Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hobitville, New Zealand
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This level of equipment is really overkill for a hobbyist, however who am I to say what you want to spend your hard earned bucks on.
As I offer a service to calibrate for other people it is essential to cover as much range of technologies as possible, this is why I bought the Jeti 1211.
I was in pains over the choice with regards the K10a, however I don't regret the jeti 1211 one bit. One day I might still get the K10a, but the i1Dpro is tough to beat coupled to the 1211 as the only advantage a K10 has is really in the 3Dlut speed.
For non 3Dlut, the i1Dpro or C6 is all you need as the limitations of the displays won't gain you much more than a click or two, if that. Of course the Jeti does polish that last click or two.
My money would vote for 1211 or other similar spectro device in that price bracket because ultimately they are better for light description. The i1pro good as it is, may or may not improve a K10a, this depends on the display and other factors.
But then, I still question the gains when limited by the displays and system, which leans the argument back to improving the base calibration with some sort of external lut box.
From there choose your poison for software, they all work well enough.
Last 2c, for every $1000 bucks of value, bank a week of consideration time. If after 7 weeks or 11 weeks you still have the need....well your choice is made.
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