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Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« on: July 11, 2014, 09:24:13 PM »
Any recommendations? I just bought a Spyder4Pro calibration kit. I used to use a Sony XBR6 52" TV for some casual shot editing, but wanted to do more serious editing for landscape. Thanks!
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Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 09:35:01 PM »
I bought a Auria 27" 2560x1440 from micro center, I liked it so much I bought 2. Paid 399$ each. I used the spyderpro on them but was very unpleasant with the results. Bought color munki and they now match each other. It's a good monitor from Korea, I think it may have the same insides as the the apple displays. It's a great monitor for a great price.
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Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 09:58:57 PM »
I have an LG 27EA33; it calibrated fine with my i1 Display Pro.  It has a brick power adapter rather than a full-weight cord, unusual but it is one less stiff cable hanging from the back of one's desk.

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Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2014, 10:02:23 PM »
My Dell U2711 was around $600 on sale, I have it at home and love it, it is 2560x1440. Sometimes you can find the 30" version for around $1000. I have 2 of them in the office, they are 2560x1600. They are the best monitors I have ever used.

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Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2014, 01:03:19 AM »
There are various issues with monitors, and they are not always apparent.  Obviously, color gamut is important, but so is the back lighting.  Some monitors (like my cheap Samsung 27 inch) do not have even back lighting.  This can cause issues with calibration, and end up displaying colors wrong.


 However, its a lot like buying a camera lens, you pay a lot more to get a small increment of improvement, and you have to decide how much you are willing to pay for each 0.1% improvement.


Personally, I prefer to spend the money on lenses, I calibrate my monitor, and prints match reasonably well and after tweaking the brightness in the Lightroom print module, they are very close.  Since I already use Lightroom, it costs no more to get them very close.


If you do not look at your monitor straight on, a IPS panel will help reduce fading and loss of contrast from viewing at a angle.  This helps to prevent you from adding contrast when its not wanted or needed.


Backlit displays have more even lighting than side lit displays.


You should be able to do quite well for under $1,000.


I prefer to stay away from shiny screens, reflections really make it hard to edit.  Get a non-reflective screen.

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Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2014, 04:30:20 AM »
I am happy with my Dell 2713. Decent color reproduction, good resolution, energy efficient, affordable and good range of connections.
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Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2014, 06:00:05 AM »
They are the best monitors I have ever used.

sorry but that doesn´t say much.

dells are fine consumer monitors but not first choice for a color managed workflow.

personally i don´t understand how people can spend thousands and thousands for camera gear but then skimp on the one device that shows all the images.  ::)

the 2713HM is relatively nice and cheap monitor.
he has some issues, bleeding in the corners (amazon germany is full with complains), average uniformity.

i have one for office work.
he has some bleeding on the lower left edge and 1 subpixel error (always red pixel).
i exhanged the monitor 4 times.
2 had pixel errors and two really worse bleeding and uniformity issues.

because i only use him for office work on one of my system i decided to stick with the last one. uniformity is ok for bare eyes. the bleeding is not that bad and the subpixel doesn´t bother me.  i don´t notice it, have too look closely to find it.

thought the dell monitor is no competition to the nec or eizo monitors i have.
but it´s only 1/4 respectively 1/8 of the price too....

ps: i just bought the new eizo CX271 for a photographer friend (i do his IT stuff) and it´s a really nice monitor. i would say image quality is as good as my CG series eizo.
that´s a monitor i would recommend to any enthusiast photographer.


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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2014, 06:08:48 AM »
I have the earlier generation NEC 27" and 30" and I've been very pleased:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1006641-REG/nec_pa272w_bk_multisync_pro_27_gb_r.html
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2014, 06:14:23 AM »
I have the earlier generation NEC 27" and 30" and I've been very pleased:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1006641-REG/nec_pa272w_bk_multisync_pro_27_gb_r.html

but that´s a pretty new model not an "earlier nec".

it´s the nec i have and it´s pretty good.
recommended.. thought today i would prefer the eizo CX271.




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Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2014, 09:59:00 AM »
The dell U3011. I have a pair of them @ 850$ on a Newegg sale 6 months ago. You should see them drop again by the end of this year but a fantastically accurate monitor and calibrates like a champ.

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Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2014, 08:58:19 AM »
Thank you all. It appears that NEC, Eizo, and Dell are the top brands for this price range. The pricing for Eizo CX271 is not yet available. Will wait a little and see.
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Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2014, 10:30:58 PM »
I am in the midst of upgrading mine, looking at getting a 27 inch, either dell or an asus, read some reviews, still not quite sure. http://thedigitalcamera.net/best-monitor-for-photo-editing-and-photography/

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Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2014, 11:11:04 PM »
The dell U3011. I have a pair of them @ 850$ on a Newegg sale 6 months ago. You should see them drop again by the end of this year but a fantastically accurate monitor and calibrates like a champ.

$850 for a pair? Wow! Time to look at newegg!
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2014, 11:11:04 PM »

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Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2014, 11:43:57 PM »
The dell U3011. I have a pair of them @ 850$ on a Newegg sale 6 months ago. You should see them drop again by the end of this year but a fantastically accurate monitor and calibrates like a champ.

$850 for a pair? Wow! Time to look at newegg!

:P whoops. I meant I have a pair of them and paid @ 850$ each.

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Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2014, 11:43:57 PM »