Best Monitor For Photo Editing 2012?

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bronxbombers Forum Pro • Posts: 18,226
Re: Best Monitor For Photo Editing 2012?

chevysales wrote:

bronxbombers wrote:
no need to go so blindlingly bright as 135/140 with some monitors though

my nec pa does fine 80-120 cd/m^2, you get deeper blacks by not going brighter than you need to for current room conditions too

chevysales wrote:

great info in this thread... the usual suspects but what catches my eyes are Ethan's recommended values of 135/140 first time I have read that and will give it a try as I can brighten or darken my working area and will love to see difference in colors if any.

my thoughts were matching prints and maybe washed out whites a bit?

will try and see. as spyder 3 elite recommends the 140 at 6500 when i have patio door levelors open and 5800 at 120 when i am usual night working setup and its also when i usually print.

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D700 paired with 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200vr f2.8 along with an SB900 to brighten things up a bit....

thanx i actually went last nite from 5800 to 6500 leaving it at 120 and that in itself seems blinding...interesting enough my print came out too dark so back to 5800 i go.

but i will play around with the some settings just to see what Ethan is speaking of but it is the first time i have read this recommendation.

he was speaking of on site work so maybe thats out in a brighter world

odd that changing the color temp made it get brighter, i would stick with color temp that you want and play with brightness to change brightness

and yeah maybe he was speaking for the humans and not the molemen such as ourselves hah

NewsyL
NewsyL Veteran Member • Posts: 5,661
Re: Best Monitor For Photo Editing 2012?

There still remain some manufacturers that state that having the brightness higher than 120 cd/m2 will void the warranty (80 cd/m2 for some older LCD models).

http://www.eizo.com/global/support/warranty/index.html

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Pictus
Pictus Veteran Member • Posts: 5,530
Re: Best Monitor For Photo Editing 2012?

NewsyL wrote:

There still remain some manufacturers that state that having the brightness higher than 120 cd/m2 will void the warranty (80 cd/m2 for some older LCD models).

http://www.eizo.com/global/support/warranty/index.html

Interesting!
We should also expect longer life for the LED monitors...

http://ledhdtvtelevisions.com/lcd-and-led-tv-lifespan-expectancy/
Here http://ledhdtvtelevisions.com/lcd-and-led-tv-lifespan-expectancy/
they rate CFL TV for 50.000 to 75.000 and LED TV for 100.000+ hours.

pcunite Senior Member • Posts: 1,398
Re: Best Monitor For Photo Editing 2012?

Here is a good list of monitors worth considering:
http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/s-ips-lcd-list.php

fabrykanickow New Member • Posts: 7
which one from those?

Hi !

Sorry for getting between the words but maybe starting a new tread will be to much.
I'm thinking to buy a monitor. I've made selection of couple of them which are:
NEC MultiSync LCD2490WUXi2
NEC P241W
NEC PA241W
Dell U2410
Dell U2711
HP LP2475W
or ViewSonic VP2655WB

Can you tell me which one you would recommend as I' scratching my had for few days.
If you have any other ideas I would be more than happy!

I'm based in Europe, and I'm looking for 24-27' monitor 16:10(concerning 16:9 too), with at least 8-bit and quite large colour gamut.

Pictus
Pictus Veteran Member • Posts: 5,530
Re: which one from those?

fabrykanickow wrote:

Sorry for getting between the words but maybe starting a new tread will be to much.
I'm thinking to buy a monitor. I've made selection of couple of them which are:
NEC PA241W

NEC PA241W is the choice.
http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2010/review-nec-pa241w.html
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/nec_pa241w.htm

Here you understand the differences between the SV and non SV model http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/content/nec_pa271w-sv.htm#spectraview_profiler

For monitors check
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1004&message=41441835

fabrykanickow New Member • Posts: 7
Re: which one from those?

Is it possible to get SV model in Europe? If yes than how about prizes compared to non SV?

Pictus
Pictus Veteran Member • Posts: 5,530
Re: which one from those?

fabrykanickow wrote:

Is it possible to get SV model in Europe? If yes than how about prizes compared to non SV?

I am Brazilian and know nothing about your question.

rpps Senior Member • Posts: 1,556
Re: which one from those?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-monitor-club I got one of these off E-Bay a great glossy sIPS monitor for $300.

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dengx Senior Member • Posts: 1,019
Re: which one from those?

rpps wrote:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-monitor-club I got one of these off E-Bay a great glossy sIPS monitor for $300.

It is only SRGB.

It has no controls whatsoever except the LED backlight frequency unless you get the higher priced models.

Even after a hardware calibration the calibration quality is subpar compared to displays with full controls (white point, black point, RGB gain etc.).
Glossy is not preffered for retouching photos.

Now don't get me wrong, I have one (CrossOver to be exact), for its price and what it does it's fantastic, but it's not comparable to a good Eizo SX or NEC PA display.

Regards

iMars
iMars Junior Member • Posts: 36
Re: which one from those?

Hi!

I just purchased an 27" Eizo FlexScan SX2762W.

I do a lot of photo editing and it's prefect. It's 16:9 and 2560×1440 resolution. Pictures from my Nikon D3s shows in 24" inn full screen mode - you get black bars on each side, but this dosen't matter when you edit - the space is good for tools and palettes. The monitor is wide-gamut (adobeRGB) and can display 10-bit color from a 16-bit LUT:

http://www.eizo.com/global/products/flexscan/sx2762w/index.html

The 24" is in 16:10 aspect ratio:

http://www.eizo.com/global/products/flexscan/sx2462w/index.html

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Richard Katris Veteran Member • Posts: 4,421
Re: Pixel density???????

and I am surprised by that....I assumed the 27 inch displays would use the same panel material as the 24 inch ones....and consequently would have the same pixel density....however a few minutes with Pythagoras....

and I came up with an approximate pixel density of 8814 per square inch for the 24 inch 1200x1920 monitors vs. 11853 pixels per square inch for a calculated 27 inch monitor with 2560x1440 pixels.... while not exactly the 1.44 ratio quoted...my measuring could be off on the displays themselves...and the significant thing is YES...the larger display does have significantly more pixel denisty.

On the other hand as soon as 4K displays hit the market even this will be considered low...

Surprised me alot!
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Pictus
Pictus Veteran Member • Posts: 5,530
Re: which one from those?

iMars wrote:

Hi!
I just purchased an 27" Eizo FlexScan SX2762W.

I do a lot of photo editing and it's prefect. It's 16:9 and 2560×1440 resolution. Pictures from my Nikon D3s shows in 24" inn full screen mode - you get black bars on each side, but this dosen't matter when you edit - the space is good for tools and palettes. The monitor is wide-gamut (adobeRGB) and can display 10-bit color from a 16-bit LUT:

Wow! Excellent choice!!

Now for the 10-bit thing http://www.imagescience.com.au/kb/questions/152/10+Bit+Output+Support

iMars
iMars Junior Member • Posts: 36
Re: which one from those?

Pictus wrote:

Wow! Excellent choice!!

Now for the 10-bit thing: http://www.imagescience.com.au/kb/questions/152/10+Bit+Output+Support

Good link!

In this document Eizo explains the method for displaying 10-bit color on Windows using Photoshop CS5 and AMD (ATI) graphics boards that support 10-bit display (FirePro/FireGL):

http://www.eizo.com/global/support/compatibility/monitors/20.pdf

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Melbourne Park Senior Member • Posts: 2,614
Re: which one from those?

According to experts in Australia, the PA series that NEC supplies to the USA are not the top grade that Europe and Australia receive.

In Europe though, the NEC software that enables panel hardware communication, is not as good as the USA software. Meanwhile, Australia gets the Euro top panels, and the best (US) software for NEC.

So ... things are not always what they seem.

Pictus wrote:

fabrykanickow wrote:

Sorry for getting between the words but maybe starting a new tread will be to much.
I'm thinking to buy a monitor. I've made selection of couple of them which are:
NEC PA241W

NEC PA241W is the choice.
http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2010/review-nec-pa241w.html
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/nec_pa241w.htm

Here you understand the differences between the SV and non SV model http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/content/nec_pa271w-sv.htm#spectraview_profiler

For monitors check
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1004&message=41441835

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