I have an Intuos 3 and love it. If business is good through the rest of the year, I plan on getting a Wacom CintiQ. It's the kind of tool I've wanted and needed all along and now it's available and affordable.
Some of the differences between the Bamboo and the Intuos are significant (at least to me).
Levels of sensitivity
Lines of resolution per inch
Plus, you can not use alternate pens (like the terrific airbrush pen) with the Bamboo. And the Intuos driver lets you have application specific settings...invaluable for improving workflow. You cannot do that with the Bamboo.
Just go in with your eyes open and your needs in mind.
Last edited by JTL; 12-08-2007 at 10:12 PM.
Some Gear: Nikon D700; Nikkor AF-S 50 f/1.4 G; Nikkor AF-S 24-85 3.f/5-4.5 G ED; Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 VC; Nikon SB-800; Velbon Maxi-F; Canon Pixma Pro 9000; Canon S3IS, Canon SD500; Epson 4990; Epson P5000; Wacom Intuos 3
Main Software: Capture NX2; Adobe PhotoShop CS2; Corel Paintshop Pro X2 Ultimate
Sold: Canon XT/350D, EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, Sigma 18-200 OS; Canon ET EF 25II; Kenko Pro 300 DG, Canon 430EX, Canon BG-E3.