Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A photographer dream? New iMac with 27", 14.7 megapixel (5K) retina display« on: October 17, 2014, 06:00:42 PM »
It is a POS! Who cares about a 5K display if it is only sRGB
What is the colour space of the Internet and almost every computer screen? sRGB.
A lot of photo people have wide gamut, although many don't. Most of the better IPS LCD screens are wide gamut.
It's weird that Apple OS is like the only OS that is totally color-managed and yet they are the only company that doesn't make wide gamut displays!
Overall the 5k vs 1080p will make the most overall difference for sure, but don't knock wide gamut. It can make a difference for stuff like fall foliage, golden evening lighting on almost anything, sunsets (sunrises if you are awake), bright color clothing and cars, flowers, brilliantly plumaged birds and those are some pretty top notch subject types to shoot. Plus stuff like emeralds and certain minerals and tropical waters.
Even a simple red rose will clip something horrible on sRGB. (even wide gamut isn't quite enough) In fact the whole stuff you read about digital sensors blowing reds or Canon sensors being notorious for blowing reds- that's all myth. It is sRGB that blows the reds. The Canon sensors capture reds way beyond was sRGB can handle (as do the sensors for other brands). Another myth is that AdobeRGB only gives you extra greens compared to sRGB. It actually gives you a lot more light and bright reds/oranges as well, although most current wide gamut monitors give you even more reds/oranges/purples than AdobeRGB can handle. But yeah sRGB clips reds horribly.