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Jan 15, 2007 04:46 |  #1

Hi,
I'm looking for a 19"/20" LCD monitor for photo-retouching.
I know that CRT monitor are better, but I have no room on my desk ...
Looking at some reviews, and also here, I found that LaCie 319 19" is a
very good monitor (it costs about 1000 EUR in Italy); it is a good candidate, though.
I've also read good things about the Eizo L887 20" that costs a bit less than LaCie, and is 20" agains 19" ... anyone has information about this one ? How it compares with LaCie ?
At the end, does anybody have other suggestions or informations ?
I need a good LCD monitor without spending a fortune ...

Thank you in advance.
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Jan 15, 2007 07:30 |  #2

I may be wrong, but I believe that LaCie uses the NEC LCD panels, just repackages them and charges more, so I would look at NEC as a good candidate as well. I have heard great things about them. Other possibilities are Samsung and Apple.


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Jan 15, 2007 07:45 |  #3

I can recommend the Eizo's. I've had three in succession over the past three or four years and not had a single fault with any of them. Although not admittedly the L887, but in general terms they are very good.


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Jan 15, 2007 08:58 |  #4

th3r0m wrote in post #2544057 (external link)
I may be wrong, but I believe that LaCie uses the NEC LCD panels, just repackages them and charges more, so I would look at NEC as a good candidate as well. I have heard great things about them. Other possibilities are Samsung and Apple.

Thank you, I didn't know it, I will look at NEC too.


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Jan 15, 2007 09:01 |  #5

Bill Roberts wrote in post #2544116 (external link)
I can recommend the Eizo's. I've had three in succession over the past three or four years and not had a single fault with any of them. Although not admittedly the L887, but in general terms they are very good.

So another vote for Eizo ... :)


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Jan 16, 2007 03:27 as a reply to  @ bidimagic's post |  #6

so does anybody else have other suggestions ? :)


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Jan 16, 2007 06:48 |  #7

ViewSonic Pro Series




  
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Jan 16, 2007 08:55 |  #8

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ViewSonic Pro Series

Do you have one of them ? Or, do you know how it compares to Lacie or Eizo ?
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Jan 16, 2007 14:30 |  #9

I've read good things about the pro series viewsonics. I'm currently using a Dell Ultrasharp 2007wfp and I'm pretty darn happy with the results.



  
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bidimagic wrote in post #2549799 (external link)
Do you have one of them ? Or, do you know how it compares to Lacie or Eizo ?
Thank you

Yes I have one and it works great and handles 8 bits of color depth. I'm currently waiting for them to release a Pro Series widescreen around 20"~21" or get an Apple series. I've read too many iffy reports on the Dell's.

I can't compare to either of those brands though.




  
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Jan 19, 2007 03:22 |  #11

In a general rule of thumbs, from what I have read on a computer site that do LCD testing extensively, for photo retouching, you should go with a LCD from a reputable vendor, with a IPS or S-PVA/PVA panel.

And to be sure, just grab a Colorimeter for calibrating your monitor.
Better results than paying top cash on a non calibrated monitor.

The big trend these days, are 16:10 monitors, or wide screens.
Look in the 20/22" range. Some are good buys and not to pricey.
With some cash left over for the colorimeter.

Personaly, I run on a Samsung 215TW, 21" wide, 8bit color, 1000:1
And the ColorVision Spyder2 Suite is in the mail.

Check http://www.behardware.​com/ (external link) and read the Monitor part extensively.


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Jan 19, 2007 03:39 |  #12

SamSung LCD here, works great, prints match the monitor after calibration.


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Jan 19, 2007 03:47 |  #13

Raphael Emond wrote in post #2564901 (external link)
In a general rule of thumbs, from what I have read on a computer site that do LCD testing extensively, for photo retouching, you should go with a LCD from a reputable vendor, with a IPS or S-PVA/PVA panel.

And to be sure, just grab a Colorimeter for calibrating your monitor.
Better results than paying top cash on a non calibrated monitor.

The big trend these days, are 16:10 monitors, or wide screens.
Look in the 20/22" range. Some are good buys and not to pricey.
With some cash left over for the colorimeter.

Personaly, I run on a Samsung 215TW, 21" wide, 8bit color, 1000:1
And the ColorVision Spyder2 Suite is in the mail.

Check http://www.behardware.​com/ (external link) and read the Monitor part extensively.

Thank you for your response. For what I've read about LCDs, IPS panels are the best for photography over S-PVA ones.
I don't know if all LCDs that use IPS or S-IPS panels are good ones, though .... ???


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Jan 19, 2007 03:50 |  #14

Once calibrated, they all look the same... nearly......
Just buy a good brand, and a good model.
Each brand has their low-cost and high-end models.

For myself, I tend to go high-end. And my old Samsung 17", which is
4+ years old, and cost 700$ at the time, sill has a better picture
than a brand new LG at 190$


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