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Oct 6, 2012 07:57:27   #
tim57064
 
I was wondering about a screen protector for my canon T4I. I recieved some included in my new camera package and after applying one,there seemed to be a lot of bubbles between the protector and the screen.I could not get them out so i just took it off,the protector that is. I have seen how some screen protectors are put in place on smart phone where they use a drop of solution of which i believe is distilled water.Can this be used to apply the screen protector? Would appreciate any advice. Thanks,Tim
 
Oct 6, 2012 08:51:41   #
deej
 
Yes, it is a cup of water and 2 drops of dish soap. You don't use the whole cup of water :D. Put it in a spray bottle and spray your fingers, screen, and screen protector, then use a clean edge of a credit card to squeegee the water out from under the screen protector after you position the film on the screen. Be extremely careful to prevent excessive water from getting into your camera. The screen will completely dry in a day or so.
Oct 6, 2012 08:53:51   #
tim57064
 
Thanks deej.
Oct 6, 2012 09:00:12   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
tim57064 wrote:
I was wondering about a screen protector for my canon T4I. I recieved some included in my new camera package and after applying one,there seemed to be a lot of bubbles between the protector and the screen.I could not get them out so i just took it off,the protector that is. I have seen how some screen protectors are put in place on smart phone where they use a drop of solution of which i believe is distilled water.Can this be used to apply the screen protector? Would appreciate any advice. Thanks,Tim
I was wondering about a screen protector for my ca... (show quote)

I use protectors on all my LCDs. The only one I ever buy is zagg - http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/index.php?gclid=CKWZkbm37LICFQKe4AodZhsARg.

Amazon sells them - http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/index.php?gclid=CKWZkbm37LICFQKe4AodZhsARg
What I do not is get the protector for an iPad and cut pieces to fit other devices. It's much cheaper that way.

These Zagg shields are very tough, yet they're easy to apply. Just follow the directions. If you mess up, you can peel it off and try again. Just be sure to use lots of the spray on your fingers. As for bubbles, you will have some after the installation, but they will go away - unless they're very large.

If your camera has the snap-on plastic protector, use that, too. I ever take mine off.
Oct 6, 2012 09:07:21   #
tim57064
 
Thanks, I have had zagg for my smart phone,yet have never put them on myself.Have been worried about the moisture thing,too much.Thanks for the info,will get zagg and try myself.
Oct 6, 2012 18:26:31   #
MtnMan (a regular here)
 
jerryc41 wrote:
If your camera has the snap-on plastic protector, use that, too. I ever take mine off.


I had one of those and noticed what seemed like stuff getting under it and scratching. I had the camera cleaned at a photo conference last weekend and the cleaning guy told me to take it off: they cause scratches. Stuff grows underneath them.

So mine is off and I am considering going to the stick on ones. But since I have a D5100 I can turn the screen around for protection most of the time so don't know if I'm going to bother. So far I have been using it with no protection and it is much brighter and clearer.
 
Oct 6, 2012 18:33:37   #
tim57064
 
I suppose if you never use the touch screen that I have,I would not worry about it yet,the second I don't have one in place,the screen will get scratched. I had one of those stick on ones on the screen and could not get the bubbles out.That is why I originally inquired about it. So again can you use the liquid for attaching the stick on screen savers?
Oct 6, 2012 18:38:21   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
tim57064 wrote:
I suppose if you never use the touch screen that I have,I would not worry about it yet,the second I don't have one in place,the screen will get scratched. I had one of those stick on ones on the screen and could not get the bubbles out.That is why I originally inquired about it. So again can you use the liquid for attaching the stick on screen savers?

The purpose of the liquid is to prevent the material from sticking to your fingers or anything else before it's in position. Also, without the liquid, you'll have fingerprints all over the inside of the plastic.

The bubbles aren't so much from the liquid as from areas where there is a little air bubble - although there will probably be water in that bubble. Gently run the squeegie over the plastic until you get it reasonably clear. the just be patient, and wait for Nature to remove those bubbles.

Even if there are some bubbles left, although that's never happened to me, would you rather have a tiny or two, or scratches?
Oct 6, 2012 18:42:51   #
tim57064
 
Thanks Jerry I appreciate the advice. Tim
Oct 6, 2012 19:22:08   #
deej
 
tim57064 wrote:
I suppose if you never use the touch screen that I have,I would not worry about it yet,the second I don't have one in place,the screen will get scratched. I had one of those stick on ones on the screen and could not get the bubbles out.That is why I originally inquired about it. So again can you use the liquid for attaching the stick on screen savers?


That's what the dish soap/water mixture does. It allows you to place the screen protector on the device and not stick until you squeegee the water out. Read my previous post at top for a little more detail.
I will add that I personally prefer the screen protectors from power support because they are clearer than Zag and you can personally order them from the company much cheaper than Amazon. These are the original type Apple use to sell in the store and I think they started selling again, but direct from PSupport it's considerably cheaper even with freight from here:
http://www.powersupportusa.com/accessories/iphone-4.html
I know the iPhone and iPad are listed and no cameras but you can easily use a pair of scissors to cut out your own to any dimension.
May I also add when you spray the screen protector to spray both sides to prevent the screen from sticking and gives your credit card a slick surface to squeegee on!
Oct 6, 2012 21:36:33   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
[quote=deej]
tim57064 wrote:

http://www.powersupportusa.com/accessories/iphone-4.html
I know the iPhone and iPad are listed and no cameras but you can easily use a pair of scissors to cut out your own to any dimension.
May I also add when you spray the screen protector to spray both sides to prevent the screen from sticking and gives your credit card a slick surface to squeegee on!

Thanks for the link.
:thumbup:
 
Oct 6, 2012 22:48:50   #
deej
 
[quote=jerryc41]
deej wrote:
tim57064 wrote:

http://www.powersupportusa.com/accessories/iphone-4.html
I know the iPhone and iPad are listed and no cameras but you can easily use a pair of scissors to cut out your own to any dimension.
May I also add when you spray the screen protector to spray both sides to prevent the screen from sticking and gives your credit card a slick surface to squeegee on!

Thanks for the link.
:thumbup:


These are incredibly clear like there is no protector. I know you love them and their cheaper than Zag when bought direct.
Oct 7, 2012 05:27:18   #
saxkiwi
 
tim57064 wrote:
I was wondering about a screen protector for my canon T4I. I recieved some included in my new camera package and after applying one,there seemed to be a lot of bubbles between the protector and the screen.I could not get them out so i just took it off,the protector that is. I have seen how some screen protectors are put in place on smart phone where they use a drop of solution of which i believe is distilled water.Can this be used to apply the screen protector? Would appreciate any advice. Thanks,Tim
I was wondering about a screen protector for my ca... (show quote)


I use glass screen protectors on all my cameras they just have sticky edges which stick to the outside edge of the screen. You may be able to get one for your camera.
Oct 7, 2012 06:13:57   #
gwong1
 
I never use them, I place a microfiber cleaning cloth over the screen prior to placing in my camera bag. Never have had an issue with a scratched screen. Gary
tim57064 wrote:
I was wondering about a screen protector for my canon T4I. I recieved some included in my new camera package and after applying one,there seemed to be a lot of bubbles between the protector and the screen.I could not get them out so i just took it off,the protector that is. I have seen how some screen protectors are put in place on smart phone where they use a drop of solution of which i believe is distilled water.Can this be used to apply the screen protector? Would appreciate any advice. Thanks,Tim
I was wondering about a screen protector for my ca... (show quote)
Oct 7, 2012 06:32:17   #
mikemilton
 
Never use one, never had a problem. I use a toploader bag so there is no issue with scuffing from other equipment.
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