I scratched it… I should have had a shield …
Well I am sure you have been to a mall recently and seen all sorts of screen protecting options. The little men offer to take your phone, tablet, or some other device and magically protect your screen for you. I’ll admit I have gotten them to do this for me, and for the most part have been pleased with the product. The problem is always “what freaking one do I get!?!” Take my word for this part, AVOID eBay, and the dollar store for screen protectors, 99.9% of them are rubbish, and it would be easier to weave a silk scarf from silk you harvested from silkworms yourself, then to get a good application done on your phone… Until now that is.
Anyways so comes the meat of this post. Recently I was sent a screen protector for My Nikon D600 and for my canon T3i. I thought what an awesome screen to protect, not just my phone screen. Especially for the Nikon which has a HORRENDOUS plastic thingy that covers the screen… Phones are expensive, but a Full Frame camera is more so, so why not protect that thing?
So a review I have completed! The protector in question is from a company out of the UK called “Expert shield”. http://www.expertshielduk.com/
|Here is a box…. Ok I thought it was cool anyway. (I dented the box…)|
|Ok that cloth it comes with (and I believe all protectors do) is a great size, and you can never have enough of these!|
|In all it’s glory, the Shield… i’m very dramatic…|
|The Camera thats getting the treatment (I did a Canon T3i as well but you get the gist).|
|Un-boxed ready to install.|
|Ok so here is the ‘protector’ that Nikon thinks is a good idea, see those white dots? Its not dandruff, but its in between the screen and the plastic, and its annoying as heck… Or getting silkworms to breed…|
|So once you REALLY clean the screen and line up the protector you DO NOT have to do any weird spray, or glue, its all just ready to go. You peel off the back and stick it on!|
|Voila! Installed, quite simply as well.|
|All finished! Notice my beautiful hand in the (now) reflective screen!|
|Another great feature is that Expert Shield makes the protector for the LCD screen on top of the camera too!|
|Pretty clever if you ask me.|
Ok I will admit I horribly screwed up the first protector (Luckily they sent me 2 to test), I did not clean my screen well enough and something got stuck underneath… my bad.
The real test came after the installation of course. I can say after a month of having these installed, I’ve actually forgotten about them, and that’s a good thing! All I see is my screen clearly! Not the stupid plastic thing from Nikon… It’s been on for over 15 different shoots and it’s still as good as day one, no stupid bubbles! (I say stupid a lot apparently…)
I am unsure why you wouldn’t want to protect a screen on your, usually expensive, camera, and because you are smart people, you will want to protect it! Long story (really long, with silkworms, this stuff just comes to me…) short, I really like the protection that Expert Shield offers, I think the very reasonably priced option is a very good one.
Check out the site http://www.expertshielduk.com/ they have phones as well, and the pricing is really quite good!