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May 04, 2013 14:27 |  #1

My 5dm3 arrives on Monday, and I plan on keeping this camera for a long time. I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions in regards to protection. I I don't want anything bulky, and I am at least going to get some sort of screen protection. There are a ton of options, so I wanted to get some help from POTN. Thanks!


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May 04, 2013 14:44 |  #2

My oldest Camera is a D60, (circa 2002)
It's never worn any "protection" and it is a lot less resilient than a Mk3

It has stood up to the years just fine without any aftermarket geegaws.
"Screen protectors" are also "screen blurrers".
Everything else just gets in the way.

ie: my recommendation is a camera strap and lens hoods. save the otherwise wasted $ for something you need.


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May 05, 2013 00:24 |  #3

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15897370 (external link)
My oldest Camera is a D60, (circa 2002)
It's never worn any "protection" and it is a lot less resilient than a Mk3

It has stood up to the years just fine without any aftermarket geegaws.
"Screen protectors" are also "screen blurrers".
Everything else just gets in the way.

ie: my recommendation is a camera strap and lens hoods. save the otherwise wasted $ for something you need.

Ditto, including the D60. Follow-ons include 20D, 5D, 1D3, 5D2 and 7D. Put your money into what goes in front of the camera, not what goes in back of it.


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May 05, 2013 00:33 |  #4

I think if you make sure that your camera strap is secure, your camera plate has safety stops and you keep hoods on your lenses as much as possible, you've taken care of 99.999% of any potential issues.


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May 05, 2013 00:36 |  #5

Scrumhalf wrote in post #15898692 (external link)
I think if you make sure that your camera strap is secure, your camera plate has safety stops and you keep hoods on your lenses as much as possible, you've taken care of 99.999% of any potential issues.

Add 4-5 more "9"s to that . . .


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May 05, 2013 00:41 |  #6

For the other 0.000001% the best policy is an insurance policy.


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May 05, 2013 00:42 |  #7

Just use your camera and enjoy it rather than worry about it.


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May 05, 2013 01:43 |  #8

I've never understood the desire for screen protectors. The roughest thing that touches my screen is my nose or the inside of my bag.




  
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May 06, 2013 19:38 as a reply to  @ mike_d's post |  #9

Get a cheap iPod screen protector and cut it to size. If you don't have palsy you should be able to apply it and scrape the bubbles out so it's not blurry. It's like $4 worth of protection and it'll save you the price of a new screen down the road.

I hike with my camera in a pack and it comes everywhere else with me. My old camera had a scratched up screen, which blurs way more than any screen protector I can think of.

If you're super gentle you probably don't need it, but I don't mind replacing the little piece of plastic every few months at all.




  
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May 06, 2013 19:48 |  #10

cheap screen protectors reduce the chances of harming resale value should you sell and upgrade down the line. Consumers perceive used products much differently than lightly used. This can factor in to a $100-$200 difference if you just take better care of your gear.


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May 06, 2013 19:51 |  #11

Get insurance, a year's coverage is gonna run you as much as those glass screen protectors.


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May 06, 2013 19:59 |  #12

get insurance. if something breaks, canon can fix it. if you plan on keeping a long time it then it wont matter if it gets worn.

if you are worried about resale value, realize that dings affect resale value on newer items, not oldies. for example, look at the ads for 5Dc or older super telephotos in the sell section. most look beat to hell, but they all sell for pretty close to what 'better' condition ones go for.


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May 06, 2013 20:29 |  #13

mike_d wrote in post #15898814 (external link)
I've never understood the desire for screen protectors. The roughest thing that touches my screen is my nose or the inside of my bag.

i say the exact same thing lol :lol:




  
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May 07, 2013 11:10 |  #14

My first digital dslr was a T3i. I was excited and proud. I put the strap on it and put it on my neck just like the real camera guys. In a second a button on my shirt scratched the lcd screen. Not back but really upset me. Since then I have bought a 60D, 7D, 5D markII, 5d markIII and a 1D mark IV. I have put GGS protectors on all of them. They are made of glass with a thin adhesive strip around the perimeter. Easy to apply and remove and durable. Some say the lcd screen already has a protector on it and can be replaced. I would rather replace the protector protecting the protector. A lot simpler and easier. Average cost $15.00. Can you buy insurance for that amount? If so, where can I sign up?




  
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May 07, 2013 11:42 as a reply to  @ larrycumba's post |  #15

I would say screen protectors are a must. Not sure why a previous post says protectors are blurrers. Maybe crap ones. The rest have a anti reflective layer that actually make your screen even more contrasty in some conditions

I use a kenko $12 set on my 7d and it is awesome. I have a fancy glass giottos one on my 5d that's $40 and I regret that one. It came with dust under the adhesive and is too much of a pin to take off to return it. Anyway the kenko one is like your typical phone protector but is very bright and looks great. Only downside is finger prints smudge up

I change my phone protectors 2x a year cause they get all scratched up. Your cameras screen is no different


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