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 Post subject: Spyder3 Express
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:45 am 
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Is this a great piece of hardware I know many photographers use spyder3 but which one? Spyder 3 PRO or something else?

is the express worth of buying?
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I got the Pro myself and like it. I use it pretty much as set and forget.

Not much in it between Express and Pro. See their comaprison chart and decide if the differences are worth it for you.

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Well, a calibrated crappy screen is still a crappy screen. ;)
Perhaps also consider a better screen, like one with an IPS panel. Dell has some 22 inch models for...250 euros I think.

I don't know your current setup, so if you already have a decent screen, the spyder might be a good purchase :)

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hmm forgot to mention what monitor I have 24" Syncmaster and 5870 graphics card to support 1920x1080 resulotion.

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It's still a sucky TN panel.

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Syncmasters are pretty good for gaming, but a TN panel is just no match for a IPS panel (the big price difference is justified), as far as I have heard. My next purchase will probably be one.

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It is a huge difference. I have 2 tn panels and no room for another... So i don't think I'll get an ips anytime soon. EOS you'll find as you go monitor to monitor your images will look much different. I like to check my photos on both of my sucky tn panels.

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hmm so that can't be helped then but to get spyder to get a proper calibration for the monitor I have.

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calibrating it will help it but it won't make it good for photo editing. It's limited and can't be great for photo editing (this is where an ips is good)

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