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08/20/2005 10:18:01 PM · #1
I was reading the latest issue of American Photo and noticed in one of the pictures that Steve Wayda who shoots for Playboy uses two 30" flatscreen monitors to edit his work.

It got me thinking. Are LCDs on the verge of taking over CRTs much in the same way that digital is taking over film? Most things I've read still lean CRT for editing. However, I can remember just 5 years ago many pros said they would never switch to digital, and now they have.
08/20/2005 10:21:22 PM · #2
The Apple LCD Monitors are wayyyy better than the CRT's I've ever used. I have the 20" Apple Cinema Display and love it!
08/20/2005 10:23:30 PM · #3
i believe he was using apple monitors.
08/20/2005 10:28:34 PM · #4
As usual, I think purchasers (especially in the USA) are overly enamored by size -- 20", 30", wall-sized! -- it's beautiful for watching movies but a big waste when editing photos.

Currently LCDs also wear out faster than CRTs, so even if the prices get to a comparable level now, the overall cost for a period of years will probably be higher; unless LCDs are supplanted by yet-newer technologies. That cost may be partially offset by energy savings.
08/20/2005 10:30:40 PM · #5
Originally posted by nborton:

i believe he was using apple monitors.


Yeah I read that article, he uses 2 Dual Apple G5's with 2 30" Apple Cinema Displays when he shoots tethered or an Apple G4 laptop when he goes on location.
08/21/2005 03:47:24 AM · #6
Originally posted by GeneralE:

As usual, I think purchasers (especially in the USA) are overly enamored by size -- 20", 30", wall-sized! -- it's beautiful for watching movies but a big waste when editing photos.



You would probably need to try a good one. I have a 20" and a 23" ACD and there is no CRT that has a better image and is easier on the eyes. The only CRTs I have ever owned were top of the line graphics models and I will tell you now I would never switch back.
08/21/2005 04:26:28 AM · #7
Originally posted by nsbca7:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

As usual, I think purchasers (especially in the USA) are overly enamored by size -- 20", 30", wall-sized! -- it's beautiful for watching movies but a big waste when editing photos.



You would probably need to try a good one. I have a 20" and a 23" ACD and there is no CRT that has a better image and is easier on the eyes.

May be ... I can't afford the $800-1500 for a "good" monitor -- the last one I bought was a used 17" Sony CRT about three years ago, which I'm still using on my Mac.

How long are those LCDs rated to last again?
08/21/2005 04:37:57 AM · #8
Originally posted by GeneralE:

How long are those LCDs rated to last again?


No idea. The 23" has been on almost full time for over a year and a half. No dead pixels. Not dark spots.

If one goes out I'll get another. The image is so much easier to look at that I feel it is worth every penny.
08/21/2005 06:29:25 AM · #9
I have an NEC SpectraView 2180 LCD 21.3 inch, 10 bit gamma so more color accuracy. A fantastic monitor but a bit pricey.
08/21/2005 07:25:52 AM · #10
There are a couple of LCD monitors that are same technology as the ACDs, but with a cheaper price tag (still expensive, though, mind you). For $500+you can get one of the Dell's 2001 or 2005, or Formac's Gallery Platinum, with 800:1 contrast ratio. According to EddyG, you want to get a LCD monitor that is made with a panel technology called
s-ips. The Dell's are s-ips and I have to check up on the Formac.

Formac

Dell 2001

Dell 2005
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