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Dec 06, 2016 11:42 |  #1

Hello, I'm in the market for a new monitor.

I'd like a decent monitor, but I want to spend at most $800.00. I would like 27" or larger and it has to be 100% srgb compliant and would like to have 10 bit color if possible.

I use a PC, Macs are just too expensive for me.

What monitor would fit the bill? Note, I have a ColorMunki for calibrating purposes.


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Dec 06, 2016 11:52 |  #2

Subscribed, will be interesting to see suggestions. Thanks for posting.


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Dec 06, 2016 20:21 |  #3

Check the Viewsonic VP2772 at http://www.viewsonic.c​om/us/vp2772.html (external link). On the discount market it comes close to your $800 budget (B&H is $760) but it is a stunning display. I deal with a company of graphic designers and walking through the office makes my high end television look like something from Ed Sullivan days.

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Dec 09, 2016 00:44 |  #4

the biggest thing about monitors for photo editing is PPI and color calibration




  
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Dec 09, 2016 00:45 |  #5

I'm using an Dell monitor. The Dell displays tend to be very colour accurate and clear. http://thedigitalcamer​a.net/ (external link)




  
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Dec 09, 2016 01:18 |  #6

I use a Monoprice 27" IPS monitor 2560x1440 and have had it for over a year, and am very pleased with it...you need a video card that supports DVI-DL (DVI Dual), at a refresh rate of 60Hz you can get a resolution of 2560×1600 (and for intense gaming monitors refreshing at 120Hz you can get 1920×1200 with DVI Dual).

As is true about almost every monitor, you have to change the factory default control settings, which are more optimized for the bright retail environment to impress passing buyers.


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Dec 09, 2016 01:22 |  #7

Go old school or go home!

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Dec 09, 2016 09:59 |  #8

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18207736 (external link)
Go old school or go home!

https://www.amazon.com …arp_d_product_t​op?ie=UTF8 (external link)

But Jake, can't get there from here.

"Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."


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Dec 09, 2016 23:07 |  #9

Well, I found what I was looking for, the BenQ SW2700PT.

It's a 27" monitor with Adobe RGB colorspace, AHVA IPS panel, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 10 bit display and 14 bit LUT

Lots of reviews out there and it seems to be the perfect photo editing monitor.

I would have liked to get a 32" monitor, but for the quality I wanted, the closest one was over $1200.00. This monitor costs $599.00.

Here's a very in-depth review: http://www.tomshardwar​e.com …ssional-monitor,4374.html (external link)

And another: https://luminous-landscape.com …adobe-rgb-monitor-review/ (external link)


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Dec 11, 2016 06:04 as a reply to  @ Colorado CJ's post |  #10

Looks nice. Budget companies like Viewsonic and BenQ have started upping their game recently and now it's hard to buy an outright bad display, certainly with a budget of $800. You mentioned at least sRGB coverage but at this price range almost everything is going to be rated 95% Adobe or better.

The thing with larger-than-27" displays is that most of the 30" 1600p ones usually perform worse overall compared to 27" (outdated tech), and 32-40" is in the realm of 4K+, which as you noticed gets very expensive very fast when you keep to studio-grade monitors. I'd give it another year or two before we have sub-$1000 Adobe 4K 32"+
There are inexpensive ultra-wide 32"+ displays (3840x1440), but they're often made for consumer use or are curved.


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Dec 12, 2016 01:33 |  #11

get a Dell http://accessories.ap.​dell.com …d&sku=210-AEBM&redirect=1 (external link)

as for the old CRT's. I think you will find that LCD's are far better than the those.


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Dec 20, 2016 10:15 |  #12

I use an NEC with their built in color calibration software and it has been spot on. I do not see many people using them though.


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Dec 24, 2016 17:40 |  #13

jimlp wrote in post #18218637 (external link)
I use an NEC with their built in color calibration software and it has been spot on. I do not see many people using them though.

I use it and calibrate it with the i1Display Pro via NEC's Spectraview software. I find it spot on and I print a lot of my work as well as large giclées for some photographer friends of mine.


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Dec 26, 2016 15:54 |  #14

A chime for the NEC too, good value monitors. I have older P221W's that have served me well, my most used has 13,000 hours and the other 2,400 hours. There will be a slight Delta E shift among gear though I've been pleased. This last calibration it came in with a Delta E of .52 at 90.cd/m targeting 5200K. The prints off the lab's ZBE Chromira are a drag-drop affair. Proofs at home on the Eposn P600 are near spot on. Only wish I could get a good match from the lab's Noritsu sRGB but I seldom print in those sizes.

When the time comes to replace, an NEC is on the list. Wallet willing, an Eizo but those are $$$.




  
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Jan 10, 2017 20:37 |  #15

Colorado CJ wrote in post #18208488 (external link)
Well, I found what I was looking for, the BenQ SW2700PT.

I purchased one last night and await it's arrival in a few days.
I am wondering if my CPU and onboard graphics will be able to handle it with lightroom 5.7.

What CPU and GPU do you have?


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