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silviapasquetto 06-16-2015 10:56 AM

Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching
 
Hello to the all retouchers outhere!
I'm Silvia and I'm an Italian pro photographer. Recently I bought a mac book pro and now my desire is to connect it with a good monitor for retouching.
I really don't know where to begin for choosing: in the range of price 500-1000 dollars what would you recommend, considering that I'm retouching but never doing the pre-press part? I know Eizo as brand but I don't know if there are other ones with a good ratio between quality/price.
Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
Silvia

Doug Nelson 06-16-2015 12:57 PM

Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching
 
Eizo and NEC Spectraview both get lots of good mentions here.

skoobey 06-16-2015 03:12 PM

Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching
 
NEC costs less, and all in spectraview series are good as far as I've heard.

silviapasquetto 06-16-2015 03:21 PM

Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching
 
Thanks to both for the answers! :-)
Silvia

Benny Profane 06-16-2015 09:49 PM

Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching
 
Eizo, but a bit above your budget.

silviapasquetto 06-17-2015 02:55 AM

Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching
 
I've seen the Eizo CS240 on budget. For sure it's the entry level version in the respect of the bigger brothers of the color edge series.... do you think this could be a good comprimise quality/price?
Thanks in advance
Silvia

skoobey 06-17-2015 06:47 AM

Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching
 
Don't go crazy about Eizo, because NEC truly is just as good. You won't notice the big difference in color, but you will in resolution and size!

This NEC has much better resolution, and comes with a calibrator at the exact same price. But calibrator really is a gimmick, EIZOs are EXTREMELY stable, and so are NECs.
http://www.necdisplay.com/p/desktop-...ea274wmi-bk-sv

I use a Cinema Display, which is a crap monitor compared to this NEC and I still love it. You get what you pay for, true bliss is at 2500+ mark. But all all these ARE EXCELLENT. Just don't go color crazy, because all these really are accurate enough.

silviapasquetto 06-17-2015 07:04 AM

Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching
 
Hey skoobey! Thanks for your recommendations. What does gimmick word mean? Sorry I can't speak English well enough to understand if it's a positive or a negative word! ;-) A synonimous would be what? Thanks! Silvia

Benny Profane 06-17-2015 07:45 AM

Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching
 
Not familiar with the NECs, but I have worked with three Eizos over time. You're right, the budget Eizos are good. I am shopping for one of the new Coloredge models that self calibrate, which I think is pretty cool, since I'm too lazy to do it myself. But that adds a lot to the price.

Repairman 06-17-2015 01:29 PM

Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching
 
Another vote for Eizo. The self calibrators are great for retouching.


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