I just got my new Apple Cinema Display 30" working, bought second-hand of course since they are no longer manufactured. I don't have any calibration solution at hand and I won't get one till next week / in 2 weeks. What I can say is that the color shift is very noticable (left part of the monitor is much colder than the right part) and also luminance at the left side is noticably lower than at the right... I don't know what to do about it- unfortunately I no longer have an option to return the monitor and I've been told that this particular one is great, superb etc etc... not so great after all I guess..
Can you share your opinions on ACD30? Did I get a bad copy or is it common / inevitable with these monitors? Again, I'm concerned about noticable color temperature shift from left side to right (blue tint on left side) and also luminance difference. What is 'tolerable' (for this class of monitors, or should I say this particular model) edge-to-edge luminance difference? What would be 'expected' cd falloff? As I understand, with this technique there is no way of getting uniform luminance? Or am I one unlucky dude which got himself a $1500 rubbish monitor? The problem is best seen with white background or neutral grey background. And please don't bash me as DTP / colour management is magic for me
I have some experience with these monitors and I've been working with them but I didn't have time to focus on peeping at things like that (simply always when I was shooting with this monitor model-and it happened few times- I assumed it was calibrated correctly and that the monitor is not faulty...) But now, when I got one for myself for home, I started peeping at uniformly coloured backgrounds and I am really disgusted...