LCD screen protectors


davem

Link Posted 27/03/2012 - 20:43
Are LCD screens protectors a good idea or are the newest screens so well made that they do not need protecting?

If they are useful which are the best and where can you get them at a reasonable price?

Dave

NaimKhan

Link Posted 27/03/2012 - 21:34
I had a screen protector on my K5 for a few months but felt that I wasn't seeing the shot as well as without one, so got rid of it.
PPG

steloz

Link Posted 27/03/2012 - 22:51
I have had a ggs glass screen protector on my k20d for about a year now and never had a problem with at was £6 on eBay
K-3. K20D, Pentax 18-55mm AL II, Pentax DA 16-45 Pentax FA 50 F1.4, Pentax 18-135 wr, Pentax-AF 80-200, Pentax DA 55-300, DA 10-17, Metz 48

patrickt

Link Posted 28/03/2012 - 04:36
I've used Giotto glass on my K10, K20, and K5. I like them. I loaned my K10 to a young man and he told me he broke the LCD. When I got the camera from him the glass cover was shattered but the LCD was fine. I wonder what would have happened without the cover. Maybe nothing. Maybe something.

My Pentax IstD did not have an LCD cover and when I gave it to my sister after two years of constant use she said, "My god, look at the scratches." I'd never noticed but she was right. I gave her my K10 a few months ago and the LCD looked like new.

Hardgravity

Link Posted 28/03/2012 - 06:50
I've always used a plastic film type protector on my DSLRs and pocket cams.

The one I haven't put one on is now getting scratched!

So, yes they're worth using.

Why plastic for me? Cheap and easy to replace is the answer, I only use the rear screens for previewing, to look properly at the shots i use my PC.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

jules

Link Posted 28/03/2012 - 08:41
ACMAXX, Actually improves the acuity outdoors IMO...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230678576903?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1...
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

Back in the room!
“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”...Ansel Adams
www.exaggeratedperspectives.com

Eastridge

Link Posted 28/03/2012 - 09:39
another vote for the ggs ones, quality and cheap
Sharon's: K-x, FA35/2, DA 18-250.Glen's: K10D, DA100 Macro, 55-300, Paragon 500, Silk Pro700 Tripod

cabstar

Link Posted 28/03/2012 - 14:27
I think screen protectors are another one of those products that people think they need when they don't.

Never had one on my GX20 from new & don't have a scratch on it, never yet broken a screen on any digital camera either.

The only LCD screens I have broken have all been on my HTC HD2 phone & each one has broken by being in the same pocket as my keys (big bunch)

My K-5 came with a screen attached & I took it off after a week, how you are supposed to get accurate information through an LCD screen I don't know.

This nearly 5 year old video should put your minds at rest
PPG Wedding photography Flickr
Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

HappySnapper65

Link Posted 28/03/2012 - 16:21
I always use the GGS Glass screen protectors, they seem to make the screen clearer under some conditions, I personally like the idea, when the camera is covered in dust, sand and sometimes mud, you know the screen is OK.

I have tried cleaning an unprotected screen covered in sand and it did get scratched.

Just my 2 penny worth.

Dave
Auto110,MZ-30, K5, loads of Black Tubes with Glass in.

cabstar

Link Posted 28/03/2012 - 22:08
use a blower????
PPG Wedding photography Flickr
Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

Smeggypants

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 07:20
cabstar wrote:
I think screen protectors are another one of those products that people think they need when they don't.

I agree. I've never used on one any of my cams. Never had a problem. Cameras are their to be used IMO not to be hermetically sealed. I buy a camera for X pounds, take thousands of shots with it and enjoy it.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Smeggypants

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 07:24
If you find yourself worrying about screen protectors, and worse forming opinions about which model of screen protector is better or worse, you should start questioning why you're into the photography game in the first place.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

davem

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 20:24
Thanks to all for the discussion.

Smeggy i am not sure that your last comment helps

Dave

doingthebobs

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 21:39
I bought one when I bought my K10. When it had to be repaired under guarantee, It came back without it.
I never did get a replacement and the K10 screen is fine, nearly 4 years later.

I haven't bothered with the K5 at all.
Bob

johnha

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 21:59
I'd be worried about getting dirt between the protector and the screen and also getting the protector off if you need to.
PPG Flickr
Add a Comment
You must be registered or logged-in to comment.