Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Rangefinder Forum > Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film > Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc

Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc This is the place to discuss the hardware to keep your digital pics more than just memories.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

iPad version 1 or 2
Old 08-02-2011   #1
defektive
Aussie
 
defektive is offline
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 64
iPad version 1 or 2

Hi all you tech-heads,
I am considering purchasing an ipad for reviewing images when travelling as well as doing some minor processing and portfolio presentation. I can get a near new ipad 1 still under warranty for about half the cost of a new ipad 2. The only real advantage of the 2nd version for my use would be the faster processor. Can anyone who has used both versions with photo apps comment on the difference please and whether it is worth the price diff?

Cheers,
Sam
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-02-2011   #2
Doug
Moderator
 
Doug's Avatar
 
Doug is online now
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Pacific NW, USA
Posts: 12,942
I may eventually regret getting a used iPad 1, but there's a sketchy rumor about a new model coming along later this year, maybe when iOS 5 comes out? "Near new under warranty" at half price sounds good to me, close to what I did. Friend was going to wait for iPad 3 (or whatever) but when I expressed interest in her old one, she went for a new iPad 2 and sold me her old 64Gb at half price, $415.

So I'm missing the cameras, not a problem. The faster processor has not (yet) been missed either. Neither model has the horsepower to run CaptureOne or Lightroom 3, so I'm not even trying to process photos, just put some smaller jpegs in an album to show. Travel navigating and discovering local attractions, books, movies, games, news, etc.

I figure the iPad is a fun and fine media consumer but not so suited to creating it. That's where the MacBook comes in...
__________________
Doug’s Gallery
RFF on Facebook
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-02-2011   #3
Rogier
Rogier Willems
 
Rogier's Avatar
 
Rogier is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 1,185
  1. iPad 2 is much lighter and thinner and therewith easier to travel with
  2. iPad 2 can ben connected to a tv/monitor that can mirror the screen content rather than only the movies, slideshow and keynote presentation
  3. iPad 2 is faster

Until recently I worked as a "Genius" for Apple Retail and had full access to all the latest and greatest. Doing so I still own the 1st generation iPad and are still happy with that.
If budget is a concern and the used one fits your needs go for it.
With regards to waiting for the new model, you will alway's be waiting. There is always a new model coming
__________________
Smiles across the wires,


Rogier Willems


http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogierwillems/

http://www.scooter-it.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-02-2011   #4
defektive
Aussie
 
defektive is offline
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 64
Thanks for the replies guys.
Rogier, I'm really only interested in your third point - speed. As you are an Apple
genius can you shed some light on the speed difference when viewing or working with images?
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-02-2011   #5
emilsand
Registered User
 
emilsand is offline
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 183
I've noticed the speed difference when playing some games but that is mostly because I was looking for it

The first generation would do nicely, in my opinion (having bought both), it really isn't that big a deal. The size and weight is a more important feature to me, the newer feels smaller and lighter. Actually much more than the numbers are telling. The killer feature that hopefully will make it into the next generation is higher resolution, I would run to the store if they got some kind of a retina display.
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-03-2011   #6
thegman
Registered User
 
thegman is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
Age: 39
Posts: 3,819
The iPad 2 is quite a lot faster IMO, but the tablet market is moving quick, and they'll both be considered old hat soon. You can probably offset your losses by getting an iPad 1. Also by being cheaper, you won't worry about it so much getting knocked around in your bag.

If iPad 3 comes out, you sell the iPad 1 at not much of a loss.
__________________
My Blog
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-03-2011   #7
Photon42
burn the box
 
Photon42's Avatar
 
Photon42 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Neutral Zone
Posts: 617
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogier View Post
  1. iPad 2 is much lighter and thinner and therewith easier to travel with
  2. iPad 2 can ben connected to a tv/monitor that can mirror the screen content rather than only the movies, slideshow and keynote presentation
  3. iPad 2 is faster

[...]

To put that into perspective:

OLD 9.56 x 7.47 x 0.5 Avg. Weight: 1.5 lbs.
NEW 9.50 x 7.31 x 0.34 Avg. Weight: 1.35 lbs.

There is a limit to the image size, the first iPad can process. I believe it is 6.25 MByte, as opposed to new newer model, pushing it to around 16 MByte.

Frankly, I don't understand these limits, but they are true. I tried it e.g. with Snapspeed and my older iPad. If the OP plans to use the pad for Photography related stuff, he should wait for the next model.

Cheers
Ivo
__________________
My Gallery
My Instagram
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-03-2011   #8
majid
Fazal Majid
 
majid's Avatar
 
majid is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 606
The iPad 2 is superior in all dimensions but one: battery life. The weight difference does not seem like much on paper, but in practice it is dramatic.

If you want to use photo apps, the extra RAM in the iPad 2 makes quite a difference. For emails, web and so on, the iPad 1 is quite serviceable.
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-03-2011   #9
Lauffray
Invisible Cities
 
Lauffray's Avatar
 
Lauffray is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montreal
Age: 31
Posts: 1,434
I hate to be the dissonant voice here, but why anyone would want an iPad still blows my mind. I understand you want to be able to process/post pictures on the go, and that's a problem I've thought about myself, but somehow I don't see the iPad changing anything. My father has an iPad and I've used it, you still have to carry it with you (possibly in its own bag), charge it, find a plug, find a wifi connection...why not just take a laptop ?
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-03-2011   #10
FrankS
Registered User
 
FrankS's Avatar
 
FrankS is offline
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canada, eh.
Age: 62
Posts: 19,391
I'm looking at a smaller screen android tablet made by SonicView. I wish Apple would make a smaller screen version of their iPad. (but bigger than the iTouch) That intermediate form factor would be ideal for me.
__________________
my little website: http://frankfoto.jimdo.com/

photography makes me happy
  Reply With Quote

got my wife the iPad one ...
Old 08-03-2011   #11
djonesii
Registered User
 
djonesii is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 385
got my wife the iPad one ...

I had the same choice to make ....

Saved the bucks, and got the iPad one. She will be getting the iPad 2 for Xmas.

The case options are radically different, and the new smart cover really makes the package much more portable.

I on the other hand will live with a second hand iPad 1. I now use dropBox to upload my images, and the ability to have my whole library ( a web rez ) on a tablet is for me, the killer app.

YMMV
Dave
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-03-2011   #12
willie_901
Registered User
 
willie_901's Avatar
 
willie_901 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 5,295
I'm waiting for the 3 or the next version with higher resolution.
__________________
Basically, I mean, ah—well, let’s say that for me anyway when a photograph is interesting, it’s interesting because of the kind of photographic problem it states—which has to do with the . . . contest between content and form.
Garry Winogrand
williamchuttonjr.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-09-2011   #13
defektive
Aussie
 
defektive is offline
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 64
Thanks for everyone's input, I have gone with the v2
mainly because I think the faster processor will handle
image work better.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 19:39.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.