Older monitors for photo editing ?


Link Posted 15/03/2010 - 20:12
being a student again, I find my life priorities have shifted to avoiding unneccesary expense - and having a bit of time to play on ebay . . .

One item I really could do with is a photo edit quality monitor. Old CRT and less old LCD flat screen stuff is on ebay all the time.

stuff like panel search is all very well BUT I cant find out what the good older models were

Any models/names to look out for ? 15" non widescreen is plenty big enough but I really need something better than I have (Acer TN panel)


Link Posted 15/03/2010 - 20:24
Don't get a TN, they have the worse colours, try looking for PVA or ISP.
For budget CRT is the best, still using mine

K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55


Link Posted 15/03/2010 - 20:31
I guess that you will get a lot of personal preferences (good and bad)so here is my 2d worth:
I used a LG (Goldstar) Flatron 17" (L1710B) for 8 years at work, and bought one for home use (four years ago). Last year I added a 22" LG (W2234S), passing the 17" to my wife.
Editing is easier on the wide screen - colour registration is harder. There is another problem with the wide screen if you want to run an old Mac with OS 9 on it - like it does not want to boot up - but that is not what you asked.
I would recommend a good used L1710B (comes with matt screen finish, which suits my tired old eyes).
Water can wear away a stone - but it can't cook lunch
Lenses Digital: 50-200, 18-55 KAF: 28-80.
Lenses KA & K: SMC-KA f2.0, SMC-K f1.4, SMC-K f1.7 Tokina KA 28-70 , SMC Pentax 70-210 F4, Sigma KA 75-300 , Hanimex 500mm Mirror, and the Tamron Adaptall-2 stuff.
and then there's all the M42 kit, and the accessories ...
Last Edited by DoctorJeff on 15/03/2010 - 20:32
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