ColorVision Spyder3Pro and Spyder3Print

December 12, 2007

ColorVision has updated their Spyder3 line of color management devices with the release of the SPYDER3PRO and the SPYDER3Print. The SPYDER3PRO Colorimeter is designed to deliver more precise control over white point and gamma, and has easy-to-use features including a new Display Assistant that stores and easily retrieves all user device-specific information on each display to save time during recalibration.

The SPYDER3Print enables photographers to output gallery-quality color or black and white prints and makes storing and creating profiles easy through its simple wizard-driven program. This way, you can create your own profiles (which normally cost $100 each) for a multitude of papers with greater control. This way, you could use Epson’s Exhibition Fiber Paper on the Canon Imageprograf IPF5000 Printer (Which, by-the-way, is a now available at a $1100 discount).

A Comparison Chart of all four of the Spyder 3 products Read the rest of this entry »


Wacom Introduces Two New Cintiq Tablets

December 7, 2007

OK, these are cool. If you’ve ever seen a Wacom Cintiq 21UX 21.3″ Graphics Tablet, you’ve wished you could use one when dodging and burning your photos. Now, Cintiq has introduced two additional models, the 20WSX and 12WX.  I really like the Cintiq 12WX, it has a 12″ screen, under a $1000, yet compact enough to pack up and travel with you (16″ x 10.5″).  Press Release below:

Wacom introduces two additions to the Cintiq family to give you options for working directly on screen. The Cintiq 12WX and the Cintiq 20WSX join the Cintiq 21UX as versatile interactive pen displays that combine the advantages of an LCD monitor with the natural feel and superior performance of Wacom’s patented, professional pen technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Gift Guide: DELL ULTRASHARP 2208WFP

November 26, 2007

The following is part ten of a much larger dSLR Dad Holiday Gift Guide:

The Dell’s new UltraSharp 2208WFP 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor has all of the performance benefits of the larger 24″ High-Color displays, at half the price.

  • Dell TrueColor Technology – 92% Color Gamut. This is a must for dSLR Dads. Most typical LCD monitors can only display 72% color gamut. Color gamut refers to how many colors the display can accurately represent. The 2208WFP can display more color shades and tones than previously possible and shows vivid hues, remarkable depth and pictures bright enough for viewing under most lighting. With deeper reds, crisper blues and sparkling whites, you’ll observe graphics in their most natural state – on a Dell widescreen with vibrant colors. Read the rest of this entry »