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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2021, 21:41:55 »
My D5 « for sale » picture: 3 ½ years old & 50’000 clicks. Professional use. Pristine; no scratches; never a protection screen.  :)


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(Sold in the meantime).
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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2021, 22:55:20 »
I suggest to put a protection screen on the protection screen. You never now  ;D

Sane advice, Christian!  ;D


Any recommendation for the makers of protection LCD covers? Anyone?

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The one on my fp now is Gramas Extra Camera Glass made by Gin-Ichi.  The protection films/glasses are mostly dedicated to specific models, and Gin-Ichi (a well known camera shop for professionals in Tokyo) makes one for D850.
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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2021, 22:00:38 »
The "mold/fungus" on the D3/D300 inner display was not exactly that and probable cause was the mounting tape, underneath. (On my old D300 it also looks like they wiped off the underside glass with a damp finger.)


When powered off, it looks cloudy around the edges. When used for chimping the bugger is fine.


Do your homework. Applying a glass protector is a good idea to keep it looking new. Removing ANY protector from a plastic touch screen, I've found can pull off the non-glare coating, pretty much ruining what you intended to fix.

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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2021, 22:20:33 »
My D5 has a little scratch in the screen. Only visible with the screen "off" so it doesn´t affect viewing or compromise in anyway. I´m thinking about a screen protector...

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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2021, 04:42:40 »
I have Domke bag with an iron hardware to secure the top cover. It is a solid piece of metal and one time it hit the front of the lens inside the bag pretty hard. Luckily, there was a UV filter on the lens. It would be heart breaking if the hook hit the front element. I know people who toss their gear around and clean lenses with their sweater hats. I am not one of those :)

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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2021, 21:38:58 »
While I may not add a protective secreen to the back of my camera, and the only lens filter I ever might use is a polarizer for removing reflections, I am a very strong believer in using a Lens Cap at all times except when actually shooting!

That Domke fastener could have done a number on both the filter (and on the lens behind it as well) but it would have left a lens cap unharmed.

Just sayin' . . .

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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2021, 05:04:58 »
Good point, Ann. I did the same thing in the very early past and regardless how well I kept the lenses closed, they collected the dirt from the air after a while (believe me, the air is pretty oily and I am talking about European climate :) ). The lenses that I keep protective filters on still look new after 25 years. As the picture quality degradation caused by the filters is unnoticeable, I decided to use filters. But hey, I am a weekend photographer, not a war correspondent LOL.

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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2021, 05:14:31 »
The protectors arrived! There were so many "brands" on Amazon and the prices are comparable so I selected a random one. The quality is not top-notch and out of the two protector glasses, one had so many defect out of the box so I decided to throw it away. The second one looks decent. The English of the instruction was probably Google-translated from Chinese LOL

Putting and removing is actually a piece of cake. I dropped the protector on the screen and it started stick to the screen edge to edge. It can be easily removed using the edge of a piece of paper. The protector is a bit smaller than the screen.

Considering the ease of installation and the cheap price (I paid ~12 CAD tax included) I would say it is worth trying.

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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2021, 05:32:21 »
As the picture quality degradation caused by the filters is unnoticeable...

In the daylight a proper lens hood or for a wide angle or zoom shading the front element with the hand can make a greater difference than removing a filter. Today’s filters with superior coatings can have almost zero effect on an image. I keep a lens hood on all lenses almost all of the time.

At night however a filter can often cause a related ghost from a light source like a street light or car's headlights. At night I frequently remove any filter from my lens.

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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2021, 11:09:43 »
Always front lens cap when not in use; always lens hood when in use; never filter.
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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2021, 14:47:37 »
I would consider putting a protector filter on a lens only in those marine conditions when you have a lot of salty mist in the air, and salt is quite nasty to remove from a precious front lens.
Otherwise, no filter.
Polariser and close-up lenses? OK with me.  The best recent polarisers have nanocoating that repels dust and fingerprints (and they work as advertised!). Cost is a little steep...

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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2021, 19:18:10 »
Always front lens cap when not in use; always lens hood when in use; never filter.
Exactly.

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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2021, 22:05:43 »
... let get back on track... so do not use screen protectors as well? :)

What is the downside?

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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2021, 00:13:15 »
... let get back on track... so do not use screen protectors as well? :)

What is the downside?
Screen protectors do not alter the image quality, lens protectors do.

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Re: Do touch screens work with screen protectors?
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2021, 01:01:16 »
Screen protectors do not alter the image quality, lens protectors do.

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Hey, that I understand. Did not try to compare protectors to filters. Just wanted to learn why people are not using protectors.

The downside for me is, instead of a nice LCD, I now have a cheap looking plastic protector. The LCD protector of my D800 got scratched a lot, though. Probably from the sharp edges of the Velcro strips of the dividers, so I'll probably keep the protector on my Z5.