Your comments are based on your one experience using a older formulated mix
When did you change the mix? I would be delighted to test the new one, but as with Silverfire, no one seems to be willing to send me a sample even when I pay for shipping. Forgive me for not wanting to spend another $80 on paint and measuring out amounts by the milliliter to test another unsubstantiated claim.
and repeatedly you mention and use the reference of how it ( RS-MaxxMudd ) offers no advantages in ambient light over a Bright White ( GL9000 ) when in facr the description and reference posted about RS-MaxxMudd clearly state that it is meant for use with low lumen PJ and larger screens in " controlled lighting" when Rolling is the only option available.
YOU are the one who brought up "less than ideal" lighting conditions and "applications that can deal with those circumstances" in this thread when I recommended OTS white over the RSMMLL that YOU recommended. You pooh poohed the comparison and said of Glidden vs RSMMLL that "It's what happens when any ambient light is introduced that tells the rest of the story." So was that a mis-statement?
Advantages exist as far as producing deeper color saturation and detail, certainly so when there is modest ambient light present.
I disagree completely, and if you scroll up, you will see my screenshots illustrating why. "Producing..[more] detail" in particular is a laughable claim.
However we also want them to be the best they can be as well, not just easy and inexpensive.
This is a strange attitude to take now when on other threads you have scoffed at the idea of us average joes spending $150 on a colorimeter to calibrate our displays, something that would provide MUCH more "bang for the buck" in terms of picture quality than tweaking the amounts of esoteric paint mixes to the milliliter, in addition to being useful in calibrating all our OTHER displays, including televisions and laptops (the latter of which would actually help our ability to derive any kind of useful information from screenshots, by the way).
and the ability to give it a far test ising current components is easy and affordable enough that one who wants to post definitive judgments about such should do so of thier own volition or cease making such comments without offering up the diffences that exist between their older experiences and what might exist using newer components and application methods.
The components you listed are $60. That's "affordable" to you just to do a test? Why do you feel that I must "cease making comments" until I've tested your latest marginally tweaked mix, yet YOU never hesitate to recommend your mixes over everything else? Where are YOUR side by side pictures of RSMMLL versus Glidden 9000 or 450, or Sherwin Williams? Have YOU ever seen them side by side? You made the absolutely untrue and flatly ridiculous claim that RSMMLL produces a superior picture to OTS paints "by quite a margin" -- how do you know? Again: The Glidden is $9 a quart at Home Depot and you use it straight out of the can. Yet without having tried it, you definitively state that your mix produces a "superior" picture by "quite a margin", and then have the gall to take others to task for only spending $80 and lots of mixing to test your solution, and not another $60 to test the latest one that you tweaked in some small way.
If grain-iness can be seen in bright areas from within 6'..., that's not good. But if one must step up to within that distance to see such, touting superiority of a basic white or gray over a metallic assisted application amounts to being a unfairly weighted determination that favors a personal opinion, not practical use.
I sit 8.5 - 9 feet away and the graininess is extremely noticeable on broad expanses of light colors such as skies or snowfields. Panning shots in Art of Flight are a great example.
But again we come back to the same point I keep making: When the RSMMLL costs 3x as much and involves finicky mixing, why should one choose it over the OTS? For a bit more brightness in the middle third of the screen (with correspondingly lighter blacks there)? That is, again, the ONLY advantage offered.Edited by curttard - 11/17/13 at 10:01am