Pantone Huey Color Issues?

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  1. shorty6049

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    So finally bought a pantone huey. I set it up, and did everything the instructions told me to do, but when the calibration was done, i wasnt like WOW like everyone else seems to be... my calibrated settings seem to make anything white-gray look more like a very pale tan color... So if i view a black and white photo, it looks a little bit sepia toned instead. Anyone else have this problem or could offer a solution or anything?
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    Sorry...I can't think of anything. Maybe is it possible that your monitor was set to something different than the software thought it was (color temp, for example).
     
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    The Hueys come free with the Fuji S5s. We have like 30 of them at my workplace and I took one home to try. I got similar results. I don't know if it was a problem with my system or what, but they just don't seem to work well. It's a shame, because they are very cool, and the fact that they adjust to room light is a nice feature.
     
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    i'm sure you dont have the same system as me because i'm not a pro or anything, but just out of curiosity , what system do you use?
    i'm tryign to figure out if maybe its a problem with the huey itself of maybe the software working with my computer...
     
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    We all tried the Hueys at work, and I also tried it at home, and we found the results to be poor on all. At home I have a p4 2.8ghz running Windows XP pro.
     
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    ok, thanks, i'm thinking of maybe just returning it and paying the 15% restocking fee.... i gotta decide soon though. i was just surprised at that, because i have heard so many good reviews from people who said that they were so amazed at what a difference it made...
     
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    I would recommend the Monaco Optix system.
     
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    I have heard good things about the Huey, especially that it's cheap...but I've never used it. I have the Colorvision Spyder II.
     
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    i dont know if maybe my eyes are more picky or what... i had a friend verify that black and white images were coming out a little sepia though, so i dont THINK its just my eyes... maybe i need to get used to it?
     
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    If what you are seeing is anything like what I was seeing, then it's not your eyes. My monitor (which I have not had any color problems with) became a very dark yellow after using the Huey. I instantly removed it.
     
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    well i wouldnt consider it dark yellow... if someone who didnt see the before, looked at it, they might not be able to tell anything was calibrated, but when i switch to the uncalibrated profile, everything gets more contrasty and cooler
     
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    I went and bought a huey to try out and it seems to have the same effect on my monitor that yours does. The color pictures come out better but the B&W pictures I look at almost look sepia now. Did you ever resolve this issue or is this really what it looks like when its calibrated?
     

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