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I suppose that photographers mainly use screen protectors for keeping screens free from scratches because of bags and other things.

I wonder whether screen protectors are still needed on Canon 60D while it has flippable screen that gets best protection possible when packed into a bag.

Are there any protective screens for this camera in the first place? And do they prevent the screen from being back flipped (screen facing body)?

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

Given that the actual screen on Canon cameras is already mounted behind a rather solid transparent plastic plate from the factory, third-party screen protectors are not actually screen protectors.

They are screen protector protectors.

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+1. These really aren't needed unless you are especially abusive to your equipment. (If they were, they'd come in the box.) – mattdm Apr 9 '11 at 13:54
Ok but are they changeable? Cause if they're not it's probably still good to have something on that can be changed? Or... – Robert Koritnik Apr 9 '11 at 15:50
Yes they are. A piece of Canon-branded plastic, fastened with double-sided tape of all things! Not very expensive either. – Staale S Apr 9 '11 at 18:01
@Staale where can you purchase replacements for the built-in screen replacements? Do you know the approximate cost? – rm999 Apr 9 '11 at 20:59
It's a standard Canon spare part... a camera shop ought to be able to round one up for you, or one can be ordered off the net. You may find this link interesting: . Finding out the exact part number is the biggest problem I think. – Staale S Apr 9 '11 at 21:03

It's good to have a screen protector for camera LCD even if you have a flippable one. This will ensure you don't get the oil from your nose onto the LCD while looking through the viewfinder. This way you wont be afraid to push your eye closer. I used to look through the viewfinder from several inches away just because I didn't want to ruin the LCD screen with scratches and oils, that was before I got the protector. Also if you have a wife/girl friend who wears nose-pin, screen protector is a must before you let them use the camera!

If you don't get a screen protector built specificly for your camera, you can buy one made for large-screen cell phones (I used the one which was designed for iPhone) and cut it to your camera screen size. Search for 'Lexard TruVue' screen protectors, they make some good products for cameras.

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+1 for the piercing detail, lol. – JoséNunoFerreira Apr 10 '11 at 1:52

you could flip your screen over, so that the plastic side is faced towards you. But since the obvious downside is that you can't preview your pics anymore, no one will ever do this anyway. :-)

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I indeed never use the screen on my camera while shooting. After a session (or during a break) I may use it to make a quick review of things that need reshooting at times, but that's it. – jwenting Apr 11 '11 at 6:34

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