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Pano Society (How To Shoot 360) - About Us and Why Us

My name is Jan Vrsinsky and I am the founder of PanoSociety. I started with panoramic photography in 2003. I worked for companies such as Geewa, Disney and Illusion Softworks. I am an investor networking site for panoramic photographers 360cities.net. I was commissioned for photoshoots in Mexico, Italy, South Africa, the Czech Republic, for example at Skoda Auto, KPMG, Unilever or FotoŠkoda. I enjoy it. About I share my expertise to my courses through the workshops of Pano Socity Academy and I pass the knowledge on to the customers when counseling before their purchase of their equipment from PanoSociety.

Our (my and my team's) store "How To Shoot 360" is changing its name to Pano Society at the end of the year 2015. All our obligations, warranties, operations and offers remain intact. The owner is not changing either. The owner is still me :)

Welcome to the Pano SocietyHow To Shoot 360. We help you to shoot awesome panoramic photos, virtual tours and virtual reality content. Our goal is to help you to gain access to panoramic equipment including panoramic heads and software and to help you to understand it. We are an official Nodal Ninja (R) reseller (Jak fotit 360).

HAPPINESS GUARANTEED AND WHY YOU SHOULD PURCHASE FROM US:

SERIOUS ORDER DISPATCHING, OWN WAREHOUSE AND EXPRESS SHIPPING WITH REALTIME TRACKING + ALL SPARE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

   

Over 90% of items are always in stock, including tiny replacement parts and accessories. We not only want you to be able to select from the basic range of goods but we would like you to be able to upgrade, change, add or replace parts and add-ons. Therefore we feature a full range of 500+ products and accessories (number last updated January 2015). We will not let you down even if you need to change detent interval of your rotator, if you need to add a quick release system, if you loose a knob or scew, if you need a spare replacement part or if you need a small screw adapter. Most of the accessories and parts are and will always be in stock. All items are sent from our fulfillment warehouse in Czech Republic (a part of European Union) which means very fast shipping to all Europe and no custom fees or delays within the EU zone. We have special deals with companies like DHL, GLS, DPD, UPS to ensure best service in your country and we are able to use many local carriers so we are able to deliver to you really fast. For more details see Shipping Costs and Delivery Times and our Terms.

       

      FULL REFUND IF NOT SATISFIED + EASY RETURNS + PARTIAL REFUNDS IF NOT AS DESCRIBED + 30 DAYS TO RETURN YOUR PANORAMIC HEAD

      If you are not happy for any reason with your panoramic head purchase you are protected by our satisfaction guaranteed policy for 30 days during which you can return your order and we will refund you the full original cost paid. Also, partial refunds are offered if your order is not as specified in description. The item must be unused with all accessories and gifts. The 30 return policy applies only to panoramic heads, for all other items the standard customer protection rules apply. Let us know and we'll find the best and fastest way to resolve this situation. Rules and conditions can be found in our Terms. Our customers are happy customers :) Read snippets of nice testimonial emails they've been sending us.

       

      WE SHARE THE BEST DISCOUNTS WITH OUR CUSTOMERS

      These discounted prices are only offered to Pano Society customers who have purchased (or are purchasing in the same order) a panorama head, telescopic pole or a workshop in the last 6 months. You will receive your software license via email after payment - usually within minutes or in maximum 1-2 business days if something needs to be confirmed manually. No shipping needed. We are an official seller of all listed software, connected to the licensing system of the vendor. This guarantees you will receive your license as soon as possible, for the best price and for the latest actual version of the program.

      When buying from us you can be sure that:

      • We will deliver everything quickly, we backorder asap if advertised as not in stock
      • We understand what we sell
      • We provide full technical and advisory support for everything we sell
      • The items come from verified manufacturers
      • The sale is official and authorized
      • You are receiving maximum possible warranty (this includes 2 year legal warranty on everything when you return items to us, 5 year Nodal Ninja warranty with us except poles and lenses, 4 year warranty for Sigma lenses applicable with us, 1 year Sigma warranty applicable internationally, and many other benefits). For details please refer to item descriptions.
      • That you are getting the best price.

       

      WE ONLY SELL REAL PANORAMIC HEADS AND HARDWARE

      In contrast to typical "panoramic heads" on the market today that simply rotate on a tripod we only sell tripod heads that were especially designed to take panorama photos and virtual reality content. This means you can always adjust them very precisely so that the optical system of your camera and lens rotates around the no-paralax-point (or NPP). This virtually eliminates parallax geometry error from the final image and thus allowing each photo taken for your panorama to overlap accurately with each other, without typical errors such as movement of closer objects on the background, visible photo stitching seams and disconnected lines and other artefacts. Eliminating all these errors saves a lot of time during post processing of your panoramas.

       

      MARKET-PROVEN NODAL NINJA BRAND WITH 5 YEAR WARRANTY

      We are the official reseller of market-proven Nodal Ninja panorama heads (we are listed in Czech republic in reseller directory). The 5 year warranty applies to all Nodal Ninja products and accessories except lenses and poles. Nodal Ninja brand is used by companies such as Adidas, Boeing, Disney, Google, KLM, Lockheed Martin, LA Times, Microsoft, NASA and hundreds of other major companies, including companies from the Fortune 500. Nodal Ninja panoramic heads have been on the market since 2004 and have gained a lot of awards. They feature high durability and precision, and perhaps that is the reason NASA chose them for shooting virtual tours of ISS or Google recommends them as a panoramic head for shooting photos of businesses for Google Maps (Google Business Photos). The Nodal Ninja brand is known for best customer service, help and advice, complete backward-compatible accessories and a great warranty and after-warranty service.  

       

      AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED - WE ARE THE OFFICIAL RESELLER OF ALL OFFERED BRANDS

      We are an official reseller of all brands of products and software and we have an reseller agreement and direct connection to manufacturers and we know most of them in person. Therefore we are able to resolve any problems that might come up quickly and we can arrange upgrades, etc. If you order software together with physical goods, we'll email you the license and the rest will arrive according to your selected shipping method.

       

      WE ARE REAL NORMAL PEOPLE WHO LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY, DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP

      We are not a web page only so meetings are possible and welcome! We are based in Prague, Czech Republic, visit us when you have a trip to this city! We'll be glad to show you anything before you order and we'll explain how it works. If you are just starting we will help you choose your panoramic photography equipment. You can ask us via email, phone, in person or online through Skype or Google Hangout. For more information see Contact Us page.  We can even have a friendly chat or walk around the town and take some pictures. :)

       

      GUARANTEE FROM THE OWER OF THIS SHOP

      My name is Jan Vrsinsky and I am the founder of the How To Shoot 360, a great source of the best panoramic and virtual tour equipment and software. You can see me on the following two pictures with Bill Bailey, the owner of Nodal Ninja. The picture on the left is taken in 2011 in Palmela, Portugal, and the picture on the right is taken in 2015 in Prague.

       

      We are the official reseller of all brands we sell, including Nodal Ninja (Fanotec), PTGUI, Pano2VR and KRPANO and I am in touch with the direct owners.

      • I personally guarantee all items we sell and I always test them out myself before we start offering them
      • We sell only items that I personally use or have used in the past
      • We sell only items that I really like

       

      I am real, you can check me out on social media :)

            

       

      I've been involved in panoramic photography since 2003 and in 2008 I started taking 360º photos and virtual tours. I do commissioned commercial shoots as well as many photos for the joy of heart. I've taken virtual tours in luxury resorts in South Africa or for example in Skoda Auto car manufacturer's production line building. I've loved photography since childhood. I really love capturing the awesomeness and the beauty of the world around and sharing it with others. My dream and vision is that panoramic photos can be taken by anybody and with any equipment and that better tools help you to shoot better, faster and with less effort. I've been running a blog on panoramic photography called How To Shoot 360º since 2011 (Czech version is called Jak fotit 360º) with guides, tutorials and news on panoramic photography. I also share many of my photos and articles on my personal blog. I also teach panoramic photography workshops and organize photowalks in Prague, record Google+ hangouts with photographers and I like to travel. You can read more about me on my personal blog's about page.