I am thinking of starting again with taking panorama shots. In the past I used a DIY solution with my Sony F717 and a wide angle converter. It was even capable of taking multirow shots but never reached my demand of accuracy. Today I own a Nikon D300 and planning to buy the new wide agle lens Tokina 11-16mm. Maybe a fisheye delivers better results than a regular wide angle lens but I like to use it in more situations than just for panorama shots.
My question is: do you think the older NN3 oder MKII is capable of holding the D300 body + Tokina 11-16mm?
Nice choice on equipment. I use the D300 myself.
If needing to do full 360x180 spherical panos, this lens may only allow for partial tilt up. To shoot the zenith (up shot) with this lens you will either need to move the camera/lens forward on the upper rail to allow for full rotation or simply shoot manually (as most do). You could also shoot two rows - one row to catch the zenith (top) and one row to catch the nadir (floor). For many this is not a big deal but thought I would share this.
Another consideration would be to purchase a lens like the 10.5mm Nikkor or the Sigma 8mm f3.5 - both superior lenses and work without limitation on NN3/MKII.