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  1. iBats

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you can afford the Intuos, I'd go for that.

    Pen & Tablet editing is fantastic, I highly recommend it.
     
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    +1. i prefer the bigger tablets but biggest isn't necessarily best. some people complain that the bigger tablets are more tiring on the arm to use. the tablet is calibrated to the size of your monitor. more expensive equals more pressure levels of sensitivity. beyond a certain point, it doesn't seem to make much of a noticeable difference IMO. certainly a big increase in price though. money maybe better spent on glass or a good 2nd monitor.
     
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    For most purposes a Bamboo should work fine! I have one and used it daily until I lost my stylus.
     
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    yeah, although i dont really see any lenses that i want that are for 250 or lower, i already have the 50mm f/1.8

    and i already have 2 22'' acer monitors
     
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    frommrstomommy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have the bamboo pen & touch and I love it. It's my first tablet and the size has yet to be a problem for me. Highly recommend this one - so easy to learn to use!
     
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    i use a trackball mouse in combination with the tablet. i bought it as an experiment to see if it made 'painting' certain shapes like curves easier in ArtRage. it doesn't do this better than my tablet but..the trackball is great to use in GIMP for selecting areas (i.e cropping), critical adjustment of tone-curves and applying blends. i prefer using it to a standard mouse.

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    I use an Intuos4 medium and absolutely love it (I moved to it from a trackball and wouldn't consider going back). I think the large would be too big and tiresome. I found a decent price for it on Amazon:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0023RT0QI/ref=oss_product]Amazon.com: Acad INTUOS4 Medium Pen Tablet Includes Bundled Software Downloads: Electronics[/ame]
     
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    wow, thanks

    yeah im pretty sure i wanna get this

    however what do you think i should do more

    Save for the D90 ( i have the D3000 and have about 350 USD )

    OR

    should i get this and make photo editing easier, ( i also plan on doing alot of digital design in college and in the future )
     
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    agreed...if you have the cash...throw it at the intuos.
    if youre unsure and wanna keep cost down...go for the bamboo. i have one and i havent noticed any difference between that and the better one i have at work...same pressure resolution and everything.

    i also work the logitech trackman w/ bamboo combo.

    love it.
     
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    bump, i need an opinion on this decision between the D90 and wacom intuos4, i already have a d3000
     
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    YOu don't need the d90 as of yet. You are a beginner and the d3000 is fine. The d90 is considered a semi-pro camera by some and a high end a consumer camera by others.
     

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