Need a graphics pad!


jeallen01

Link Posted 28/10/2014 - 21:13
Evening

I need a graphics pad for use with LR5 and Elements 11 - say about 50-70, and preferably from Amazon as I have a Gift Certificate to cover part of the cost.

Here's a current Amazon list (but including many that are too expensive) so does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

John
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

stub

Link Posted 28/10/2014 - 21:43
I use the original Wacom pen and touch. Which now after various tweeks seems to be the fun pen and touch. Fully compatable with lightroom and all windows systems.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wacom-Bamboo-Fun-Pen-Touch/dp/B002Q4U4B8/ref=sr_1_16?s=e...
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Stuart..

DoctorJeff

Link Posted 29/10/2014 - 11:33
Steer clear of the Aiptek 600U.
It only works on certain systems, and you have to download the outdated drivers from the German importer.

If you have an Intel Mac (OSX 10.5 or later) or a 32-bit windows system, it could be worth a punt but you would have to download the drivers from the Formosan manufacturer (Waltop).

Remember the old slogan - "You can have it cheap, good, or fast. Pick any one from three."

Geoff
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and then there's all the M42 kit, and the accessories ...

duster

Link Posted 29/10/2014 - 17:08
I've had the smallest cheapest intuos for years - would recommend. No need for anything bigger than A5 unless you have a specific requirement. It's worked with all the programmes I've had up to LR5/PSCC.

Chrism8

Link Posted 29/10/2014 - 18:20
Agree with above, I purchased just a pen version as when I did some research, the feedback was that the touch version was a tad to sensitive and the pen version was better and cheaper,spent about 45 on mine 2+ years ago and is brilliant
Chris

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davidaitch

Link Posted 29/10/2014 - 18:40
Agree with Duster about size. I've used a Wacom Bamboo for a number of years now without any problems.

jeallen01

Link Posted 29/10/2014 - 18:59
Thanks to all - and will follow this up over the weekend

BTW to Stuart: - thanks for the link but I think I will have to look for something more modern as the linked items looked to be only available s/h (and this was really a belated Birthday present, so needs to be "presentable"!)

BTW2: This is for use on a W7 64 bit system
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stub

Link Posted 30/10/2014 - 20:20
Sorry I realised that since I purchased my tablet Wacom has gone through a few changes. And rebranding. I got the impression that the new pen & touch was out of your budget range so looked for a cheaper alternative. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wacom-Intuos-Touch-Graphics-Tablet/dp/B00ME7HE6U/ref=sr_...
The pen only version is a good suggestion and would save you money. Also no worries with any windows system.
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Stuart..

jeallen01

Link Posted 31/10/2014 - 08:27
Morning

I've been looking at various WACOM tablets in this price range and - particularly for a given size and resolution - am very confused as what the difference actually are (apart from the prices )

Any thoughts?
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

jeallen01

Link Posted 03/11/2014 - 20:10
I finally bought a WACOM CTH-480 with the wireless adapter kit - but I can't download the manual because it just seems to hang after displaying the Contents page.

Anyone know how to get it to download, or even have the PDF that they could send me?

Thanks in advance.

John
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

jeallen01

Link Posted 04/11/2014 - 20:08
jeallen01 wrote:
I finally bought a WACOM CTH-480 with the wireless adapter kit - but I can't download the manual because it just seems to hang after displaying the Contents page.

Anyone know how to get it to download, or even have the PDF that they could send me?

Thanks in advance.

John

After problems with trying to find the manual, I now have it from www.wacom.eu - all I have to do now is to get the dammed thing working because it did not want to do over the wireless connection
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

col55555ine

Link Posted 04/11/2014 - 20:28
link to manual pdf us
link

:lol
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Last Edited by col55555ine on 04/11/2014 - 20:29

jeallen01

Link Posted 04/11/2014 - 21:00
col55555ine wrote:
link to manual pdf us
link

:lol

Thanks but already got it as per my last post.

Got the tablet working on wireless: - it was a problem with a port on the USB hub that I plugged the receiver into.

With the s/w downloaded and installed (had to use the CD to do that but should not have had to, according the Quickstart Guide!) it now seems to be working - but I can see that I will need a lot of practice to get the hang of the photo-editing tasks I want to use it for
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
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