Which screen do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by sparkie7, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    The new 24 Apple screens are not to my liking. I prefer the look of the older style alu cinema displays like the 23" and 30" models but have had problems in the past with my 23" with its pinkish/red'ish cast.

    Not sure, and I have not gotten round to colour correcting with my Eye-one calibrator. Is this possible and yield good results with the ACD's.. anyone tried with success?

    The other option would be to get one of the Eizo displays...(although more $$ than the ACDs)

    http://www.eizo.com/products/graphics/index.asp

    In the long run i want to be able to span 2 to 3 of these from my MBP 17. Possibly with these adapters..

    http://forums.mactalk.com.au/29/47462-dual-external-monitors-mbp-solution.html

    Your recommendations/experience/insight/advice appreciated :)
     
  2. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    no one uses a colour calibrated screen :confused:

    c'mon, don't be shy :D
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I would recommend the Dell 30" (3008WFP) if it fits in your budget
     
  4. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    I can recommend the Dell 24" (2407). Excellent colour reproduction and as for brightness - well, you could burn your retinas out.
     
  5. Martster macrumors newbie

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    I agree with the recommendation of the dell 24 inch series.
    I have just purchased a 2408 wfp ultrasharp and its great to
    work with for stills and video; has a great colour range and it
    has a decent calibration straight out of the box.
     
  6. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    thanks for the responses

    Martster, are you running your 2408 on a Mac? whats your setup, MB, MBP, Mac Pro.. I went to the dell site, the 2408 has protrait capabilities, if youre on a mac does this function, ie. software drivers are provided? Also do you know what sot of panel is inside it.. thanks
     
  7. FX120 macrumors 65816

    FX120

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    Rotating the screen still requires manually adjusting settings, the display does not auto-detect what position it is in, even on PC's...
     
  8. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    ok. thanks. is that via Display preferences, or a script/software?
     
  9. Martster macrumors newbie

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    Hi Sparkie, am running the 2408 with a MBP, Santa Rosa late 2007.
    Panel type is S-PVA. see here for more info
    HTML:
    http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=3302&p=4
    No special drivers required.

    M
     
  10. djbahdow01 macrumors 6502a

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    The Eizos are great, but looking for a little bit more budget happy monitor, look at the NECs or LaCies. I have 2 LaCie 321s that I got based on research I did, and was the best monitor in the price range, very close to the higher priced Eizos.

    I have been very happy with them, and they have a portrait mode.
     

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