For another camera, the Sony A700, users have reported that the tiny air gap between the LCD and the plastic LCD protective cover can allow small dust particles, grit, to get lodged in between them. They can act essentially as sandpaper and, with movement (walking, etc.) will dig scratches on the LCD itself (as well as the rear surface of the LCD protective cover, which is far less serious, of course).
May I ask if this has been a concern for Nikons, and, specifically, the D700?
I have used the LCD covers on my bodies and have never had a problem with the LCD itself getting scratched. The covers are another story, as there are scratches on them but not on the back side (camera side). Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
It happened to me with a D90 and the stock LCD cover. An "invisible" grain of sand got in between the cover and LCD screen and, before I realized it, the screen looked like an etcha sketch. So, when I upgraded to the D700, I protected it with a GGS cover.
>It happened to me with a D90 and the stock LCD cover. An >"invisible" grain of sand got in between the cover >and LCD screen and, before I realized it, the screen looked >like an etcha sketch. So, when I upgraded to the D700, I >protected it with a GGS cover.
Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Yes, that's exactly what I heard from other Sony A700 owners when I owned the A700.
Now, with the D700, I noticed that there's virtually no gap visible to the eye between the LCD protector cover (originally provided with the D700 when purchased) and the actual LCD. I was thinking that if I were to get a very thin "PDA protector" type of adhesive protector cover, then the "PDA protective cover" can go in-between the LCD plastic cover and the actual LCD. Wouldn't that be the best of both worlds? (some light transmission loss would be inevitable)
I think that is overkill. The D3 and D700 have a tempered glass monitor screen and the D3 doesn't even come with a cover. The older model cameras do not have this type of screen and are more prone to scratches.