My first camera I bought was an Olympus C 2000 Z in 1999 and works fine till now. In 2001, I saw this nice panoramas on the web and was fascinated. It was unbelievable for me to spinning around, up and down. Since that time I have a virus called panorama. I bought a coolpix 4500 with all the necessary parts to produce panoramas. It was a really hard time to collect all the informations about panorama shooting and panotools. Probably I took the wrong direction, because I first learned all about taking panoramas and after this I learned how to take good photos.