We are giving away a Datacolor Spyder5CAPTURE PRO + Canon EOS 60D + 28f/1.8 lens

Sep 26, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

We are giving away a Datacolor Spyder5CAPTURE PRO + Canon EOS 60D + 28f/1.8 lens

Sep 26, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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UPDATE: this giveaway has ended. Huge thanks for DataColor for the prize. Jump to the bottom and see if you won.

Enter to Win the Ultimate Photography Prize Package! We are giving away a Datacolor Spyder5CAPTURE PRO + Canon EOS 60D + 28f/1.8 lens.  (Total Retail Value – $1,700)

One lucky winner will receive a Datacolor Spyder5CAPTURE PRO & Canon EOS 60D Camera & Canon EF 28f/1.8 USM lens. 

(we will choose a random winner at October 3rd)

Are You Color Calibrated?

By – David Cardinal – Professional Travel & Nature Photographer

Most photographers know they need to use a hardware device, like the Spyder®5, to help calibrate and profile their monitor to get the most accurate color they can, but may not realize that monitor profiling is only one of the places where calibration tools can make a huge difference in your image quality. Those tools can help you all the way through your workflow — starting even before you shoot.

Fortunately, Datacolor® has released a value-priced bundle of all its photographer tools for capture and editing – Spyder5CAPTURE PRO – including Spyder5ELITE, SpyderCHECKR, SpyderCUBE, and SpyderLENSCAL. Let’s walk through what you get and how each tool can be used to improve your image quality.

Fine Tune your Autofocus

SpyderLENSCAL is unique in Datacolor’s product line, as it helps with image focus, rather than image color or tone. A very simple device, it checks whether your camera and lens combination is focusing accurately. This is particularly important for those using a variety of equipment, as just because a lens focuses accurately on one camera body doesn’t necessarily mean it will on another. Fortunately, the SpyderLENSCAL is very light, folds flat, and can be set up on a flat surface or tripod mount. So you can test your focus anytime you have any worries. I bring one on all my photo safaris so my clients can check their lens focus and have confidence in their equipment before they start shooting. With many higher-end cameras now, you can even adjust the focus, so the SpyderLENSCAL can be used to help you tune your camera and lens to solve font-or-back focusing issues.

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Color Correct Images & Calibrate any Camera

SpyderCHECKR provides a full, accurate color chart, as well as gray scale patches – making it perfect for achieving both accurate color and tonal range. SpyderCHECKR is a versatile tool that can be used either in advance, to generate a custom camera profile that allows Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, or Hasselblad Phocus to quickly get accurate colors from your camera, or during a shoot to allow the best possible color correction of your images. Its fold-flat, rugged construction and embedded tripod mount make it easy to use in a variety of situations, and it features a built-in FadeCheckr so you know when the color panels need to be replaced.

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Perfect Exposure and White Balance

For serious photographers shooting in their camera’s RAW mode, it is essential to be able to set the white point, black point, and white balance of your images when you post process them. Relying on Auto modes in software is error-prone, as after the fact it is difficult to tell which highlights are real surfaces and which are specular reflections. Software can also only do an imperfect job of estimating white balance from an after-the-fact captured image.

Using a SpyderCUBE provides a reliable way to not only allow you to set the true white point and black points in an image, but its dual-surface gray patches allow you to separately estimate the white balance of both your primary and secondary light sources. Simply shoot a scene with one, and either crop it out later, or remove it from the scene, keeping your test images for reference. For more information, read my article on using SpyderCUBE in the field.

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Scenes like this that emphasize a single color can give Auto White Balance tools issues. Using a SpyderCUBE is a great way to ensure accurate color rendering.

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Color Calibrate your Display

The best-known, and most-essential, product in the Spyder family is the Spyder5 colorimeter and software. They allow you to get accurate color on your display, and serve as the basis for getting the best possible results out of your color correction. In addition to great visual results, by supporting a fully-color-managed workflow, you’ll be able to get predictable color whether you print, share your images online, or send them to clients or publications.

Datacolor keeps adding new features to Spyder, so even if you have an earlier version, there are plenty of good reasons to upgrade to Spyder5. I cover them in more detail in my full review of Spyder5.

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Interested in learning more about Spyder5CAPTURE PRO or color calibration?

Visit Datacolor’s website for more information here: Datacolor Spyder

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Nope, you cannot enter more than once per day. Yupp, you can enter from anywhere in the world if its legal for you. Nope, we will not sell your email. Yupp, you do get extra entries for sharing. Nope, you are not allowed to rig the system (though rumor has it that the editor likes Belgian chocolate), We will pay for shipping, you’ll pay duties, if they apply.

UPDATE: this giveaway has ended. Huge thanks for DataColor for the prize. The winner is Dina Lindquist from the US.

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Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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26 responses to “We are giving away a Datacolor Spyder5CAPTURE PRO + Canon EOS 60D + 28f/1.8 lens”

  1. Hector Macias Avatar
    Hector Macias

    Ima pretend I know what all thsi is and enter the raffle anyway

  2. Charmelion Avatar
    Charmelion

    How do we participate?

    1. bibousiq Avatar
      bibousiq

      I was trying to figure it out

      1. udi tirosh Avatar
        udi tirosh

        use the form above to enter your details

  3. Willmar Sandoval Avatar
    Willmar Sandoval

    Hey, let me know how to participate, thanks!

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      just punch your name in the form above

  4. Cyril Avatar
    Cyril

    Hi !
    How can we participate ? I’m feeling lucky ^^

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      just punch your name and mail in the form above

  5. Linda Kelly Avatar
    Linda Kelly

    Where the hell do u join?? What form above. Ridiculous!!!

    1. Kaouthia Avatar
      Kaouthia

      It’s right near the top of the post.

  6. Warren Sherwood Avatar
    Warren Sherwood

    i want one!

  7. Charmelion Avatar
    Charmelion

    You need to disable adblockers to participate

  8. AnnaZed Avatar
    AnnaZed

    When is this contest over? On the 3rd or before?

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      October 3rd

      1. AnnaZed Avatar
        AnnaZed

        thanks!

  9. Laura Keating Avatar
    Laura Keating

    Thanks great giveaway really appreciate this

  10. Sara S Avatar
    Sara S

    Thanks for hosting an amazing giveaway!

  11. jmahurin40 Avatar
    jmahurin40

    wow awesome giveaway:)

  12. Courtney Chichura Avatar
    Courtney Chichura

    I would first like to say, thank you to Udi for hosting this amazing giveaway! As a single parent with a lot going on, I haven’t been able to spend as much time as I would like on my art work. But, I am currently building a new photography studio in my basement and this entire photography kit would be so helpful in the start-up process! All of the items in the giveaway kit are beyond amazing! The camera alone would make me a happy woman but to take all of these other great items and pair them all into a kit like this just blows my mind! Now, I am very lucky to have a DSLR Cannon Rebel, but it’s old and I need to start my new business with better standards. Actually having another Cannon DSLR camera with all of the upgraded features like the HD Video would be such a blessing! This EOS 60D camera is packed with so many new and amazing features that I would love to be able to use in my new studio! Also, being that I will be working with outside print companies having the Spyder®5CAPTURE PRO bundle will make my work flawless and I would get more accurate results. This giveaway really means a lot to me because it would not only help me to better my skills as I open a new studio but I can share my visions with the world through each picture I take. I am praying that I will be chosen to win this great giveaway but I also want to wish all of the other contestants the best of luck! I have read just about everything on this camera and other items so I’m very excited to see if I will be able to get my hands on this particular kit. Again, thank you for this amazing opportunity and good luck! Haven’t signed up yet? Use my link here: http://woobox.com/cwomnu/hy3rp5

  13. sophie lapierre Avatar
    sophie lapierre

    Oh wow ! What an amazing and generous contest ! Thank you soo much !

  14. 孟恬 Avatar
    孟恬

    Nice give away. But isn’t this inviting all kind of abuse?

  15. rogcool1 Avatar
    rogcool1

    Great giveaway. Thanks!

  16. Zentrino Avatar
    Zentrino

    At what winner will be announced?

  17. apesterin Avatar
    apesterin

    Was there a winner?

  18. Robert Sider Avatar
    Robert Sider

    I hope I win, what a nice camera

  19. Pauline Linares Avatar
    Pauline Linares

    Love it!