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by Bart Arondson

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Jan
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comment Does the anti-glare coating on the DELL U2711 interfere with its use for photo editing and review?
Saying it's like there's dust on the screen is a bit of an exaggeration. More importantly for me, I don't take photos of white walls very often. What I mean is when you have a portrait or landscape there is enough variation (or natural "noise") in the picture itself that you don't notice the coating at all. Bear in mind my personal preference on monitors is more matte than gloss, which may account for a degree of bias. It would be best if you could see both panels side by side with the same image to compare them properly in various lighting conditions. In a perfect world, maybe? =)
Jan
2
comment Does the anti-glare coating on the DELL U2711 interfere with its use for photo editing and review?
I don't have any pictures and I'm not sure I could show the effect of the anti-glare coating, as you'd need a calibrated source for the comparison to mean anything. I'll also add that the anti-glare coating is really good at one thing. Reducing glare. Which is really handy if you don't have a light calibrated workspace, or if you have windows or point sources of light behind you. It may be a trade-off but it makes the panel work well in far more environments than a "clean room" which is worth considering. There may be better panels, but "poor choice" doesn't describe this one.
Jan
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comment Does the anti-glare coating on the DELL U2711 interfere with its use for photo editing and review?
Well, to add some "contrast", I own Dell U2711 and I've been incredibly happy with it. I've not used the NEC PA271w-bk so I don't know what I'm missing, which might be a good thing? But in comparison to most other consumer grade panels, the U2711 is in another league. There's always an element of personal taste when it comes to displays, so I'd recommend trying to see one before deciding if possible. To answer the question, the anti-glare coating has never caused me any issues with editing photos, I never even notice it. I rate the U2711 as great value for money.
Dec
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Dec
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comment Why does a ball-head get stiff in cold weather?
In the case of grease/oil freezing, using powdered graphite might be a better solution as it won't freeze in the same way as a liquid. That said, you may have issues keeping it dry?
Dec
2
comment Why does a ball-head get stiff in cold weather?
That would still be consistent with thermal expansion if the base plate and/or fixing post of the pan mechanism and ball are one material, and the block is made of a second material.
Dec
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answered PC flash sync adapter for canon 550ex
Dec
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Dec
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answered Why does a ball-head get stiff in cold weather?