December 5, 2011 / Gear
Pen Tablet Review | Wacom Intuos4
As a self-proclaimed geek, I get seriously excited about new gadgets and camera gear – and I just have to share with you why my Wacom Tablet is one of the most important gadgets in my studio. Let’s put it in perspective – The Wacom Tablet is to the mouse what a Smartphone is to a cell phone. You don’t realize you need it until you have one, and after that, you wonder how you ever survived without it.
I was hesitant to buy one at first because it is yet another gear investment and I thought it would be very difficult to learn. To my surprise, it literally took me one half of an afternoon to adjust to my new savior and compared to my L Series lenses and other gear buys, it certainly didn’t break the bank.
I often ask in my seminars – “who uses a Wacom Tablet” and a bunch of hands will shoot in the air. I then ask, “who couldn’t imagine their life without a Wacom Tablet” – and they hands NEVER waiver. Why is it so awesome? Well, there is the fact that I no longer suffer from sore wrists and am undeniably resisting the feared computer addicts carpel tunnel syndrome, but beyond that: I work HEAPS faster, more efficiently, and am much more precise. If you’re a serious photographer who does your own retouching, this pen tablet is definitely a must-have. Oh, and Wacom’s tech support? Exceptional.
Wacom has released a newer version than the one I have (I’m jealous!) – check it out at here
Are you a Wacom lover? Then tell me your story! If you are considering, I hope this tips the scale – you like my blog that much more :)