[Gear] iPad3 = Happy Photographers
While drinking my morning coffee, happstr (a curious little site that helps you find your happy place) asked me, “What makes you happy?” My wonderfully supportive and beautiful wife? A photo career that nurtures my soul? Having the freedom to live anywhere and do anything I want? And then it hit me. It’s the 9th and exactly one week from today, Apple’s “the new iPad” will be on the shelves. You know you’re a gadget fanatic when…
Sure, all those other things are great too but my wife can’t display my portfolio in stunning 2048×1536 resolution on a 9.7 inch retina display that packs 4 times more pixels than the iPad 2 and 1 million more pixels than an HDTV. And with it’s new 5-megapixel iSight camera, featuring a backside illuminated sensor and a five-element f/2.4 lens that records HD video in full 1080p, who needs to carry around a bulky Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III?
Kidding side I love my iPad. It contains my entire photography portfolio, supports my contracts/model releases, issues invoices/takes credit card payments, and is able to tether it to my camera, for client viewing. It has become my laptop replacement, while on the road. New apps like Photoshop Touch and iPhoto makes editing photos for blog posts, easier than ever before. And with so many wonderful photography apps to explore and more being released everyday, owning an iPad really is a no brainer, for photographers.
There is a downside to the new iPad’s amazing resolution though and I’m not talking about the price tag. For your online photos to look their best on the new iPad, you’re now going to have to upload high resolution shots. This takes time, space and opens the door to the possibility of having your best works stolen for unauthorized use.
The iPad3 or “the new iPad”, as they are calling it, comes in black 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB and white 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB.
Now all I have to do is sell off my iPad 2.
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