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Gabroo Singh August 13th, 2009 05:32 PM

Screen protector
 
Hi all,

What do you recommend for the LCD as a screen protector?

Thanks.

Gabroo Singh August 16th, 2009 04:11 PM

Does anybody here use one?

Or, it doesn't matter which one we use?

Chris Hurd August 16th, 2009 06:57 PM

Currently I'm using HoodMan USA's HoodSkins Model HSK-3.0, they come in a pack of twelve, the idea is to replace them once per month but I think that's with heavy use -- I'm still on my first one. I also have a Giottos screen protector which is actually a sheet of glass, quite a bit more expensive at $30 considering it's just one, but it's still new in the box... I haven't put it on yet.

Bruce Foreman August 16th, 2009 10:24 PM

I ordered one of those for my Canon XSi and had it on that camera for about 9 months. When I ordered the T1i I carfully pried it off the XSi and put it on the new cam where it's been for 2 months now.

I try not to let any part of the camera take any "licks" but the Giottos protector has no marks or scratches on it and it's obviously done a good job of protecting the LCD screen surface.

I think both it and the "skins" concept represent good approaches.

Ryan Koo August 17th, 2009 11:24 AM

I've got the Hoodman XL skins (for 3.5" to 4" LCDs). The guy at the camera shop said the 3" ones don't completely cover the 5d screen since the 5d rear glass extends beyond the 3" viewable area, so I got the larger ones and cut them down to size.

They're okay. I think they cut down a bit on the brightness. I'm curious about the glass solutions (supposedly they offer up to 95% light transmission, theoretically better than the plastic skin options), but I don't like the idea of getting adhesive on the 5d body for mounting. Plus, they'd interfere with a LCD viewfinder like the hoodloupe, right?

Chris Hurd August 17th, 2009 11:54 AM

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Here's the HSK-3.0 coverage... (click to see it bigger).

Bill Binder August 17th, 2009 02:35 PM

I'm nearly certain the camera actually has a built-in protector which can be replaced pretty inexpensively without sending in the camera to Canon. But maybe someone else knows more about that?

Hannu Korpinen August 18th, 2009 09:15 AM

LCD protector
 
Yes you are right. Easy to change.

Replaced my 20d LCD Window today: Canon EOS 50D - 10D Forum: Digital Photography Review

Wayne Avanson August 18th, 2009 11:20 AM

You see?

THIS is what makes this forum sooooo brilliant. I was gutted when I scratched my LCD screen cover last week. Then all of a sudden here's a link to be able to get a new one fairly cheap and replace it myself instead of sending off to Canon.
Have just made enquiries and am hoping to hear soon about getting a replacement ( or maybe two since I appear to be a bit clumsy )

Thanks to everyone who shares their knowledge on here. Much appreciated.

Avey

Bruce Foreman August 19th, 2009 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryan Koo (Post 1234440)
I'm curious about the glass solutions (supposedly they offer up to 95% light transmission, theoretically better than the plastic skin options), but I don't like the idea of getting adhesive on the 5d body for mounting. Plus, they'd interfere with a LCD viewfinder like the hoodloupe, right?

I have noticed no loss in light transmission. I had the same Giotto's glass protector on a Rebel 450D (XSi) and now on the Rebel 500D (T1i), which has an improved LCD which is brighter, sharper, and is now viewable from wider viewing angles. I saw no reduction in image visibility on the XSi and on the T1i I forget it's even there.

No adhesive problem either, it uses adhesive only on the outer rim and when I carefully pried it off the XSi it left no residue. When I put it on the T1i it stuck easily. Great product.

No interference with the Hoodloupe either. For a few weeks I used the Hoodloupe held in place by a 12" rubber band with no real problems, but have since ordered something even better. The CAVISION viewfinder kit designed for the 5D MkII, but with an extra "riser" to raise the T1i higher (T1i has less body beneath the LCD than the 5D MkII) and a "swing away" assembly.

Neither has a problem with the Giotto's glass protector. I still use the Hoodloupe when carrying the camera primarily for stills but still want to be able to handle video "targets of opportunity". The Hoodloupe is handy with the neckstrap, I can place it over the LCD and apply "backpressure" on the camera for short periods of time holding the Hoodloupe in place against my eyeglasses. And it's great for checking stills just taken out in daylight.

When going out for video I "bolt" the CAVISION assembly in place and often mount it all on the SpiderBrace II.


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