GGS LCD protector for D300

Started Jan 30, 2008 | Discussions
Photobug Veteran Member • Posts: 5,561
GGS LCD protector for D300

Thanks for Bob Elkind and others' recommendations. My GGS protectors for D300 arrived yesterday. They work out perfectly and protect both top and rear LCDs. I ditched the factory protector and there's no more interference with plates. Highly recommended.

B Pedit Regular Member • Posts: 435
from?

I got my GGS for the D200 from kaidomain.com but they don't seem to show the D300 version on their site. Where did you obtain yours?

Thanks,
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OP Photobug Veteran Member • Posts: 5,561
Re: from?

eBay. This is from the same seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com/LCD-Protector-Glass-for-Nikon-D300_W0QQitemZ180210985561QQihZ008QQcategoryZ50508QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

If you search by "D300 protector", you'll see it from many more sellers.

B Pedit wrote:

I got my GGS for the D200 from kaidomain.com but they don't seem to
show the D300 version on their site. Where did you obtain yours?

Thanks,
--
Byrne

jgarnold Regular Member • Posts: 353
Re: GGS LCD protector for D300

I purchased one of these GGS protectors from Ebay a couple of weeks ago (it only took about a week to arrive from Hong Kong). It's easy to install and looks great. Much nicer than the stock plastic protector.

-Jeff

Joe Marques Veteran Member • Posts: 5,963
Re: GGS LCD protector for D300

Couldn't agree more. No loss of quality or brightness. No glue on the LCD screen. Clearly more protection from impact than any kind of flexible cover (which only proctects against scratches).

Joe

Photobug wrote:

Thanks for Bob Elkind and others' recommendations. My GGS protectors
for D300 arrived yesterday. They work out perfectly and protect both
top and rear LCDs. I ditched the factory protector and there's no
more interference with plates. Highly recommended.

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breivogel Senior Member • Posts: 1,857
Re: GGS LCD protector for D300

This appears to be the same as the ones sold by Giotto. I tried these on a Canon A710, and cracked both of them. Very Delicate, and not much impact resistance. Does have better AR then the plastic ones though.

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bob elkind Veteran Member • Posts: 5,814
stay away from Giotto protectors ?

breivogel wrote:

This appears to be the same as the ones sold by Giotto. I tried these
on a Canon A710, and cracked both of them. Very Delicate, and not
much impact resistance. Does have better AR than the plastic ones
though.

The GGS protectors provide very good impact protection. Sounds like the Giotto protectors are much less worthy (and more expensive, to boot) than the GGS products. That's good information.

P.S. The DaProducts protectors aren't as thin as the GGS products, but they are otherwise equal to the GGS protectors. I tried both on my D200, and the GGS is my favourite (based on being thinner and having the sticky bead pre-applied).

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OP Photobug Veteran Member • Posts: 5,561
Re: GGS LCD protector for D300

Wow, how did you manage to crack them?

breivogel wrote:

This appears to be the same as the ones sold by Giotto. I tried these
on a Canon A710, and cracked both of them. Very Delicate, and not
much impact resistance. Does have better AR then the plastic ones
though.

TrekSF6 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,090
Re: stay away from Giotto protectors ?

Thanks for the tip. I ordered one. I was just going to go naked with the D300 LCD but this GGS cover ooks a little nicer aesthetically than my Daprotector I have on my D200, so I went for it.

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bob elkind Veteran Member • Posts: 5,814
Re: GGS LCD protector for D300

Photobug wrote:

Wow, how did you manage to crack them?

I think he cracked the Giotto protectors, not the GGS protectors. I don't think GGS even offers protectors for Canon A710. I could be wrong, however.

Or maybe there's a story behind the post, along the lines of a meteorite scoring a direct hit on the LCD :=) I'm not sure what he meant, specifically, when he said "cracked both of them".

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breivogel wrote:

This appears to be the same as the ones sold by Giotto. I tried these
on a Canon A710, and cracked both of them. Very Delicate, and not
much impact resistance. Does have better AR then the plastic ones
though.

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Joe Marques Veteran Member • Posts: 5,963
Re: GGS LCD protector for D300

I don't think so, these are very rigid and I'm confident they won't crack without a significant hit. How did you crack yours?

Joe

breivogel wrote:

This appears to be the same as the ones sold by Giotto. I tried these
on a Canon A710, and cracked both of them. Very Delicate, and not
much impact resistance. Does have better AR then the plastic ones
though.

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breivogel Senior Member • Posts: 1,857
Not a meteorite impact.

The Giottos are thin (

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bob elkind Veteran Member • Posts: 5,814
YES! stay away from Giottos protectors !

breivogel wrote:

The Giottos are thin (
sticky tape around the periphery. You stick them to the LCD screen
(and also remove them with a hairdryer, if needed after they break!).
Since the center of the protector is spaced away from the screen by
the thickness of the tape, even a minor impact can crack it, say
hitting a belt buckle. Also, packing the camera in a bag, and
applying a bit too much pressure breaks it too. They are sold in a
variety of sizes (for DSLRs and Compacts_. Made in China, and might
be marketed under differnt brands.

Next time you have your hair dryer out, try putting a GGS protector on your camera body inplace of that Giotto unit. The GGS protector on my D200 has withstood the belt buckle test on numerous occasions... and I think it's also survived a meteorite hit or two.

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OP Photobug Veteran Member • Posts: 5,561
Re: GGS LCD protector for D300

I knew, but they look very similar. Either way I was curious how they were cracked. If a sharp object is used, even the toughest glass that thin will crack.

bob elkind wrote:

Photobug wrote:

Wow, how did you manage to crack them?

I think he cracked the Giotto protectors, not the GGS protectors. I
don't think GGS even offers protectors for Canon A710. I could be
wrong, however.

Or maybe there's a story behind the post, along the lines of a
meteorite scoring a direct hit on the LCD :=) I'm not sure what he
meant, specifically, when he said "cracked both of them".

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breivogel wrote:

This appears to be the same as the ones sold by Giotto. I tried these
on a Canon A710, and cracked both of them. Very Delicate, and not
much impact resistance. Does have better AR then the plastic ones
though.

Michelle Regular Member • Posts: 326
Giotto a bust for me, too.

They looked good in the camera store so I put one on and in very short order it was cracked every which way.

There has never been any trauma to the camera or rough treatment. I will never buy another one. Thanks for the lead on a better one.

Michelle
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Bill McClung
Bill McClung Veteran Member • Posts: 3,364
Ordered Mine 14 JAN .... Received it today

Got mine off ebay:

http://stores.ebay.com/John-Camera-Store

Although the listing indicates that you will receive only the main LCD cover, the kit sent to me contained a cover for the main LCD and another cover for the top LCD. The directions were all in Chinese, but there are illustrations for us linguistically challenged folks. (all you do is peel and stick....and the backing peels very easily)

Fast shipping service (when you consider it came from Hong Kong) and excellent packing. Took less than five minutes to put both units on. Looks like part of the camera. The sticky part only touches the camera body, not the LCDs.

Haven't had any meteor strikes yet.

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OP Photobug Veteran Member • Posts: 5,561
Re: Ordered Mine 14 JAN .... Received it today

Indeed. The GGS protector is so much clearer than the scratched up factory one. It does the high-res LCD justice.

But just to set one thing straight to prevent confusion... the sticky part actually sits around the borders of the LCD glasses. They are cut exactly the same size as LCD glasses and do look like an integral part of the body.

Bill McClung wrote:

Got mine off ebay:

http://stores.ebay.com/John-Camera-Store

Although the listing indicates that you will receive only the main
LCD cover, the kit sent to me contained a cover for the main LCD and
another cover for the top LCD. The directions were all in Chinese,
but there are illustrations for us linguistically challenged folks.
(all you do is peel and stick....and the backing peels very easily)

Fast shipping service (when you consider it came from Hong Kong) and
excellent packing. Took less than five minutes to put both units on.
Looks like part of the camera. The sticky part only touches the
camera body, not the LCDs.

Haven't had any meteor strikes yet.

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'Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of
paper.....the photographer begins with the finished product.' ---
Edward Steichen

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