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4 years 9 months ago #2615 by Jens
Just wanted to ask if any of you can recommend a monitor to buy...

Obviously it should be suitable for photo editing.

But I do not want to spend the money for a high end pro monitor (those well above $1000).

I am looking for one in the price range of up to about €500 /$ 670.

Thanks

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4 years 9 months ago #2617 by Mistery
The most important thing to do is get your monitor calibrated. You can have the best monitor in the world, but if it's not calibrated your pictures could look great on your screen, but when it comes to printing it could be way off.

What size are you looking for? I currently use a 27" and 24" to do my edits on.

D800 w/grip, D700 w/grip,V1,14-24mm F/2.8, 24-70mm F/2.8, 70-200mm F/2.8, 200-400mm F/4, 105mm,F/2.8,35mm F/1.4,35mm F/1.8, 85mm F/1.4,1.7x Tele

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4 years 9 months ago #2619 by Jens
Hi,

1. I am looking for a 24 inch.
2. Calibration: I know about that. What I am unclear about is whether a calibrated cheap TN panel can be as good as let's say a midrange IPS panel.
Further more I read that some monitors support "hardware calibration". Not sure though if this feature really helps that much or not. Because common sense tells me that it maybe nice to have the hw calibrated... But accurate colors may only be achieved if the signal the graphic card sends to the monitor is calibrated as well. E.g. Monitor is calibrated but the Os instructs the graphic card to produce a signal that has a lot more red in it then any other color...

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4 years 9 months ago #2621 by Mistery
A cheap TN is not going to be able to beat an IPS at all. Personally I've used nothing but Dell monitors and I would recommend the U2412 as a very good one. I don't know the pricing in your country.

D800 w/grip, D700 w/grip,V1,14-24mm F/2.8, 24-70mm F/2.8, 70-200mm F/2.8, 200-400mm F/4, 105mm,F/2.8,35mm F/1.4,35mm F/1.8, 85mm F/1.4,1.7x Tele

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4 years 9 months ago #2641 by Jens
Hi,

and thanks. the U2412 is available for less then €250 ... though i am considering the u2410. Simply because the U2410 (according to DELL) is targeted for Designers with a need for accurate color representation.
(unless that wide gamut (color space) is more trouble then it is worth *hmm*)


It's about €130 more expensive... but still well in my price range.

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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #2642 by Mistery
For your viewing pleasure.

reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/dell-ultra...3174_7-33772972.html

I do own the 2711 which does not have any problems at all, but it maybe out of your price range.

D800 w/grip, D700 w/grip,V1,14-24mm F/2.8, 24-70mm F/2.8, 70-200mm F/2.8, 200-400mm F/4, 105mm,F/2.8,35mm F/1.4,35mm F/1.8, 85mm F/1.4,1.7x Tele
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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #2643 by Roy van Ommen
I personally use the EIZO Flexscan SX2462W 24IN..

Its perfect for me, but its around $ 1500,-.. so you have to save up a tad more...
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4 years 9 months ago #2645 by Conor Casey
Roy, that monitor is perfect for everyone but at €1500, I would have to do a lot of saving. :P

I have heard good things about the two Dell monitors you have mentioned but for my money, I would go for the Asus PA246Q 24.1-inch.

reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/asus-pa246...3174_7-34505604.html

An IPS display is a must, as is colour calibration in my opinion.

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