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I was looking at tablets for greater creative freedom when it comes to photography/art and it boils down to either the Wacom Bamboo fun or Intuos4 small. Does anyone have experience with these? What would you recommend? Im only spendin once on a tablet so should i invest in the more sensitive intuos or bamboo fun's all i'll need? Im not too artsy. Just need the freedom a tablet offers over the mouse on my macbook pro.
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Intuos4.
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post #3 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Intuos4.
qtf....INTRUOS4 MEDIUM
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wacom pen+touch is good but for professional then intuos4
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I own a Wacom Intuos2 12x9 (original purpose was for a DIY cintiq build, but they're much harder than to make than it sounds). I personally find it's size to be a tad annoying as it requires you to move your arm a lot more than a smaller sized tablet. I've also used smaller, 6x4 tablets which I found too hard control due to their size. Previously I owned a Genius mouspen 8x6 (this is a re-branded device, I can't remember who the OEM is though). I would defiantly say buy a Wacom because they are of a much higher build quality than anything else I've seen, have terrific driver support and don't have batteries in the pen. I would defiantly recommend say get an Intuos, however, if you want to save a bit of money, there is nothing wrong with buying an older model. The 1024 pressure levels is more than enough until your brush gets bigger than 1024 pixels. So in all, I recommend a 8x6 or medium Wacom, and remember that there is no shame in buying an old model! The Intuos line has hardly changed, even the Intuos2 has double the pressure levels of the Bambo, and there is a large age gap there!

I hope I've helped
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post #6 of 11
Medium is definitely the way to go. That size works great on both my 15" MBP (1440x900) and my desktop (24", 1920x1200).
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I have a smallish-medium (6x4-ish surface?) Wacom bamboo fun at work--it is amazing and works beautifully with my 26" widescreen LCD. It is smooth, elegant, and feels great to use. I like it much better (by degrees) than my Digipro T-8000U (woot deal). The Wacom is more smooth. Pen is more sensitive, too.
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post #8 of 11
Why not just get the Bamboo Pen + Touch?

Edit: Is it just a coincidence that a Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch ad is on the top of the page?
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Quote:
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Why not just get the Bamboo Pen + Touch?

Edit: Is it just a coincidence that a Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch ad is on the top of the page?
cause its far too small to be really useful.

and no its not a coincidence that you have wacom ads popping up. its probably because you recently looked at some wacom and internet ads are relevant.
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post #10 of 11
i4 medium is nice but if your asking I would stick with the bamboo pen & touch and work your way up to something bigger... as it produces the same results and might even be easier.
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