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Old 09-26-2006, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at an intro-level monitor calibration system, B&H has the two following, for about the same price:

Pantone Huey Colorimeter Monitor Profile Solution

ColorVision Spyder2express Color Calibration System

Anyone have any experience with either? I've seen the spyder around a lot, I'm really curious about Pantone's product, especially since it mentions adjusting for ambient. That feature isn't available in the Spyder until about $190 more.

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I have the Spyder2 and it is easy to use and it seems to work well. I calibrated a laptop and desktop and images appeared very consistent across those machines. Also have soft proofed using profiles for labs and the prints were right on. Soft proofing for my r2400 with custom profiles is also very close. It is important to note that I always edit in a darkened room.

Just ordered the upgrade to the pro version so I must be happy with it.
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A colleague of mine just installed the Huey at all the workstations in his firms graphics department. According to him, all the graphic arts people just rave about it.

I am going to pick one up at some point.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input. I'll do a bit more searching on the web and see if I can find any reviews of the Huey or even some comparissons.

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I found this review to be very helpful...
http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/m...tion_tools.htm

We ended up purchasing the GretagMacbeth Eye-One Display 2. I calibrated three monitors so far with it, and they seem consistent. The ambient-light measurement feature is pretty handy. It doesn't affect the monitor calibration, but lets you know the temperature and intensity of your ambient light. Too warm or cool ambient light will affect how the colors look on the screen. They also don't recommend working in the dark because it strains the eyes. Hope this helps!

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