This is a discussion continued from the photo areas, where you'd put up a corrupted photo from your Canon Digital Rebel (350D)...Originally Posted by Brian
Having one corrupt image probably isn't a big deal.. but as you say, a new memory card would seem a likely suspect.
The only thing I've seen re memory cards of late is that there seem to be lots of fake ones on eBay.. where they are sold as named brands at very low prices... when in fact some are almost worthless very poor quality cards. There is actually info on eBay about that I think.
With the monitor.. either you could see the block of black in the right hand corner was totally different to the rest of the image or you couldn't...if you could then I guess there is no problem.
If you couldn't see that then obviously to be able to see your photos as they actually are you may need a better monitor.
I change my monitors more often than I do my computers. There are oodles of great makes and models about, and prices have really dropped etc.
Obviously a flat screen is the thing to use.. I could never go back to a CRT... and I'd probably be blind by now if I still used one of those...
I'd guess that most folks here are still on 17" models.. but 19" and even 21" are now about at very good prices.
I'd buy from a reputable dealer, and I'd buy a well known make with a long guarantee.. I think mine has 3 years without any extra payment for example.
I'd then plan to change the monitor about every 3 years as a minimum...retiring the old one to be used as a 2nd monitor or on an old PC or whatever perhaps.
Those are my initial thoughts for you.. if you do decide to treat yourself to a monitor then I'd suggest mentioning the make and models you have in mind here....as that may get you some meaningful feedback if anyone knows anything about those you like the look of.