Gavin Gough / Freelance Photographer and Writer
This copy is linked from Gavin Gough’s Blog Posting: BenQ SW2700PT 27 inch Adobe RGB Colour Management Monitor for Photographers.
Photographers. We're a picky bunch. Over time, we've probably all developed a fondness for those trusted tools which serve us well. Those tools which prove themselves to be both functional and dependable become a valued part of our working lives. I've certainly fine-tuned my gear over the years, holding on to those things which help get the job done and parting company with tools that don't deliver.
Marcelo Isarrualde / Portrait
Barcelona based professional portrait photographer Marcelo Isarrualde demonstrates why SW2700PT has been a hot pick among photographers!
You will see how he utilizes SW2700PT to do on-site model shooting, uses the OSD controller to switch different color spaces, and goes through the back-end settings in this video review.
Glyn Dewis / Beauty, Portrait Photographer
UK based photographer Glyn Dewis talks about why he moved from Mac to Windows, what monitor specs he was seeking and how he was impressed by BenQ SW2700PT and SW320 monitors.
Neil Snape / beauty photography, portraits, and fine art photography
REVIEW OF THE BENQ SW2700PT 27” DISPLAY A HIGH-END GRAPHICS ART EDITING MONITOR
This is my user review of the BenQ SW2700PT 27” display a high-end graphics art editing monitor. From the very first time I saw the monitor at a photography show I was delightfully surprised. Most have heard of BenQ monitors for the general public and gaming type of monitors being high quality for reasonable prices. BenQ has entered the high end niche market of graphic arts monitors for creation and editing with a product line up equalling the very best out there for an exceptional price point for an ultra complete offering.
From delivery until now while writing the review this monitor is a joy. My previous monitor was at the time the highest gamut monitor available (likely still is) the HP 2480zx Dreamworks. Splendid monitor for an extended gamut showing colours not possible on most other monitors had its advantage, yet it is a finicky monitor with problems of uniformity and difficult calibrations, with unsupported software. Over time the Dreamworks lost a lot of its luminosity falling to less than 90cd/m2 that gives a false impression of the documents true appearance.
When digital imaging arrived the need for a display that is calibrated and characterised became a necessity to see into the image like a portal for the information displayed. Without a display corrected to referenced colour knowing what the image really is cannot be realised. In the old days with CRT monitors the variations were extreme, profiling devices and software trying hard to make something out of the monitor that was reliable. Fast forward to today with only flat screen monitors with better consistency yet the problem of making calibrations and characterisation remains. Anyone serious in graphics arts has to be aware of the assurance brought forward with a wide gamut display with a tight tolerance in manufacturing and display controlling electronics. BenQ certainly fulfills this goal with honours.
You can find out more on the BenQ site.
Piotr Piatek / Freelance Photographer and Retoucher
In this video Piotr shares his experience using the BenQ SW2700PT monitor focusing on the main features which he thinks are the most important for photographers. He had also demonstrated how to perform hardware calibration, this, to many professional photographers are crucial to ensuring a color accurate workflow.
Martin Bailey / Photographer, Author, Instructor and Digital Imaging Expert
I’ve recently had the pleasure of trying out a new display aimed at the photography market by BenQ, a company that I had not considered a player in the quality display market, until now. I’ve been using their 27 inch SW2700PT display for the last four months now, and I’ve been highly impressed, so today I’m going to give you a run down of this new offering.
Daniele Barraco / Celebrity, Portrait and Commercial Photographer
There are three main features that I always look for in a quality monitor: the first is the hardware calibration, the second is the amplitude of the reproducible Adobe RGB color space and the last, but not least, is the presence of anti-reflective shading hood. SW2700PT has them all.
Piotr Piatek / Freelance Photographer and Retoucher
In this video, Piotr Piatek shows his impressions after a year of use BenQ monitor SW2700 PT.
Zhuo Peng / Commercial Photography
BenQ’s SW2700PT is an industrial-grade consumer display for professionals. It contains a number of features found only in commercial displays. However, this product is targeted at professional photographers and avid photography enthusiasts. After extensive use, I am confident in saying that this product fully highlights my original motivation for design.
Su Hang / Fashion, modeling photography
The BenQ SW2700PT is a professional display designed with the post-editing needs of photographers in mind. The product is equipped with an innovative, built-in hardware calibration and features one-button color-switching capability, greatly enhancing post-edit performance. Only by personal use can users truly experience the convenience of the SW2700PT display. I am positive that every photographer will fall in love with the SW2700PT display after using it.