Saturday, January 17, 2015


Occasionally we come across items not made by Leica which are definitely of interest to Leica users.  One such line of items are color monitors.  These are important to everyone doing post production work with Photoshop, Lightroom or similar programs.  Especially for those doing their own printing, a high quality monitor is essential.  Color matching is a definite issue; the image as seen on the monitor should be as close to identical to what appears on the printed enlargements as possible.

A newly designed monitor from MMD was just announced.   MMD (Multimedia Displays) is a wholly-owned company of TPV established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips, and its role is to exclusively market and sell Philips branded LCD monitors and displays worldwide.  Synonymous with quality and trusted around the world, the Philips brand is a name that can be universally trusted.

MMD just presented a new 27inch IPS-AHVA Display which is calibrated at the manufacturing facility across the entire RGB color spectrum.  The unit is capable to show over one billion colors with virtually perfect accuracy.  The six-axis adjustment of PerfectKolor-Technology allows for precise fine-tuning of all the colors shown.  Display variations in brightness and color are automatically compensated using SmartUniformity.  In addition, the display has a webcam, speakers and Quad-clear HD images at a resolution of 2560 x 1440 or 2560 x 1080 pixels.  Wide viewing angles provide clear recognizable images from every angle.  With the SmartErgoBase you can tilt and swivel the screen.  The MultiView function allows to simultaneously display images from two input sources.

With a relatively low price of 799 euros ($945) this monitor offers color accuracy, combined with ease of operation.  It has to be considered a welcome addition to any digital photography work station.


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