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Guerry Dalrymple
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 09:26
We are looking into getting a new desktop computer to handle our workflow. I'm using a laptop right now and clearly need a better monitor. What do most of you use to get good representation of your photos?

Thanks
Guerry

René Damkot
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 10:42
LaCie CRT ;)

Quad
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 12:44
My NEC 2690WUXi is better than pretty good.

Kristian
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 13:03
I use a Dell 2007WFP (20 inch), an affordable yet very good LCD.

nadtz
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 13:27
How much are you looking to spend and what size monitor are you thinking about?

viperx27
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 13:29
for critical work: Dell 2407 24" color calibrated


for fun or when I'm lazy: Panasonic 42" 1080p plasma, DVI to HDMI



and on the go: macbookpro 15" matte

WMWARD2
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 14:16
I use a Dell 2007WFP (20 inch), an affordable yet very good LCD.

Ditto the above!

Wally

John_TX
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 18:09
24" Dell 2405FPW (1920x1200)

tomd
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 18:11
Dell 2007 WPF, very nice monitor, about $350

cosworth
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 18:19
Dell 2407 WFP calibrated and a Dell XPS m1710 17 inch widescreen laptop display.

ben_r_
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 18:20
I use a Samsung 305T 30" LCD color calibrated, and run at native 2560x1600 resolution.

Grentz
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 18:21
Samsung 940B LCD Calibrated with software (not a hardware calibrator like a spyder or huey). I actually have 2 and one is almost perfect in calibration and the other is a bit off with the color no matter what I do for some reason.

Thinkpad T61 LCD (not the best, but it works when on vacation)

CrossEyedPhotography
7th of December 2007 (Fri), 18:28
Apple 30 inch WS

Guerry Dalrymple
8th of December 2007 (Sat), 16:39
Thanks all of you for responding. I will be going with at least a 20" but probably a 24". It looks like I have plenty of posibilities to look at. Thanks again. Have any of you had a bad experience and think I should stay away from any brand or vender?

Guerry

bolantej
8th of December 2007 (Sat), 20:25
Old school here:

Viewsonic Graphic Series G810 20". Works fine, but I wouldn't mind the extra desk space. This thing is like 20 inches deep.

CyberDyneSystems
8th of December 2007 (Sat), 20:32
Old School indeed,. at work I am typing right now with another old school Viewsonic, the p815.. was there top of the lone ..
At home for photo stuff I work with Sony AG CRT's and will only part with them if they ever die.

PBest78
9th of December 2007 (Sun), 09:27
Viewsonic VA1912W

Freff
9th of December 2007 (Sun), 18:51
Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP-HC 24" Widescreen LCD

SoundsGood
9th of December 2007 (Sun), 19:51
Is the 24" Dell an IPS panel, or is it a TN panel?

I've got the 20" Dell IPS panel monitor, which is awesome, but I wouldn't mind moving up to a 24"er.

Grentz
9th of December 2007 (Sun), 19:55
Old School indeed,. at work I am typing right now with another old school Viewsonic, the p815.. was there top of the lone ..
At home for photo stuff I work with Sony AG CRT's and will only part with them if they ever die.

Those Sony's are awesome. I have a friend that does AutoCAD work and has had one of those for years (cost a lot when he got it years ago), and the picture quality is amazing!

Zonieart
9th of December 2007 (Sun), 21:15
I'm using a 22in LG Flatron Wide LCD, with a Pantone Huey calibrator. Nice Monitor.

SuzyView
9th of December 2007 (Sun), 21:17
I also have the 22inch LG Flatron Wide LCD and the Samsung 22 inch, both 1680x1050, I think, resolution. I highly recommend either. For my laptop, I just got a Dell 1750 with 1920x1200 resolution. This monitor is amazing. But really, spend as much as you need to, and nothing more. For my photography work, the 22 inch monitors are more than acceptable. If you plan on doing complicated post processing, you will need two monitors. It has increased my productivity two-fold, I think.

Moppie
9th of December 2007 (Sun), 21:22
At home for photo stuff I work with Sony AG CRT's and will only part with them if they ever die.


I have the little brother to the above, a 19inch Sony CRT, and its inbred 19inch CTX cousin.

I will only replace them with LCD's when all the CRT's in the world have gone old and dark.

SuzyView
9th of December 2007 (Sun), 21:24
You guys are great. I had a 7 year old 17 inch CRT that has been shipped back and forth from my sons' college days. They've upgraded, but I had that huge 17 inch thing on my desk for years and finally pitched it (the 17 inch one) this summer for the LCD's. It served me well.

Davis
10th of December 2007 (Mon), 00:42
Dell 2407FP and Dell 2007FP.

Absolutely love them both. I've tried a bunch of monitors and these are my favorites.

Freff
10th of December 2007 (Mon), 08:59
Is the 24" Dell an IPS panel, or is it a TN panel?

IPS

SoundsGood
10th of December 2007 (Mon), 09:03
Dell 2407FP and Dell 2007FP.

Absolutely love them both. I've tried a bunch of monitors and these are my favorites.

Weird question, but how much bigger do the extra 4 inches seem in real-life use? (24" vs 20")

Quad
10th of December 2007 (Mon), 14:34
Weird question, but how much bigger do the extra 4 inches seem in real-life use? (24" vs 20")


Well put it this way when I got the first 24 (from 21) my neck was sore for a while as I had to get used to turning my head more. I got used to it and the 25.5 in one I have now did not cause any adjustment problems.

BTW I still like a second small monitor for some tools, so I did not find a one monitor solution in the 24 and up size.

GilesGuthrie
11th of December 2007 (Tue), 09:04
Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP-HC 24" Widescreen LCD

I have one of these, which is calibrated, and a 19" Sony LCD off to one side, which is not.

jnev
11th of December 2007 (Tue), 19:16
I use a Dell 2005fpw which is the older (but pretty much identical) version of the 2007wfp.

Boucher
11th of December 2007 (Tue), 19:38
lol I use 2 Sony Trinitron G520 20" CRT monitors. Each weighing in at like 30 kilos or something. They are huge.

Sadly one of them is going to die soon.

flying...
11th of December 2007 (Tue), 21:17
dell2407 for now.
it seems really big at the 1st day.
getting smaller and smaller by day as my mind thinking of 2x30"

Raven
12th of December 2007 (Wed), 12:35
HP f2105. Very nice. Seems quite accurate.

SoundsGood
16th of December 2007 (Sun), 16:45
Which monitor size do you guys think is "optimal" for photo processing?

Moppie
16th of December 2007 (Sun), 17:05
Which monitor size do you guys think is "optimal" for photo processing?


I don't know if there is an optimal size, but anything smaller than 17ich is to small for me. Anything bigger than that, and higher res, just gets better.

SoundsGood
16th of December 2007 (Sun), 17:20
I don't know if there is an optimal size, but anything smaller than 17ich is to small for me. Anything bigger than that, and higher res, just gets better.
Well, I've got a 20" wide-screen monitor right now (Dell's 2007something). Beautiful screen, for sure... and it's got an S-IPS panel. But when viewing 4 or 5 pictures at the same time to find "the best shot", I wouldn't mind a larger screen. I thought about the Dell 24"er, but they don't have S-IPS panels. The Dell 30" monitors have S-IPS, but that sucker is just huge -- not to mention expensive.

Moppie
16th of December 2007 (Sun), 18:20
A pair of 30s would be nice!

One thing to remember about screen sizes:
The measurements are taken diagonaly.
So a 19inch wide screen is acctually smaller than a standard 19 inch screen.
It can be very deceptive.

richardsc0
16th of December 2007 (Sun), 18:36
Dell 2407 WFP calibrated and a Dell XPS m1710 17 inch widescreen laptop display.

what did you use to calibrate your monitor / how did you do it?

I do all of my photo editing on my mac that's hooked up to dual 2407's, and I've set both of my 2407's to the Apple RGB preset, and I've set the monitors to the Apple RGB color preset from within OSX system prefs ... but that's all. This probably isn't the best way, but I don't know any better :confused:

andrewhuxman
16th of December 2007 (Sun), 18:58
Princeton LCD 19D

René Damkot
16th of December 2007 (Sun), 19:48
but I don't know any better :confused:
Have a read in the link from my sig...