Expert Shield vs GGS Screen Protector for Nikon D800
I’m giving away two Expert Shield screen protectors. Draw will take place on September 19, 2014. No stings, no BS. I have an extra Sony RX100 model and the D800 anti-glare model.
All you have to do is comment on this post with which model you want, add a valid email address (which won’t be visible to anyone but me). Winners will be announced here and I’ll contact you for a shipping address. Good luck!
Update: I only had entries for the D800 model, and the winner is Peter Looper! I might run another draw for the RX100 model at another time.
Some time ago I posted about my issues with the GGS screen protectors. The first one was faulty, second one was different from the first and had a plastic border which obscured the top and bottom of the LCD. My third one (same as the first), arrived and it had some scratches on the glass. I ended up using it, fed up with the whole process. Needless to say, I wasn’t happy with the experience and made worse because you can’t seem to contact the company directly.
About a year ago, I purchased a Sony RX-100 and decided to use an Expert Shield screen protector on that camera. It installed perfectly, no bubbles and you can’t seven see it’s there. One year later, it’s still on the camera and I have had no problems with it at all.
I decided to finally replace the GGS screen protector on my D800 with an Expert Shield. I have the standard and anti-glare models, but decided to go with the standard one. The installation was easy, as before, and the result looks like a naked D800 LCD but I know it’s well protected. Here are a few photos from the process.
The GGS, note how it sits raised above the body. It isn’t a perfect fit, and the one with the plastic frame (gen 2?) is a terrible fit.
Another shot of the GGS.
Last one of GGS.
The Expert Shield covers, which come with a microfiber cloth to aid installation.
Expert Shield mounted on D800, a near-perfect fit for the LCD. It comes with covers for both the rear and top LCD plates.
One more of the Expert Shield, looks and works great.
Overall, I’m very happy with the product and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good screen protector. It’s much nicer than the standard Nikon covers and works much better than the GGS covers I tried. I will be using this on all of my cameras from now on.