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Luke Hayes, a London based photographer, specialises in architectural and design projects. His work sees him travel all over the world to work with clients such as Zaha Hadid Architects, The Design Museum and Carmody Groarke. Well known for his precision and attention to detail, he has been awarded in the Photography Masters Cup and the International Color Awards. We were keen to get his opinion on one of our monitors so we sent him the CG2730 so that he could see if it had an impact on his work.
"Most of my work involves documenting architectural projects which requires a high level of detail and colour accuracy, so I was keen to try out an EIZO ColorEdge monitor to see if it made any difference to my work. It was really easy to set up the CG2730. I used the thunderbolt connection to connect it to my Mac Pro Tower and it only took me about 20 minutes to get it set up how I wanted it. I used the inbuilt calibration sensor for adjustments; after that I was really happy with the look, and I felt that the colour settings were more in tune with my work than they were on my other monitor. I edited my work on the CG2730, using Lightroom and Photoshop software, and the display was very accurate with perfect resolution.
One of my recent projects for Asif Khan involved photographing his Hyundai Pavillion for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The building is coated in Anish Kapoor’s Vantablack, the blackest black available, which absorbs over 99.9% of radiation in the visible spectrum, making it the darkest building on earth. The EIZO represented the black really well and I could really see the detail in the structure.
I liked the EIZO’s interface and the sensor buttons are really nice. There were also a number of useful presets, which I was able to use quickly and easily to see what effect they had on my images. The best thing about the CG2730 for me was that it can colour correct itself, so I was really able to rely on it."
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