Correct - mostly. ; ) There are aftermarket mounts for Nikon and Canon EF. I bought a Nikon mount made by Wooden Camera.
"There is beauty in what is limited."
Very true. When I was starting out as a newspaper photographer, I carried only prime lenses. I had to think about what perspective I wanted and I had to choose the lens and my position. When I made the switch to zooms the quality of my work suffered. All I had to do for the framing was zoom in or out - I got lazy and it showed.
Thanks Guy and Joseph! I'm glad to know my investment hasn't suddenly been made obsolete. In fact, once I upgrade to higher-end lenses, I make keep the Rokinons for the character and as backups for any instances that might be hazardous to glass.
A little bit of a shameless plug for something I'm working on, but it seems appropriate given the subject of the article and video. (This is still in pre-production.)
With a whip pan, if you have enough frames to work with from both pans, I'd try to do a quick dissolve from one to the next for a bit better blending. It might be unnecessary, but for the few seconds of work during editing I'd do it anyway.
I've got two Pelican 0350 cases, and one has a big crack in the bottom that apparently happened at the factory - the boxes were undamaged. I bought the two and left them in the boxes for several months before taking them out, so I think I screwed myself in terms of a warranty replacement, and the procedure for it are more hassle than it's worth. Pelican isn't worth the cost, in my experience.