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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · top flatscreens for photo editing


Ok I'm putting together a photo editing computer for home and I'm looking for a 24"-27" flatscreen for the best bang for the dollar. I don't mind paying more as long as I'm getting what I pay for. I have the Canon 5DIII , along with 3 L lenses so I now have lightroom 4 and my computer has display port hookup so I can do the higher color ranges, I know Lacie, Eizo and Nec, so I'm looking for inputs on who has what and any bad problems with any of them, I would like to stay in the 1000.00- 1500.00 range if it's possible.

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Marc



Oct 29, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · top flatscreens for photo editing


NEC PA241-bk-sv
Wide gamut
Great.
Go with the bundled branded calibration tool and software to optimize
Scott



Oct 29, 2012 at 01:30 AM
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How often do you print? When you do , do you print for CMYK? Or you simply do screen aka sRGB? If you do retouching for both screen and print, then consider the following options:

You want to consider at least 10-bit monitor that is capable of displaying 1 billion colors. For the money, I prefer this one: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/769647-REG/ASUS_PA246Q_PA246Q_24_1_Widescreen_LCD.html

If money is not an issue, consider this one: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/816468-REG/Eizo_CG275W_BK_ColorEdge_CG275W_27_Widescreen.html

If you absolutely want the best that money can buy, get this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/818436-REG/Eizo_CG232W_BK_ColorEdge_22_5_Color_Calibration.html

If you just do retouching for screen only, any 6-bit laptop LCD, such as Apple's MacbookPro or any Dell laptop, is good for that purpose.



Oct 29, 2012 at 01:32 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · top flatscreens for photo editing


I actually find two 22 inch screens more productive than one 24-27 inch screen.

Brian A



Oct 29, 2012 at 02:00 AM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · top flatscreens for photo editing


I have the now discontinued 26 inch Nec with Spectraview. Great monitor, and very easy to calibrate. Here's the new 27 inch model, same thing;

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/689880-REG/NEC_PA271W_BK_SV_MultiSync_PA271W_BK_SV_27_Widescreen.html



Oct 29, 2012 at 09:51 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · top flatscreens for photo editing


and you want to study this before you buy your calibration hardware:

http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/Calibration/MonitorCalibrationHardware.html



Oct 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · top flatscreens for photo editing


Whatever you get you need to be sure that the pixels per inch of the screen is sufficiently high that you won't notice any pixelation of photos or text at your preferred viewing distance. i.e. you should not need to sit back to make it look good. Some of the up-market monitors only show about 90 ppi, which I have come to regard as too chunky. 110ppi would be better and 130ppi would be very nice (like a high-res 17" laptop screen).

- Alan



Oct 31, 2012 at 03:59 PM





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