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How can I protect the back LCD?
Posted By: Ole, 09-07-2006, 09:25 PM

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You can use an LCD protection sticker for one of the many PDAs. I put clear packing tape on it. The bubbles have gone away after several days and now it is just as good as those more expensive protectors.
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11-21-2008, 12:44 PM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaRee Quote
Hey Tom. Good to see you here. I spoke to the Delkin rep at the Photo Expo where I got the k10d and he said that in 30 to 60 days there will be a custom pop up shade to fit the k10d. I LOVE those shades and have them on every lcd I have except the fz30 (won't work there)
Good Morning, I bought a proper screen protector but even though I cleaned tne LCD with a lens cleaning pen it didn't stay stuck for very long. Can I use a lens cleaning fluid on the LCD without harming it?

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QuoteOriginally posted by gordon_l34 Quote
Good Morning, I bought a proper screen protector but even though I cleaned tne LCD with a lens cleaning pen it didn't stay stuck for very long. Can I use a lens cleaning fluid on the LCD without harming it?

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Yes that should be fine. The LCD is not directly exposed and under glass.

Unlike LCD computer monitors and screens, NEVER use glass cleaners, dust cloths and the like on those, it will kill off individual pixels
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Does the reply "just be careful" help?

Enjoy your photography more and try not to worry about the odd wee mark or knock, it adds character to your equipment.

You should see some of the pro gear thats about, gaffer tape, chips and dings, but they still all get the images.
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I got an LCD protector on ebay for the K20D.

It's just great. Pretty much scratch proof.

And it has one for the top LCD too

Cost me about $8 I think.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
Jason

I understand you bought it as "insurance" but with no scratches or damage in over a year, I could interpret this as not needed.

I have had an *istD for 4 1/2 years and a K10D for 18 months, never had a problem with the LCD and although I am not abusive with my camera, I don't treat it any differently than my old tank of a KX.

I thionk these screnes are a scare tactic, but then again, never having broken an LCD I can't comment.

One thing I would like to see however is whether these would stop an impact that would otherwise break the screne from breaking the screne anyway. A scratch I can possibly believe, but impact, i doubt it.
I owned a K200D for nine months of pretty much constant travel, and in that time got some minor scratches in the LCD. They were definitely something I had to mention when I sold the body after getting a K20D. Here's a quote from someone interested in buying my K200D...
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well, because it has scratches on the LCD, ...[and other perceived detractions]..., how about $300
Even minor scratches on the LCD that don't affect the view when it's on, will lower the resale value of the camera.

QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
Does the reply "just be careful" help?

Enjoy your photography more and try not to worry about the odd wee mark or knock, it adds character to your equipment.

You should see some of the pro gear thats about, gaffer tape, chips and dings, but they still all get the images.
I whole heartedly agree, and my pro gear (from my profession - no cameras involved) is beat up too, it happens as a matter of course with equipment you use on a daily basis for work (you should see my flight helmet), but photography doesn't make me any money, and part of being able to afford new gear is selling the old gear, ergo scratches matter. The question is whether the scratches lower the value more than the cost of the protection necessary to prevent 'em... Besides, some of us have a bit of gear fetishism about us and protecting said gear is part of that.
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I just received a glass protectore that I purchased from an eBay seller in Hong Kong. It sure beats the clear film type I had on my K10 and is as clear as....well....glass.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FuzzyOne Quote
I just received a glass protectore that I purchased from an eBay seller in Hong Kong. It sure beats the clear film type I had on my K10 and is as clear as....well....glass.
I used to use the glass types and I loved them. Better protection. However moisture can get in with condensation so I'm very happy with the clear film type I'm using now.

It's not very thin and has one also shaped for the top LCD. So both are clear and scratch-free now.
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K20D LCD protectors.

I use the Giotto $30 2.7" Standard 12 layer coated LCD protector. It is glass but can be removed with a hair dryer if it breaks.

The top info protector has a Targus LCD film protector from Walmart it has tends to bubble but can easily be replaced.

Oddly enough I use micro fibre cleaning cloth's and Glasses cleaning fluid from Walmart Vision Centre.

This is the same formulation and cloths as those that say Nikon and the spray bottles sold in Camera stores. (The $7 bottles that were formulated for NASA and made in DFW TX are better since they are safe for $500K space helmets and don't screw up spacecraft air recycle filters, they have no volatiles and use a molecular non-specified cleaning agent.) But they are sold in the same bottles as Walmart's, no safer and I don't tend to use my camera on the Shuttle.

The Walmart AR lens cleaner is safe to use on my progressive Zeiss/Seiko/Nikon Glasses, LCD screens and does a fine job on Coated Len's and filters. At 1.97 for a 2 oz bottle with lifetime refills it does exactly what we all want.

Safe for AR coating.
Safe for Glass.
Safe for Acrylic.
Safe for LCD Screens including Laptops.
NO Ammonia no "bad soap" which tends to rip the AR coating off of both Glasses and Len's.

For the more amusing stuff that gets on Glasses, UV filters and Lens caps I use a Harbour Freight Ultrasonic cleaner.

And as for protectors in general. When your son dumps your whole Lowe Pro Slingshot camera bag upside down on Space Centre Houston's floor and hear the tinkle of glass be glad when you find it's only the UV protector that broke you have a lot of glass fragments in the lens cap to dump out and every thing else is pristine! ( Yes that happened and I moaned "Scott that was more than $1000 of Glass you dumped on the floor". Son looks at fathers now long face. Everyone looks much happier when only a protection filter is broken.)

I cannot recomend the Lowe Pro 200AW and 300AW enough they are kid proof when they are zipped up and work much better than the Pentax Digital Slingshot bag. It is too small for the K20D and 18-55mm AL II to fit right side up. Fortunately it's price tends to be "free" so the price was right.

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I tried the invisibleshield stuff but wanted something harder; ultimately went with ACMAXX, which I love.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sholtzma Quote
I tried the invisibleshield stuff but wanted something harder; ultimately went with ACMAXX, which I love.

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haha i like their front page....

i know what the image is trying to say, but its like:
Without Acmaxx Protector your camera LCD screen will spontaneously break!
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Zagg Invisible Shield stuff is pretty hardy, just disappointing that the K200D version doesn't come with a piece for the top lcd.
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I have the Invisishield by Zagg for my K10D and it has been very good protection for over year now. Regrettably, I have found their customer service to be rather poor and unhelpful when having ordered other products.

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Same stuff as the other expensive super strong stuff. Very tough protector film that goes on with a little liquid (helps eliminate fingerprints and bubbles) and after it adheres, is nearly invisible.

You can order in sheets for custom sizes; I had an extra sheet from my Blackberry Curve which trimmed, fit perfectly on the LCD.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tswill2 Quote
Arpe - If you REALLY want heavy duty protection, get a Delkin Pop-Up Shade. About $20 and adds 2 layers of protection and makes it easier to see the review / menu screen outdoors. The hood is easily removeable if it's in your way, leaving the base with it's plastic window. I've been using one on a pocket P&S and it's great.
I bought one a couple years back for my P&S because it doesn't have a view finder and it's great especially on sunny days.
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Try:

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Same stuff as the other expensive super strong stuff. Very tough protector film that goes on with a little liquid (helps eliminate fingerprints and bubbles) and after it adheres, is nearly invisible.

You can order in sheets for custom sizes; I had an extra sheet from my Blackberry Curve which trimmed, fit perfectly on the LCD.
Looks cool, too bad they don't offer anything for Pentax products.

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