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05/12/2005 11:59:31 PM · #1
I'm curious what model monitors everyone (well, not everyone as that would be a lot of responses :) ) uses and what they like or dislike about it for their digital darkroom. Also, if you don't have your dream monitor, what would it be?

I have a Envision 19" CRT and I don't like it, but I bought it before setting up for digital photography.
05/13/2005 12:03:29 AM · #2
dream monitor: dual Apple 30" Cinema HD displays

05/13/2005 12:11:45 AM · #3
• Apple 20" Cinema Display - 10/10;
• Apple 17" eMac CRT - 9/10 (17" is aedequate, but not ideal; other than size - very good for photo edits)
• Apple 15" PowerBook G4 - 6/10 (great for a laptop, inaedequate for dedicated photo editing)

05/13/2005 12:11:54 AM · #4
I've got 2 Gateway CRT's, I don't see the model numbers, but they are older and very hard to keep calibrated. I've been reading that the apple cinema displays are some of the best on the market but are not true color, color correct. Lacie makes some awesome monitors but all of thier stuff is expensive, so . . .

I think my dream would be two 30" Cinema displays side by side . . . ahh . . .
05/13/2005 12:56:21 AM · #5
I use La Cie ElectronBlue 22 inch, couldn't ask for a better monitor.


05/13/2005 11:54:09 AM · #6
Can the Apple Cinema Display work on an Intel based PC? I would assume that it can't...
05/13/2005 12:02:46 PM · #7
I use a Crayola RTR Deluxe. It renders on any old wall in real-time using a 256-crayon set. It's a little slow at times (but big! - I'm using my whole damn wall!) and I know it's using colours I've come to trust over the years. 256 colours is more than enough for editing. Also, I automatically get a great quality print by just changing surfaces.
05/13/2005 12:05:37 PM · #8
Hp Pavilion f1703 LCD Monitor
05/13/2005 12:06:32 PM · #9
Originally posted by gppacecar:

Can the Apple Cinema Display work on an Intel based PC? I would assume that it can't...

"PC Compatible
The DVI connectors standard on 12-inch and 15-inch PowerBooks and other graphics cards sold by Apple support a “single link” DVI signal, suitable for driving the 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display or 20-inch Apple Cinema Display. This DVI connection removes all barriers to using an Apple display with a PC. So long as your graphics card supports DVI with DDC technology for widescreen viewing, you should be able to use these Apple displays with a PC."
05/13/2005 12:07:55 PM · #10
• Apple 15" PowerBook G4
05/13/2005 12:11:16 PM · #11
17" Sony XBrite and Ergobright LCD screen. Model Number: SDM-HS75P

I just recently picked up this beautiful thing. I am still getting used to the difference it makes in comparison to my old dulling and darkening CRT monitor. I also need to figure out the best way to calibrate it for photo editing, but for now it it much nicer then my old CRT.

From some of the things I have read on the web about this monitor, it is an extremely good buy for quite a few different uses. One thing it does feature, is a three-year manufacturer's warranty, (Not some buy at the store warranty) which isn't to common for consumer electronics.

It also conforms to a fairly stringent ISO Standard and should have less then 99.99% bad pixels. (I haven't noticed any myself.) The thing refreshes at 8ms and has a 600:1 contrast, both of which are the best capabilities I have seen in the sub-$500 (USD)price range for LCD Flat Panel monitors.
05/13/2005 12:26:05 PM · #12
I use a recently calibrated Samsung SyncMaster 171V LCD.

Message edited by author 2005-05-13 12:36:23.
05/13/2005 12:34:50 PM · #13
I just bought my gf Samsung 19" 910T. Damn it's bright! Very happy.
05/13/2005 02:47:43 PM · #14
Next to Apple's monitor is Lacie. Their LCDs are excellent. Check them out on theri website. //lacie.com

They also have specials on refurb units that are less expensive.
05/13/2005 05:18:12 PM · #15
Originally posted by dwoolridge:

I use a Crayola RTR Deluxe. It renders on any old wall in real-time using a 256-crayon set.

My son has the RTR Standard with a 64-crayon set : )

Actually, he usually has a 15" Sony Trinitron CRT hooked to his computer.

I have 15 and 17-inch Sony monitors at home, and a LaCie Electron Blue 22" (CRT) at work, although I hardly ever use that for photo editing : (
05/13/2005 05:26:34 PM · #16
i recommend LG flatron LCD, the one that also works as TV.
05/13/2005 05:48:48 PM · #17
20" Cinema Display here, wouldn't trade it for anything else.

Originally posted by gppacecar:

Can the Apple Cinema Display work on an Intel based PC? I would assume that it can't...

I believe the older Cinema Displays needed an additional adapter but the new ones have a DVI connector which you can hook up to any high-end graphics card with DVI port.

05/13/2005 07:28:46 PM · #18
I have a 42" Plasma screen from Medion for viewing final results
I have a 23" Apple HD Cinema Display calibrated every 2 weeks with GretagMacbeth EYE-ONE
I have a 19" Sony LCD wich is not calibrated, used for toolbars and such
I have 12" Apple Powerbook for field work
and I have a Archos AV400 with 3.8" TFT display and a CompactFlash reader with 80GB disk.

that's all I view my photos on..
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