Outdoor Photographer: Datacolor Spyder5 Redesigned Calibration System

In order to ensure the colors in your printed image are the same as what you intended while processing your digital images, it’s important to calibrate your monitor. Datacolor has released the redesigned portable Spyder5 with a 7-detector optical engine for increased tonal response.

The Spyder5 is available in 3 versions. The Spyder5EXPRESS ($129) uses and interactive 4-step guide to walk you through calibration with a before and after feature. The Spyder5PRO ($189) includes an advanced ambient light sensor to compensate for room light as well as additional calibration settings and display analysis. The Spyder5ELITE ($279) includes a tripod mount for projector display calibration, unlimited calibration settings, monitor matching and optimized gray balance routines.

DP Review: Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator

Color management company Datacolor has announced a new version of its Spyder monitor calibrating tool that it claims offers up to 55% improvement in tonal response, leading to ‘more accurate shadow detail and smoother gradients.’ The body of the new Spyder5 calibrator has been redesigned, somewhat losing the spider legs that got the series it name. It’s now a rounder device, and its base is fitted with 7 new photo-detectors to read the colors being displayed on the monitor.

SLR Lounge: Datacolor Releases Spyder5 to Perfect Your Color Calibration with 3 Variants

We as human beings, much less photographers, spend a great deal of time bathed in the glow of a monitor of some sort. As photographers, it’s just that much more, but to us, we have to be a bit more discriminate, because these screens, from the back of a camera to an iPad, computer screen or whatnot, are what displays our livelihood. It doesn’t, however, take a photographer to know that not all screens are either equal in quality nor rendition, and the variances can wreak havoc for your images, especially when time to print.

Digital Camera News: Datacolor Releases Spyder5

Datacolor has released Spyder5, the next generation of its popular monitor calibration solutions.

Shutterbug: Datacolor Releases Spyder5 Monitor Calibration Device to Improve Color Accuracy for Photographers

Datacolor has released a brand new color management tool for photographers: the Spyder5 monitor calibration device. Datacolor’s new line of color management devices now includes Spyder5EXPRESS, Spyder5PRO and Spyder5ELITE, at varying pricepoints and feature sets.

Pro Photo Daily: Datacolor’s Next-Gen Syder5 Color Management Solution

Color-management company Datacolor has unveiled Spyder5, a new line of color-calibration tools for computer monitors. The Spyder5 system improves on its predecessor with a redesigned optical engine that contains seven detectors. Datacolor says the new system delivers a 55-percent improvement in tonal response for more accurate shadows and smoother gradients, notes PetaPixel. The series comes in three versions: Express, Pro, and Elite. DIY Photography takes them on a test drive.

Click Magazine Recommends SpyderLENSCAL

Good photography is all about focus. ClickMagazine recommends focus performance tool SpyderLENSCAL, which ensures your lens is razor sharp for any occasion. Check it out in the Jan/Feb issue of Click, on stands now!