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D7000 LCD protector suggestions

Tom Best , Aug 07, 2012; 12:20 p.m.

I don't care for the Nikon brand screen protector that came with my new D7000 and am interested in one of the many replacements that are being offered. I have seen them in 'optical glass' and 3M/Zagg protective film varieties. Any suggestions? And for the record, I looked but didn't seem to be able to find any posts on this topic here. Thanks,



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Elliot Bernstein , Aug 07, 2012; 12:31 p.m.

I have been very happy with the Giottos brand of glass protectors.

Tom Stough , Aug 07, 2012; 01:03 p.m.

I like the Vello brand one for my D300. It's just like the Nikon one, but with better quality optical glass. The Vello for the D7000 looks like a somewhat different design than the one for the D300. The D7000 version also goes around the view finder or also includes it's own view finder cover. I had the Giottos brand for over a year and it worked well until it was left in a hot car too long and the adhesive let loose.

Bruce Brown , Aug 07, 2012; 01:27 p.m.

Tom: There are several good ones ... don't be afraid of the ones that stick-on ... the adhesive is not permanent, and they can be popped off if you wish to change it out...the sick-on has a lower profile than the snap-on Nikon protector.

Simon Jenkins , Aug 07, 2012; 01:37 p.m.

You can't clean the protector that came with the camera, I have tried many times and still has marks on it.

Tom Best , Aug 07, 2012; 01:38 p.m.

I suppose the biggest gripe with the original is the size and the glare, so anything that duplicates the original, even if of better quality would be a deal breaker for me. I am not opposed to the 'stick-on' adhesive versions but the variety through either B&H or Amazon is hard to navigate through. The Giottos looked interesting but a few complained of breakage when they, in their humble opinion, did nothing to induce the breakage. Some advertise reduced glare and they vary greatly in price from a few bucks to over $20. Thanks for the responses.


Bill Pearce , Aug 07, 2012; 03:19 p.m.

I have the Giottos on tow cameras, neither a D7000, so don't know if that matters, but I have been very happy. Absolutely no problems, the coated surfaces really kill glare and if you are worried about leaving your camera in a hot car and the protector coming unglued I must ask, exactly why are you leaving your camera in a car that hot?

evan north , Aug 07, 2012; 04:13 p.m.

re cleaning the nikon protector. in my teens i used windowlene glass cleaner to remove scratches from the perspex lid of a hi-fi turntable. worked like a charm, if you have a similar product in the home it may work. (i am from the UK, and talking about the bottled pink stuff, not the spray).

Lisa B , Aug 07, 2012; 04:24 p.m.

On my D7000, I use the Vello brand glass screen protector sold by B&H and others. I love it--much lower profile, easy to clean, and won't come off and get lost. Best $12 I ever spent on camera gear!

Tom Best , Aug 07, 2012; 05:13 p.m.

I was not familiar with the Vello brand before so I sort of dismissed it without reading the reviews. It seems to have gotten universally great reviews and I'm sure B&H wouldn't carry it if it wasn't a quality piece. Thanks for all the input. I'll order one tonight. Tom

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