What monitors are you using..

What monitors are you using..

17 posts
10 June 2014
chrismid
Photographer
chrismid
I am looking at a new monitor not sure if gonna go for a single 27" or dual 24"s would like to get close to sRGB gamut as poss.

What looking at the AOC 2770 but read bad reviews about the stand..

Any other ideas?

Posted 10 June 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
I've got a HP-LP2475W (along with many other people on here) which was never intended by HP to be a 'photo' monitor but it does a bloody good job. Sadly I think it's been discontinued although the closest replacement for it looks interesting (their Z24x) as it has 10-bit colour (and claims 99% Adobe RGB) for which you'll need a suitable video card (typically nVidia Quadro or ATI FireGL) and you should be using displayport connections (as no other supports 10-bit).

Posted 10 June 2014
profilepictures
Photographer
profilepictures
Some manky LG tv monitor thing I've had for ten years. It's calibrated often but I don't see too much benefit from anything else until this one goes 'phut' .

Posted 10 June 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
I got rid of my desktop workstation years ago - being tied to something that's not portable is so 1990s. All my photo work is done on my 6 year old laptop - as well as everything else computer related.

Posted 10 June 2014
RupertRudd
Photographer
RupertRudd
I'm happy with my HP x2301. It has a low headroom and fits into my recessed work area under a wall cupboard. Colour tuned it on my Spyder and has remained rock steady ever since. It was recommended to me by someone on this site I think.

Posted 10 June 2014
DJ200
Photographer
DJ200
HP w2408h. Probably discontinued but still gives great results when calibrated. Also use a Samsung SyncMaster S278350 which also give exceptional results when calibrated..although it did take me a little time to figure out that whilst the Spyder2Pro did a good job, I still had to manually adjust the contrast abd luminance to get results that were in sync with my profiled printer. After that, no problem.


Posted 10 June 2014
Edited by DJ200 10 June 2014
redbaron
Photographer
redbaron
One of the monitors on the editing machine is a Sony bought from PC world. I thought that one was pretty good considering and comes up pretty damn close to sRGB when profiled with Spyder Pro 4

Just bought a Chillblast beast though, along with an additional 24" Asus VS247HR Widescreen LED Monitor. Far far superior. In terms of sRGB gamut again it is very similar but the colours are much purer on the screen (I have a twin screen setup with both side by side)



Posted 10 June 2014
eosfan
Photographer
eosfan
Eizo, only a 22" but came with an on site 5 year guarantee, although it hasn't given any trouble as yet (after about 4 years so far).

Posted 10 June 2014
Hugh
Photographer
Hugh
I use three 24" HP-LP2475W monitors in portrait (vertical) mode.
Gives me a 47" diagonal desktop, 1920x3600 pixels.
Can spread a foto across all three to work on with Canon DPP; Photoshop isn't so well behaved.

Two is easy to set up, and really worth-while, even if you just keep your old one.
Three needs a fancy video card like a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670.

Quite a few on Ebay for under £200.

Still a really good monitor.

Posted 10 June 2014
CSD_Images
Photographer
CSD_Images
I use the HP LP2475Ws myself, which mount on to a Ergotron Dual Side by Side stand:

http://www.ergotron.com/ProductsDetails/tabid/65/PRDID/354/language/en-GB/Default.aspx

I'm currently looking to replace them with the new Dreamcolour panels, just waiting for reviews first:

http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=E9Q82AT&opt=ABU&sel=BMT

Another popular 24" panel (and 27") for the budget conscious is the Dell Ultrasharp line. The current 24" panel is the Dell Ultrasharp U2413. The U designation means it's using IPS panels.

As for graphics, I prefer the AMD cards mainly to the fact it's multi-monitor handling is better than nVidia's especially with EyeFinity.

Posted 11 June 2014
paule
Photographer
paule
3 regular Samsung.. OK & 2 are sRGB however they don't hold calibration longer than a few days...

ASUS PA248Q 24" IPS look very decent and I'd like one for my main monitor... next upgrade..

http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-pa248q-24--ips-monitor-8BQ6.html?refs=50626&q=Asus%20PA248Q&src=16

Posted 12 June 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
paule

 however they don't hold calibration longer than a few days


How thick are they?

All the best ones are noticeably thicker (say 1-1.5" compared to generic LCD screens.  It may simply be a case of the thicker ones have better air-circulation & cooling ability therefore more likely to be a more regular temperature (and thus retain calibration).

Also do you leave the monitors on for (say) half an hour before calibrating?  (as this allows the temperature of the components to settle and thus colour emission from the screen will have reached a constant level).
Posted 12 June 2014
epsmith
Photographer
epsmith
Hi, I am using a HP x2301 screen

Posted 13 June 2014
Chandos
Photographer
Chandos
I use a Dell UltraSharp UP2414Q UHD 4K

Posted 13 June 2014
Midnite
Photographer
Midnite
anyone know anything regarding iiyama monitors?


Posted 15 June 2014
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