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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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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.
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"
I use the HP LP2475w, can't fault it. Like lemmy says you'll need to calibrate it to get best results.
maybe one of these although you need to spend some more Apple money on a stupid cable to get the best from it.
Yeah I'd had a look at that one...looks good for the money.
NEC Spectraview screens. Accurate colour replroduction is what they are designed for.
Yeah they look pretty good.
Love my Eizo CE240W, people who do photography as a hobby should buy a quality screen, they're missing out on so much.
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.
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.
So.....its out of :
Dell Ultra sharp 27" £642
Samsung Syncmaster 27" £323.89
NEC 24" £886
HP 24" £430
I'm leaning towards the Dell.
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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