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Old Jul 5, 2010, 8:26 PM   #1
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OK, I had the day off and of course it had to rain all day so, I was very bored today. Nothing of interest to shoot indoors and too wet to go out. Sooo...
Using my 50mm f:2 reversed on my 50mm f:1.7 and stacked onto my Viv 2X TC. I decided to see what my monitors looked like up close, like touching the screen close.
First my 37" LCD that I'm using as my main monitor now.
(I put the 47"in the living room to make my wife happy)



Second one is my 27" CRT Sony Flat screenTV.




And third. which surprised me a little is my old Comoaq 19" CRT monitor, also a flat screen.


Not very exciting, I know but, I thought it might be interesting to some of you guys.
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Old Jul 5, 2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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It would be very interesting - if I knew how to interpret your results ! The old CRT looks best to me but surely can't be !
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It's more showing the different technologies I'd say. Interesting shots - thanks for sharing!

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Thanks guys,
Yeah, Kev. I wasn't really trying to a point or draw any conclusion other than they're all different. However, under some circumstances I believe the Compaq monitor surpasses the LCD.
One point of interest though, is if you take a magnifying glass and look at a photo that has been reproduced in a magazine or other printed media, you will see it looks pretty much like the last image I posted with the digit 9. Another thing I find rather fascinating, is the background color. You wouldn't think so by looking at the image I posted but, it was actually close to white.
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It is interesting GW - I just have no idea how to evaluate the different screens. You would think that for someone that revels in opening as many tabs as his browser as I do (daily upwards of a 100) that I should at least know this by now !
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I will have to try this out if I can stack enough devices to get close enough. Wow.
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Thanks Ira, I played around a little with it some more today using the 28-80mm + the Ranox 250.
first a shot of the screen with the clock I was shooting yesterday.

Its a bit out of focus but I just wanted to show what the target was.


and here's one more of the Compaq CRT
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Very interesting
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I probably shouldn't stick my nose in here, as i am as far from being an electrical engineer as one can get, but if I remember correctly, Cathode Ray Tubes have three color guns - Red, Green, and Blue (RGB). The printed dots on paper that make up the letters are made by a half-tone screen, and I think CRTs have a mask with rows of perforations through which the ray gun beams project as they scan across the screen to illuminate the phosphors on the envelope of the tube. Liquid crystals are another matter and largely a mystery to me - I look at them, but I don't see them, if you get my drift.
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LOL, neither am I Pen.
And I believe you are mostly correct. You bring up some interesting points, and although it wasn't my intention when I started this thread, I think I'll start a new one and expound on the subject of color a little bit. To me, this is a fascinating subject when you really get into it.
For example, most people don't realize a Black & white photo has a lot of color in it.
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