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User currently offlineDRAIGONAIR From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 9 months 6 days ago) and read 3046 times:

Hey guys,

I think I'm having a problem with my screen for getting a lot of rejections lately..I have a dell screen rather old and if i check out my rejected photos on my friends screen i can see a lot more grain than I'm able to see on my own one. I have been thinking of purchasing an Apple Cinema Display screen 20inch (for other purposes also beside editing) and i would like to know if anyone has any experience with this screen?

Thanks

Nick


cheers
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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Unless you already have a Mac and want a screen to match, don't waste your money on a Cinema Display. They're pretty good quality, but you'd be much better off with an equivalent model from Dell, Planar, or Eizo coupled with a calibration device.


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User currently offlineGarry From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 185 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

Hi Nick - I'd agree with first comment, if you have a Mac then its worthy of consideration as you will be able to adjust and fine tune the screen.

I run a Windows PC and looked at the Cinema Display when I recently upgraded. I recall that when combined with a windows pc the Contrast could not be adjusted, only the brightness, similar to many laptops.

In the end I went for a Samsung SyncMaster 244T, which is excellent and use an eye one display 2 calibration device.

I guess if you are not running a Mac I'd tread with caution unless you can get some feedback from someone running a Cinema Display of a Windows PC.

Good luck with it.
Garry



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User currently offlineBeechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

I am using my Cinema Display for ca. two years now. Never had a problem with it. I used it on my PC and am now using it as a second monitor for my imac.

Adjustments are limited as said above, but it served well all the time.

You should be able to get one for appr. 720 euro.

regards,

Denis



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User currently offlineDRAIGONAIR From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

So in this case the Apple screen would still be a good choice? I have a good video card so the connection isn't a problem. Besides the apple what other screen do you recommend (same price as Apple Cinema 20")

Nick



cheers
User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

For the price of the Apple Cinema 20":

Brands that photographers dream about:
Eizo S2100-BK 21.3" widescreen monitor
Planar PX2320MW 21.3" widescreen monitor

Other good brands:
ViewSonic VP2330wb 23" widescreen monitor
Samsung 244T-SV 24" widescreen monitor

For 485 Euro:
Dell 2007WFP UltraSharp 20" widescreen monitor

...And don't be put off by the Dell name. CNET has given the units above a higher rating than its Apple equivalent.

Hope that helps!  Smile



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User currently offlineDRAIGONAIR From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

thnx for the info.

No one else who has experience with this screen with a pc they can share?
Would help  Smile

cheers

Nick



cheers
User currently offlineBeechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2916 times:

Quoting Beechcraft (Reply 3):
I used it on my PC



Quoting Beechcraft (Reply 3):
Never had a problem with it.

Additionally i should say that i was very happy with the performance.

Denis



That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!
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