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CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87271 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 11:28 AM

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
lemmy  71770 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 - 11:37 AM

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
CathyT e2 Member 87271 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 12:00 PM

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
keithh  1022791 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 12:01 PM

NEC P241W-BK

IanBurton
IanBurton  463 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 12:04 PM

I use the HP LP2475w, can't fault it. Like lemmy says you'll need to calibrate it to get best results.
Ian.

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87271 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 12:14 PM

Yeah I'd had a look at that one...looks good for the money.

mlewis
mlewis  91475 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 - 12:37 PM

NEC Spectraview screens. Accurate colour replroduction is what they are designed for.

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87271 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 12:50 PM

Yeah they look pretty good.

TimMunsey
TimMunsey e2 Member 386 forum postsTimMunsey vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 - 1:10 PM

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
5 Oct 2011 - 1:16 PM


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
GlennH  91894 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 1:32 PM

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
CathyT e2 Member 87271 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 1:42 PM

So.....its out of :

Dell Ultra sharp 27" 642

Samsung Syncmaster 27" 323.89

NEC 24" 886

HP 24" 430

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87271 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 1:57 PM

I'm leaning towards the Dell.

User_Removed
5 Oct 2011 - 2:11 PM

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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