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    Question worth it?

    I am posing my question to the image makers out there. I am a professional photographer, I work in a colour managed calibrated work flow. Most of my work is colour critical and the correct colour is very important to my clients and I. I own a pair of Viewsonics they are a good monitor but not a great one. The accuracy is very good but for the Yellow/Blue spectrum. The gamut clips the yellow blues compared to the printers I use.

    The question, is it worth the extra cash for an Eizo cg243w?

    I have a pair of i1s so I don't really need the self calibration version. It is so much cash just to get that 6% better colour. Is there anyone here whom uses one? In my area there is not any I know of, so it is a bit of a shot in the dark and with 2500 on the line I really like an opinion.

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    Only you can answer that question. But reading your sentence about how critical color accuracy is, then it may be wise for you to get it.

    I am a photographer by living, and in my opinion I must have the best equipment available to me. The equipment combined w/ my skills allows me to deliver the very best images possible to my clients.

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    That is basically what I had thought but it is not perfect I am about 94% accuracy and it will get me according to the specs 96 maybe 97% It is a lot of cash for a maybe 3% gain. I have been asking around a lot and have yet to encounter someone whom uses one or even has the quality I currently have, so the gain on paper is there that much gain in reality? Thanks for your thoughts I am still conflicted if it was less cash there would not be an issue but the $2500 for a 24 inch monitor is just hard to swallow.

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