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Giottos Screen Protector

NatureDon

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007
Sat 19-Jan-13 10:54 AM

I searched here and saw conflicting reports. I would like to know if there is currently a Giottos screen protector correctly sized to fit the D800 screen. I have never used one, but thinking of trying it.

I use the entire screen for composing landscapes in live view, and do not want something that blocks any of the LCD image.

Thanks in advance,
Don

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DAJolley

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#1. "RE: Giottos Screen Protector" | In response to Reply # 0

DAJolley Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2007
Sat 19-Jan-13 11:18 AM

Giottos does not make a screen protector that fits the D800 properly. The GGS ones fit fine.
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RSchussel

Vallejo, US
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#2. "RE: Giottos Screen Protector" | In response to Reply # 1

RSchussel Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Nov 2008
Sat 19-Jan-13 02:33 PM

The Giottos SP8304L may do the trick.

For those who have not used a Giottos you might be surprised how much better a job they do than the GGS.

Bob

DAJolley

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#3. "RE: Giottos Screen Protector" | In response to Reply # 2

DAJolley Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2007
Sat 19-Jan-13 04:23 PM

>The Giottos SP8304L may do the trick.

>For those who have not used a Giottos you might be surprised
>how much better a job they do than the GGS.
>
>Bob

I tried one of these and sent it back. The black border is too wide and cuts off part of the screen. The GGS protectors have a much narrower border.
Dave Jolley

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mklass

Tacoma, US
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#4. "RE: Giottos Screen Protector" | In response to Reply # 2

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Sat 19-Jan-13 04:53 PM

My experience is that the Giottos are far more delicate than the GGS. Every Giottos screen that I have had (3 or4) have cracked, chipped or scratched. I've had a similar number of GGS screens and none has had any damage. Perhaps it is just bad luck, but I see a trend.

In addition, the SP8304L, which I bought with my D800, covers part of the screen with the wide border (as noted by Dave) and is not as good of a fit. It is really a Canon sized cover.

I will say that the Giottos screens are slightly for viewing than the GGS.

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RSchussel

Vallejo, US
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#5. "RE: Giottos Screen Protector" | In response to Reply # 4

RSchussel Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Nov 2008
Sat 19-Jan-13 08:44 PM

I have broken several Giottos screen protectors by accidentially kicking them (while the camera was on the floor) or bumping the back of the camera into a very hard object.

For me the extra clarity of the Giottos make them worthwhile

Bob

RRRoger

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#6. "RE: Giottos Screen Protector" | In response to Reply # 5

RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter Member
Tue 22-Jan-13 02:52 PM

I have switched to the GGS for several reasons.
They are thinner, cheaper, and easier to replace.
The D800 model does fit better, but still cuts off a small portion of top/bottom.

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Gromit44

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#7. "RE: Giottos Screen Protector" | In response to Reply # 2

Gromit44 Registered since 04th Jan 2012
Tue 22-Jan-13 03:33 PM | edited Tue 22-Jan-13 03:33 PM by Gromit44

The Giottos SP8304L is for the D3 which has a 3" LCD - the D800's LCD is 3.2".

http://www.giottos-tripods.co.uk/index.php?page=productpage&product=493d41e8d4324

NatureDon

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#8. "RE: Giottos Screen Protector" | In response to Reply # 0

NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007
Tue 22-Jan-13 09:31 PM

Thank you all for the replies. I appreciate it!

Don

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