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simonlion
08-17-2009, 02:23 AM
Hello every-one..
I want to buy this Lacie monitor
lacie model 526
http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=10896
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The LaCie 526 Monitor’s wide-gamut H-IPS A-TW POL panel covers an outstanding 98.5% of Iso Coated and 95% of Adobe RGB gamut - a larger range of vibrant colors previously unattainable by LCD monitors. This industry-leading panel provides 12-bit gamma correction with 16-bit calculation precision, individual monitor uniformity correction, and ColorKeeper backlight stabilizer. With its large 25.5’’ diagonal, wide 16:10 format, and high 1920x1200 resolution,

Is It a good choice ?
please let me know
Thanks
Simon

adamredwoods
08-17-2009, 11:46 AM
Wow, that's a nice monitor. Others you may want to check out are some Nec 2490, Eizo, and Apple Cinema displays. They are IPS monitors, too, but I think this one is pretty good in it's ability to capture the color gamut.

http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/s-ips-lcd-list.php

Here's a newer Dell2408 PVA which says it gets 110% of Adobe RGB gamut:
http://www1.ap.dell.com/au/en/home/monitors/monitor_2408wfp_logi/pd.aspx?refid=monitor_2408wfp_logi&s=dhs&cs=audhs1
review:
http://monitortest.blogspot.com/

Notes on color gamuts:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=4778608

simonlion
08-18-2009, 02:18 AM
Thanks adamredwoods
What Is the different beetween Lacie, and this monitor, please let me know
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/382087-382087-64283-72270-3884471-3648397.html

Thanks
Simon...

Exception
08-18-2009, 08:02 AM
Neverko has a point.
If you're looking for a IPS screen because of good color gamut, you can also go for the HP LP2475w 24", which has the same panel as many of the more expensive ones, without the price tag. You can have one of these for around $500 instead of $2k. Get yourself a color spyder from Datacolor with that (http://spyder.datacolor.com/) and you'll be wanting very little.

adamredwoods
08-18-2009, 11:02 AM
I do design work and have tried to work on imperfect TN monitors-- not easy when you're trying to create a color balance on your comp and it turns out completely different on someone else's monitor. I currently use a Dell 2407 PVA and have satisfactory results.

On the other side, photograph-to-print people need the best color reproduction and without a doubt would get the Lacie or Nec.

simonlion
08-19-2009, 01:17 AM
well It cost me around $1400, and I just want to know what Is so hot about this monitor..
Could you please let me know

Thanks
Simon...

Exception
08-20-2009, 08:04 AM
well It cost me around $1400, and I just want to know what Is so hot about this monitor..
Could you please let me know


What's hot about that monitor? The price.

Get any of the suggested monitors that have the same or a similar IPS panel, and you're just as well off.

adamredwoods
08-20-2009, 10:59 AM
well It cost me around $1400, and I just want to know what Is so hot about this monitor..
Could you please let me know

Thanks
Simon...

For the average user you may never see the difference. For those who work in photography, they will see more of a range of details that can be hidden otherwise in ordinary monitors. This is important when you are taking professional photographs used in print advertising. Print colors have a far larger color gamut than monitors and TVs can reproduce, so the high-end monitors reach for that goal. Another aspect of higher-end monitors is minimizing color shifting when you physically move around. Viewing a monitor from a different angle will change the colors, where high-end monitors attempt to minimize that effect. For the best technical explanations, see the links I've provided in this thread.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1004&message=32608747

On the other hand, if you are not in that business and cannot CURRENTLY see the difference, then high-end monitors are not for you just yet. Start cheap and work your way up (if you need it).

simonlion
08-20-2009, 01:15 PM
For the average user you may never see the difference. For those who work in photography, they will see more of a range of details that can be hidden otherwise in ordinary monitors. This is important when you are taking professional photographs used in print advertising. Print colors have a far larger color gamut than monitors and TVs can reproduce, so the high-end monitors reach for that goal. Another aspect of higher-end monitors is minimizing color shifting when you physically move around. Viewing a monitor from a different angle will change the colors, where high-end monitors attempt to minimize that effect. For the best technical explanations, see the links I've provided in this thread.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1004&message=32608747

On the other hand, if you are not in that business and cannot CURRENTLY see the difference, then high-end monitors are not for you just yet. Start cheap and work your way up (if you need it).

I do shoot pro, and I use Strobes , and I have a Canon Mark|| 5D.. I received the monitor, and the color Is very good, the only Issue I saw was The Brightness, and Contrast, is so strong, therefore, I brought the Brightness to 30% and Contrast to 37%, It was really hurting my eyes, I dont know why
what do you think ?
Thanks alot for all your helps
simon

Tzan
08-22-2009, 10:38 AM
Last year I got an NEC 2190Uxp
It came with the brightness set at 100%. By the end of the first day my eyes were ready to explode. I set the brightness to 70% and contrast to 50%.

The monitor profile did not come in the box on a disk, I had to download it. After installing that everything looked great. I did adjust my black level.

simonlion
08-23-2009, 02:30 AM
Last year I got an NEC 2190Uxp
It came with the brightness set at 100%. By the end of the first day my eyes were ready to explode. I set the brightness to 70% and contrast to 50%.

The monitor profile did not come in the box on a disk, I had to download it. After installing that everything looked great. I did adjust my black level.

Thanks TZAN..
So what do you thing about Lacie 526, compare to NEC, Or Hp Dream color LP2480ZX... please let me know..
Thanks
Simon

CC Rider
08-27-2009, 02:10 PM
Thanks TZAN..
So what do you thing about Lacie 526, compare to NEC, Or Hp Dream color LP2480ZX... please let me know..
Thanks
Simon

I have 2 of the Lacie monitors and they are pretty great.
Also got the articulating arms to mount them on which is nice because it frees up a lot of prime desk realestate underneath!
Plus they look cool!

I am a video editor and photographer much more than a 3D guy and I've never had an issue with these...

:thumbsup:

Tzan
08-27-2009, 08:07 PM
I dont really have an opinion about the other monitors. The NEC is my first flat panel thats not a TN.

I went with the NEC over the Lacie because of the price and NEC is usually a good bet.

simonlion
08-29-2009, 01:57 AM
I dont really have an opinion about the other monitors. The NEC is my first flat panel thats not a TN.

I went with the NEC over the Lacie because of the price and NEC is usually a good bet.

Thank you very much
Simon