How important is it to cover the LCD screen with the plastic protectors? I ask because I can't seem to put one on without it bubbling and slightly distorting the view. I like the protection factor, but I don't like how the plastic looks. Is it simply a matter of taking care not to scratch the LCD?
>How important is it to cover the LCD screen with the plastic >protectors? I ask because I can't seem to put one on without >it bubbling and slightly distorting the view. I like the >protection factor, but I don't like how the plastic looks. Is >it simply a matter of taking care not to scratch the LCD?
The glass on the D7100 is not the same as installed on the D7000. There are glass adhesive covers you can get, but they're not as required as before.
I'd stay away from plastic film because it only degrades the image and offers minimal protection. My D7100, purchased on the day of release, has no protection applied, and no scratches on the LCD screen.
My D7100 Larmor 4 GSS protectors had mixed results. The rear protector fits well and sticks well. The top protector lifted off in one corner, and gently pushing back down shattered the glass. I won't buy that again, and am still searching for a better made protector. BTW, the GGS protectors on my two D300 bodies are great. Cheers, Dave
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Rear screen is not good for critical picture inspections. It's good to see histogram and not much more. You just can't trust the screen so it makes no difference, if you protect it with some expensive exotic glass or with cellphone foil. Just buy protection foil on ebay, put it on and forget about it. Foil won't degrade the view that much.
I used a protective screen on my P510 and it did bubble. Not a big deal but there nonetheless. I've had my D7100 since September and used it extensively outdoors, hiking etc. and there aren't any scratches...so far.
On my D7K I put one of these on the top and back. It is a hard plastic and replaces the one that is there. Black rim so it looks good as well. I don't know how easy it is yo take off though. It uses sticky on the edges.
I don't use protectors on any of my screens, phone, camera, ...
I just find them a nuisance.
My D90, which does not have the hard surface the D7100 does, has some scratches -- but when I view an image, the scratches don't show, so I don't care. My D7100 doesn't have a mark on it after about 6months.
My phone is also pristine -- despite all my friends worrying at me.
(note: I also don't use a UV filter on my lenses -- never have, never had a problem!)
When I bought my first (and only, as it turns out) smart phone a few years ago, I let the sales lady talk me into buying a plastic screen protector. Thing was a waste of money. Took it off (all scratched up) after a few months and never looked back.
Three years later, phone is fine.
Cameras are fine too. I've had my D7000 for a few years now, and it shows some wear (as well it might...its been through a lot), but the screen is pristine. They must use some magic glass on these things.
I just applied my Larmor glass to the LCD yesterday; it looked great but I needed to adjust it so it fit more perfectly. I removed it, promptly got dust on it, and then it looked worse than the plastic adhesive screens I wanted to replace.
It is very likely a great product that provides great protection, or at the very least peace of mind. I totally goofed it up- operator error.
I'm still trying to decide if I order another. But it sure is nice to hear from folks who say it isn't necessary. That's peace of mind.
>I'm still trying to decide if I order another. But it sure is >nice to hear from folks who say it isn't necessary. That's >peace of mind.
I've owned the D7100 since it was released. No screen, no scratches. I think Nikon not supplying a cover is implicit guidance than none is needed (apart from direct hits that even a cover wouldn't abate). I did use a GGS glass plate for my D7000 rear and top. FAR better than the plastic snap-on Nikon. Actually made the camera look nicer!
>I have used Giotto Schott glass on all my digitals cameras. >Its the 'benchmark' for me. Hi Howker... I'm thinking of the Giotto Shott protectors for my 7000 and 3X. Have you read or had experience removing them? Is it difficult? Does the adhesive leave residue? I am very careful and protective with my equipment, but the protectors would provide some peace of mind when assistants are handling in the studio and location. Thanks?.. For all the reviews I've read, they are the "benchmark".
I had the plastic sheet on my D50 which went thru hell with me and now on my 7100 but what I would love to have is a solid plastic cover that snaps on and off. I do not use the LCD much-if I could use TTL for video I would do that due to the way my eyes work it is just easier so, on the occasion that I shoot video annd need the LCD I could take the solid cover off.