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#1 stewsmith

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:28 AM

I have just purchased a new pc and TFT monitor ( samsung syncmaster H220 ) and am now looking for a calibration kit to adjust the colours. I have read that the Spyder is a good tool to use for calibration. I have looked at the spec for the Spyder2 express and it states that it is for calibration of CRT and LCD, no mention of TFT. Does anyone know if the Spyder2 express will work with TFT or is there another option available for TFT.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:30 AM

yes: tft is a type of lcd....

I use a spyder2 express on my 20 inch dell screen. There is however a newer version (spyder3) available...
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:48 AM

yes: tft is a type of lcd....

I use a spyder2 express on my 20 inch dell screen. There is however a newer version (spyder3) available...


thanks for the speedy response, i will be heading to jessops now to get one. I see that there is a Spyder3 out but it is twice as much money.

All the best and thanks for your info, Stew

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:13 AM

The Spyder 2 sensors can go bad. My first one kept giving my screens a magenta hue. It was only after I used a friend's Spyder 2 sensor did it look ok. I sent it back to Colorvision and they sent me a new sensor.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:19 AM

The Spyder 2 sensors can go bad. My first one kept giving my screens a magenta hue. It was only after I used a friend's Spyder 2 sensor did it look ok. I sent it back to Colorvision and they sent me a new sensor.


my screen come with a magenta hue, that is why i was looking at the spyder2 express. I will go and get it and see what happens. if its pants then it can go back to the store and i will look at other options.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:39 AM

my screen come with a magenta hue, that is why i was looking at the spyder2 express. I will go and get it and see what happens. if its pants then it can go back to the store and i will look at other options.



I Just boug a Huey Pro for colour calibration as my old Spyder has given up the ghost. it is great as it sits by the monitor updating the colours depending on ambient conditions, which is very useful.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:20 AM

Hi Stew!
I would agree with Tristan and suggest Huey due to the continuos updating - really convenient. Many of the printingindustrys designe teams use this, so it should deliver.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:43 AM

Hi Stew!
I would agree with Tristan and suggest Huey due to the continuos updating - really convenient. Many of the printingindustrys designe teams use this, so it should deliver.
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this one it is then

cheers for all the info guys. stew

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:15 AM

this one it is then

cheers for all the info guys. stew


No worries, that is what we are here for :dancing:


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Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:34 PM

Just bought a Spyder 3 Pro and ran it on my laptop and desktop LCDs. Best I can tell it warmed both of them up a bit and dialed the saturation WAY up, to the point where my pics look almost luridly colored. But I did recently get a print of one (macro shot of a calla lily, nothing worth posting here, more of a sentimental thing related to a relative passing) and have to admit it does match the print much better, especially on the desktop monitor which is a fairly wide gamut. Not currently using the 'continuous monitoring' feature of the SW, and in fact tend to kill the taskbar process rather a lot when not editing (gotta strip down the system for gaming, ya know.... :huh: )

The Spyder 3 pro does have the continuous monitoring and ambient functions, but I'll admit I'm not using them. I'll probably just recalibrate before any lengthy processing session on new shots.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:59 AM

I bought a Spider2 for 50 on ebay... It gets my Dell laptop w/ ultra sharp screen pretty close to my printshops' Eizo :huh:
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:37 AM

I have Colormunki Photo on the way...

It was a little cheaper getting it on my son's educational license from software4education.com so I sported myself a copy of Nik Dfine too! I'll be using it to calibrate a couple of large Hanns G screens attached to my PC, a smaller Sampo monitor on my son's computer and the LCD on my Toshiba laptop. I photo print on a Canon Pixma using HP Premium photo paper (which is a BOGOF at Tesco at the moment). I'll post how I get along.
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