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Need help in picking tablet for work (zbrush, photoshop, sketching, etc.)
show user profile  khamski
I need:
- Quality tablet to work in zbrush and photoshop. Also some sketching.
- dpi, angles, push sensivity better be good. Pro level. Because i don't wanna buy something and then regret it is not good enough.

What tablets do you use? Can anyone help me to make a right choice?


WACOM Intuos Pro M is my current choice.

But i read this and that about it.
People say things like:

- touch function is not needed
- drivers unstable
- pen is not durable
- even "artists don't use it"
- previous models are better
and so on...





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5/20/2014 3:44:07 PM (last edit: 5/20/2014 3:50:43 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
I've got a Wacom Graphire 4. No complaints.

- touch function!? If they mean pressure sensor, then yes, it's needed. If they mean touching with your fingers like on an ipad, then no, dunno anyone who would want that.
- drivers are stable
- pen is durable
- It's fine for art stuff
- dunno about other models, this is the only one I've used.

[edit] here's a pic:


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5/20/2014 4:37:51 PM (last edit: 5/20/2014 4:47:56 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
intous5 over here.. I love it and the gesture touch thing is great for photoshop. Plus it doesn't look like it's from the late 90's :)




- Portfolio-




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5/20/2014 5:32:08 PM (last edit: 5/20/2014 5:32:08 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Yeah well, mine's better 'cause it was free.

Not that I know what an Intous looks like. Let alone the number 5 version.
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5/20/2014 5:36:23 PM (last edit: 5/20/2014 5:36:23 PM)
show user profile  khamski
Thx, guys.
Btw Intuos 5 is Intuos Pro now.
What size do you have?
I heard M is most comfortable.




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5/20/2014 6:01:59 PM (last edit: 5/20/2014 6:01:59 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Herfst, I'm pretty certain the picture you linked is an Intuos 3. I know this because I'm looking at one. So if yours looks like that, then you've probably got an Intuos 3 and just didn't know it.



"I flew over Egypt once"

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5/20/2014 6:58:39 PM (last edit: 5/20/2014 6:58:39 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Bloody Chinese website link. It tagged the pic (that I google searched) as Graphire4. Thanks for the clarification, Dave.
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5/20/2014 7:02:41 PM (last edit: 5/20/2014 7:03:17 PM)
show user profile  Setherial
even the cheapest stuff I've used from wacom has been pretty damn good. I would not worry about it.
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5/21/2014 9:18:45 AM (last edit: 5/21/2014 9:18:45 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
I bought one of these for damn near no money, less than half of what a Wacom bamboo costs here.. http://frenden.com/post/31659364200/the-little-monoprice-graphics-tablet-that-could

Reviews were very positive, and, despite not using it daily, I am quite happy with it.

It has a battery in the pen, but it is still light enough to not be an issue IMO..
My biggest issue, is that it seems quite noisy/scratchy when you run the pen over the drawing surface, but I dont have a wacom to compare it to though..

Terribly boring signature.
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5/21/2014 9:28:38 AM (last edit: 5/21/2014 9:28:38 AM)
show user profile  khamski
So even the cheapest one is okay and all that resolution, pressure levels, surface size paraeters are not that important?





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5/21/2014 9:59:46 AM (last edit: 5/21/2014 9:59:46 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
Pressure levels are overrated, I don't know about those with 512 pressure levels but these days I think they all have either 1024 or 2048 pressurelevels and I can't say I notice the difference. (I have 1024 levels on my old Cintiq and 2048 on my new companion).

What I do value are as many buttons on the tablet as possible and the ability to bind them per application. Very useful for me but some people prefer to use a keyboard instead of the buttons.
The new circular popup menu is awesome too, you could look that up if the tablet you want has it. My old Cintiq doesn't have it yet which is stupid because it's a 100% software feature.
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5/21/2014 11:49:12 AM (last edit: 5/21/2014 11:49:12 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
I got a Huion H610 for £35.00.

I have no complaints.
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5/21/2014 12:33:44 PM (last edit: 5/21/2014 12:33:44 PM)
show user profile  khamski
Setherial:
If i had Cintiq i won't be complaining too! )
Yes, Intuos Pro (Intuos 5) has all that things.
8 Buttons, circular menu and application hotkeys binding.
So now i know they are needed for work. Thanx.

LionDebt:
Yeah i know about HuionH610.
They say it's great and beat overpriced Wacom.






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5/21/2014 9:18:53 PM (last edit: 5/21/2014 9:18:53 PM)
show user profile  Setherial
I use to use the Intuos 2 A5 before upgrading to the Cintiq and I loved it. It was a great tablet and I can only assume they improved it since then. I've also used the cheapest tablet series they have I believe it was a Graphire (years ago). That only had 512 pressure levels but worked fine. The only problem I had with it was that it was A6 sized and to small to be comfortable.

There are benefits to working with a tablet instead of the Cintiq, like portability, the option to hook it up to a labtop when you're not at your studio and the option of choosing which screen you use. I have a DELL Ultrasharp 27" display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's a lot better then my old Cintiq is giving me (at 1600*1400) not to mention how much better the colors are.
Just buy a good tablet and it will stay with you for a long time.
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5/22/2014 9:01:38 AM (last edit: 5/22/2014 9:03:53 AM)
show user profile  khamski
Thanx for sharing your experience.
Some subtle things are clear for me now.
Thx everyone.
Now i wait for my tablet. Fingers crossed. ))





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5/22/2014 10:05:44 AM (last edit: 5/22/2014 10:05:44 AM)
 
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