Originally Posted by Brian McKay
In one thread you state that you have an i1D2 but calibration software looks too "complicated".
Why are you "quoting" a word that I didn't say?
Calibration probably would improve the color balance of the Pro8100. It would do nothing for black levels and contrast, and it'd lower the brightness even further below what's already inadequate to me. In the context of my comparison, calibration would not have changed the result.
You work as a photographer yet your using your 40D in auto exposure/auto wb?
You're a fool for saying that. I'd be happy to send you the original raw files.
Seriously, your screen shots look like crap and certainly dont look anything like I see, even considering all the variables; they are washed out, have inaccurite color and a color cast to them.
I don't know how much more clear I can be: compared to the HC3800, the Pro8100 is
washed out and does
have inaccurate color. The examples are very much how the two appeared in real life, though as before, somewhat exaggerated.
Here is a screenshot taken on a calibrated 8100; shot on a D300, manual mode and manual wb.
Screenshots I've taken of the Pro8100 alone look like that. Again, it's when you line up the two side by side that the differences are apparent.
Seriously, go buy an HC3800 from Dell. They've got a 21-day return policy, no restocking fees, and they'll pay for return shipping, or so support told me. Has anyone besides me actually compared the two side by side?