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Jeremy Nako
15-02-2010, 06:30 PM
My office has wall hung lights which whilst being very restful dont give me an accurate colour perspective when I'm reviewing prints.

I've had a quick look around the net but nothing obvious is available.

Can anyone suggest a supplier of light fittings and/or lamps that are daylight balanced that I can use for assessing photos ?

Mike Weeks
15-02-2010, 06:36 PM
Jeremy,

many needlecraft and sewing shops do daylight balanced bulbs but there are also desktop viewers for £30-40

Mike

brin edwards
15-02-2010, 06:52 PM
Jeremy

You'll also find daylight balanced angle-poise lamps in artists shops

Brin

Alan Warner
15-02-2010, 06:54 PM
Jeremy,

If your wanting to accurately view & assess prints these are what you need, albeit at a price

http://shop.colourconfidence.com/produc ... 206&xSec=1 (http://shop.colourconfidence.com/product.php?xProd=2206&xSec=1)" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

there is a cheaper bit of kit, and very good indeed

http://www.marrutt.com/grafilite-viewer.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Al007

15-02-2010, 07:40 PM
At PhotoSkill we stock 70W CFL @5400K, Ra 90+ with ES27 fitting, if that would be of use, or a studio type reflector fitting with 4 x 28W lamps with otherwise similar spec.
Have a browse or I can post a direct link if you wish.

richard ham
15-02-2010, 09:02 PM
You can buy daylight balanced tubes. I have two 36inch tubes in my study which can be switched on independently depending on how much light I need.

When I return home tomorrow i'll take a look at the supplier and post here.

ian griffiths
15-02-2010, 09:36 PM
Hi Jeremy,

Is this sort of thing any use?

http://www.hofbeauty.co.uk/Products/Sal ... agnifiers/ (http://www.hofbeauty.co.uk/Products/Salon_Equipment/Lamps_and_Magnifiers/)

16-02-2010, 01:48 PM
I am on my second Grafilite - I started with the small one (as above) - but found the light spread wasn't enough for larger prints. Then I saw the Grafilite Mode http://shop.colourconfidence.com/product.php?xProd=2248 - which easily covers an A3 print.
It certainly makes a big difference when evaluating colour balance - or trying to see if you have a good black and white. Needless to say, I have my monitor calibrated and use profiles on my printers (I use an Epson 2880 with Permajet CIS and Permajet papers for my big prints - and Permajet will supply FOC custom profiles if you use Permajet paper)

Jeremy Nako
16-02-2010, 02:43 PM
Thanks for all the ideas and suggestions chaps.

Chris's Grafilite Mode suggestion is the nearest to what I had in mind so I'll check it out.

Thanks again/.

J

Alan Warner
18-02-2010, 07:44 AM
Jeremy,

Just a thought the one linked that seems to be more portable, packs away & available as a double as two singles = larger coverage area

http://shop.colourconfidence.com/produc ... xSec=10317 (http://shop.colourconfidence.com/product.php?xProd=1955&xSec=10317)

could go with you for events as dye sub images as you know don't look their best under dim lighting conditions,

Al007

Jeremy Nako
18-02-2010, 10:47 AM
Great minds Alan.... :D

Graham Gott
18-02-2010, 05:18 PM
Just a thought the one linked that seems to be more portable, packs away & available as a double as two singles = larger coverage area

http://shop.colourconfidence.com/produc ... xSec=10317 (http://shop.colourconfidence.com/product.php?xProd=1955&xSec=10317)" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

could go with you for events as dye sub images as you know don't look their best under dim lighting conditions

I saw one of these at a trade show a few years ago then saw an identical one on eBay for a fraction of the price.
The only one I can find at the moment is item number 180465355222 which looks the same as the one I bought.
It just goes to show how much extra markup goes on anything that is 'photographic'.

Graham