Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 500 — full exif
My D700 with a GGS brand glass screen protector
This post is about the aftermarket GGS Glass LCD Screen Protector, and about the store I bought mine from. First about the protector itself...
Nikon cameras come with a cheap thick plastic LCD screen protector that easily scratches, scuffs, and just looks ugly. When it scuffs enough, it becomes cloudy and makes it worse than nothing. So a couple of years ago, I bought a GGS brand glass protector for my Nikon D200, and loved it. Along with a Katz Eye focus screen, they're the two must-have aftermarket changes to a new camera body.
When I got a D700, I immediately bought the same protector for it, and loved its clean looks and superior protection as before. A year later, my appreciation grew when I'd left the camera under a chair in a room frequented by a number of toddlers, and came back to find the protector cracked, but the underlying screen still in perfect condition.
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 45 mm — 1/25 sec, f/2.8, ISO 500 — full exif
the old one took one for the team
Off to my online store, and $12 later, I had a new one...
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 1800 — full exif
(It includes a glass protector for the camera-top mini LCD screen, but I don't think that screen needs any kind of protection, so I don't use it.)
Here's an article giving more details. They're made for a lot of specific cameras (including Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Pentax, Sony, Olympus, Leica), and a number of generic sizes for point-n-shoots.
GGS glass screen protectors: highly recommended.
And now about where I buy them: I buy them from the GreenLife Style store on eBay, where I've bought a number of things over the years. They're an eBay store with a stellar rating (positive feedback of 99.2%, though my personal experience has been 100% positive).
I've been meaning to write about them for two years; that I'm doing it now illustrates how far behind on stuff I am. Two years ago I posted about a Surreal (and exceedingly unpleasant) PayPal Experience where PayPal had approved a payment from me to a merchant, the merchant replied “got your payment; we'll ship your order soon”, and then half an hour later PayPal “un-approved” the payment and locked my account.
Anyway, it took a week for me to get the PayPal situation cleared up (and ended up getting an apologetic phone call from an executive at PayPal), but throughout the ordeal, the merchant, GreenLife Style, was 100% reasonable. All emails were answered within minutes, by a human. They were extremely accommodating to the situation, and they worked with me to get around the issue. Due to the PayPal silliness, at one point they had been paid twice for the same order, and immediately refunded the overpayment. PayPal wasted a lot of their time during this ordeal, but they were always cheerful and professional.
I've bought a bunch of small things from them over time... the screen protectors, Nikon MC-36 SLR remote-control knockoff ($30 instead of $150, and works just perfectly), rubber eyecups, etc.
They're an eBay store so they present their products in the form of auctions, and sometimes there are multiple auctions for the same product, with different prices (sometimes in different currencies), so if you want to buy from them, use their store's search feature and pick the result with the lowest price.
GreenLife Style's eBay Store: highly recommended.