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jfsavage

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Beginners colorimeter question
« on: January 07, 2009, 09:30:30 AM »

I've searched this forum for a comparison of colorimeters, but I've not been able to find what I am looking for. I apologize, because I suspect this has been discussed many times.

I see many colorimeters on the market, but I have not seen much in the way of differentiating features. For instance, there is the 'i1 display 2' and 'i1 display LT', both of which seem to have similar functionality. I also see similar products from Spyder (Spyder 2 express, Spyder 3 Pro).

What are the differences between the entry level colorimeters and the next level? What features should I be looking for? Are there web sites that evaluate and review colorimeters?


I am looking for a colorimeter for basic monitor calibration for photo editing. I am not currently doing any printing, but that could be in the future. (I do have a video projector I use for movies, so calibrating that would be nice, but not critical)

Thanks,

Jonathan
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 10:17:46 AM »

All the EyeOne Display-2's are the same hardware, you're getting differing software.

Spyder 2? Pass, POS. The 3 is said to be better, don't know, I've never played with one. But I've had nothing but good luck with X-rite hardware.

What kind of display?
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 11:15:53 AM »

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All the EyeOne Display-2's are the same hardware, you're getting differing software.

Spyder 2? Pass, POS. The 3 is said to be better, don't know, I've never played with one. But I've had nothing but good luck with X-rite hardware.

What kind of display?

I've borrowed a xrite Display 1 and it works very nicely.

I have a cheap monitor - SOYA.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 11:19:53 AM »

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I've borrowed a xrite Display 1 and it works very nicely.

I have a cheap monitor - SOYA.

I'd stick with that then.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009, 03:08:23 PM »

So would I.

This page will give you plenty of guidance.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009, 04:58:48 PM »

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I'd stick with that then.

The display 1 is no longer produced, and I was not sure what I would lose going for the LT version. There are also cheaper options such as the Spyder 2 express.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2009, 03:25:32 PM »

A significant difference is the ability to calibrate wide gamut monitors - e.g., Spyder 2 cannot, Spyder 3 can.

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2009, 07:40:02 PM »

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A significant difference is the ability to calibrate wide gamut monitors - e.g., Spyder 2 cannot, Spyder 3 can.

Sandy
Thanks! That was the type of detail I was looking for.
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