Nikon D7100 LCD Monitor Cover

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John Groothoff
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Nikon D7100 LCD Monitor Cover
Mar 18, 2013

Does anyone know whether the Nikon D7100 comes with an LCD Monitor cover like the BM-11 with the D7000? Adorama says yes but most Googling has not answered my question and neither willl Nikon itself!!!

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Re: Nikon D7100 LCD Monitor Cover
In reply to John Groothoff, Mar 18, 2013

I have a Nikon D7100 and it doesn't come with a monitor cover.

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In reply to John Groothoff, Mar 18, 2013

I had the same question. When I looked at the box contents on B&H, an LCD cover wasn't listed as it was on the D7000. Also, it looks like Nikon designed out this nice accessory as the ledges molded into the body for the cover to latch onto don't look like they're there anymore. Too bad they are so short sighted. I like the ones I've had on different models and haven't lost any.

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In reply to Liiz, Mar 18, 2013

Guess it's time to resort to film covers again. How much is Nikon saving on this change?

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Re: Nikon D7100 LCD Monitor Cover
In reply to Vandyu, Mar 18, 2013

Vandyu wrote:

Guess it's time to resort to film covers again. How much is Nikon saving on this change?

Saving? Who's to say that's the issue..............if the lcd is some form of Gorilla Glass then a protector is "teats on a boar hog". But then I'm sure there's folks who put them on a GG phone - PT Barnum would love 'em.

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Re: Nikon D7100 LCD Monitor Cover
In reply to Bailey151, Mar 18, 2013

Gorilla glass is a good thing, but it is no panacea. I have scratched my Gorilla Glass 2 phone, despite never dropping it - probably some sand particle found a way to my pocket and that was enough.

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Re: Nikon D7100 LCD Monitor Cover
In reply to Vandyu, Mar 18, 2013

I contacted Nikon Customer Support about the screen protector for the D7100 - this is the response that I got....not very helpful....

Thank you for contacting Nikon Customer Support, I'll be happy to assist you.
Unfortunately the D7100 does not have a compatible screen protector for the camera.

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Nikon does not use them on cameras with tempered glass
In reply to woodsfortysix, Mar 18, 2013

Not neccesary, if you want, buy a phone screen protector, I wouldnt on a hardened screen, those plastic protectors are optically worthless, a pain to keep on, and after a few weeks, plain ugly.

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Re: Nikon does not use them on cameras with tempered glass
In reply to sandy b, Mar 18, 2013

sandy b wrote:

Not neccesary, if you want, buy a phone screen protector, I wouldnt on a hardened screen, those plastic protectors are optically worthless, a pain to keep on, and after a few weeks, plain ugly.

Pretty much sums it up, we all have our own comfort levels. Maybe Nikon thought scratch resistant was enough?

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Re: Nikon D7100 LCD Monitor Cover
In reply to John Groothoff, Mar 18, 2013

Not only does it not include a cover, it doesn't even have the clip slots in the body like the D7000 or even the old D70's an D90's, etc.  So it looks like it won't even be compatible with any clip-on covers.

Maybe there will be a 3rd party company who will make a Gorilla Glass film that will stick onto the current LCD screen.  That might be the best aftermarket solution.  Or maybe Nikon themselves use Gorilla Glass?  Who knows?

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Re: Nikon D7100 LCD Monitor Cover
In reply to John Groothoff, Mar 28, 2013

Mine just arrived (from Adorama) with no cover, and the owner's manual does not list one among accessories "available at press time." The monitor does have a phone-cover-style film on it, but this overhangs the buttons, and on the left especially I find that a little irritating. I will probably trim it with scissors at some point, investigate phone cover sizes, and hope for 3rd-party attention in the longer run.

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Re: Nikon D7100 LCD Monitor Cover
In reply to John Groothoff, Mar 28, 2013

The Larmor D800 cover fits perfectly on the D7100 according to several threads here on DPReview.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51153393

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In reply to Frank Williamson, Mar 28, 2013

It's actually the first Nikon DSLR I've seen that not only doesn't come with a plastic LCD cover but also doesn't seem to have any indents that would allow a 3rd party manufacturer to make one that snaps on. Nikon seem to have shifted in their thinking about the need for such covers.

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Thats a shipping film
In reply to lynkx, Mar 28, 2013

Probably won't last long

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Re: Nikon D7100 LCD Monitor Cover
In reply to John Groothoff, Mar 28, 2013

It doesn't come with a cover. I had a cover from my samsung galaxy 10.1 which I never put on becasue it doesn't need it..so I cut it to size of D7100 screen and put it on . Now I have protection and probably have at least enough for five more replacements..a pretty cheap alternative. Its nice and flat ..and works great. Invisable shield by Zagg.

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