I have been absent for more than a week because once in my life I wanted to show discipline. I shot the last rehearsals and the premiere of an open air musical (Jekyll & Hyde) and had to sort 1000s and edit 100s of pics, and I wanted to finish most of the stuff till last sunday (some selected pics will come soon (in the proper forum). So, I have three new toys, well, actually not toys but necessities. Since I do a lot of graphics editing at home, the scientific society for which I do this work consented to pay for these items. 1) Wacom Intuos 3 (6X8) I have been working with an "Intuos 2 A4 oversized" in my institute for almost two years now. My neck, shoulder and right arm were thankful, but my working place at home was the actual ergonomic madness. Hopefully this will change now. All I can say is, Wow! - I did not know how cool the new design is. 2) GretagMacbeth i1 Display Received it today and I am really curious how much my visual calibration (Adobe Gamma) will deviate from the photometric version. I will do it later this evening. 3) Epson R1800 I loved my Canon i950 but recently it started to show slight banding. In addition, I had the dreaded overflow of black ink into the yellow cartridge. I read in some forum that it is possible to fix this on your own, but I have to admit I don't have the nerves. Also, pigment inks and A3+ were more than a temptation to switch to Epson. An hour ago I unpacked it and installed it - what a monster if you are used to the handy i950 bread bin. Now comes the usual dilemma with paper choice, profiles, etc. - so any hints to shorten this procedure are highly appreciated. Sorry, but I'm so happy, I had to share my delight about these new acquisitions. Could it be possible that this is just a compensatory action for LLD? :?