The iPad Pro can be a huge addition to your workflow, literally. The tablet features a giant 12.9-inch display with 2,732 x 2,048 pixels. To put that into perspective, the iPad Pro’s screen is 78 percent bigger than the iPad Air 2, the same width as the iPad Air is tall, so big the on-screen keyboard is full-sized.
The new tablet from Apple features a revamped Multi-Touch subsystem and 5.6 million brilliant pixels, making it the highest-resolution display of any Apple device. That extreme resolution, along with vibrant lifelike colors and deeper blacks make photo editing more vivid and engaging.
While you can’t shoot tethered using a USB cable into an iPad, using tools such as the Case Air Wireless Tethering System allows photographers to add an iPad Pro into their tethered workflow.
Two Case Options to Mount the iPad Pro 12.9”
The X Lock case for iPad Pro 12.9″ brings a hidden magnetic pencil holder and quick release compatibility with all X Lock iPad accessories, allowing you to unleash the full potential of this great device.
The Studio Proper X Lock iPad precision molded cases are the heart of the X Lock modular system. Simply plug any X Lock compatible accessory into the patented “X” mounting receptor for a versatile tablet configuration that fits just about any situation.
Add in a Connect bracket, and you’ll have the versatility and functionality of the LAJO-4 ProBracket which seamlessly attaches to any 1/4″-20 tripod head, 3/8″ tripod mount, 5/8″ Pin for light stands and clamps and Arca-style connectivity for an Arca-style mounting system.
The AeroTab is designed for a tight fit on the corners of your tablet, and the tablet can be rotated and mounted in portrait or landscape orientation. Once the tablet is placed in the diagonal extension, scratch proof padded corners keep the tablet in a tight fit.
The sliding design of the AeroTab holds tablets ranging in physical corner-to-corner diagonal length from 13.5” (34.3cm) to 20” (51cm). Already have a protective case on your tablet? The AeroTab works with most existing protective enclosures as long as the dimensions fall within the above ranges.
The AeroTab L2 features an Arca-style mounting system and 1/4″-20 thread, while the L4 adds in a 3/8” tripod mount and 5/8” Pin for light stands and clamps.
Mounting the X Lock Case or AeroTab to a Tripod, Stand, or Grip Gear
Once you’ve selected the custom-fit X Lock Case or the universal AeroTab, now you’ll need a way to mount it to a tripod or stand. Both the X Lock’s Connect bracket and the AeroTab L4 feature the LAJO-4 bracket which can be mounted in a variety of ways, including:
- Arca-style connectivity for any Arca-style mounting system, including most camera ballheads
- 1/4″-20 female thread to use with common grip gear such as the Rock Solid Tripod Adapter
- 3/8” tripod mount to use with common grip gear such as the Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm and Master Clamp, and Rock Solid 3/8” to 3/8” Adapter Spigot
- 5/8” Pin to mount to any stand or grip gear using the Rock Solid Aero Elbow which features an adjustable 5/8” Baby stud
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