A Wacom Tablet is one piece of equipment that I am on the fence about. I have been using mine for over a year now. I have to say I am not sure if I would recommend this one. Here is why.
Before I trash any product let me throw out some of the things I like about this item. It is very handy having the ability to draw on my images for layer masks and other things. I also like the quick functionality that you have by moving the size ring for your brush. It is pretty reliable. I have never had any crazy malfunctions with mine. You can customize some of the buttons along the side for shortcuts that matter to you.
Convenient to have the ability to bring back a stroke of a pen to a digital world. I have found this to be very useful for tough jobs. Detail isn't as scary when your using a pen instead of a mouse.
I like the flexibility to customize your button layout to even open your Photoshop or Lightroom.
It is thin and small. I have never ran into issues trying to make it fit in my laptop bag or my camera bag.
- Maybe it is just me, but It has taken me a really long time to get use to the buttons and extra features. They are easy to customize and setup, but I haven't masted all the functionality of the tablet yet. I think it is a little disappointing for me. This is even with the handy feature of flashing the touch button on the screed to remind you what each one does.
- The price has to be a little disappointing here. My personal recommendation is to see if you can't get this one on a Black Friday deal or some other big sale.
- The pressure sensitivity does come in handy for my once in a while. I am not sure though how much this feature really means to my wallet though.
I think that for people that are more into drawing and digital art would have to have this product. Photographers might enjoy this product. Personally I am not against this purchase I made. I am not big on saying that this is a must have tool though either. I will say that this is a tool that you can live without as a photographer until you get a few other pieces of gear.
Here is a video review of the one of their best tablets in 2017. I do disagree slightly with the pressure sensitivity in this video. There are ways around the pressure sensitivity. Flow and opacity are a good start.
Below is a link to the tablet that I own.