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6D Rear LCD Easily Scratched?

 
david.g.photo84
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Nov 27, 2017 13:22 |  #1

I'm not a newb by any means, but I am not a pro either. I have gone through plenty of Rebels and have just made the jump to full frame by purchasing the 6D. I was using my 6D yesterday and noticed some scratches on my rear LCD, which astounded me because I am always careful with my gear IMO. Neither of the Rebels that I have owned ever had this happen in the years of using them, but found this odd since this was a more expensive camera at a price point that was much steeper than the Rebel line of cameras. I know that the scratches don't interfere with the shots you take, but they irk me when I see them during picture preview...I know the plastic LCD protector can be replaced rather inexpensively and I will buy the replacement part to replace it with at a later date if I get more scratches. Has anything similar happened to anyone else? I've only had the camera for a couple of weeks, so it's odd that this happened so quickly and I also always keep it in my camera bag, but I guess anything could have scratched it. I hold my camera in an Optec sling and suppose that my zipper, button or anything else I was near could've scratched it.

Sorry for the rant.

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Nov 27, 2017 13:53 |  #2

My 6D will be five years old next month. It has about 20,000 shots on it. It has been to Wrigley Field, and on walking tours of Chicago numerous times. The rear screen still looks fine.


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Nov 27, 2017 13:59 as a reply to Bassat's post |  #3

Must be my luck than. I have 2 kids and am always chasing them around and yesterday we were at a playground playing, so I wonder if it's something that could've happened then. I'm going to by the glass LCD protector from Amazon and will replace it in the future if this starts to bug me more.




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Nov 27, 2017 14:11 as a reply to david.g.photo84's post |  #4

We buy it to use it. Sometimes our kit is going to take some damage along the way.

Exposing gear to risk is the flip-side of making sure we have interesting photographic opportunities. Buy it ... use it ... maintain it well ... but don't wrap it in cotton wool.


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Nov 28, 2017 08:31 |  #5

I also keep cameras in the case and not tossing them around. But if camera is valuable, I always put screen protect ASAP. If I can't find right one ASAP, then dirt cheap cut out goes on temporary. Can't tell that is more or less scratchable this way. Then I sell the camera it has none or minimum scratches because of this.


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Nov 28, 2017 09:47 |  #6

I've always just used glass screen protectors on all of my cameras. They cost $10-15 and once their on you can't even tell they're there. My protectors eventually always get scratched up most likely from zippers on the front of my clothes when the cameras are around my neck, but if there are ever enough scratches to annoy me all I have to do is remove the protector and get another one (only had to do this once in 6 years).


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Nov 28, 2017 11:34 |  #7

DaviSto wrote in post #18505286 (external link)
We buy it to use it. Sometimes our kit is going to take some damage along the way.

Exposing gear to risk is the flip-side of making sure we have interesting photographic opportunities. Buy it ... use it ... maintain it well ... but don't wrap it in cotton wool.

I’ve found that bubble wrap works much better. ߘ




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Nov 28, 2017 11:48 |  #8

eddieb1 wrote in post #18505886 (external link)
I’ve found that bubble wrap works much better. ߘ

And it's more entertaining too. Pop a few square inches whenever you're bored.


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Nov 28, 2017 18:35 |  #9

DaviSto wrote in post #18505903 (external link)
And it's more entertaining too. Pop a few square inches whenever you're bored.

:mrgreen:




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Nov 28, 2017 19:23 |  #10

I scratched mine the first year I had it during a trip to MOAB utah and had it scrape against a rock I was climbing over. Finally bothered me so much that I went and bought a replacement screen and replaced it. Wasn't a lot of cost and easy to do. If you do a search on the net there are several videos on how to do this. If you want I can find the link where the I found the link for the replacement screen canon part number.


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Nov 29, 2017 14:02 as a reply to Eastcoast's post |  #11

Thanks for the replies! It doesn't bother me as much anymore as it did when I had first noticed them. They're roughly 2 small scratches in the center, but if there is shade than I can't really tell they are there. I have just purchased 2 of the glass protectors from Amazon that I had seen mentioned around here somewhere and think that I will hold off on replacing it until it gets any more damage, which hopefully won't happen (knock on wood).




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Nov 29, 2017 14:16 |  #12

david.g.photo84 wrote in post #18506813 (external link)
Thanks for the replies! It doesn't bother me as much anymore as it did when I had first noticed them. They're roughly 2 small scratches in the center, but if there is shade than I can't really tell they are there. I have just purchased 2 of the glass protectors from Amazon that I had seen mentioned around here somewhere and think that I will hold off on replacing it until it gets any more damage, which hopefully won't happen (knock on wood).

For what it's worth, I cleaned the rear screen on my 6D, and closely examined it. There are a few minor mars in the finish. I don't obsess about such things. When I buy a new car, I always park right next to the cart return when out shopping. That way I get the first dent, and I can stop worrying about it. My daughter (36) just bought her first new car. She got a parking lot dent and paid the body shop $900+ to fix it. Now she has to worry about that 'first dent' all over again. She is insane. Pretty sure that is inherited.

Wear your scratch proudly; it means you actually USE your camera.


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Nov 29, 2017 15:21 |  #13

DaviSto wrote in post #18505286 (external link)
We buy it to use it. Sometimes our kit is going to take some damage along the way.

Exposing gear to risk is the flip-side of making sure we have interesting photographic opportunities. Buy it ... use it ... maintain it well ... but don't wrap it in cotton wool.

Comment and (constructive) criticism always welcome.

You are aware that cotton is a plant and wool comes from animals, typically sheep. ;-)a




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Nov 29, 2017 15:26 |  #14

Bassat wrote in post #18506822 (external link)
For what it's worth, I cleaned the rear screen on my 6D, and closely examined it. There are a few minor mars in the finish. I don't obsess about such things. When I buy a new car, I always park right next to the cart return when out shopping. That way I get the first dent, and I can stop worrying about it. My daughter (36) just bought her first new car. She got a parking lot dent and paid the body shop $900+ to fix it. Now she has to worry about that 'first dent' all over again. She is insane. Pretty sure that is inherited.

Wear your scratch proudly; it means you actually USE your camera.

My idea of the perfect car is the one with the totally battered and apparently broken bodywork and fantastically perfect internals (mechanicals, electricals and coachwork). That way you can ride in perfect luxury with power and control at your command ... and no other b*****d who is selfish enough to try to share the road with you is going to put their shiny, pristine piece of junk anywhere near you ... apart from the truck and bus drivers of course but at least you've reduced the field.

My vision would be to have those pre-battered rigs built brand new.


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Nov 29, 2017 16:55 |  #15

John from PA wrote in post #18506869 (external link)
You are aware that cotton is a plant and wool comes from animals, typically sheep. ;-)a

You are certainly correct. Does that mean steel wool comes from steel sheep?


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