Thanks for the smite, but it WAS and IS a real question. I was considering looking into pano rigs, but I'm not sure what their limitations are.Ups, sorry, I really thought that would be self-explanatory.
I am using a legacy 28-105 lens on my crop body and got around getting an wider one by using Autopano. As long as something doesn't move fast (like waves, that's why I thought you were sarcastic) it works very well even handheld and then reducing the final panorama to ~66% resolution. As I wrote, clouds aren't much of a problem, but leaves are when they move in the wind - it confuses the stitching software and results in ghosts.
All in all, panoramas are perfect for indoor scenes, and your mileage may vary for nature shots - but it is worth a try, since you can get very high resolution shots simply by shooting vertical, overlapping 1/3 to left and right and then clicking a button in the software.