Protecting the LCD screen?

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  1. darkpbstar

    darkpbstar TPF Noob!

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    I was just wondering if it's worth getting one of those lamanent type sheets to apply on my LCD screen, or just be careful when using it, which is what I've been doing. What do you guys/girls do?
     
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    I have a D80 and it comes with a see-through snap-on protector. You might check with Nikon to see if it fits your D40.
     
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    cool thx
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I personally like the Giottos AEGIS Coated Schott Glass LCD protector. Its pretty darn scratch resistant hard glass (as opposed to plastic) and doesn't degrade view to the LCD display.. even cuts down on the glare.

    http://www.giottos.com/SP.htm

    Runs for about $30 via B&H
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've never heard of anyone actually damaging the screen on their DSLR with normal or even rigorous use.
     
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    The ones on Ebay are very good and, the best ones are very thin glass. I have some coming in for my D80 and, D300. The Nikon covers get scratched faily easily with me.
     
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    There was another thread just today (or tomorrow) discussing camera armor. The consensus was that it was useless.. I tend to agree.

    The advantages I see with the AEGIS product is that it is rigid, scratch resistant, and provides a wonderfully clear and glare resistant view of the display.
     
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    I just use that laminate stick on stuff you cut to size just to keep from scratches, my oily nose and fingers. I got 10 sheets for I think it was $3.
     
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    I go to Staples, Office Depot or wherever, and buy packages of PDA screen protectors for discontinued models (they're dirt cheap that way) and cut them to fit not only the screen, but the top LCD on all my bodies. Keeps them clean, scratch-free, and I put a fresh one on every month or two.
     
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    I just use the PDA screen scratch protectors as well. I had some extras laying around from my Treo-750 and placed them on the screen as well as the top LCD screen on my D80 (even with the plastic protector in place).
     
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    +1 :thumbup:
     

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