04-05-2012, 03:58 AM
I am a photographer and use mac's...over the past few years though I have been using a la cie CRT monitor. It's huge but did a good job with color calibration.
I chose mac's though because they are supposed to accurately represent the true colors of the image in the monitors....I need to get a mac display.
I have been doing 6 months stints shooting overseas and then return home to edit. I have just returned home with a load of images to edit...but will be leaving again in a couple of weeks for another possible 6 months.
In computer terms, It seems that I should edit as normal with what I have and buy the top new thing when I return.
But in thinking about it....I computers continue to improve by leaps and bounds....but are monitors the same?
I know there are always improvements in size, weight, they get thinner, brighter, better at conserving power...but I simply want to move to a flat screen monitor that is going to continue to give me exact representation of the pixels from my camera. I am not looking for the screen to display hyper saturation or contrast unless I have personally made the photograph that way.
Have the monitors in the past 4 years changed that much or would a 3 year old mac monitor be quite similar in image quality to what you see now?...and possibly in the next few years?
The monitors have looked stunning for the past few years and I was just waiting for the price to drop a bit, but I don't think they do that very much.
Thanks for the advice...sorry to be long winded!
Have never really shopped for a monitor before....