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Margie R. Kirby
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2008
 

protective covering for LCD


Hello! Is there a protective covering for the LCD that anyone could comment on or recommend? I'm thinking that it would be a good idea when the camera is not in use. I'm new to digital, so any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!


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9/21/2008 6:44:57 PM

 
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Leave the protective plastic film on the LCD screen, that new cameras come with.

When the camera is not in use it should not be out in the open, but safely tucked away in a camera bag, backpack, or hard case. Don't leave it lying around unprotected on a table or a bookshelf. Or anywhere, really.

If the camera is either in your hands, or in a protective bag or such you may not need the protective plastic film on the LCD screen. Which is good because then you get a better view of what's on the LCD.


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9/21/2008 11:11:18 PM

 
Alan N. Marcus   If you surf the net ‘LCD screen proctor’ you will find an assortment of products. They are made of plastic film and can to size easily with a scissors.

Most screen proctors stem from research to develop an overlay to change LCD’s angle of view. LCD appears bright when viewed straight on however when viewed from the side or from top or bottom, screen brightness is greatly reduced.

There is a need, on one hand to increase the angle of view. As an example LCD displays that serves as aircraft instrumentation need to be seen by both pilot and copilot. Lenticular overlays help.

The inverse is a need to reduce the angle of view for privacy when working your laptop as a passenger on an airplane.

Alan Marcus


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9/22/2008 7:05:12 AM

 
Margie R. Kirby
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2008
  Thanks Alan and thanks again to W.S.

Alan, you mentioned things that I had not even thought about. I learn so much from people on this website!

W.S., I think I'll take you up on your suggestion. Don't worry, I don't leave any of my cameras out. I have young children with good intentions.

Thanks again!


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9/22/2008 4:12:58 PM

 
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