October 01, 2014, 10:18:40 AM

Author Topic: PC Monitor for photo editing  (Read 25734 times)

Goshdern

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2013, 04:33:32 PM »
I use the HP zr30w 30" IPS calibrated using spyder and a 2nd 22" generic in portrait orientation.  The reason.  For lightroom you can keep your 2nd monitor in grid mode and size the previews till you get two wide, the results are large thumbnails that make finding images very easy!  In CS6 you toss all the toolbars like layers pallet, actions panel, history etc on the portrait monitor.  I lost my 2nd monitor a couple months ago and I plan to buy a new one ASAP as I'm going crazy with EVERTHING on one monitor again!

Now this isn't cheap, but if you spend the extra money you'll be happy with the extra real estate on your main monitor IMHO.
Tamrac 5592; Canon 5D Mark II, 7D, 16-35mm 2.8L II, 85mm 1.2L II, 70-200mm 2.8L IS II, 580EX II (x2), PCBuff Einstein-Vagabond Mini & reflectors, Sekonic 758DR, Trigmaster tx and rx's & lots of eneloops

canon rumors FORUM

Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2013, 04:33:32 PM »

JPlendPhoto

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 126
  • Freelance Photographer
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2013, 05:20:58 PM »
LesC - Thanks for pointing that out to me, that there might be some new Dell monitors. Although, from what I read on TFT central it looks like the new 24" monitors will be 16:9 not the 16:10 like the U2413 which I prefer. Also I'm sure they will be more expensive too. The U2413 is a fairly new monitor so it still has modern tech inside. The Asus PA248QJ looks good but I keep getting drawn back to the Dell U2413.

Tom - Thanks for that, I think based on what you have said, the better of the two 24" is definitely the best option for me.

Goshdern - Again, this is why I think I am better off investing in the better of the two 24" monitors.
Canon EOS 5D MKII + 450D | EF 17-40 f/4L | 70-200 f/4L | 50mm 1.8 | Canon Speedlite 430EX II

JonB8305

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 116
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2013, 10:47:57 PM »

JPlendPhoto

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 126
  • Freelance Photographer
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2013, 05:47:21 AM »
Dell just announced a wide gamut 32"
http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/23/dell-ultrasharp-32/#continued

Interesting, I guess it’s just a waiting game now to see what Dell announce. I still think that these new monitors are going to cost a lot more than the £400 for the U2413.
Canon EOS 5D MKII + 450D | EF 17-40 f/4L | 70-200 f/4L | 50mm 1.8 | Canon Speedlite 430EX II

JPlendPhoto

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 126
  • Freelance Photographer
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2013, 06:57:35 AM »
My concern is still the fact that if I want to calibrate the U2413 I will need to spend another £160 on the i1 Display Pro. On Amazon you can get the Asus PA248QJ with a Spyder4EXPRESS calibrator and monitor hood for £374.95.

The main difference I see between these two monitors is the number of display colours: 16.7 million on the Asus and 1.07 billion on Dell, I guess that is why the Asus is cheaper. Is this difference really noticeable?
Canon EOS 5D MKII + 450D | EF 17-40 f/4L | 70-200 f/4L | 50mm 1.8 | Canon Speedlite 430EX II

m

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 174
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2013, 07:12:39 AM »
I will need to spend another £160 on the i1 Display Pro.

The colormunki is half the price.
I wonder if it get's the job done equally well when it comes to calibrating a monitor?

JPlendPhoto

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 126
  • Freelance Photographer
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2013, 07:40:01 AM »
I will need to spend another £160 on the i1 Display Pro.

The colormunki is half the price.
I wonder if it get's the job done equally well when it comes to calibrating a monitor?

I'm sure it will do the job when it comes to calibrating a monitor, it's just annoying Dell have said you can ONLY use the i1 with the U2413.
Canon EOS 5D MKII + 450D | EF 17-40 f/4L | 70-200 f/4L | 50mm 1.8 | Canon Speedlite 430EX II

canon rumors FORUM

Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2013, 07:40:01 AM »

CarlTN

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 2227
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2013, 11:24:29 PM »
I'm considering the ASUS PA248Q.  I read a review of the 10bit wide gamut PA249Q, here:
http://www.extrahardware.com/asus-pa249q-24-combination-led-wide-gamut-semi-gloss-ips/strana/0/3

To me, it looks like I can probably do without a wide gamut display for now, since an "affordable" one like the PA249Q, lacks any way of adjusting backlight uniformity.  In the above review, the backlight uniformity of the particular samples they tested, is far better on the 248, than the 249. 

I would rather not spend much money at this time anyway.  It seems to me the time to blow more money, would be a couple of years in the future, when similar-sized OLED displays come down below $1500...because surely they will have extreme panel uniformity and an even wider color gamut...since they are not backlit.

Am I on the right track, or not?  I know there are generic brands of these IPS panels available for lower cost than the Asus, Dell, etc...supposedly the Asus uses an LG panel...and the generic Korean brands use the same panels that didn't make the cut.  So I guess those would probably have terrible uniformity, or even worse problems?

Gina

  • SX50 HS
  • **
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #38 on: November 24, 2013, 07:37:16 PM »
Hello JPlendPhoto

I came across your post whilst researching for a new monitor to buy myself.  I was wondering which Dell you went for in the end and whether you are happy with it??  Thanks
6D, 24 - 70mm f2.8

danski0224

  • 6D
  • *****
  • Posts: 533
    • View Profile
    • Some of my Work in Progress
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2013, 07:43:24 PM »
Dell U3014 is now $849.99 new in the box from Amazon and NewEgg... don't know for how long.

Pretty darn good price.
Some of my Work in Progress..... www.dftimages.com

RLPhoto

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3466
  • Gear doesn't matter, Just a Matter of Convenience.
    • View Profile
    • My Portfolio
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2013, 07:55:18 PM »
Dell U3014 is now $849.99 new in the box from Amazon and NewEgg... don't know for how long.

Pretty darn good price.

Could.... not... resist... Second monitor.... ahhh! I bought another 3014. :)

CarlTN

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 2227
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2013, 11:16:39 PM »
I wound up buying the Asus and am happy with it. 

JonB8305

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 116
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2013, 07:52:20 PM »
Dell just released their 4k monitors today. They're coming out with a 28" model for under $1000 in early 2014

24" for 1400
32" for 3500


99% adobe RGB

http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/02/dell-ultrasharp-4k-monitors/

canon rumors FORUM

Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2013, 07:52:20 PM »

notapro

  • Rebel SL1
  • ***
  • Posts: 90
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2013, 12:26:52 AM »
Four other monitors to consider in early December 2013:

30-inch--NEC PA302W BK SV          $2639.95

27-inch--NEC PA272W BK SV          $1544.50

27-inch--EIZO Color Edge CG276    $2564.00

27-inch--ASUS PA279Q                    $849.00

Paramount in these monitors is color fidelity.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 12:30:08 AM by notapro »

ishdakuteb

  • 7D
  • *****
  • Posts: 364
    • View Profile
Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2013, 12:47:47 AM »
for those who need a decent monitor for post.  dell has a deal on ultrasharp ips u2413 for $379.99 (code:  $PWG5126T786W?).  better quick or it will expire.  much better specs than those i got before bf, u2312hm for $161...

link:  http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=320-9567&cs=04

note:  bhphotovideo sales it for $462.99 with shipping fee...
« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 12:52:22 AM by ishdakuteb »

canon rumors FORUM

Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2013, 12:47:47 AM »