Best screen protector for D800

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chazphoto
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Best screen protector for D800
Oct 4, 2012

Any advice on a stick-on protector for the rear LCD on a D800?  I see that Giottos don't yet have one dedicated to this camera and with the slightly larger LCD, I don't know what will fit.

Also, any views on the Giotto (0.5mm glass with sticky surround) versus something like the ZAGG InvisibleShield (hi-spec poly sticking to screen) would be gratefully received.

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Chazphoto

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Robin Casady
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I'm using this GGSset on a D800E. Works fine. Supposedly explosion-proof.

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I'm using the same one. Its good but it does tend to show finger smears more.

Greg.

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In reply to chazphoto, Oct 4, 2012

I have the GGS on my D800E. It's a vast improvement over the plastic cover.

Disadvantage: it's really glossy, and sometimes it can be a bit hard to see in bright sunlight. I'd prefer a matte finish, but I will accept the gloss over the alternative.

Advantage: it wipes clean really easily. No air bubbles!

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+1 for GGS Glass. Got it on eBay for around $12...

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In reply to hypercore360, Oct 4, 2012

Thanks all.  That seems to be 100% for the glass option.

Chazphoto

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In reply to chazphoto, Oct 4, 2012

One vote against the GGS.  Had one on my D7000, no air bubbles.  Traveled to a very high altitude location and a big one emerged underneath the glass.  I tried to do a remove/reapply when I got back down to sea level (bubble was still there) and the GGS just flat out shattered.

Is there a known/correct way to remove GGS protectors?

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rudyr wrote:

One vote against the GGS.  Had one on my D7000, no air bubbles.  Traveled to a very high altitude location and a big one emerged underneath the glass.  I tried to do a remove/reapply when I got back down to sea level (bubble was still there) and the GGS just flat out shattered.

That means there must have been a small bubble that expanded when atmospheric pressure dropped.

Is there a known/correct way to remove GGS protectors?

Dental floss or thread.

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In reply to rudyr, Oct 5, 2012

I think your experience is unusual. I have used GGS protectors on all of my bodies (6). I live in Colorado and travel up to high altitudes (12,000+) and then down to sea level. No Problems.

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rudyr wrote:

One vote against the GGS.  Had one on my D7000, no air bubbles.  Traveled to a very high altitude location and a big one emerged underneath the glass.  I tried to do a remove/reapply when I got back down to sea level (bubble was still there) and the GGS just flat out shattered.

That sounds impossible.  The air bubble, I mean.  The glass screen does not lay against the camera LCD screen.  There is always one big air bubble behind the GGS screen.  So I don't see how you could have developed an air bubble.  Are you sure your air bubble wasn't behind the LCD screen?

Is there a known/correct way to remove GGS protectors?

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It seems like I read that a screen protector is not required since the outter surface on the newer Nikon cameras are scratch proof?  They used to supply one with the cameras (plastic, not worth a darn) and now they don't.

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I have the GGS 3 which snaps on like the nikon protector. Works great. And like others have said...it explosion proof

http://www.amazon.com/GGS-Screen-Protector-glass-NIKON/dp/B008LR9WDK

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In reply to chazphoto, Oct 5, 2012

When I first got the D2x's, I could not keep the protectors on. So I stopped using them. 5 bodies later and not a single problem. Plus I don't have to look through a protector which is more objectionable to me than small scratches would be. I bought a couple of replacement Nikon glass parts for the back of the D3's, but have not had to use them. I am not that easy on the cameras either-

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larrywilson wrote:

It seems like I read that a screen protector is not required since the outter surface on the newer Nikon cameras are scratch proof?  They used to supply one with the cameras (plastic, not worth a darn) and now they don't.

Larry

They do supply the plastic screen for the D800.  The D3 and D4 bodies did/do not come with one.  Not sure what they do with the D600.

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craig wrote:

I have the GGS 3 which snaps on like the nikon protector. Works great. And like others have said...it explosion proof

http://www.amazon.com/GGS-Screen-Protector-glass-NIKON/dp/B008LR9WDK

Uncle C

I bought the GGS3 as well.  Then tossed it after a day.  It was too loose.  It would pop off just from the camera rubbing against my hip.  Promptly bought the stick on one.

Maybe mine was defective.  But not worth the hassle to return a product that cost under $10.

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www.expertshielduk.com/nikon-d800-anti-glare-expert-shield.htmlwww.expertshielduk.com/nikon-d800-anti-glare-expert-shield.html

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I have used Zagg Invisable Shield on 6 different cameras over the years. I've never had an issue. They work great.  http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/nikon-d800-2012-cases-screen-protectors-covers-skins-shields.php

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In reply to Island Golfer, Oct 6, 2012

Is it really necessary? Does anyone know if the screen on the D600 has the same quality as the D4/3, D800?

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Red G8R wrote:

Is it really necessary? Does anyone know if the screen on the D600 has the same quality as the D4/3, D800?

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Peter
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I think it is.. I am using GGS thin glass protectors since the day I bought the Nex-5 and today with the D800E. First off you do not need to be extremely careful about scratching/damaging your screen, it can take rough handling easily. Second, clean it with anything nearby, no need to concern about scratching. And third, it's inexpensive even to order with a spare one against  all kinds of damage.

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In reply to chazphoto, Oct 6, 2012

Best Screen protector....

There are so many options. If you want to protect your screen from being hit by anything, just use the original one. If you just want to have a bit better view and keep the fatty fingers/nose away, just use those adhesive sheets (there are many brands and in many prices and they all do basically the same - protect your screen from getting dirty)

I use those adhesive sheets of Belkin (for ipad3, cut them to fit) And I have used the camera with them since about May in all kinds of conditions.

They work well. Don't fall for the uber expensive ones.

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