much and allows you to move with speed.
A panorama head is the most useful when your panorama includes both near and far objects. The reason for this is that the effect of rotating accurately around the nodal point becomes more important if your objects are near. The second reason for panorama heads as I see it, is that older software (10 Years ago-ish) did not include the possibility of ...
A panoramic head on a stable tripod allows you to rotate the camera around the nodal point of the lens. This has the effect of making it appear each shot was taken from the exact same spot with no change in perspective. It is especially effective with lenses that have no barrel or pincushion distortion at normal focal lengths of around 50mm. For a ...
A big reason is that it just makes getting the shot sequence consistent and accurate. In general, you're looking to keep the vertical plane level through the whole sequence and move along the horizontal plane in smooth, even, steps. A panoramic head is simply going to make that easier to do with less effort and risk of a muffed shot at all kinds of focal ...
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