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    Monitors - Which do you use?

    Hey Guys,

    What monitors does everyone use an are there any recommendations out there? im sick of editing on a tiny macbook so i thinbk ill go back to my new pc but with a good monitor.

    Any suggestions?
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    About 6 months ago I asked a similar question, so this thread might help
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...mputer-monitor

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    I can use MBP 17" it' a great screen (anti-glare version) for editing on a notebook, and it calibrates well. Main monitor/s is twin Dell U3011's 30" each makes for serious real estate. Previously had twin Dell u2410's and they were good too.

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    Dell u2311h, ips, with a calibration done using information from here.
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/...ell_u2311h.htm

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    Dell seems to be the common thread here. I have a Dell 24" at home and it is a pretty darn good bit of kit, I love it. My work computer has a 22" LG and while it is still quite large it is pretty ordinary in picture quality compared to the Dell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJG View Post
    Dell seems to be the common thread here. I have a Dell 24" at home and it is a pretty darn good bit of kit, I love it. My work computer has a 22" LG and while it is still quite large it is pretty ordinary in picture quality compared to the Dell.


    i was lucky enough to get a 24inch dell for xmas.. l.e.d hd..... i just need to fix my old dinosaur to get it up and running.
    i cant wait.

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    thanks, how does the gamut of these monitors stand up against others?

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    I notice dells get mentioned a lot when a monitor question comes up, are there certain models to look for, the reason I'm asking, is that when I went shopping for a new monitor the dells didn't impress me, so I bought a LG 2350 LED, and I really like it.
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    Look for IPS Vs TN panels. The U3011's have almost full Adobe RGB gamut coverage and calibrate to a Delta E of around .2 - .5

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    In Dell land the "U" series seems to represent IPS panels - these have a better colour gamut than TN panels. I rather like my U2410 but I quietly pine for an Eizo

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    Thanks guys, I have no idea what that means lol, so I best be doing some research on it.

    Though I think I might of heard about an Eizo on a podcast that I listen to a while ago, from what I remember they are very pricey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylfish View Post
    Hey Guys,

    What monitors does everyone use an are there any recommendations out there? im sick of editing on a tiny macbook so i thinbk ill go back to my new pc but with a good monitor.

    Any suggestions?
    ....... mac have 24 inch screens in the refurbish store...... your macbook will come into its own with this setup...

    I use my MacBook on a 20 inch mac screen from time to time.....

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    I ended up getting a Dell u2410 24". Great monitor, highly recomend it!

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    Dell 24" 2408WFP - don't think they sell them retail anymore, but it's a fantastic monitor; you can also rotate the screen into portrait orientation if you wish/need, and it has SD/CF card read on the side built in - highly recommend

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    In my studio we use Apple Cinema Displays on my windows based PC's - But if you have a MacBook, you can plug straight into that when your editing rather than reverting back to your PC as a thought?

    The cinema displays are pretty pricey, but I dont regret my choice at all It is such a hard decission when there is so much out there, I googled my heart out for a month befre I made my choice

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    I ended up getting a Dell u2410 24". Great monitor, highly recomend it!
    Ditto

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    This may help...

    http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides...anel-types.php

    IPS (best colour) are best for photography and TN are best for gaming (crap colour, great response time)

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    My query is slightly different. As a hobbyist, I've no great need for sophisticated equipment but I'm very conscious that my colour balance is way, way off.

    I can buy a Spyder2 for AUS$99 whereas a Spyder 3 will cost me about AUS$450.

    I'd go for the Spyder 2 except that it seems that it may not operate under Windows 7. It is compatible with XP which I currently run.

    Any ideas?

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    Just a note on monitors, beware looking at monitors in shops....they tend to have the colours pumped up to make them really bright and look cool in the shops....this is no good for photos.....the Dell U series come ready calibrated. This matters when you want to start printing your pictures.....

    If your screen doesn't come calibrated be prepard to get some kind of calibration system such as a spyder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by capers View Post
    My query is slightly different. As a hobbyist, I've no great need for sophisticated equipment but I'm very conscious that my colour balance is way, way off.

    I can buy a Spyder2 for AUS$99 whereas a Spyder 3 will cost me about AUS$450.

    I'd go for the Spyder 2 except that it seems that it may not operate under Windows 7. It is compatible with XP which I currently run.

    Any ideas?
    I use the Spyder 3 Express - does the basics and it's not as expensive as the others.
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