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| p.2 #6 · D800 Screen Protector? |
James R wrote:
James R wrote:
Keith B. wrote:
Isn't the rear LCD already covered by a tempered glass panel that's replaceable?
No, tempered glass was first offered on the D3 series and now the D4.
Is there any information by Nikon to say that the LCD on the D800 isn't (or is) tempered glass also.
Never used a protector on my D3 and have never scratched it and so far the same goes for my D800E. However, if the latter doesn't have a tempered glass LCD then I may invest in one.
After checking into this, I can say that I don't know. Nikon doesn't advertise "tempered glass" monitors. Couldn't find any Nikon reference to tempered related on the D800 or D4. Check the D4 user manual and it doesn't mention tempered glass either. So, I don't know and therefore take my previous comment back. I'll probably put a GGS on the D4, since it is cheap and move on to other big problems.
My D800E cover glass is definitely glass, not plastic, BUT:
T.Hogan, in his D800 Guide, referring to the D800(E) LCD cover glass, states that "...apparently this isn't as hardened as the glass on the D3 series and D4 models."
Also, it appears that the space between the LCD and the glass is now filled with some sort of hard, clear resin--in other words, the LCD and it's cover glass are a single, inseparable unit, which means if you smash the glass, you are now more likely to simultaneously smash the LCD underneath. No longer a cheap, do-at-home-if-you-want-to replacement job.
Another argument for a 'D4X".