>That said, I don't even bother with on on my D3s. The tempered >glass seems to be very durable. I do have protectors on my >D7000 and D800e, although I think I will dispense with the one >on the D800e (It isn't a great fit and it is a Giottos. It was >all that was available at the time I bought the camera.) The >D7000 is used more as a walkaround camera and subject to more >potential danger.
Your post has prompted me to act:
Since it looks like the Giottos SP 8321 for the D4 / D800 / D600 may not make it into North America for a long long time, and since my D4 is my new walk around body, and since GGS Snap-On protectors are not yet produced for the D4, I just placed an order via Amazon for the three piece stick-on "GGS LCD Screen Protector glass for NIKON D4." $16.59 with free shipping. Estimated delivery: Dec. 18, 2012 - Jan. 7, 2013
I've also submitted a question to Nikon via the D4 Product Forum:
My Question: "Why is no Plastic Snap-On LCD Screen Cover provided with the D4??"
Additional Details: "My D200 and D300 included plastic snap-on LCD Screen Covers from Nikon. The D600 and the D800 include similar LCD Screen covers. I was horrified that my D4 did not come with one. I know that the D200 and D300 manuals say "A clear plastic cover is provided with the camera to keep the monitor clean and protect it when the camera is not in use." Why is no screen cover provided with the D4? I understand that the D3 series did not come with covers either. Specifically, is there something different about the LCD Screen glass and coatings in the D3 and D4 bodies which makes them much tougher than the materials used in the rest of the Nikon D-SLR family? Are protective covers not needed for the D3 and the D4?"