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BenQ SW271 Monitor

As a National Geographic magazine photographer and filmmaker, my clients demand the highest quality imagery. There is no room for error with tight deadlines and high expectations so choosing the right gear is important. I’m on the road more than 320 days a year and my passion is working with people on meaningful stories that have impact. When I am home, I need a workflow and technology to simplify my life and support the momentum. This work load demands efficiency and when I come home, the BenQ SW271 transforms my home office into a proper editing studio.

In my documentary work, I am not looking for a lot of post processing but rather looking for a far more natural picture, with subtlety, and finer color gradation. This for me is the real advantage. One of the stand out qualities is the precise color accuracy. The 27” monitor, 4K resolution and hardware calibration makes every color correction extremely accurate. It is essential that my stories look and feel the way I experienced them.

The screen has a matte look that does not strain my eyes. But the best part is the light-absorbing Shading Hood, which prevents stray light from hitting the screen. I had no idea what an impact this simple hood could make. It reduced the glare on the screen so that I have a clearer and more accurate picture. I also love the Hotkey Puck for changing different modes quickly.

The monitor came with a fast, built-in card reader which may seem like a simple thing but, like many new laptops, mine did not have one. Now, I don’t need to worry about keeping track of card-readers or extra chords while I’m home.

The BenQ wins hands down. You can find out more about the BenQ SW271 at https://www.benq.com/en-us/monitor/photographer/sw271.html

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Disclaimer: I am proud to be a Nikon ambassador and representative for a number of brands so it is important to mention that I would not be working with them if I didn’t trust their products Please feel free to browse my Gear List, and if you are interested in purchasing any of these items, I would appreciate if you used the links I’ve provided as it supports my work in return.