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BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:27:06 AM »
Hi everyone.  I've recently moved to the BenQ SW271 photo editing monitor after reviewing it and finding it pretty much fantastic for my work.  Check out the video review here:  http://bit.ly/benqsw271

It's not cheap, but it packs a lot of punch and has beautiful accuracy.  It's made a lot of my photos really come alive.
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BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:27:06 AM »

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 11:53:40 AM »

Great review, Dustin. I have the Dell 2412 and it is a great screen but have thought about gong 4k.

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 03:12:44 PM »
Forgive my question.........I am running a Dell but have been looking at the BENQ.  Don't I also need to consider the graphics card I am using to take full advantage of this monitor?
5d MkIV; Eos-M5 and too many lenses; 430 EXii, 430 EXiii-RT, Flashpoint V860ii-C and a lot of stuff.

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 06:06:35 PM »
Hi everyone.  I've recently moved to the BenQ SW271 photo editing monitor after reviewing it and finding it pretty much fantastic for my work.  Check out the video review here:  http://bit.ly/benqsw271

It's not cheap, but it packs a lot of punch and has beautiful accuracy.  It's made a lot of my photos really come alive.

Dustin, do you have any thoughts on other BenQ models that might be a reasonable compromise for those of us fighting expensive GAS.

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 11:34:10 PM »
Hi everyone.  I've recently moved to the BenQ SW271 photo editing monitor after reviewing it and finding it pretty much fantastic for my work.  Check out the video review here:  http://bit.ly/benqsw271

It's not cheap, but it packs a lot of punch and has beautiful accuracy.  It's made a lot of my photos really come alive.

Dustin, do you have any thoughts on other BenQ models that might be a reasonable compromise for those of us fighting expensive GAS.

Jack

I use the Photographer Monitor with 27 inch, Adobe RGB |SW2700PT which sells for %$599 at BenQ- and I love it.

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 03:28:50 AM »
scottkinfw, I've been tempted for some time on that one but now I got this crazy 32" 4K irrational thought.  Would my budding desire to do more serious 4K video make any difference at this point.  I'm getting by with an old 24" Samsung and it's less sharp than my older 20" BenQ that sit's beside it.  The Colormunkey at least gave me pretty accurate matching color profiles so I manage.

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 06:50:39 AM »

Dustin, do you have any thoughts on other BenQ models that might be a reasonable compromise for those of us fighting expensive GAS.

Jack

Hi Jack
I use BenQ BL2711U
(27in 4K UHD w/ HAS, Tilt, Swivel, USB 3.0 Hub, Dual HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort)
On which I get enough good looking results for both photo and video.
Price is around 600CDN and I have got 3 of them connected to a PC via a GTX1080 video card.


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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 06:50:39 AM »

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2018, 09:11:30 AM »
32'' suits 4k much better, even with recent scaling improvements in Windows and Adobe products.

I tried a Benq with great expectations, but had quality control problems.

Very happy now with Viewsonic's 32" 4k.  Sharp, accurate, reliable, reasonably priced.

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2018, 12:04:33 PM »
And I'm very happy with ... the comments and advice I'm hearing in this thread since there will be a new monitor one of these days and it will have to do maybe indefinitely.

As far as BenQ and QC I haven't heard too many negatives.  Maybe they are slipping??

Here is roughly the Viewsonic price I'd be looking at in CAD - just over $1000.  That seems pretty impressive.

https://www.amazon.ca/ViewSonic-VP3268-4K-Frameless-Monitor-DisplayPort/dp/B0731LYY9P/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524153906&sr=8-1&keywords=Viewsonic%27s+32%22+4k

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2018, 04:55:48 PM »
And I'm very happy with ... the comments and advice I'm hearing in this thread since there will be a new monitor one of these days and it will have to do maybe indefinitely.

As far as BenQ and QC I haven't heard too many negatives.  Maybe they are slipping??

Here is roughly the Viewsonic price I'd be looking at in CAD - just over $1000.  That seems pretty impressive.

https://www.amazon.ca/ViewSonic-VP3268-4K-Frameless-Monitor-DisplayPort/dp/B0731LYY9P/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524153906&sr=8-1&keywords=Viewsonic%27s+32%22+4k

Jack

This is the one I have.  Super accurate for prints.  Makes photo-editing pleasurable.  Bought from B&H.

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Another BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review - by Keith :-)
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2018, 05:47:10 PM »
I've been using this monitor for a while now and wrote this up last October

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/benq-sw271-monitor-review/

My only slight quibble is the dot pitch is a bit fine on any of my Macs, so I definitely prefer the SW320

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/benq-sw320-32inch-4k-monitor-review/

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2018, 06:12:39 PM »
Other than qualifying as a fairly particular person, I'm afraid I can't really justify this level of monitor ... but it doesn't mean I may not end up with one. ;)  However, I need another computer too and  ...

Amazing reviews!

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2018, 09:20:20 AM »
I have this monitor too but only for a short time a huge upgrade on the Dell Ultrasharps I have used up until now.

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2018, 11:40:09 AM »
Interesting to read everyone's feedback here.  I've used a number of Dell's Ultrasharps in the past, but the SW271 has been a serious upgrade for me.  Price is obviously a pretty serious factor (unless you are a Mac user, where it might seem cheap  ;D ).

So far I've got little to complain about.
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Re: Another BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review - by Keith :-)
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2018, 11:55:11 AM »
I've been using this monitor for a while now and wrote this up last October

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/benq-sw271-monitor-review/

My only slight quibble is the dot pitch is a bit fine on any of my Macs, so I definitely prefer the SW320

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/benq-sw320-32inch-4k-monitor-review/

I read and enjoyed your review, Keith.  It seems like you and I were pretty much on the same page.  Making the requisite adjustments to getting text to a size without eyestrain is the biggest initial challenge, though I've gotten everything setup the way I want now.

I found that creating the LUT during calibration (at the early stage) very much made it seem like nothing was happening.  I actually aborted the first calibration because I thought I had something setup wrong!
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Re: Another BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review - by Keith :-)
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2018, 11:55:11 AM »