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Useable "Life-span" of colorimeters
I'm trying to find out when your colorimeter would have deteriorated to the extent of becoming impractical to use.
I know age is definitely a factor.
I also understand that glass filters are way more durable than gel filters.
Which brings up a side topic - how can you tell if the colorimeter you are looking at buying, has glass or gel filters?
What I am trying to establish is which "amateur" colorimeters would have the best life-span, and at what age (for the various colorimeters we use) would the colorimeter become unreliable or unuseable.
Also does the deterioration depend just on age, or is it more to do with hours of use?
I have a Colormunki Display, and I'm not particularly happy with my calibrations.
Is it my fault, or is it the colorimeter?
I am probably like many people in that I don't have access to a reliable colorimeter with which to generate a correction file for my colorimeter.
To make matters worse, I bought my Colormunki 2nd hand, so I have no idea how old it is.