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Nov 22, 2009 20:03 |  #1

Whats a good LCD protector. Best Buy was trying to sell me some $20, do it your self military grade helicopter rotor protector!!! All I want is to keep the scratches of of my LCD screens on my cameras.


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Nov 22, 2009 20:25 |  #2

The one that comes built-in to the cameras has always been good enough for me.


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Nov 22, 2009 20:36 |  #3

You can replace that plastic piece for pretty cheap if it ever gets scratched. Just run without one.

Ebay is one place you can look for a protector if you really do want one.


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Nov 22, 2009 21:35 as a reply to  @ Grimes's post |  #4

I had occasion to use another person's XSi camera yesterday and it had one of the PDA screen protectors on the the back LCD. It made it very hard to see the image in daylight, even in the shade.


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Nov 22, 2009 21:40 |  #5

I ordered a Boxwave Anti-Glare screen protector for my incoming 5D2, only because I always seemed to find it difficult to read the LCD on sunny days with my past SLRs...it's not permanent and doesn't leave a residue so if it impedes my viewing of the LCD at all, I'm just gonna go without one.

However, I will definitely use the protector on the top LCD, as I don't *think* it's as easy to replace that one, unlike like the main rear LCD.


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Nov 22, 2009 22:19 |  #6

the top one can get pretty "swirled"


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Nov 22, 2009 22:21 |  #7

I bought one and didn't like it, it made everything a lil bit darker on the screen and it started to collect moisture after a bit so there would be lil bubbles and I hated that...

took it off


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Nov 22, 2009 23:17 as a reply to  @ YORCHI's post |  #8

I have one of these on my T1i (same LCD as 50D) and just yesterday ordered one for my 7D (same LCD as 50D). Multilayer coated precision surface glass. Mounts with airspace under the glass so no bubbles or marks show and the one on my T1i was first mounted on an XSi, I was able to "pry" it off and apply it to the T1i.

Great protection without degrading image.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …tor&N=0&Initial​Search=yes (external link)




  
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Nov 23, 2009 07:57 |  #9

I just can't justify spending $33.50 to protect a $20 screen protector. =P


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Nov 23, 2009 08:03 |  #10

alduin wrote in post #9066449 (external link)
I just can't justify spending $33.50 to protect a $20 screen protector. =P

This is what I bought for my 5DII...

http://www.boxwave.com …n-eos-5d-mark-ii_3468.htm (external link)

$12.95 for an anti-glare protector for the rear and top LCDs. I've used them on my Blackberries and they do not suffer from bubbling etc. Top quality plastic. This is my first try at the *anti-glare* version so hopefully it's as good as their *crystal* line.

Easily removeable, unlike the Schott glass protectors out there.


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Nov 23, 2009 08:13 |  #11

scpictaker wrote in post #9064083 (external link)
Whats a good LCD protector. Best Buy was trying to sell me some $20, do it your self military grade helicopter rotor protector!!! All I want is to keep the scratches of of my LCD screens on my cameras.

SC. Was this the Invisible Shield?
If so, it does do a great job of keeping the nicks that can come across the LCD cover overtime, like belt buckles etc.
More importantly it does does combat the issue with facial oils.
It more commonly called "nose grease" here.
The naked LCD cover requires me to constantly clean the cover after a few shots.
The Invisible shield lets me shoot pretty much all day without having to wipe the LCD and still be able to view more easily.
For a a guy with Greek and Albanian heritage, this is a plus.


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Nov 23, 2009 20:53 |  #12

UPDATE: Just applied the Boxwave screen protectors on my new 5D2 and I love em. Held on by static cling and the plastic is very durable. I am really liking the anti-glare version...highly recommended--even if you only end up using the top LCD protector.


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Nov 23, 2009 21:26 |  #13

I think the 5DmII will work for my 7D!


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Nov 23, 2009 21:44 |  #14

If Invisible Shield makes one for your camera, I HIGHLY recommend them. I put one of their protectors on my handheld GPS reciever and it works really well in all lighting conditions. You install it wet and it is easy to reposition while wet. It stays put, but apparently it is easy to remove if needed.
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Nov 23, 2009 21:49 |  #15

ggs is wicked


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