extremely affordable 4k (aka UHD) 28" displays coming as companion to your MP or rMBP

Started Jan 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
elliotn Senior Member • Posts: 1,701
Re: extremely affordable 4k (aka UHD) 28" displays coming as companion to your MP or rMBP

noirdesir wrote:

elliotn wrote:

noirdesir wrote:

elliotn wrote:

I couldn't care less about 10bit and wide gamut is over-rated.

As is retina or cameras with more than 8 MP or CDs over cassette tapes ...

The two important things for me are viewing angle and screen uniformity.

And I have yet to see an example where wide-gamut lead to a smaller viewing angle or screen uniformity.

Sure. I have a wide gamut monitor, because the best quality monitors (Nec, Eizo) happen to be wide gamut. But for my purposes the wide gamut is wasted - my pictures don't contain the highly saturated colours that a wide gamut monitor is capable of displaying. I'd be fine with sRGB gamut.

Because you shoot only jpeg and your camera is set to produce sRGB jepgs? Or are you sure that the spectral sensitivity curves of your camera's Bayer filters (+spectral range of the sensitivity of the actual silicon behind those filters) don't allow for a discrimination of colours outside of the sRGB gamut?

No. I shoot raw with a D800, and of course it can capture colours outside the sRGB gamut - saturated sunsets, neon fashions, psychedelic candy. My point is that these are not my subjects, and I don't want to see those AdobeRGB colours in my prints. I'm coming from a background in colour negatives and c-type prints. I like that retro colour palette and it is well contained within sRGB.

And that assumes that boosting colours in post always leads to results that you find unpalatable (because any images which some good starting colour purity can be made to contain colours approaching the limits of the working colour space by increasing saturation).

Not sure what you mean. But my vibrance and saturation sliders in ACR/Lightroom are nearly always negative.

Really, softproof your images to sRGB and see whether there zero differences to the un-softproof images, because if there are differences that means that your original image contained colours beyond the sRGB gamut.

There is a difference between saying that a larger gamut is not one of your priorities and saying that you would not, everything else equal, prefer a larger gamut.

Sure. Every now and again I'll photograph something which does have extremely saturated colours (typically interiors or textiles), and my client will want to see those colours in a final print (Epson). On these rare occasions the wide gamut of my monitor is useful.

All I'm saying is that wide gamut is not that important unless you're really into strongly saturated colours. Most images, or at least most of my images, sit comfortably within the sRGB space.

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