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kamputty

Santa Cruz, US
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kamputty Registered since 04th Jan 2007
Thu 21-Feb-13 04:30 AM

Hi all,

I have a GGS 3 screen cover. Absolutely love it. The only issue I have is that it keeps falling off! The slightest touch on it and it just unsnaps off...is this normal or just this one?

Kam

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InsaneO

Encino, US
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#1. "RE: GGS 3 screen cover" | In response to Reply # 0

InsaneO Registered since 09th May 2012
Thu 21-Feb-13 03:55 AM

Just yours. Mine stays put no matter what.

ajdooley

Waterloo, US
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ajdooley Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Sat 23-Feb-13 12:13 PM

Unfortunately you may have a defective one. I hate to recommend getting another and seeing if that's the problem -- but I will! Sorry.

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JonK

New York, US
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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004
Sat 23-Feb-13 03:30 PM

I recently acquired them for both my D800e and D3s. They seem to stay put.

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har1

CRAIGAVON, UK
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#4. "RE: GGS 3 screen cover" | In response to Reply # 3

har1 Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Aug 2012
Sat 23-Feb-13 04:43 PM

Mine won't come off with the 'slightest' touch, but it certainly doesn't adhere as well as the original Nikon protector supplied with the camera.

richardd300

Dyserth, UK
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#5. "RE: GGS 3 screen cover" | In response to Reply # 4

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Sun 24-Feb-13 12:11 PM

Mine is as firmly held as the Nikon BM-12 screen protector.

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mklass

Tacoma, US
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#6. "RE: GGS 3 screen cover" | In response to Reply # 0

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Sun 24-Feb-13 01:53 PM

I recently bought the GGS protector that sticks on the LCD, rather than the clip on. I prefer that methos of attachment.

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richardd300

Dyserth, UK
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#7. "RE: GGS 3 screen cover" | In response to Reply # 6

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Sun 24-Feb-13 02:23 PM

Interestingly, I used to buy the stick on GGS, but when I bought the D800 I hit the wrong GGS cover and got the clip on. I now prefer it, so an accidental click worked for me

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greyface

Acushnet, US
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#8. "RE: GGS 3 screen cover" | In response to Reply # 0

greyface Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Jul 2008
Sun 24-Feb-13 08:44 PM

If you use the stick on version, make sure you clean the area where the adhesive will attach to the body. I recommend using an alcohol wipe.

FineArtSnaps

Leesburg, US
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FineArtSnaps Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jun 2012
Mon 25-Feb-13 07:14 PM

I have the same problem Kam's got. Unless I have the L-bracket on the camera the slightest touch dumps the GGS cover. I'm going to switch to a Velo and see if that's better. If not I'll have to go to a stick-on.

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InsaneO

Encino, US
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#10. "RE: GGS 3 screen cover" | In response to Reply # 9

InsaneO Registered since 09th May 2012
Tue 26-Feb-13 03:06 AM

Stick-ons are not good either but it all depends how you carry the camera. I managed to break 2 on my 7D and chipped another one. And broke one on D800. So I replaced all of them with GGS III version.
And got it for my new 5D3 too.
The problem I think is that I carry both cameras close to my knees.
There is a gap between the hard glass and back LCD. Because of lack of flexibility they break.

mklass

Tacoma, US
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#11. "RE: GGS 3 screen cover" | In response to Reply # 10

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Tue 26-Feb-13 03:13 AM

Sick on or clip on, they all can break, except the plastic cover that Nikon makes for the camera. That just gets scratched up easily and gets difficult to see through quickly. Of course you could use nothing and possibly harm the LCD screen itself instead of a cover.

Name your poison...

Carrying your cameras close to you knees would seem to be a recipe for disaster. Can't say I've ever seen that.

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kamputty

Santa Cruz, US
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#12. "RE: GGS 3 screen cover" | In response to Reply # 11

kamputty Registered since 04th Jan 2007
Tue 26-Feb-13 02:01 PM

Does anyone know if the LCD is made of Gorilla glass?

~Kam

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InsaneO

Encino, US
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#13. "RE: GGS 3 screen cover" | In response to Reply # 11

InsaneO Registered since 09th May 2012
Wed 27-Feb-13 12:56 AM | edited Wed 27-Feb-13 03:39 AM by InsaneO

I could have sworn that you said you are not going to post to my replies.
But before you post something like that you need to get your facts straight. Version III is not as hard and brittle as version II. And the gap is larger than before.
It may be even that scratch resistant plastic they put on sunglasses I don't know but I pushed on it as hard as I could and it did not break.
Only time will tell. I think they created V. III for this reason alone so it does not break easy.

kamputty

Santa Cruz, US
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#14. "RE: GGS 3 screen cover" | In response to Reply # 0

kamputty Registered since 04th Jan 2007
Thu 28-Feb-13 08:37 PM

okay, received a new cover today, and it sticks great!

The only thing I can think off is that I had a RRS plate connected, and maybe that caused the botton clip to warp over time?

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walk43

Pennsylvania, US
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#15. "RE: GGS 3 screen cover" | In response to Reply # 14

walk43 Registered since 07th Feb 2012
Wed 06-Mar-13 05:00 PM

I got a Flashpoint cover for my D800 and it is NOT just like the GGS cover....it IS the GGS cover! I don't care... but it was a bit of a surprise that it was a GGS (box and all). I guess Adorama sells Flashpoint but Flashpoint is a GGS reseller/distributor. Nothing about the cover says Flashpoint. By the way, it fits nice and tight.

I do like the snap-on much better than the stick on covers. I have a Vello stick-on on my V1 and like it on that one because of the size factor. I bought another Vello stick-on for the D800 and didn't like it on that camera.

By the way..Vello makes both glass and acrylic for those who are afraid of the glass. I have the acrylic on my V1. Its cheaper and won't break (but will probably scratch).

Dan
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