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Calibrated Monitor - Opinion Needed

tigerminx 13 237 South Africa
15 May 2006 10:10AM
If anyone who uses a hardware calibrated monitor, wouldn't mind having a look at my last 3 uploads, and give me an honest opinion, if they are to dark? I have been battling lately, with monitor profiles etc. and feel that they are in fact to dark. Of course I wouldn't know because I have never had the chance to calibrate it correctly.

Quick link to my PF


Thanks in advance...

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andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
15 May 2006 10:15AM
Bell park 3 and 4 look a wee bit dark on my screen.

And yes it is calibrated.
BOB S 15 2.6k
15 May 2006 10:38AM

Yes they do look a little bit dark, and with some signs of vignetting in the corners but this may be your intention with your technique?

And also yes my monitor is calibrated.

15 May 2006 10:55AM
Mmm difficult - they all seem to be an the dark side but I thought that was intended - my monitor (LCD) is calibrated but I never know how well...
tigerminx 13 237 South Africa
15 May 2006 11:02AM
Thanks all, guess I need to look into a hardware calibrator (spelling)... Any suggestions?

I will check in tomorrow morning as it is fairly late this side.

Thanks for your feedback, as always it is much appreciated.

smourt 14 80
15 May 2006 2:50PM
I agree, always thought that was your intention to create darker images.

I use a spyder2 cost around R2500.
Photogeek 13 605 6 Wales
16 May 2006 12:13AM
I use an Eye 1 Display 2,

There is plenty of detail in the shadows on mine, perhaps a touch dark but not excessive.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
16 May 2006 12:20AM
My monitors are Bar Coded and I don't find them overly dark...at least no darker than similar styles.
tigerminx 13 237 South Africa
16 May 2006 5:44AM
Thanks a million guys, only just got the chance to catch up on my post. I appreciate the time taklen to have a look...

pjc 14 397 United Kingdom
16 May 2006 10:24AM

I have a calibrated LCD (using Gretag Macbeth Eye one Display 2).

I had a look at your images, firstly the shots that won the editors choice awards all look perfect on my screen. The images below in the first two rows from "Where the river..." to "watching" all look a little dark with respect to shadow detail, and may be in the mid tones too. The next two rows look a lot better and would be great in isolation but they don't seem to have the punch of the editors awards image, in terms of luminance foe want of a better term.

Top shots by the way.

doczoc 15 773
6 Jun 2006 7:45AM
Not havinf a calibrated monitor I don't think my opinion counts for much. I just wanted to say though that your shots are STUNNING. I've been toying with getting a D200 or 30D recently and I am put to shame that tou can produce such shots with your 300D. Amazing stuff, truly inspirational!
Centurion 13 1.2k England
6 Jun 2006 8:30AM

Quote:I've been toying with getting a D200 or 30D recently and I am put to shame that tou can produce such shots with your 300D. Amazing stuff, truly inspirational!

Just proves its the photographer and not the camera that makes good photographs.
doczoc 15 773
8 Jun 2006 4:07AM
deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2006 4:12AM
Looking on a calibrated monitor they are a smidge dark but nothing excessive and perhaps a bit of a red hue.

Spyder 2 is good value.

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