Now that I have my NEC 3090 behaving pretty well with SpectraView II and the i1 D2, I became painfully aware of how poor my print viewing conditions are...an incandescent ceiling light and an old Ott-Lite TrueColor folding lamp on the desk. The piggy bank only has a few coins left, but I've been looking at the smallest viewing stations by Just (Color Master 1) and GTI (DPV 1e). My goal will not be to examine large prints, but rather small test prints to double check the softproofing. I have 2 questions:
1) Are these two products similar in quality, and,
2) Can I get by without having to spend the $250-$300 more for the capability of dimming the viewers?
I make only a few prints a week on my Z3100ps, for display (and hopefully to sell) locally, so I don't have to meet the stringent standards of ISO fame. But does it make sense to go with the non-dimmable models at all?
I get the feeling that I personally am helping turn our economy around, what with cameras, computer, printer, monitor and other purchases