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| p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · To 30" Apple Cinema Display users: a calibration question |
Thank you for your report! I feel that my color inconsistencies are not severe and therefore aren't a huge problem, as long as the overall colour itself is close to neutral.
If I would feel the inconsistencies were unacceptable I would have bought another screen for sure. However, I am very much bothered by the warmth of the colour setting. If - for instance - I work on an image until I like it and then export the image and view it on another monitor (like my Macbook), it's usually quite cold. So I must have a color calibration for this monitor or I will mess up my prints for sure. All I did so far was use the Apple built-in color check procedure, but it's not good enough.
As you say you are interested in a new monitor: I have been looking around, so I'll just say what I found in the topics from the 30" Apple Alu Cinema Display pov:
I found that if I'd want a good 30" LCD I'm with Eizo in the 3000+ figures (but is very very good). 27" has more economic suggestions like NEC PA series or two different qualities in Eizo. Between 1200 and 2200. Of course I haven't tried all of these so you may need to do your own research on that.
Interestingly enough, lots and lots of photographers tend to use a dual 24" setup. There might be all sorts of advantages, like having all of the controls/sliders on one screen and the image on the other (although I don't fancy it), being able to use one monitor in portrait mode and such.
Hope this helps a bit and thanks again for tuning in!