GRETAG MACBETH Eye-One Display 1 $59.88

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Jack W. Senior Member • Posts: 2,024
GRETAG MACBETH Eye-One Display 1 $59.88

If you're looking for a monitor calibration set, J&R has it at $59.88:

http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product_Id=4027168&JRSource=linkshare.datafeed.GMA+EOD1
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Classic Man Senior Member • Posts: 1,559
Any options for European customers?

J&R do not ship outside the US. (SHAME!)

Am in Europe at the moment, any options for EU customers?

Jack W. OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,024
Re: Any options for European customers?

Don't know, but this unit is pretty cheap now just about everywhere.

B&H Photo has it for $79, I think, but you'll have to check their site to see if they ship to Europe.
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Marly Contributing Member • Posts: 877
Shipped to Canada from J&R

I got the Eye-One Display 1 for $59.88 from J&R. http://www.JR.com

One word of caution though. They sent it through UPS and I got dinged for another $36.38. I had already paid J&R $11.50 for S&H. I didn't realize it until I posted on another forum here that UPS is a money grabber. It was classified as Import Charges. If J&R had sent it regular mail it would have cost me probably no more than our Provincial Tax.
Marly

Murray McCulloch Senior Member • Posts: 1,152
EOD1 vs. EOD2 - how much difference?

How much difference is there between the Eye One Display 1 and the EOD 2? I'm looking to buy my first monitor calibration tool, and I was going to get the EOD2. I'm an amateur and I have a Samsung 193P LCD that I want to calibrate. I don't need professional features, I just want to see what I'll get from my printer, which is an Epson R1800.

If anyone has experience with both models and can offer any advice, I'd be grateful.

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David Chien Contributing Member • Posts: 509
Re: EOD1 vs. EOD2 - how much difference?

http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/monitor_calibration_tools.htm

Here's a review of multiple color calibration tools and their performance across a range of CRT & LCD monitors.

Basically, I have tried the original Spyder and found it to perform as terribly as they found in their reviews - don't even bother! It really didn't do anything for my monitors at all

The ColorEyes Display ($320) and the Monaco Optix XR Pro ($350) were among the tops in performance - so you know what to buy if you have the money and truely want an excellent calibration.

The EOD1 is okay, but EOD2 is much better, 'is nearly the equal of the Optix XR" above (a top rated calibrator). EOD1 is running a average or less usually in most ratings here.

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One thing I can tell people! If you're after accurate color, first thing is to get a color accurate monitor. In this case, most monitors nowadays with sRGB mode will get you 80-90% there. The quality LCD monitors like Eizo, Samsung will get you 90% there quite easily out of the box, and Apple Display monitors basically come out looking great w/o having to do anything.

CRTs mostly are the ones that require calibration and tuning - the nature of the RGB guns really don't maintain strict absolute colors and can vary quite a bit. LCD panel colors only depend on two things - the LCD crystals (which tend to stay the same over the lifetime of the monitor), and the backlight (which only tends to fade in intensity over the life) - thus more accurate because they tend to stay the same over time.

Japanese magazine reviews have already shown the color gamut curves of many LCD panels to be quite good and matching sRGB gamut quite closely, so even with a cheaper panel, you'll likely get a better out-of-box matching to the digicam's sRGB color gamut right away or with little tweaking.

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Keep in mind that even after matching 'colors' accurately on any monitor, you'll never get 100% identical colors vs. prints!

Physically, the CYMK color gamut vs. RGB displays don't cover the same area, so you'll never get a 100% perfect match, even iwth the best calibration. You'll only get a 'proof' that is close to what you'll see in print, and that's about it.

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People who run after these devices thinking it'll solve all their color problems won't be happy if they don't realize these points - your monitor will still not look 100% identical to your print, and you still have to 'guess' from the on-screen proof how it'll look printed.

Color cali. devices only lets your panel display the 'closest matching color' that it can to what the image colors are - nothing more than that.

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That said, for the

For me, the problem of what's on screen vs. what's on print was solved simply by buying a new LCD panel that was sRGB accurate, and then setting everything else to sRGB mode. No extra equipment, to tweaking involved, and I can get great prints w/o doing anything.

Murray McCulloch Senior Member • Posts: 1,152
Re: EOD1 vs. EOD2 - how much difference?
boxofrocks Contributing Member • Posts: 518
Thanks!

Great help.

Carl Decker Regular Member • Posts: 132
Anyone installed Eye-One Display 1 on Windows-7 ??

to revive this genious thread

( maybe a bit funny, but perhaps someone knows a answer )

I have the GRETAG MACBETH Eye-One Display 1, bought it on Mai 24, 2004.
I just moved to a new PC with Windows 7-64.
It seems the Eye-One Display 1 is not useable because lack of drivers for Win7.
Today I wanted to use the Device but no USB driver could be found.
Anyone installed Eye-One Display 1 on Windows-7 ??

Regards.

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Mitrajoon Senior Member • Posts: 1,638
Re: Anyone installed Eye-One Display 1 on Windows-7 ??

I have an Eye 1 that I bought around 2003 or 4.  Works fine with Windows 7.  There have been many software updates over the years.  Maybe you need to install the latest one.

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Torsten Hoff Veteran Member • Posts: 3,301
Re: Anyone installed Eye-One Display 1 on Windows-7 ??

Same here -- I use a Eye-One Display1 under 64-bit Windows 7 without issue. The latest version of the software is available here:

http://www.xrite.com/product_overview.aspx?ID=758&Action=support&SoftwareID=923

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Gerry Pasternack Veteran Member • Posts: 3,674
Re: Anyone installed Eye-One Display 1 on Windows-7 ??

Does this software require an activation code?

Will it work with a DPT94 puck and associated W7 driver?

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Bob Collette Veteran Member • Posts: 3,833
Re: Anyone installed Eye-One Display 1 on Windows-7 ??

Gerry, there was a recent thread on installing the DTP-94 under Win8.  Take a look at the following: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/51010177

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Gerry Pasternack Veteran Member • Posts: 3,674
Re: Anyone installed Eye-One Display 1 on Windows-7 ??

Thanks Bob

My DPT94 (and driver)  is installed on W7-64; uses Monaco-Optix software and appears to be working fine.

Just wondering if there is newer/ better (free - no authorization code needed) ) calibration software that could be used with this puck and driver.

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Carl Decker Regular Member • Posts: 132
Thanks, it works Re: Anyone installed Eye-One Display 1 on Windows-7 ??

Torsten Hoff wrote:

Same here -- I use a Eye-One Display1 under 64-bit Windows 7 without issue. The latest version of the software is available here:

http://www.xrite.com/product_overview.aspx?ID=758&Action=support&SoftwareID=923

Thanks for the link - I installed it.

My Eye-One was quite expensive in the year 2004, so I am glad its still useable.

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Torsten Hoff Veteran Member • Posts: 3,301
Re: Anyone installed Eye-One Display 1 on Windows-7 ??

Not that I remember.

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