great article on how to buy a monitor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lukester, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting, but seems to concentrate on the concerns of print designers.
     
  2. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    YES!

    and that is what I do..

    I would love the Imac but can I depend on it for print accuracy?
     
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    The guide is not meant for the average guy.
    They only recommend Eizo and Nec monitors and claims that Dells and Apples are not worth looking at.
    It might be true for professionals, but not for the average user that wants a good monitor.

    I myself have an Eizo, and they do indeed make extremely good screens, with tons of adjustment options, both physically and color wise.

    If you are into mostly photo editing, have quite some cash to use, then the guide might be for you!
     
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Now Im confused, I thought you said you were a wedding photographer? Now a print designer?

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=837848

    Here is an awesome wedding photographer site, maybe they would be nice enough to let you know what they use...

    http://justinmarantz.com/


    Oh, and:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=832951

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=830472

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=8924708#post8924708

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=831123

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=837328

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=625480
     
  5. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Man,, you have to get a life..

    why don't you try being helpful instead.

    crogersphotography.com
     
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    *everyone* has been helpful in all of your posts, including myself in a couple, which have pretty much been about the same thing... have you had a chance to read through some of those older posts?

    The first one had a photographer discussing the results after he calibrated his new iMac i7 with a Spyder 3. He seemed happy? I have the Spyder 2 and have also had great results on my glossy 24" iMac.

    I work with several photographers as well (which I think I mentioned before) and have seen their workflows. As an expample, I use these two depending on subject, time and budget:
    http://www.gmpdigital.com/
    http://www.danhoodphotography.com/enter

    Where ever you have your prints done should be able to provide you with a screen profile for their printer... which would take tons of "guess work" out of the equation...

    PS: nice photos.
     
  7. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Very good photographers.
    Like Dan Hood, nice lighting.
    So what do they use? Is that the reason you mention them?
    Most of my stuff is candids, natural lighting.
    In wedding photography most of the time you don't have the time to do light setups. I am more into capturing real moments if I can.

    At any rate, this thing is driving me nuts.
    I am still confused on which way to go.
     
  8. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Everyone is saying to get the 27" iMac.

    If you look in the photos at GMP you will see 2 Macpros and 30" Apple screens, in one of my earlier posts, they are in the "other" group that uses 30" screens.

    Dan is a PC guy, he uses twin Dell 2409s, he bought them last year for $450 or something along those lines, I passed the deal onto him... But he has a room just for the computer with controlled lighting.
     
  9. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    According to what other photographers are using in your post I should be using the 30" Cinema with Macpros?

    You say also get the 27" Imac.

    I know you think I am nuts, might I have been wrong for 4 years now and want to make the correct decision this time.
     
  10. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Do you have the budget for a Macpro and 30" screen?

    The reason he runs MPs is that they shoot mostly in studio tethered to the MP, you can see that the one MP is on a cart for just that reason. They use a Hasselblad C-39 meduim format system if I remember correctly.

    If you were to buy a 27" i5 right now, and 3 months from now you completely hated it (for whatever reason) you could sell it on Craigslist and make back 95% of your money.

    In the meantime, for the next 3 months you could put this whole weeks long decision out of your mind and go back to what you do best -- shooting pictures...
     
  11. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey thanks,
    I didn't see his setup online. very impressive equipment.
    I am slow right now, off season. I just have some albums to create.

    I don't have the kind of coin for that photographer's setup.

    I have it down to two choices..
    A NEC 2490wuxi the older version which has the best panel and TW filter
    or a new Imac 27" I5 or I7.

    I may take a ride tomorrow and look at the Imac again..problem is the Apple store has the worse lighting in it, all kinds of glare.
     

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