Geoff, thanks for the reply.
I'm have a little trouble finding my nodal point.
Didn't even know I had one.
I thought with the tripod it would be easy to just rotate and take the shots, but this nodal point thing does add a little more to it. I think I basically understand what it is, but have found some different web pages describing how to find it and am having trouble following. The lenses I have with me for my film Canon (EOS 10S) are a Tamron, and a Sigma and I'm not noticing the circle and slash symbol on any of these. I have some Canon lenses also, but not with me currently, that I will have to check to see if they have this.
It looks like I will probably need to upgrade my tripod with a panoramic head or build something custom (my likely choice) in order to shoot the images properly.
I have a Gitzo G220 tripod that I have had for years that is pretty descent. It has a G1270 Rationnelle Low Profile Head on it. I don't think this head will allow me to shoot correctly though, at least not if I shoot vertically. I will need to build an adapter for that I'm sure, from what I can tell. I guess vertical shots are generally the recommended orientation to shoot panoramics when your joining multiple images? I can see this if it was just one row across, that the vertical would give you more resolution up and down, but if your doing multiple rows I don't think it would matter...
I am really leaning toward getting an Epson 4800 printer. The 7800 at 24" and 9800 at 44" would be great, but they're that much more money and so huge. The 4800 is not exactly small itself. I will have enough trouble trying to find a place for it. The 7800 would be a much nicer size for panoramics, but the 4800's 17" will still do me pretty good. Plus, I might be wrong, but is sounds like it will be easier to work with for putting smaller size sheets through it, than on the bigger printers. I guess I could always pay for a print on a bigger machine if I really wanted to.
I've only got 512mb right now, so I definetly need to stick another 1 GB or 2GB in if I'm going to work with these huge files.