If I go with Colorvision Spyder II to calibrate my monitor....

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by kundalini, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If I go with Colorvision Spyder II to calibrate my monitor, which package do you suggest? Since Big Mike uses it, that's a ringing endorsement. The three I have seen reviews on are the

    Express $70USD
    Suite $117USD
    Pro $190

    I have one main monitor - LCD and a backup CRT (working, but not in use right now). Although I don't print at home that much, with the holidays coming up, I just might spit out a few as gifts. For printers, I have an HP Officejet and a Deskjet and an Epson lurking around somewhere.

    I don't foresee going to a dual monitor setup in the near future.

    Suite & Pro include PrintFIX Plus, but the reviews aren't zingers. The question is if the extra $47 is worth upgrading to the Suite or is money better spent to add the extra $73 on top of the Suite to get the Pro?

    Thanks.

    Any other suggestions on offer?
     
  2. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    Go with express. The hardware is the same, and you don't have any need for multiple monitor profiles.

    Printing profiles are a whole 'nother ballgame that I wouldn't trust to Spyder.
     
  3. SpeedTrap

    SpeedTrap TPF Noob!

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    Yup, I have the Suite and I wish I had just saved the money,
    The print software is nice, but you need to buy additional hardware to do anything very useful with it.
    But I do like the Colorvision Spyder II as a whole, I have been using it for about 4 months now and am happy with it.
    Now if I can only get rid of all my middle grey, Right max.
     
  4. JIP

    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Holy Ghosted TPF Noob!

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    Ya JIP but things can change in that time and some have like the new spyder 3 is out and may want to be considered over the 2. Although I have only seen the pro 3 for $170 and the elite $280 and may be out of his budget but still options he may want to consider.
     

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