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Thread: How do you choose between SpyderPro3 and Eye One2?

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    Default How do you choose between SpyderPro3 and Eye One2?

    Hi "Monitor Calibrators"!

    How do you decide which one to buy: A SpyderPro3 or EyeOne2? Any pros and cons?

    What is a good price for the two of them?

    I know Cathay sells the SpyderPro3 but I thought I better ask around here first. Otherwise, those buggers might just cut my throat!

    THANKS a lot!!!

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    sp3 can test for ambient light
    don think the latter can

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    Am using the Spyder3 Pro

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    your wallet is usually a good decider... personally, I don't think there is much diff between the 2... unless you want to profile your printers in the future (in which case the EyeOne, with additional software, would come in handy, but that's a different and very tedious story)...

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    Default Re: How do you choose between SpyderPro3 and Eye One2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    Am using the Spyder3 Pro
    how much did u bought it?

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    thanks all but may i know what are the prices for Spyder3 and Eye One2?

    Also Spyder3 Elite is only monitor calibration but Studio includes an extra printer calibration?

    Is Cathay a good place to buy or online? Really scared cos those guys can stretch the price like rubber.

    thanks again!

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    Default Re: How do you choose between SpyderPro3 and Eye One2?

    Quote Originally Posted by soeypixels View Post
    how much did u bought it?
    $320 from Cathay

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    Quote Originally Posted by soeypixels View Post
    sp3 can test for ambient light
    don think the latter can
    Yes, you can perform ambient light test with i1 display 2.

    I thought you already own one? If so, you should know better it can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    Am using the Spyder3 Pro
    After testing the Spyder3 Pro (loan unit from Cathay), I still prefer the i1 display 2 anytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    After testing the Spyder3 Pro (loan unit from Cathay), I still prefer the i1 display 2 anytime.
    Oh.. you a regular there?

    In what sense do you prefer the iOne 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    After testing the Spyder3 Pro (loan unit from Cathay), I still prefer the i1 display 2 anytime.
    Oh.. you a regular there?

    In what sense do you prefer the iOne 2?

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    Default Re: How do you choose between SpyderPro3 and Eye One2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andreq View Post
    Oh.. you a regular there?

    In what sense do you prefer the iOne 2?
    My studio has an active account with Cathay.
    Better shadow gradation and tonality. Color renditioning is more accurate also.
    Last edited by photobum; 29th January 2008 at 09:02 AM.

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    Default Re: How do you choose between SpyderPro3 and Eye One2?

    Would highly recommend eye-one display 2 over spyder.
    I am carrying the eye-one display 2 at a special price.
    Either PM me or check my sticky thread at Mass Sales section.
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    Conflict of interests? :-P
    Pulchra Paucis flickr.com/photos/artesios

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    is the hardware for the I1 the same as the Monaco Optix XR?(that's the one I have and it could be more...accurate.)

    Numerous people are saying the Spyder3 is more accurate considering it's more technologically advanced (as opposed to the old Spyder 2 which was apparently iffy)

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    Default Re: How do you choose between SpyderPro3 and Eye One2?

    Quote Originally Posted by soeypixels View Post
    sp3 can test for ambient light
    don think the latter can
    Eye-One Display 2 can in fact calibrate ambient light also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nakashimamika View Post
    Eye-One Display 2 can in fact calibrate ambient light also.
    I don't think it calibrates for ambient light, it just measures ambient light that's all. It tells you if your ambient environment is suitable for viewing photographs.

    Correct me if I'm wrong though but I have an i1 display2 as well and I never found it's ambient light measurements of much use other than telling me what I already knew.

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    Default Re: How do you choose between SpyderPro3 and Eye One2?

    Quote Originally Posted by enivre View Post
    I don't think it calibrates for ambient light, it just measures ambient light that's all. It tells you if your ambient environment is suitable for viewing photographs.

    Correct me if I'm wrong though but I have an i1 display2 as well and I never found it's ambient light measurements of much use other than telling me what I already knew.
    Detection of ambient light is more useful for mobile users where their surroundings constantly changes.
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