Monitor For digital photography

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mwysolme, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. mwysolme macrumors newbie

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    What monitor would be the best as an entry level monitor for digital photography. I am not talking about the cheapest LCD on the market, I am just getting into real photography (just got a 7d an huge upgrade from my digital rebel xt) and when I hooked up my current LCD to my mac book pro there was no way to get the colors between the two displays to match. Its my wife's old LCD and it just doesn't cut it. I am not looking for anything huge. 17"-19" maybe around $200-$400 for the monitor. And am looking for any recommendations.

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  2. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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  3. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    B&H Photo Video has a special on the Spyder3 Pro, $10 instant rebate and free shipping. I got mine yesterday. $139.

    I'm planning to sell my Spyder 2 Express.
     
  5. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

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    I have a Pantone (entry level). Does the Spyder make a big difference?
     
  6. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Never used the Pantone. In the case of the Spyder, the Syper2 Express does not handle my wide gamut Dell 3008WFP properly. The resulting calibration was too warm, and the Express software does not support using the RGB controls my monitor has. With the Spyder3 Pro I got a white point of 6512K (i.e. 1/5 of 1% off). It looks much better than before.
     
  7. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    The Pantone Huey is absolutely trash, it left a pink cast on my screens. If you search online it is a pretty big problem. I got a replacement but the same thing happened. Purchase the spyder pro in the end.
     
  8. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I have my Spyder3 Pro. It is awesome and supports the RGB color controls on my Dell 3008WFP. I have my monitor calibrated to 6524K white point, which is a fraction of a percent within ideal.
     

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