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Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2013, 05:32:30 PM »
Personally I like the iPad Mini, but in reality, any of the tablets mentioned will do the job.
Here's a very cool piece of hardware for managing your tablet while you're on location:
http://www.robgalbraith.com/content_paged653.html?cid=7-11664-11812
http://www.tethertools.com/plugging-in/wallee-ipad-modular-case/
http://www.shop.tethertools.com/Articulating-Arm-Clamp-Kit-RS982BDL.htm

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Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2013, 05:32:30 PM »

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Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2013, 05:42:07 PM »
... the pro is a full laptop which has a pen,and can also turn into a tablet like Waco (sp) for your pc

By this, do you mean it is possible to use a Surface Pro as a touch input device for a PC?
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Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2013, 07:07:04 PM »
Good read from someone who has owned everything: http://www.mylifeinhdr.com/2013/02/26/surface-pro-for-photographers/
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Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2013, 07:28:22 PM »
I'd buy a Surface Pro 2. It's a tablet when you want one and a PC when you need it.

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Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2013, 07:47:20 PM »
Eye-fi card along with an iPad Air :).

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Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2013, 08:31:59 PM »
... the pro is a full laptop which has a pen,and can also turn into a tablet like Waco (sp) for your pc

By this, do you mean it is possible to use a Surface Pro as a touch input device for a PC?

I'll look up the name of the app again buy yes I do remember seeing an app for this

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Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2013, 08:50:57 PM »

I'll look up the name of the app again buy yes I do remember seeing an app for this

Now that would be awesome.
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Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2013, 08:50:57 PM »

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Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2013, 12:14:26 AM »
All of the prior suggestions are great.

I have another suggestion but it will but it will be higher in price and compares more to the MacBook Air instead of the iPad Air.  Personally I think a nook HD+, Nexus 7 or Kindle HDX would be sufficient for field viewing.

The new Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has an incredible 13" 3200x1800 IPS QHD+ Display.  It's a hybrid ultrabook laptop/tablet that weighs 3.1 lbs and the screen swivels 360 degrees.  It has a i7 CPU, Haswell chipset, 8G RAM, 256G SSD, and touchscreen.  Best Buy got some kind of deal on them so they are only $1200 right now if you can get one.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-2-pro-ultrabook-2-in-1-13-3-touch-screen-laptop-8gb-memory-silver/1817254.p?id=1219065404810&skuId=1817254

I set a couple up for client and they are pretty amazing.

In another 2-3 months Lenovo will release an 11" Yoga 2 Pro version too.
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Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2013, 01:49:54 PM »
Eye-fi card along with an iPad Air :).

I use the Eyefi along with a Nexus 7 and it works really well. Especially with a dual-slot camera - I write low res jpegs to the eyefi so they are nearly instantly on the tablet then drop the raws to the compact flash card.

I wouldn't use it for proofing the exposure or anything like that, but it's really nice for product photography since it works on site and you can use it to proof for composition, making sure things are square, catching reflections that aren't right.


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Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2013, 01:49:54 PM »