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Is a LCD Protector Necessary?

 
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Oct 20, 2009 22:18 |  #1

Hello!

I'm still accessorizing my new terribly expensive hobby (and still getting ready for my Antarctica trip) and I was wondering if anyone uses an LCD protector?

I've seen some that glue (kinda scary) and some that are glass that apparently are custom made and can come on/off without any glue (but more expensive).

So I was wondering, is this something I should invest in and if it is, what suggestions do folks have on what to get? I love this camera and I just want to treat it well. :)

(I have the T1i/500D camera) Thank you for any help!


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Oct 20, 2009 22:30 |  #2

The shiny surface you see on your LCD is already a protective cover...and its replaceable. So there really is no need to put another on there...


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Oct 20, 2009 23:12 |  #3

not even remotely necessary.

I've owned 5 or 6 different canon DSLRs and not a single one has seen a scratch on the rear LCD.


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Oct 20, 2009 23:18 |  #4

Cathpah wrote in post #8863051 (external link)
I've owned 5 or 6 different canon DSLRs and not a single one has seen a scratch on the rear LCD.

You either dont use your camera very much or your gear is incredibly babied... :p


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Oct 20, 2009 23:34 |  #5

Nope. Not at all.


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Oct 20, 2009 23:40 |  #6

I use a GGS protector. Its so cheap.....why wouldn't you buy one??

GGS has got to be one of the better ones on the market.


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Oct 21, 2009 00:19 |  #7

I use it just because I've seen how bad it gets on my cell phone & pda. I thought it was overkill until last month I went on a 4 mile hike and noticed there were scratches on the screen protector. It was due to the position of the neck strap clip and how I stored the camera in the back pack. A couple of bucks to coat the screen can't hurt.


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Oct 21, 2009 01:04 |  #8

nothing beats ripping off a sticky protector and looking at how shiny and new it looks.




  
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Oct 21, 2009 01:54 |  #9

Jeffro250 wrote in post #8863095 (external link)
You either dont use your camera very much or your gear is incredibly babied... :p

I use my gear A LOT and baby it, but my 40D got a small scratch on its LCD screen from rubbing against my belt buckle once. (that thing has 80K actuations on it tho, and it famously slinky-walked down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial once :( )


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Oct 21, 2009 03:15 |  #10

AlanU wrote in post #8863221 (external link)
I use a GGS protector. Its so cheap.....why wouldn't you buy one??

Er, because the LCD already has a protector on it - just like Jeffro250 said in post #2. It is replacable and fairly cheap. However, if you think that a screen protector protector is a good idea then that's fine.


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Oct 21, 2009 06:35 |  #11

I have used the clear plastic covers at times and sometime I don't. I have a ton left over from my PDA. But you don't need it. I did scratch my 5D2 LCD cover a little on vacation, but after cleaning it well, you can hardly see it. That thing is tough. When you can hardly see the image in bright light, adding a layer just makes it that much harder. Go without. No problems.


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Oct 21, 2009 06:57 as a reply to  @ SuzyView's post |  #12

I've got a SHOTT GLASS...... Its REAL glass, it sticks on. If you need to remove it, it comes off clean with some heat from a hair dryer.......

THE BIG THING it does is that it cuts the reflections down and you can actually see whats on the LCD in bright sunlight......

I had a HOODMAN in the past and opening it s*cked and it finally broke. They sent me a replacement and actually said if I broke it, too bad. Their hinges are a BIT weak in my humble engineering opinion......

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Oct 21, 2009 07:42 as a reply to  @ P51Mstg's post |  #13

Jeffro250 wrote in post #8863095 (external link)
You either dont use your camera very much or your gear is incredibly babied... :p

I don't baby my gear, and both my 20D and 5D show extensive bare metal (from big metal belt buckles), but the LCD covers Canon supplied are just fine. They've never seen any kind of additional "protection". I'd rather put the money into something that'll make a real differnece in my equipment's performance.

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I use it just because I've seen how bad it gets on my cell phone & pda. I thought it was overkill until last month I went on a 4 mile hike and noticed there were scratches on the screen protector. It was due to the position of the neck strap clip and how I stored the camera in the back pack. A couple of bucks to coat the screen can't hurt.

Well, is your "screen protector" as tough as the plastic Canon supplies, though? Anything hard enough to scratch Canon's standard cover would go right through most add-ons without even noticing on its way there.


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Oct 21, 2009 07:56 |  #14

Have a Read

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Oct 21, 2009 09:04 |  #15

Wow, I'm sorry I had no idea asking this question would cause such turmoil!

Thank you for the different points of view though, I do appreciate it. I guess this just boils down to personal taste. I don't have the experience to have an opinion about this yet.

Thanks everyone, the indecision continues but this was very helpful! :)


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