Is this Eizo any good for a photographer?

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Is the Eizo S2202W any good (for me)?

Yes!
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Well, it's OK...
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Nah, not really.
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No.
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I don't have a clue either...
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Use your laptop screen, a monitor is a waste of money.
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Total votes : 6

Is this Eizo any good for a photographer?

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:20 pm

I've been working on a laptop screen even since I got my laptop. It's big (18.4"), seems totally capable to me, but I'd like something new. Eizo was the first monitor manufacturer that came to my mind. But, as a poor student who'd rather spend his money on premium lenses, I don't want to get the top-quality models from Eizo...

However, I managed to find one for €229,-, which seems like a good price to me. It's the Eizo S2202W. Specs can be found here.

I have to admit that I know close to nothing about monitors (inches? sure! aspect ratio? sure! viewing angle? sure! that's it though...). From what I can tell, this model seems like it could be the right one for me, especially at this price. But that's just me. I'd like to know whether you reckon this is a good monitor for a photography enthusiast who's on a limited budget. Please share your thoughts and recommendations, I'd really appreciate! :)

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Postby grahamnp » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:02 am

There don't seem to be many reviews of it. Going by the specs alone, it's a TN panel so it won't have the colour accuracy that the Eizos professionals use are normally known for. Keep in mind that I haven't seen one, I think you may get better value from another company.
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Postby Bob Andersson » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:59 am

Hi Bjorn,

Don't know! I'm with Graham, though, as I'm not sure that Eizo will be price competitive at this end of the market. Mind you I do note that it has a revolutionary feature as, from the product page we have:
    Zero Watts When Turned Off

    When the monitor’s power save mode and off timer function are set, it consumes less than 0.7 watts of power, and when turned off via the main power switch, it consumes no electricity at all.
"When turned off via the main power switch, it consumes no electricity at all" - Wow, what will they think of next! :P

The only "budget" Eizo monitor that's attracted my attention recently is the Foris FX2431 (review) which also does "Zero Watts When Turned Off". If my cheapo BenQ monitor packed up I'd buy one like a flash but, as you say, it would knock a serious hole in the lens budget. :evil:

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Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:04 pm

Thanks for the replies guys!

I saw the monitor at a photography convention last weekend, and it looked great! However, me knowing just about nothing about monitors, I'd wanna know whether I might as well flush my money down the toilet. After all, lenses, like you say Bob, need most of my budget...

I'll do some more googlin'! Thanks!

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