Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM good for photography?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Destroysall, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Destroysall macrumors 65816

    Destroysall

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    I'm on a budget right now and in need of a new monitor. I'm planning on grabbing a Canon T3i next month and was looking at the Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM. Would this monitor be good for photo and some video editing? I have read that color calibration is needed, any help on how to properly achieve that if I go with this monitor?

    Thanks and much appreciated!
     
  2. munkery macrumors 68020

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    That display uses an e-IPS panel which is an more economical variant of an IPS panel.

    AFAIK, it is a H-IPS panel with some of the filtering layers removed so that light transmittance is increased which allows for the use of cheaper backlighting.

    It doesn't have all the features of a high dollar professional display but if you don't really require those features then it beats spending twice as much.

    Even many high dollar professional displays use c-PVA panels, which e-IPS was made to compete against, that are cheaper than higher end IPS panels.

    So, if you are happy with the feature set and trying not to spend too much, I think it is a good choice.
     
  3. Destroysall thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, thanks. I will upgrade to a better monitor in the distant future (I'm thinking maybe a TD display or something along those lines), but this would just be something to fill in the gap until then.

    Any good calibrators out there to better calibrate the monitor when I get it?
     
  4. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    The best way to calibrate your display is to use an external colour calibrator. The big names are Datacolour and X-Rite. I have the Datacolor Spyder 3 Elite which has served me very well.

    Colour calibration is another one of those areas where some people will swear by one system and method and not even consider any other and insist they can see the difference (maybe they can). Since it sounds like you're starting out I would go with one from Datacolor, which are less expensive.
     
  5. Destroysall thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I am! I've done Photography before using both SLR and DSLR, but I usually edited during school. I wanted something to work with at home, but I'm not totally ready to break the bank. :D

    I will check out Datacolor then, thank you very much!
     
  6. DaveP macrumors 6502

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    I concur with the above, the U2312 with color calibration is a good choice for all but the most discriminating users.
     

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