Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Punggol
    Posts
    5,782

    Default Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

    As per title, what are the most bang-for-buck display calibrators out there in the market that I can get locally? I've seen spyder2's, spyder3 (both the normal and pro versions) spyder3studio or something, and the eye-one display calibrators.

    I did manage to borrow a Spyder2 calibrator for my PC screen last time, and it sort of worked. Colors looked similar when printed by shops.

    What I'm looking for in the product:
    • Reliable, consistent and fast calibration
    • Works on both PC and Macbook (hm..)
    • Does not break the bank -- nothing more than S$200-250 if possible

    What I want to achieve:
    • Consistent color calibrated displays on both the PC and Macbook (when brought on-location for serious shoots).
    • Prints from my Canon IP4500 to look just like what I see on the screen. For now, it has too much purple and saturation.


    Cheers,
    Zexun
    Our pictures are our footprints. Itís the best way to tell people we were here - JoeMcnally | Flickr

  2. #2
    Moderator Octarine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pasir Ris
    Posts
    12,388

    Default Re: Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

    Can't see how any of those mentioned will not fit the bill. Fast is a matter of how the software is written. Reliable? I guess displays are less reliable since one need to recalibrate after a certain period. Regarding Mac just check the websites, should be mentioned there. But from what I know the shiny Mac display is a PITA. Spyder2Suite and above have printer calibration as well.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Somewhere Out There
    Posts
    2,567

    Default Re: Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

    Colormunki....

    That is what you want and best bang for your buck.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

    Quote Originally Posted by agape01 View Post
    Colormunki....

    That is what you want and best bang for your buck.
    are u referring to Colormunki Photo? just checked the price online.. whoa its quite pricey..

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Somewhere Out There
    Posts
    2,567

    Default Re: Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roasty View Post
    are u referring to Colormunki Photo? just checked the price online.. whoa its quite pricey..
    Its worth it if you're doing your own printing.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    opp. East Coast Park
    Posts
    1,124

    Default Re: Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roasty View Post
    are u referring to Colormunki Photo? just checked the price online.. whoa its quite pricey..
    How much is it?
    Where can I get it?
    The best photographer is one who is inspired by the innate nature of his subjects.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Somewhere Out There
    Posts
    2,567

    Default Re: Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

    Order online...

    Use google shopping

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    opp. East Coast Park
    Posts
    1,124

    Default Re: Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

    How about this GretagMacbeth calibrator?
    I saw a few pple selling.
    It seems very basic... does it calibrate the colours well?
    The information sheet from the co. talked mostly about lighting adjustment.
    The best photographer is one who is inspired by the innate nature of his subjects.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

    According to the Datacolor website, Spyder3 works on both Windows and Mac OS X.

    I'm thinking of getting the Spyder3 Pro. Buy locally, would CP be the cheapest?
    Last edited by xiutian; 4th April 2009 at 11:47 AM.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Somewhere Out There
    Posts
    2,567

    Default Re: Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    How about this GretagMacbeth calibrator?
    I saw a few pple selling.
    It seems very basic... does it calibrate the colours well?
    The information sheet from the co. talked mostly about lighting adjustment.
    For me, that is what I am using to caliberate both of my monitor screens.

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    opp. East Coast Park
    Posts
    1,124

    Default Re: Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

    Quote Originally Posted by agape01 View Post
    For me, that is what I am using to caliberate both of my monitor screens.
    How is it? Does it work well? Easy to use?
    The best photographer is one who is inspired by the innate nature of his subjects.

  12. #12

    Default Re: Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?

    Works quite well for me Currently on a dell s2209wa
    Furry Photos - Photography for the Modern Pet

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •