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Help choosing a monitor


CathyT e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 11:28AM
Hi,

My iMac has to be returned due to my eyes absolutely hating the glossy screen, as I like the Mac os I will probably replace it with a mac mini which then allows me to choose a matte monitor.

Can anyone recommend a good monitor for photography?

I've had a look at the Dell Ultra sharp and a few Samsung monitors but am unsure what to buy.

....all suggestions welcome.

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lemmy 7 2.0k United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 11:37AM
I have a Lacie 320 which is designed for photographic work but not in the top price range of dedicated monitors.

It works well but like any photo monitor needs proper calibration to get the best from it.
CathyT e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 12:00PM
I'll have a look ........also looked at an Eizo but they are quite pricey for a 27" , may have to ditch that and go for the 24"
keithh e2
10 23.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
5 Oct 2011 12:01PM
NEC P241W-BK
IanBurton 5 71 7 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 12:04PM
I use the HP LP2475w, can't fault it. Like lemmy says you'll need to calibrate it to get best results.
Ian.
keithh e2
10 23.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
5 Oct 2011 12:06PM
CathyT e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 12:14PM
Yeah I'd had a look at that one...looks good for the money.
mlewis 10 1.5k United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 12:37PM
NEC Spectraview screens. Accurate colour replroduction is what they are designed for.
CathyT e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 12:50PM
Yeah they look pretty good.
5 Oct 2011 1:10PM
Love my Eizo CE240W, people who do photography as a hobby should buy a quality screen, they're missing out on so much.

Tim
User_Removed 4 4.6k 1 Scotland
5 Oct 2011 1:16PM

Quote:NEC Spectraview screens. Accurate colour reproduction is what they are designed for.


There is a review in this week's AP. From the review they seem to be exceptionally good - but whether you want to pay over 900 for a 23" screen is something only you can decide.
GlennH 9 1.9k 1 France
5 Oct 2011 1:32PM
NEC monitors generally aren't as well supported in Europe as they are in the USA. You can't buy Spectraview II software, or the matched X-rite calibrators with custom filters. Once you get into all of that, an Eizo turns out to be better value, whereas in the U.S the opposite is true I think.
CathyT e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 1:42PM
So.....its out of :

Dell Ultra sharp 27" 642

Samsung Syncmaster 27" 323.89

NEC 24" 886

HP 24" 430
CathyT e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 1:57PM
I'm leaning towards the Dell.
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 2:11PM
Thing is the Dell and the Samsung are the same size of screen, yet the Dell is the only one that has a resolution increase (The Samsung stretches the image you'd normally see on a 23" screen).

However, that might suit you, the text and tool palettes will be bigger.

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