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[OM] Re: RAW

Subject: [OM] Re: RAW
From: Jim Sharp <jsharp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 08:20:32 -0500
I have a Samsung 910T 19" LCD that I use for CAD work. It was almost 
$500 and is considered one of the better monitors for this kind of 
thing, 1000-1 contrast ratio, etc. But for working with photographs I 
still prefer a class tube and have a Samsung 957MB 19" conventional CRT. 
Possibly if I had access to a better way to profile the LCD I'd change 
my mind.

You can purchase a 19" LeCie glass tube monitor for about $350 these 
days. I can't imagine an equivalent cost LCD being as good for 
photographic work.

You're right about cost as they get larger though. A 22" LeCie is about 


Tom Scales wrote:
> A lot less?  The 213T is $599 with rebate from www.zipzoomfly.com (who I use 
> all the time).  Can you find an outstanding 23"CRT for $600?  Remember, the 
> CRT has to be about 2 inches larger to get the same screen size.
> Best Buy carries them. If you're in the market for a new monitor, go look at 
> one.  The savings in desk space alone.....
> Tom
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chuck Norcutt" <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 7:51 AM
> Subject: [OM] Re: RAW
>>Interesting.  I just read a couple reviews of the 213T and, at a
>>contrast ratio of 500:1, it's a good cut above the more typical 400 or
>>450:1 and much above the 300:1 that LCD's were producing a couple of
>>years ago.  Looks like an excellent monitor and excellent value for an 
>>However, a good CRT can do 700:1 on the contrast ratio and still costs a
>>lot less.  But it looks like it's getting close to time to reconsider.
>>Chuck Norcutt
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