BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Photography/Videography
 
Strasse Wheels
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-19-2012, 07:57 AM   #1
panicos81
Colonel
panicos81's Avatar
Cyprus
65
Rep
2,317
Posts

 
Drives: a white bmw
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cyprus

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2010 BMW E92  [4.27]
2007 e90  [0.00]
Computer Monitor for photo editing

Any reccomendations on a monitor? which one do you use? i currently use a 32" Samsung HD TV but i´m not happy with it at all. its too big, i cant calibrate the computer correctly on it, the various settings (dynamic, natural, standard etc) change the photo so much that you think its a diffrerent photo. after editing the pic if i see it on the ipad its different. this dont really matter but i also printed some to check them and they were also different.

Now î´m looking for a monitor strictly for photos. no movies or games so i guess i dont care for a refresh rate. Also i dont plan to give more than 500-800 $ so i´ve limited my options to:

NEC P221W-BK OR P241W-BK
Dell UltraSharp U2711 27”
ASUS PA246Q 24-Inch Professional Super-IPS Full-HD LCD Monitor
Viewsonic VP2765-LED 27-Inch Wide AMVA LED Monitor
Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" LED LCD

ANY RECCOMENDATIONS?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
Diver
Colonel
Diver's Avatar
United_States
43
Rep
2,893
Posts

 
Drives: Black '12 135i DCT PPK Msport
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

The Dell's are pretty good.

IPS panels have the best color, look on this list, then check for reviews:

http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/s-ips-lcd-list.php
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2012, 10:18 AM   #3
signes
Brigadier General
signes's Avatar
United_States
63
Rep
4,214
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Spinnin at 8k

iTrader: (3)

I have that Dell 24" in front of me now and have been impressed. Also have the same panel in the 27" at home, also good. I've had four Dell LCDs over the last 10 years and haven't had any problems, great color accuracy when calibrated, too.
__________________
08 E90 | Jet Black / Black | 6MT
Mods: RAC RG63 w/ Pirelli Corsa 255F/285R | Akrapovic Evo Exhaust | OEM Blacklines
Winter Setup: OEM 18s w/ Nokian Hakkapeliita R 245/40-18
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2012, 11:40 AM   #4
M_Six
Free Thinker
M_Six's Avatar
United_States
126
Rep
5,075
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 MB C300 4matic
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Foothills of Mt Level

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I like the Dells. But that's about all I've ever worked with, so I'm biased.

On a side note, one of the profs here is ordering a super Mac. He wants a MacPro with dual 6-core Xeon processors (yep, 12 cores), 32GB RAM, a 512GB SSD boot drive, and dual 1TB hard drives. This should be one screaming fast machine (and run hot as a furnace). I may load PS on it just to see how fast it runs.
__________________
Mark
Flickr

"I know rocks. Rocks are hard."
-T. Walter
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2012, 11:55 AM   #5
- Paul -
Major General
- Paul -'s Avatar
England
179
Rep
7,274
Posts

 
Drives: see above.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire, UK

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2005 320D SE  [5.00]
2005 645  [4.50]
IPS - job done
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2012, 03:07 PM   #6
panicos81
Colonel
panicos81's Avatar
Cyprus
65
Rep
2,317
Posts

 
Drives: a white bmw
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cyprus

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2010 BMW E92  [4.27]
2007 e90  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by M_Six View Post
I like the Dells. But that's about all I've ever worked with, so I'm biased.

On a side note, one of the profs here is ordering a super Mac. He wants a MacPro with dual 6-core Xeon processors (yep, 12 cores), 32GB RAM, a 512GB SSD boot drive, and dual 1TB hard drives. This should be one screaming fast machine (and run hot as a furnace). I may load PS on it just to see how fast it runs.
photoshop is fast on my mac mini with 8gb ram and 250ssd. imagine on that monster.

thanks for the responce guys.. i'm leaning towards the asus so far, the 27" dell is too big, i prefer the 24".
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2012, 11:49 PM   #7
Mattgfx
Lieutenant
Mattgfx's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
557
Posts

 
Drives: 11 328i xDrive
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NY

iTrader: (0)

i've been looking into this monitor

http://www.amazon.com/LG-IPS225T-22-...=IO30ZTVA7U62O

LG IPS225T
__________________
08 135i | Alpine White |SOLD
11 328i xDrive | Jet Black |
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2012, 12:09 AM   #8
- Paul -
Major General
- Paul -'s Avatar
England
179
Rep
7,274
Posts

 
Drives: see above.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire, UK

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2005 320D SE  [5.00]
2005 645  [4.50]
^^ - I have 2 of these - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ls_o04_s00_i00

LG IPS225V 22 and a Dell non IPS in the middle.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2012, 01:12 AM   #9
panicos81
Colonel
panicos81's Avatar
Cyprus
65
Rep
2,317
Posts

 
Drives: a white bmw
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cyprus

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2010 BMW E92  [4.27]
2007 e90  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by - Paul - View Post
^^ - I have 2 of these - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ls_o04_s00_i00

LG IPS225V 22 and a Dell non IPS in the middle.
happy with it Paul? its much cheaper than the ones i listed above..
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2012, 09:00 AM   #10
- Paul -
Major General
- Paul -'s Avatar
England
179
Rep
7,274
Posts

 
Drives: see above.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire, UK

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2005 320D SE  [5.00]
2005 645  [4.50]
Quote:
Originally Posted by panicos81 View Post
happy with it Paul? its much cheaper than the ones i listed above..
Yes - they are good monitors. I will be buying another one to replace the Dell that I have.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #11
Mattgfx
Lieutenant
Mattgfx's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
557
Posts

 
Drives: 11 328i xDrive
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by - Paul - View Post
^^ - I have 2 of these - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ls_o04_s00_i00

LG IPS225V 22 and a Dell non IPS in the middle.
Whats the difference between the V and the T ? Region ?
__________________
08 135i | Alpine White |SOLD
11 328i xDrive | Jet Black |
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2012, 02:56 PM   #12
- Paul -
Major General
- Paul -'s Avatar
England
179
Rep
7,274
Posts

 
Drives: see above.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire, UK

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2005 320D SE  [5.00]
2005 645  [4.50]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattgfx View Post
Whats the difference between the V and the T ? Region ?
Don't know for certain but probably.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2012, 06:11 PM   #13
Exite
Private
Exite's Avatar
1
Rep
59
Posts

 
Drives: 08 135i
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Oahu

iTrader: (0)

I would go with the dell ultrasharp, or at least another monitor with an IPS (in plane switching) or VA (vertical alignment) lcd panel. For the most part if the monitor is cheap it will use a TN (twisted nematic) panel. TN panels have great response time, but in all other categories (color reproduction, viewing angles, black levels, etc...) an IPS or VA panel will be better. It sounds like you're doing basic photo editing so it probably doesn't matter but IMO a few extra $100 is worth it for an IPS or VA panel.
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2012, 06:44 PM   #14
MaximusJ
Colonel
MaximusJ's Avatar
Canada
37
Rep
2,122
Posts

 
Drives: 325i 2006
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Quebec, Canada

iTrader: (19)

Garage List
'06 E90  [3.72]
I got an eye on the U2711 from dell for some time now. I was looking for the monitor that is the closer to the retina display on macs; which makes me drool everytime I see it. And its the one i found that is as nice.

But the price is killing me. I could just grab the U2410 which is about $500; but I havent seen it from my own eyes. (discontinued maybe?)

Is it the same kind of picture quality or is it another generation or make? I know it got a lower resolution capacity (2560X1440 should require a very big video card to handle anyway), but all the other specs are pretty much the same.
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #15
vachss
Captain
15
Rep
791
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ventura County, CA

iTrader: (1)

I've had a U2711 for about a year now and I'm generally pretty happy with it. Lots of adjustability and calibrates well. My main complaint I knew going in: 9x16 monitors just aren't as efficient a format for photo editing as 10x16. Though I got a great deal on the 2711, in retrospect I sometimes wish I'd held out for the u3011. Just about tbe same footprint on the desk, but effectively 20% more usable screen area when editing a 3:2 format image.
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2012, 10:11 AM   #16
MaximusJ
Colonel
MaximusJ's Avatar
Canada
37
Rep
2,122
Posts

 
Drives: 325i 2006
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Quebec, Canada

iTrader: (19)

Garage List
'06 E90  [3.72]
Of course but its $1400 retail. Saw it on promotion directly from dell at 1100.

After my last post, I found a new u2711 for 779 shipped... Tempting.
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2012, 12:34 PM   #17
Chewy734
Major General
United_States
165
Rep
6,792
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 BMW 330i ZPP, ZSP
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN

iTrader: (15)

damn, those are pricey...

There is this one too:
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en...694.html?dnr=1
__________________

Currently for sale: N/A
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2012, 12:43 PM   #18
panicos81
Colonel
panicos81's Avatar
Cyprus
65
Rep
2,317
Posts

 
Drives: a white bmw
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cyprus

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2010 BMW E92  [4.27]
2007 e90  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chewy734 View Post
damn, those are pricey...

There is this one too:
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en...694.html?dnr=1
this one is good but the shipping is killing me. i found the hp zr2240w 24" in cyprus for 440euro. i might get that one.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2012, 02:06 PM   #19
MaximusJ
Colonel
MaximusJ's Avatar
Canada
37
Rep
2,122
Posts

 
Drives: 325i 2006
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Quebec, Canada

iTrader: (19)

Garage List
'06 E90  [3.72]
I'm done with HP. I currently got two LP2035 and i've returned both of them once and one of them twice because of stains on the screen. After 6 months, they were in bad shape like 5 years old abused that are left on all the time. And I use screen savers and power management all the time.

The colors are now very blah. I tried to calibrate them with a spyder 3 tool, but I cant really say I was amazed. Time for new screens I guess. But this time I want one big enough that I wont need two.
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2012, 08:29 AM   #20
dcstep
Major General
United_States
65
Rep
5,030
Posts

 
Drives: '09 Cpe Silverstone FR 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 M3  [4.00]
I own both the NEC P241W-BK and the Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" LED LCD. I highly recommend the 24" size unless you really need the larger screen. Full-screen on a 24" really shows plenty of detail and you can zoom in by multiples as needed. With the larger screens you need to move further away.

My NEC has the SpectraView II calibration system. This system works great and is fully intergrated and easy to use. Unfortunately, the SV doesn't work with most other monitors due to driver issues. The Dell with a Spyder or other independent calibrator might be a better choice. Of course you could buy the NEC without the SV and calibrate it with a Spyder. Then you'd have something that would also calibrate your laptop, etc.

Dave
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2012, 08:56 AM   #21
panicos81
Colonel
panicos81's Avatar
Cyprus
65
Rep
2,317
Posts

 
Drives: a white bmw
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cyprus

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2010 BMW E92  [4.27]
2007 e90  [0.00]
thanks for the feedback guys. what i can get here in cyprus are

asus pa246q for 450€
dell u2412 for 290€
hp zr2440 for 380€

tomorrow i will get one. dont know which.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2012, 10:02 AM   #22
dcstep
Major General
United_States
65
Rep
5,030
Posts

 
Drives: '09 Cpe Silverstone FR 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 M3  [4.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by panicos81 View Post
thanks for the feedback guys. what i can get here in cyprus are

asus pa246q for 450€
dell u2412 for 290€
hp zr2440 for 380€

tomorrow i will get one. dont know which.
That makes the Dell a clear winner, IMHO.
__________________
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST