iPad mini Kicking myself I didnt get the ipad mini..

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys,

    Im kinda kicking myself that i didnt get a 32gb ipad mini. and i settled on a ipad 2 32 gb. I go to fashion shows a lot and take behind the scenes at photo shoots and events i go to. The iphone 4s does a good job but it fills up so quickly. I dont like to carry around too much stuff and the ipad 2 is just too large. Don't get em wrong it's a great media device that since i have gotten it i haven't used my laptop as much to watch movies and surf the net. but you do have to carry it where as the ipad mini could probably fit in my jacket pocket. Im not sure what to do. :confused:
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Return/exchange/sell it for the iPad mini if it does actually fit your needs better.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I bought it off a buddy of mines. I think i am going to put it up and sell it. I have a iphone 4 16 gig. That I can put up also...
     
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    If they aren't scratched too much or have any damage you should get enough money for them to buy an iPad mini and treat yourself to some new apps, some music and some accessories.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I just got a Mini to check out my camera photos on the go. I think it will be quite good for that.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    THIS

    And you use an iPhone to take shots at photo shoots?
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    I dont think they are probably 'serious' photos meant for magazines or anything.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    not for magazines.. just for behind the scenes shots for instagram and twitter. sometimes models dont want to wait forever for the touched up photos and they like those instant shots sent to their email or imessaged...
     
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    Uh, go get yourself a point & shoot. Taking pictures with an iPhone/other smartphone is fine if you need pictures on the go. Taking pictures with an iPad/mini/other tablet is ridiculous. Trust me, people will look at you like you're an idiot if you do that.
     
  10. darngooddesign, Dec 4, 2012
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    Sell the iPad 2 and buy a Sony RX100, or sell your iPhone 4S and ipad 2 and get a higher capacity iPhone. You can also get WiFi enabled cameras that will either uplooad your photos automatically or send them to your phone. The difference being that the photos will be better than the iPhone.
     
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    Still can't get an iPad mini for my girlfriend, I ended up getting a Nexus 7 :cool:Even happier, my girlfriend is almost going to get one too
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Yeah I had hoped not but then again, the iPhone does take pretty damn good shots.
    OH! Well that is good. :) I say get the mini when you can get your hands on one.
     
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    On the contrary. Don't hold it up to your head like a camera and nobody thinks your clipboard or tablet is busy taking pictures. With the cover closed and just using the volume button for a shutter I stealthed an entire trade show.
    The minis camera is miles above the iPad 2
     
  14. ritmomundo, Dec 4, 2012
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    It may seem passable to you, but it's still ridiculous. To avoid embarrassment, you have to go "in stealth mode" to get pictures? Stop being [deleted] and buy a proper camera. The ipad mini camera might be miles above the ipad 2 camera, but both are miles below any crappy P&S. Just try to take a picture in dim lighting.
     
  15. darngooddesign, Dec 4, 2012
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    Ever hear of the photography phrase "shooting from the hip"? If you are trying to get candid shots you don't hold ANY camera up to your head. You hold it down at your waist, that way no one notices you are taking photos and they don't pose. Of course a real camera with a wide angle lens and good low-light capabilites is best, but if you want to use an iCamera so be it.
     
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    A point & shoot with an eye fi would work great with the Mini.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    :rolleyes:

    Only in the USA where you can't take a picture with your $500 tablet. It makes perfect sense you have to go spend another $300 on a P&S camera so that you don't look like an "idiot". I think the cameras on the mini and the ipad 4 is good enough for any photography; why bring another device with you?

    It may not be as ergonomic as a camcorder or P&S using an ipad 9.7, but the mini is totally legit.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think you make a great point...
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    You could still take pics with your 4S, and wirelessly transfer to your iPad. The 4S camera is arguably better, and has a flash.

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    No offense, but the Nexus 7 doesn't have a rear camera so I'm not sure why you even brought it up.
     
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    No offence but nobody even mentioned buying the iPad Mini solely due to a rear camera

    Also, who takes photos with an iPad... you just look like a moron / advertising yourself to get mugged
     
  22. hyteckit, Dec 5, 2012
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    No offense, but what part of "I go to fashion shows a lot and take behind the scenes at photo shoots and events i go to. The iphone 4s does a good job but it fills up so quickly" don't you understand?

    The OP wanted to get an iPad Mini with larger storage to take photos with. The whole thread was about taking photos.

    Not sure how the Nexus 7 would fit in this scenario. Care to explain how it would fit in?


    The iPhone is more expensive than an iPad, so wouldn't taking photos with an iPhone get you mugged too?
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    selling your iphone 4 16G would get you how much?

    If it is enough to get ipod touch 5 then get ipod touch 5. Keep the Ipad 2 for home use. Ipod touch has 32G memory, highly portable and same camera quality as mini plus a flash double the memory at slightly cheaper price. Take out your mini to take photo will still look ridiculous.
     
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    lol
     
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    Just so you know, the iPad mini will fill up much quicker than the iPad 2 when taking photos. iPad 2's rear cam is <1MP versus 5MP on the Mini.

    But seriously a P&S would be better in this situation. Larger sensor means less noise (iPhone is 1/2.3" versus 1/1.63" in pretty much all but high end P&S.)

    And for those talking about a $300 P&S - for that price you can get a Canon S100 (Bought mine for $229 on sale) which has an even larger sensor and quite a fast lens. Plus zoom if you need it. Not to mention manual controls for if you want something more than just a snapshot.
     

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