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    Default Is your monitor as much a limitation as your digital photography?

    Juz curious? Can anyone tell me if the PC setup, monitor/graphic card are a limitation to current digital photography as compared to digicam/ DLSR?
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    Default Re: Is your monitor as much a limitation as your digital photography?

    Originally posted by CYRN
    Juz curious? Can anyone tell me if the PC setup, monitor/graphic card are a limitation to current digital photography as compared to digicam/ DLSR?
    no.

    my limitation is not hardware, its skill or lack thereof

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    Default Re: Re: Is your monitor as much a limitation as your digital photography?

    Originally posted by erwinx
    no.

    my limitation is not hardware, its skill or lack thereof
    Hahaha.. looking at both our avatars..

    I and if you say skill is your limitation.
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    I repeat : Your skill is the limitation.

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    ouch! Better start looking for another avatar liao

    Anyway, back to the topic.

    With digital editing, it's possible to stack bracketed shots to maximise the EV range.

    I was wondering if your monitor would also be the limit of which the stacked shots be displayed.

    Also, given the real-world colour space. Wouldn't the current standard limit the range of colour shown...for eg, not so long ago there's only EGA display and 16 colours are the best.

    So now, are these limitations still valid?
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    stacking photos maximise the noise as well.
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    Short answer: yes to a certain extent

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    In reference to the topic.. no.

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    there are many more things to photography than just the technicals,

    such as "is my monitor displaying all the colors properly ? is the range of contrast good enough ?"

    given a crappy shot with good colors still = a crappy shot

    if you're using a CRT, I don't think it's any limitation at all, unless your monitor is spoilt already.
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    I agree with Wolfgang in not blaming your equipment.

    Though I might also add that sometimes monitors do give you different colours. So if you've calibrated or adjusted it, then Wolfgang's point should hold true.

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    The reason why I said yes is because it does limit it in some ways, but it is totally different from a person's skill. Assuming that you, the same person, taking the same scene just a few seconds apart, using sRGB vs aRBG 1998.

    I don't know of any monitor able to display AdobeRGB 1998 but with the above example, you have a image that you have taken with your same level of skill but you cannot see the color at all on the screen. Is this a limitation? Does this problem exist on film photography?

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    I think Watcher just phrased my original question perfectly.

    I know a lousy shot is a lousy shot.... anyway beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If my 2 year old kid can snap a pic... to me it's even more beautiful than the most technically correct shot.

    BTW is CRT colours better than LCDs?
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    CRT has a bigger range of colors and is generally more consistent as well. Furthermore, CRT has a greater contrast than most LCD, something like 700:1 I think for a good CRT. LCD just able to display sRGB and most have contrast of 400:1 or 500:1 so...

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