Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Accessory talk > General accessories

General accessories Batteries, eye cups, power grips, straps, eyepiece magnifiers, cables, remotes and much more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 1 Week Ago
timboo timboo is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 745
Thanks: 73
Thanked 56 Times in 47 Posts
Likes: 46
Liked 78 Times in 57 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

I own a 24 inch Dell 4k monitor purchased from Scan computers
Here is the link. I love it in every sense and very good value. Here is the link.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-d...dmi-(plusmhl)-


There are some owners reviews including mine. Its only £385, maybe a little more reasonably priced than your market. However there are plenty more on their site to chose from. Have a gander.
__________________
EM-1 MK1 - No website containing any of my photos until I'm good enough!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to timboo For This Useful Post:
Mdb2 (1 Week Ago), Ricoh (1 Week Ago)
  #17  
Old 1 Week Ago
Mdb2's Avatar
Mdb2 Mdb2 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 412
Thanks: 38
Thanked 48 Times in 39 Posts
Likes: 27
Liked 44 Times in 38 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by OM USer View Post
If you go onto their website you can see a picture of the Portsmouth showroom (follow the link at the bottom of the home page) and scroll the bottom picture through different shots.
OM,
I visited there premises on Monday and was well pleased with their selection, in fact spoilt for choice. They never had any Eizo on show but did have a benq. There were a few ilyama on show which were very good, as pointed out by
DEREKW. What was interesting was a few extra wide screens I believe they were
21/9? I think They tilted as well for portrait mode? I wonder how they are in practice though? My wife commented they have dell equivalents in her office. I doubt if they are of the same as needed for photo editing. But they do operate in twin screen mode. Still looking but donít want to rush into anything.
Has anyone got any thoughts on the the extra wide screens or uses one???
kind regards mike.
__________________
http://www.wingsofnature.org
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mdb2 For This Useful Post:
OM USer (1 Week Ago)
  #18  
Old 1 Week Ago
timboo timboo is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 745
Thanks: 73
Thanked 56 Times in 47 Posts
Likes: 46
Liked 78 Times in 57 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

Not sure whereabouts you are in Shrophire however another company called Overclockers are based in Newcastle under Lyme. Ive only dealt with them over the internet, looking on their site they seem to have a shop. Could be worth a quick call seeing how big their display is.

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/searc...rch=4k+monitor

Have a good selection online if you expand their list.
__________________
EM-1 MK1 - No website containing any of my photos until I'm good enough!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to timboo For This Useful Post:
Mdb2 (1 Week Ago), OM USer (1 Week Ago)
  #19  
Old 1 Week Ago
Mdb2's Avatar
Mdb2 Mdb2 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 412
Thanks: 38
Thanked 48 Times in 39 Posts
Likes: 27
Liked 44 Times in 38 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by timboo View Post
Not sure whereabouts you are in Shrophire however another company called Overclockers are based in Newcastle under Lyme. Ive only dealt with them over the internet, looking on their site they seem to have a shop. Could be worth a quick call seeing how big their display is.

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/searc...rch=4k+monitor

Have a good selection online if you expand their list.

Thanks Tim boo I am based in Hampshire but I have checked their site I will be going to the Lake District this month waiting for the full autumn colour
__________________
http://www.wingsofnature.org
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mdb2 For This Useful Post:
timboo (1 Week Ago)
  #20  
Old 1 Week Ago
timboo timboo is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 745
Thanks: 73
Thanked 56 Times in 47 Posts
Likes: 46
Liked 78 Times in 57 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

You playing games with me changing locations :-)
__________________
EM-1 MK1 - No website containing any of my photos until I'm good enough!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 1 Week Ago
timboo timboo is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 745
Thanks: 73
Thanked 56 Times in 47 Posts
Likes: 46
Liked 78 Times in 57 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mdb2 View Post
Thanks Tim boo I am based in Hampshire but I have checked their site I will be going to the Lake District this month waiting for the full autumn colour
If you happen to be on the M61 en route to the lakes, scan computers are next to Bolton football club and have a large shop.
__________________
EM-1 MK1 - No website containing any of my photos until I'm good enough!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to timboo For This Useful Post:
Mdb2 (1 Week Ago)
  #22  
Old 2 Days Ago
drewy drewy is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

Dell's Ultrasharp monitors are very good for the price
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 2 Days Ago
drewy drewy is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

To help choose a good monitor https://thedigitalcamera.net/best-mo...d-photography/
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
RobEW (2 Days Ago)
  #24  
Old 2 Days Ago
RobEW RobEW is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 526
Thanks: 60
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Likes: 282
Liked 45 Times in 28 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

I'm no expert but this seems to tick some boxes at a modest price ...

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computi...91&awid=137991
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 2 Days Ago
OM USer's Avatar
OM USer OM USer is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London
Posts: 7,781
Thanks: 1,495
Thanked 1,114 Times in 1,065 Posts
Likes: 3,933
Liked 702 Times in 520 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

I've just bought a "BenQ BL2420PT 24 inch QHD Designer Monitor (1440p, 100% sRGB, Rec 709, Height Adjustment, CAD/CAM and Animation Mode, VGA/DVI-DL/DP1.2/HDMI)" from a well known on line retailer for £215. It suits my needs (especially my budget). I am not convinced on the colour accuracy but that wasn't my biggest concern and I don't have any calibration or test equipment anyway.
__________________
Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 2 Days Ago
Ricoh Ricoh is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 3,769
Thanks: 417
Thanked 310 Times in 278 Posts
Likes: 484
Liked 1,005 Times in 614 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

For anyone serious about printing accurately, a colour managed workflow is essential. The camera should record using a reference for white balance instead of AWB, the monitor used for post processing should be calibrated, (many BenQ's quote high percentages of sRGB, of the order of 98%), a spider is quite affordable, and when proofing for print, the printer and paper profiles should be loaded into LR or PS. Break the links and it becomes guesswork.

Whilst on the subject of a colour managed workflow, why limit the camera to sRGB when RGB1998 is available. These are your digital negatives and the purpose should be to record as much as possible.
__________________
Steve

on flickr
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 2 Days Ago
Bikie John's Avatar
Bikie John Bikie John is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wessex
Posts: 3,184
Thanks: 165
Thanked 527 Times in 464 Posts
Likes: 266
Liked 473 Times in 317 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricoh View Post
Whilst on the subject of a colour managed workflow, why limit the camera to sRGB when RGB1998 is available. These are your digital negatives and the purpose should be to record as much as possible.
My understanding is that if you shoot raw it makes no difference. The difference comes with the way the camera makes JPEG files. There may be advantages to using sRGB for them, for example if you want to upload straight to the web - files in a larger colour space can look very flat when rendered in a browser.

John
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 1 Day Ago
Mdb2's Avatar
Mdb2 Mdb2 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 412
Thanks: 38
Thanked 48 Times in 39 Posts
Likes: 27
Liked 44 Times in 38 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

Thanks for the inputs, please keep them coming. I will take onboard all comments, I will most likely make a descision in the new year just to see what Apple have come up with in respects of the computer side of things, one things for for sure it ainít gonna be cheap!
Kind regards mike
__________________
http://www.wingsofnature.org
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 1 Day Ago
Ricoh Ricoh is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 3,769
Thanks: 417
Thanked 310 Times in 278 Posts
Likes: 484
Liked 1,005 Times in 614 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by OM USer View Post
I've just bought a "BenQ BL2420PT 24 inch QHD Designer Monitor (1440p, 100% sRGB, Rec 709, Height Adjustment, CAD/CAM and Animation Mode, VGA/DVI-DL/DP1.2/HDMI)" from a well known on line retailer for £215. It suits my needs (especially my budget). I am not convinced on the colour accuracy but that wasn't my biggest concern and I don't have any calibration or test equipment anyway.
Customer reviews on a 'well known on-line retailer' mention light bleed at the bottom, dead pixels and the display doing some random things like flickering (sorted out like the TVs of old, ie a good slap). Have you been luckier with your copy?
__________________
Steve

on flickr
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 1 Day Ago
OM USer's Avatar
OM USer OM USer is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London
Posts: 7,781
Thanks: 1,495
Thanked 1,114 Times in 1,065 Posts
Likes: 3,933
Liked 702 Times in 520 Posts
Re: Advice on new monitor ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricoh View Post
Customer reviews on a 'well known on-line retailer' mention light bleed at the bottom, dead pixels and the display doing some random things like flickering (sorted out like the TVs of old, ie a good slap). Have you been luckier with your copy?
Not had it long but it seems ok (cross fingers). It replaced a 1920x1080 Samsung P2270 HD TV Monitor which died after 8 or 9 years of hard use with the loss of the backlight, most likely from a capacitor failure on the power supply board. As there was no obvious culprit it would have meant removing and replacing all of them in turn with no guarantee that it would work at the end anyway. I did think of getting an identical replacement second hand one as I found the monitor crisp and sharp and it had plenty of connections. However I took the opportunity to upgrade from Full HD to QHD. I did think of going to 4K but it would have been more expensive and on a smallish size monitor (I didn't want bigger than 24 inches) I may not have noticed the difference as the pixel size would be beyond my resolving power (and all text and icons would have been very small).

Update: prompted by a comment from Ian on another thread I should add that a 22" full hd monitor is 100ppi whilst my a 24" QHD monitor comes in at 125 ppi. A 4k 24" monitor would be 190ppi.
__________________
Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP! Monitor help Phill D The lounge 13 15th February 2017 03:24 PM
monitor advice requested sponner Accessory talk 6 28th November 2011 10:52 AM
what monitor Roberta Software 7 10th March 2011 01:10 PM
Monitor advice AlistairJ The lounge 16 31st December 2010 01:44 PM
Monitor Melaka General accessories 8 5th December 2008 09:56 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:26 PM.


© The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2017, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger