Originally Posted by spyfy
Whatever he said. Anyways, I'm using the DW with a Z4 with the iris opened up quite a bit and I have no hot-spotting. Numerous others have tried it and have none. Either the previous poster has some camera issues or something else is going on.
In fairness, nickmo is using a different color.
I am interested in why he's having a hot spot issue, especially with just a camera. Fasion Grey is a darker shade of gray, as I stated in past posts very close to the shade of Silver Screen, but with different color characteristics. If anything I was concerned it wouldn't be bright enough and have a duller image.
Nickmo, what was the surface finish that you got? Can you confirm it was D381-60? Also there was a report on here that someone ordered laminate from Home Depot and they sent them the wrong color, I just want to make sure they didn't send you finish 1(High Gloss), 7(Textured Gloss), or 90(Crystal), or even the wrong color for that matter. ...And this has to be the one sample we don't have gain tests on...
Grey is .84, and my samples did not have any higher gloss or sheen than the Grey sample did.
Honestly nickmo, if there is a problem with this, I'll buy it off of you. Like I said, I can use it for top coat testing so it won't be like I won't have a use for it. Before we go that far though, try to get your projector calibrated and see what it looks like and what's going on. You have to recalibrate anytime you change screens anyway, especially if they are much different than what was being used before, but I still want to try and figure out what is going on here. Also if you don't mind try to verify what you ordered and what they sent you. If they sent you the wrong thing you should be able to get it replaced. If it's right, then I have to get formal gain tests done on FG (which I want anyway) to try to find out what's happening.
This may sound odd, but if you have any left over velvet, try laying it on top of the black equipment stand and take another picture. The 'hot spotting' I am seeing is in he lower section and the black stand looks like it's a gloss finish, and I am wondering if it's light being reflected from that. Even so, I would think it shouldn't be that noticable, but any direct reflections are going to be picked up more, especially from an object that close. It's just an idea and something I'm curious about if you're willing to try it.