It’s not until I bought my NEC LCD 3090WQXi 30" display that I realized the dull reds were dull because of a lousy gamut on my Apple 30" display. If you’re serious about color, you need a high quality display. You don’t have to pay for a 30" model, you can get a 26" one with similar quality.
I’m extremely pleased with the NEC 30" (about $2099 ), which is why I added it to my recommended page. Just be sure to get the “SV” model, which includes the 12-bit calibrator puck and software. Red ripe strawberries? They look real on the NEC 30". This is a Big Deal if you’re shooting a wide-gamut camera like the Nikon D3x, where even Adobe RGB is too narrow a color space. You’re missing out if you don’t use something like 16-bit ProPhotoRGB from RAW. Now if I could just locate that strawberry shot. The rose will have to do.
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