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    Saw the announcement in dpreview. Anyone knows whats the difference between this ColourPlus and the Spyder stuff?
    Thanks!

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    ..NuTs..

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    thinking of getting this. Anyone tried it? Heard cathay photo got sell??

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    there is a brand call eye one.... even more high end stuff

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    I am thinking of getting the cheap colorplus. It seems to be available in the states for like $89 (street) but how come here in Singapore it is selling for like $!99?????? Is there anywhere other than Cathayphoto that sells this??? Else any good online retailer that ships to singapore?

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    Just got my colorplus from cathayphoto for like $199.

    Impressions, well the usage setup is VERY simple even for a newbie like me. I guess it is because everything is preset.

    I tested its accuracy according to this page
    http://www.normankoren.com/makingfineprints1A.html

    Tried a few times. The best result I got was when I applied a slight pressure using my hand ALL throughout the calibration process.

    It passed the tests BUT I found out one thing, my Philips 170B5 LCD screen IS VERY SENSITITVE to viewing angles. I mean a few angles off, everything is screwed....

    Tried other test.
    http://www.photoscientia.co.uk/Gamma.htm

    mmm... looks like my gamma is closer to 2.4 then 2.2..... ???? SO CONFUSING. give up...

    ?????

    Are all LCDs like this?? Can you guys with LCDs visit the link and see if test monitor test pattern is highly dependent on your angle. (for mine, 10-20 degress vertical shift, you get a TOTALLY different gamma result)

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    Thanks to wind30 for the brief review.

    Anyone knows what are the differences between the ColourPlus, Spyder, and SpyderPro (as in whether they are s/w or hardware differences).

    Rather tempted to get the ColourPlus though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAG
    Thanks to wind30 for the brief review.

    Anyone knows what are the differences between the ColourPlus, Spyder, and SpyderPro (as in whether they are s/w or hardware differences).

    Rather tempted to get the ColourPlus though.
    Correct me if I am wrong. Spyder Pro is a more professional version than Spyder. I bought Spyder Pro from Cathay. As for ColourPlus, I didn't really check out the differences. There are also EyeOne...

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    Quote Originally Posted by agnesmullen
    Correct me if I am wrong. Spyder Pro is a more professional version than Spyder. I bought Spyder Pro from Cathay. As for ColourPlus, I didn't really check out the differences. There are also EyeOne...
    Thanks for the reply...
    Just to clarify, what I wanted to ask was for the 3 versions of Spyder (ie, Spyder, Spyder Pro ColorPlus), what are the exact differences?

    Are there only differences in the software (ie, ColourPlus vs PhotoCal vs OptiCal) alone? Are the spectrometers the same for all the 3 products?

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    I suspect its s/w differences only as the h/w looks exactly the same... but u never know the internals...
    unless somebody has both to test out...


    Quote Originally Posted by SNAG
    Thanks for the reply...
    Just to clarify, what I wanted to ask was for the 3 versions of Spyder (ie, Spyder, Spyder Pro ColorPlus), what are the exact differences?

    Are there only differences in the software (ie, ColourPlus vs PhotoCal vs OptiCal) alone? Are the spectrometers the same for all the 3 products?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agnesmullen
    I bought Spyder Pro from Cathay.
    wah..lend us leh

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    Forget it. I have the Spyder Pro & Colour Plus software, the colorimeter's hardware firmware I believe has been coded to not work with Spyder Pro software. I've already tested it on my PC & Laptop, the software refuses to work with colour vision's colorimeter.

    Didn't think they were that smart



    Have my eye set on eye one now... hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Forget it. I have the Spyder Pro & Colour Plus software, the colorimeter's hardware firmware I believe has been coded to not work with Spyder Pro software. I've already tested it on my PC & Laptop, the software refuses to work with colour vision's colorimeter.

    Didn't think they were that smart



    Have my eye set on eye one now... hmmm
    Haha... I think espn got my thoughts.

    Checked the colourvision site, and realised that the ColourPlus's h/w is different from the Sypder series, but on another site, they mentioned that the difference between the Spyder & Spyder Pro is the s/w.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Have my eye set on eye one now... hmmm
    What are you waiting for? BUY! BUY! BUY!

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