Maybe it's my monitor calibration?

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The Photo Ninja Senior Member • Posts: 2,242
Maybe it's my monitor calibration?

To everyone that says their d800 / d4 is fine, how do you calibrate your computer monitor?  I'm using a spyder3pro which is probably four or five years old.

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anotherMike Veteran Member • Posts: 8,996
Re: Maybe it's my monitor calibration?

I'm using an NEC 24" monitor with it's own "spectraview" calibration puck and software. Dead accurate on color which is why I use this particular combination.

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5tve Contributing Member • Posts: 678
Re: Maybe it's my monitor calibration?

I'm using a NEC 26" monitor that  covers 97.3%  of the Adobe RGB colour space & I calibrate with a eye-one display 2 & the Spectraview II software that allows hardware calibration , very accurate & easy to use.
http://www.necdisplay.com/spectra-view-II

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Kaj E Veteran Member • Posts: 9,345
Re: Maybe it's my monitor calibration?

The Photo Ninja wrote:

To everyone that says their d800 / d4 is fine, how do you calibrate your computer monitor? I'm using a spyder3pro which is probably four or five years old.

The Spyder 3 pro was not known to be very accurate. The Spyder 4 was a great improvement, but still not the best alternative.

i1 Display Pro is probably the best reasonably priced calibrator puck right now. Don't fall for Color Munki.

The best software is ColorEyes Dsplay Pro (works with a variety of pucks and can be used with L-star instead of the traditional gamma, and gives you natural and better tonal separation particularly in the shadows). I use L-star RGB also as a working space and get superior equivalence from display to print compared to earlier gamma 2.2 calibration

http://www.integrated-color.com/cedpro/coloreyesdisplay.html

http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/Calibration/MonitorCalibrationHardware.html

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JRDavis Veteran Member • Posts: 3,310
Re: Maybe it's my monitor calibration?

NEC PA241W with Spectraview and the NEC flavored puck. The PA series has internal 14-bit LUT, is 10-bit per channel over Display port with a ATI V4800. Calibration is simple and dead on.

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OP The Photo Ninja Senior Member • Posts: 2,242
Would you please look at my newest post and advise...
Kaj E Veteran Member • Posts: 9,345
Re: Would you please look at my newest post and advise...

The Photo Ninja wrote:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3348850

It may give you better result than with the Spyder 3 (although I find the poor Spyder 3 results you describe puzzling).

A properly calibrated monitor should still give you superior results.

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Marianne Oelund Veteran Member • Posts: 7,142
Would *you* please keep all posting on this topic within a single thread?

The Photo Ninja wrote:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3348850

You're not doing yourself a favor, by scattering this issue about in multiple threads.

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BeachnCruz Senior Member • Posts: 2,034
NEC flavored Pucks plus X-rite i1 Display Pro for NEC Monitors now.

JRDavis wrote:

NEC PA241W with Spectraview and the NEC flavored puck. The PA series has internal 14-bit LUT, is 10-bit per channel over Display port with a ATI V4800. Calibration is simple and dead on.

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NEC Monitor Users are no longer limited to only using a "NEC flavored X-rite Puck". Thanks to the latest updates to NEC Spectraview II calibration software the X-rite i1 Display Pro and the NEC branded X-rite Pucks are fully compatible with NEC Spectraview II software when calibrating a NEC Monitor plus the X-rite i1 Display Pro is compatible with other brands of calibration software for calibrating other brands of Monitors, including Eizo.

http://blog.xritephoto.com/?p=5346

Jim

BeachnCruz Senior Member • Posts: 2,034
Calibration Hardware and Software has improved.

Kaj E wrote:

The Photo Ninja wrote:

To everyone that says their d800 / d4 is fine, how do you calibrate your computer monitor? I'm using a spyder3pro which is probably four or five years old.

The Spyder 3 pro was not known to be very accurate. The Spyder 4 was a great improvement, but still not the best alternative.

i1 Display Pro is probably the best reasonably priced calibrator puck right now. Don't fall for Color Munki.

The best software is ColorEyes Dsplay Pro (works with a variety of pucks and can be used with L-star instead of the traditional gamma, and gives you natural and better tonal separation particularly in the shadows). I use L-star RGB also as a working space and get superior equivalence from display to print compared to earlier gamma 2.2 calibration

http://www.integrated-color.com/cedpro/coloreyesdisplay.html

http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/Calibration/MonitorCalibrationHardware.html

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I think the DryCreekPhoto Calibration Hardware review may be a real eye opener for those who have not kept up with the latest calibration hardware and software improvements available now.

http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/Calibration/MonitorCalibrationHardware.html

Jim

Sal Baker Forum Pro • Posts: 10,243
Re: Maybe it's my monitor calibration?

I don't know about matching your display to a camera LCD, but for calibrating to my 3880 printer I bought ColorMunki and I'm now enjoying near-perfect (as near-perfect as one can get between a print and a monitor) screen to print matching.  I'm on a Mac and a 30" Apple display.  Very impressed with ColorMunki.

Sal

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