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Hi,

Need to decide what monitor to get for a photographer friend (proper photographer not those housewives ) anyway, between these two:


Samsung BX2450 24" 2ms 5000000:1 Widescreen LCD Monitor

* Bigger
* I Have one and it looks great (but im no photographer so i dont know colours)
* Thin/ Low Profile
* Looks awesome




LG IPS226V-PN 22" LED IPS Widescreen Monitor

* IPS Monitor
* Fairly Large
* Looks okayish
* little bit cheaper






help?
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Your friend is a professional photographer? The Samsung really isn't an option being a TN panel. It won't give the kind of color fidelity he would need.

That said, the LG IPS you're looking at is very low quality. I actually ordered one for a relative, and that model in particular seems to have significant quality control issues with backlight bleeding and buzzing.

For a photographer, I would strongly recommend a monitor with aRGB color support, since many photogs shoot and print outside of standard sRGB gamut space. Something like the U2410 would be in the size/price range you're looking at.
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Unless said photographer NEVER prints his/her work (only shows them online), then it's best to get a wide gamut monitor. All modern DSLRs can shoot in AdobeRGB, and it's really nice to be able to see the colors as they are supposed to be seen. A U2410, U2711, or U3011 are all great picks.

And with photography, no matter how good the monitor is it's useless without a calibrator. This really can't be stressed enough - it's actually better to get an average monitor with a good calibrator than a good monitor and no calibrator. I suggest an

at the very least.
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