draigonair
Posts: 624
Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2000 8:37 pm

Screen For Editing (apple Cinema Display)

Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:11 am

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
 
AC773
Posts: 1700
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:03 am

RE: Screen For Editing (apple Cinema Display)

Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:53 am

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.
Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
 
garry
Posts: 179
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:19 pm

RE: Screen For Editing (apple Cinema Display)

Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:26 am

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
www.garryridsdale.com
 
beechcraft
Posts: 731
Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2003 2:10 am

RE: Screen For Editing (apple Cinema Display)

Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:01 am

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
That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!
 
draigonair
Posts: 624
Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2000 8:37 pm

RE: Screen For Editing (apple Cinema Display)

Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:12 am

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
 
AC773
Posts: 1700
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:03 am

RE: Screen For Editing (apple Cinema Display)

Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:37 am

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
Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
 
draigonair
Posts: 624
Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2000 8:37 pm

RE: Screen For Editing (apple Cinema Display)

Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:44 am

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
 
beechcraft
Posts: 731
Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2003 2:10 am

RE: Screen For Editing (apple Cinema Display)

Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:48 am

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!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests