Some examples that show why a wide gamut monitor matters:

Started Apr 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Wide gamut rubbish from those who can’t test!
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Chris Noble wrote: Nonsense. There are almost no naturally-occurring colors outside the sRGB gamut.

Except when there are! Trip this week to Chicago, where unlike Santa Fe, they have a spring with lovely flowers provided raws that indeed provide colors that are naturally occurring outside sRGB gamut.

Flowers shot on 5DMII raw. The above is of course rendered and uploaded HERE in sRGB.

Solid plot: sRGB. JUST ONE angle showing colors of above flowers that easily fall outside sRGB Gamut.

Colorimetric proof the text above in red is rubbish, provided without a lick of testing and based on assumptions.

EDIT, update. Here’s the raw rendered into Adobe RGB which clips colors. It illustrates two facts lost on Chris:

  1. There’s a reason our cameras allow rendering of a JPEG into Adobe RGB (1998)!
  2. There’s colors from the raw to Adobe RGB (1998) that of course, fall outside sRGB, disputing Chris idea that almost no naturally-occurring colors fall outside the sRGB gamut.
  3. It illustrates that Adobe RGB (1998) has too small a color gamut for working from raw data as of course, Adobe suggests as well:

Black plot is sRGB. OF COURSE we find colors from naturally-occurring images outside the sRGB gamut.

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