DSLR LCD Screen Protector

DSLR LCD Screen Protector

February 14, 2013

Not one to really worry about my LCD screen, I didn’t even realize a product like this existed until I was researching magnified lens hoods. The type of hood I wanted to purchase was held on by adhering a magnet bracket to the camera body. Um… no thanks. Found this little gadget – the GGS LCD Screen Protector Glass – to stick the magnet on and, for under $15 on amazon.com, I’m really impressed.

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First off – the packaging was nice. I was expecting a cheap blister pack but the unit was firmly encased in a plastic box that hinged open. It only took a few minutes to slip the LCD protector on my Canon 5D Mark III and it fits like it should. You can’t really tell it’s even there for the most part.

As you can see the LCD is now protected by an extra layer of .5mm optical glass that is covered in explosion-proof film (haven’t tested that yet… I hope I never do). It covers the top half of the Canon logo on the back of the body which isn’t a deal breaker for me. Viewing photos on the LCD screen – because of the extra .5mm thickness – depending on the angle you are viewing at you might not see some of the edge details of the photo. Again – not a deal breaker.

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Now the viewfinder also has an extra layer of plastic in front of it so you will lose the ability to see the extreme edges of your shot unless you get your eye right in the eyepeice (sometimes I don’t because of my glasses) so that is something you want to be mindful of.

The entire unit fits really well on the camera body but it isn’t flush the whole length of the LCD protector. I’d imagine over time dust and dirt will creep in between the body and the unit. It’s pretty easy to slide off, clean, and slip back on but it might be irritating to do that constantly depending on the shooting conditions you are in.

Positives:

  • Inexpensive and nice quality
  • Fits the 5dM3 great
  • Added protection to both the screen and LCD
  • Can mount an LCD viewfinder to this unit and not risk damaging your camera body.
  • Don’t have to worry about bubbles from film LCD protectors.

Negatives:

  • Isn’t fully flush to the body. Minor gap will also dust/dirt/water to creep in between.

 Overall:

I’d recommend it. Here’s the direct link to buy it.