With the latest version of Lightroom, stitching is a breeze. It will stitch RAW files quickly and the results are excellent. For landscape panoramas, I personally find 35mm too long a focal length. I don't like to do multiple rows, so I'm most often shooting with my 16-35mm f/4 in portrait orientation, in the 16 to 24mm range. I use an Oben travel tripod that has a ball head which also has a panning joint that is marked in degrees. I do not personally use an offset mount to get the lens rotating about its nodal point as would be the technically correct way, but you might want to if your shots are going to have large objects close to the camera (e.g. automotive photography), such that minimizing perspective change will get better results. Normally, if I have a subject in the foreground, I can fit it into one frame with the UW so this has not been an issue for me yet.