When I was a kid, I considered a career as a photographer. I imagined being Ansel Adams, with a giant Hasselblad camera, or the next Dorothea Lange. Or a sports photographer, catching the thrill of victory or agony of defeat. I even took a year and a half of photography classes in middle school, and still toy with the fantasy by playing with such gizmos like the SpyderX Kits for photography and graphic design.
I know that sounds like a come on, but it’s true: I do get excited when I see new photography gizmos by companies like Datacolor. Tripods, color processing tools, and all that stuff; yup, I’m a photography nerd.
I can’t do graphic design to save my life, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy pretending! And even with my lack of design skills, I believe I’m still a pretty decent photographer, all things considered. And there are plenty of tools now to help a nascent Ansel Adams out there now.
Each of the SpyderX Kits includes a SpyderX Pro, which Datacolor says is their most accurate, fastest, and easiest monitor color calibrator ever. They say that its “groundbreaking lens-based color engine provides a higher level of color accuracy for multiple monitors.” If you are a photographer or designed looking for a fast, precise, and easy to use monitor calibrator this is the one.
Datacolor is offering two new SpyderX Kits:
- The SpyderX Create Kit, which comes with SpyderX Pro, ColorReader EZ, Spyder Tripod, Spyder Shelf, and USB-C cable.
- The SpyderX Mobile Pro Kit, which comes with SpyderX Pro, Spyder Cube, Spyder Tripod Pro, and a USB-C cable.
Check out the Datacolor site for more details on what each SpyderX Kit contains, the specifics on the components, and every other thing you’d want to know.