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Aug 11, 2018 01:38:54   #
stanperry Loc: Spring Hill, Florida
 
What’s your favorite free standing monitor? What size? Do you calibrate the colors?

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Aug 11, 2018 02:19:28   #
foggypreacher Loc: Dickinson, Texas
 
I have just gotten a Samsung 28" 4 KUltra monitor. I really like it compared to the 32" HD TV I was using. The colors are wonderful and the amount of space is amazing. Now I have to work on getting the monitor calibrate to my Canon Pro-100 printer. Have not gotten that far yet but will soon. Good luck.

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Aug 11, 2018 02:37:44   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
Free standing monitor? What does that mean exactly?

I have a wide gammet monitor, 24” and do I calibrate it? Yes of course.

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Aug 11, 2018 02:57:18   #
GoofyNewfie Loc: Kansas City
 
JD750 wrote:
Free standing monitor? What does that mean exactly?

I have a wide gammet monitor, 24” and do I calibrate it? Yes of course.


Which model, specifically?
Still looking for one myself.

Guessing free standing means not a laptop?

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Aug 11, 2018 03:04:53   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
GoofyNewfie wrote:
Which model, specifically?
Still looking for one myself.

Guessing free standing means not a laptop?


I have a Nec PA272W. It was recommended on the PhotographyLife web site a “while” ago. I like it. It allows hardeware cal using my iRight colorimiter.

Good point on the definition for “free standing”. Thank you.

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Aug 11, 2018 03:56:55   #
GENorkus Loc: Washington Twp, Michigan
 
stanperry wrote:
What’s your favorite free standing monitor? What size? Do you calibrate the colors?


I've got two monitors. One is a year old 24" LG Ultra Wide, the other is an older model and regular shape 19" Samsung. Both are self calibrated by me using a blank sheet of print paper from my regular printer service.

The older model Samsung monitor was needing calibration so often that I, (hey, it's about 15 years old!), only use it sparingly. One of these days I'll get another newer monitor to match the LG. (Love it)

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Aug 11, 2018 05:04:07   #
TheShoe Loc: Lacey, WA
 
GoofyNewfie wrote:
Which model, specifically?
Still looking for one myself.

Guessing free standing means not a laptop?

Even more, not an all-in-one?
I use a Dell 27" high gamut and I do calibrate.

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Aug 11, 2018 05:31:38   #
Gene51 Loc: Yonkers, NY, now in LSD (LowerSlowerDelaware)
 
stanperry wrote:
What’s your favorite free standing monitor? What size? Do you calibrate the colors?


I use a pair of Dell U2413 1920x1200 displays. These provide 10 bit color, which is more important than resolution and size. I wanted more "real estate" which is why I run two with the extended desktop. Though these are not natively 10 bit, they have a 12 bit LUT that does a great job of simulating support for wider gamut. A native 10 bit display is pricey - in 24" they can range from around $1500 at the low end for an NEC or HP to as much as $5000 for

Sony has a 24" OLED 1920x1080 display - their BVM-E250 Trimaster that you can have for the neat little sum of $23,400. It's not 4K, it's not high gloss finish, it's not 32" and it doesn't have an apple logo on it, but it is the best display I have ever seen hands down. Boy would I like to be making enough money to be able to have a pair of those on my desktop.

The big difference between these displays that cost over $1000 and those that are under is color consistency, accuracy, black levels and contrast, and when driven with the correct graphics card, solid support for wide gamut photo editing. Many are also able to do Cinema color and have short lag times.

The factory calibrates the colors on all displays (presumably) the end user creates a color profile, unless you are using displays like the Dell and others that actually write to the LUT, then it is more of a hardware calibration.

But to answer your question - yes, I profile my displays once a month.

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Aug 11, 2018 05:41:29   #
jackpinoh Loc: Oakwood, OH 45419
 
stanperry wrote:
What’s your favorite free standing monitor? What size? Do you calibrate the colors?

Benq SW270. 27". Yes.

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Aug 11, 2018 06:44:11   #
kubota king Loc: NW , Pa.
 
2 BenQ SW2700PT Monitors - Calibrate both yes . Use the program that comes with the monitor and the i1 Display calibrator .

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Aug 12, 2018 08:58:08   #
mborn Loc: Massachusetts
 
TheShoe wrote:
Even more, not an all-in-one?
I use a Dell 27" high gamut and I do calibrate.


Same here.

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Aug 12, 2018 09:48:16   #
mickeys Loc: Fort Wayne, IN
 
i have a polaroid tv with pc hookup (24in.). the way I calibrate is print a pic and adjust the screen by holding the pic to the screen and either brighten the screen or darken it to match pic (may have to adjust contrast too). only brighten pic with photo. adjust photo only in photo editor to your liking. do not adjust monitor.

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Aug 12, 2018 10:08:42   #
NBBPH Loc: Indiana
 
Eizo 22 inch screen: FlexScan SX2262W. Calibrated on a regular basis (every two weeks).

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Aug 12, 2018 11:04:51   #
Tronjo Loc: Canada, BC
 
stanperry wrote:
What’s your favorite free standing monitor? What size? Do you calibrate the colors?


Currently I am with NEC PA272W (there should be a newer model). It supports HD calibration with i1Display Pro sensor.

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Aug 12, 2018 12:09:39   #
korat Loc: Eastern Shore Virginia
 
... Both are self calibrated by me using a blank sheet of print paper from my regular printer service.

Never heard of this before. How does it work?

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