What's a good editing Monitor these days?

cayenne

EOS R6
CR Pro
Mar 28, 2012
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584
Hi all,
I've not seen a monitor discussion on here in awhile.
I think my monitor is getting old, fading a bit....just like my eyesight.

I'm still working on an ancient Dell U2711....which was pretty decent for its day.

But I need something brighter and likely a bit larger.

What's a good one out there these days? Sure, I'd love to have that Apple one, but that's a bit more $$ than I'd like to spend. I"d rather put that money towards film, lenses....etc.

So, please chime in on your suggestions on what you'd like to get next or what you have that might be fairly recent.

Thank you in advance,

cayenne

PS. Id be doing some video editing too along with my stills work. I really don't game on it.
 

Viggo

EOS R5
Dec 13, 2010
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1,431
Perhaps not the widest gamut, but I’m very happy with my LG Ultrafine 27 , 5K.
 

HenryL

EOS R5
CR Pro
Apr 1, 2020
242
591
It's a few years old now, but I'm quite pleased with the Viewsonic VP2785-4K. Had it on a Windows 10 PC until recently, now I'm using it with a Mac mini. Easy to profile if you want, but the built-in settings are quite accurate of close is good enough for you (specifically referring to it's Adobe RGB mode here).
 

dcm

It's not the gear. But it helps.
CR Pro
Apr 18, 2013
949
522
Colorado, USA
Recently upgraded to a 27" BenQ 270C QHD HDR Photography Monitor on a Mac Mini. Color improvements were quite noticeable - 99% Adobe RGB. Even the photos I use for my display background look better.

The 32" SW321C 4K model was a bit pricey, but I did consider it. Maybe when I have more time to devote to photography. For now I'm like you, I'll spend it on an R3 or lenses.
 

cayenne

EOS R6
CR Pro
Mar 28, 2012
2,617
584
Looking on Prime Day...what are thoughts on these BENQ monitors?

I'm not big on curved ones, but just thought I's list it because on sale:

BenQ EW2780U 27 inch 4K Monitor
or
BenQ EX3203R 32 inch 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor | WQHD (2560 x 1440)

Goodness....its been so long since I looked for quality monitors...I don't remember WHAT exactly makes a monitor great for stills/video editing?

Anyway, thanks for any insights or suggestions....

I"m still looking other brands, I think there are some Viewsonic offerings on Prime too.

cayenne
 

wsmith96

Advancing Amateur
Aug 17, 2012
942
32
Texas
Hi all,
I've not seen a monitor discussion on here in awhile.
I think my monitor is getting old, fading a bit....just like my eyesight.

I'm still working on an ancient Dell U2711....which was pretty decent for its day.

But I need something brighter and likely a bit larger.

What's a good one out there these days? Sure, I'd love to have that Apple one, but that's a bit more $$ than I'd like to spend. I"d rather put that money towards film, lenses....etc.

So, please chime in on your suggestions on what you'd like to get next or what you have that might be fairly recent.

Thank you in advance,

cayenne

PS. Id be doing some video editing too along with my stills work. I really don't game on it.
I've been using HP z series monitors and I like them. The best one's they have are dreamcolor displays, but your video card will need to support 30 bit color.
 
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