[rescue] Looking : Sgi/Sun stuff

Jeffrey Nonken jjn_rescue at nonken.net
Wed Jun 29 10:28:34 CDT 2005

On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 12:35:50 +0000 (UTC), Peter Corlett wrote:
> Aaron Finley <aaronfinley at gmail.com> wrote:
> [...]
>> I'd like for you guys to look at this picture I just took.
>> http://www.arnach.net/public/vp201.html
>> This was about 6 inches away from the monitor, with a little
>> zoom,  on a solid support.
> Do you usually look at your monitor with a magnifying glass from
> six inches away?
> Try taking a photo of a colour CRT under the same conditions.

On one hand, I'm inclined to believe Aaron. Unfortunately, I don't
have anything to go by, as I can't see his monitor, so my opinion is

Unfortunately, CRTs and LCDs are very, very difficult to take good
pictures of. While I may feel uneasy about forcing my uninformed
opinion on others, I can take a couple comparison shots. These are my
CRT (which is not the best in the world, but has been more than good
enough for my gaming -- Samsung SyncMaster 955DF at 1280x1024x16 bits
at 75 hz) and my father's laptop screen, which is some no-name brand
thing with ... what's popular now, TFT? It's a pretty clean, bright
display, about what I'd expect from a modern laptop.


It would seem to contradict Mr. Finley's claims, but I still tend to
believe him, and I say again that LCDs are a PITA to photograph.


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