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XO Skins just posted on facebook they have their Canon 5d mark iii screen protectors available http://xoskins.com/canon-5d-mark-iii-screen-protector



They hide finger prints and stop scratches very well. Looks like it covers the top glass as well

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Re: Canon 5d Mark iii screen protector now available from XO Skins
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 02:55:11 PM »
Thank you for pointing this out! Just this weekend I went to XOskins' site and was disappointed that they didn't have the 5D3 yet. Ordering right away.

I've used Zagg films, and I think they are great for exterior protection, but not for LCD screens. The bumpy texture is too distracting. The XOskin on my phone is seriously hard to notice. I highly recommend them.

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Re: Canon 5d Mark iii screen protector now available from XO Skins
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 03:07:04 PM »
The camera already has a protective glass cover over the lcd that can be easily replaced.  A protector to protect the protector?
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 05:50:44 PM »
The camera already has a protective glass cover over the lcd that can be easily replaced.  A protector to protect the protector?

Easily? Seriously? I think you're exaggerating that a bit. I replaced the *plastic* screen on the 5D classic and it was anything but easy. First you have to buy the part directly from Canon support, not the most intuitive thing to do. (Be sure to order the adhesive as well, since they don't include it with the screen!) Then you have to heat up and pry off the old screen without scratching the rest of your body or worse, the LCD itself. It might technically be "easy" to do, but it's nerve-wracking, having your unprotected LCD screen exposed to the elements. The risk of damaging the LCD is not worth it to me.

And I think you're wrong, but I'm having trouble proving it... The LCD screen does not appear to be actual glass. It feels like the same soft plastic that's on every other Canon body I've owned. They scratch incredibly easy. Why Canon refuses to put something like Gorilla Glass on their pro DSLR's is beyond me.

Save yourself the trouble. Use screen protection films. They really do work, and XO skins are as smooth as glass instead of "orange peel" textured, so the reflections will not look weird.
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Re: Canon 5d Mark iii screen protector now available from XO Skins
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 06:33:31 PM »
Thanks I just ordered it and applied a coupon for $3 off try it : byublue

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Re: Canon 5d Mark iii screen protector now available from XO Skins
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 07:13:35 PM »
Great find! I was just searching to see if there were any screen protectors available. I just sold my 7D last week that had a Zagg set on it's LCD screens. Peeling them off, both the top plate and rear LCD screens looked perfect...like the day I got the 7D. Some people knock them but they protect against the small scratches that seem to build up over time...just from bumping the camera around or taking it in and out of bags when traveling or on location.

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Re: Canon 5d Mark iii screen protector now available from XO Skins
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 09:02:47 PM »
They just posted an install video too. That kid needs a tripod!
Canon 5D Mark III Screen Protector Install 5D MKIII 5D MK3 5D Mark3

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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012, 10:46:03 AM »
Dang I didn't think to use a coupon. Next time I guess..

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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2012, 01:23:27 PM »
Thanks I just ordered it and applied a coupon for $3 off try it : byublue

thank you! that worked fine for me!
I will look for a better screen protector later on but it would be stupid to scratch the screen in order to save 10$.

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Re: Canon 5d Mark iii screen protector now available from XO Skins
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012, 07:01:47 AM »
Do the XO screen protectors have a rippled (bumpy) effect like the Zagg protectors? Are they easy to remove if I were to decide I don't like them?

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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2012, 10:48:02 AM »
Do the XO screen protectors have a rippled (bumpy) effect like the Zagg protectors? Are they easy to remove if I were to decide I don't like them?

No they don't have that look. A lot of folks call that orange peel

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Re: Canon 5d Mark iii screen protector now available from XO Skins
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2012, 12:18:34 PM »
Cool and thank you. I have heard of the Orange Peel reference before - I thought it was related to colour - not texture, good to know.

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Re: Canon 5d Mark iii screen protector now available from XO Skins
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2012, 06:53:11 PM »
I just wasted time and money on this crap.
The skin set they sent me IS NOT designed for the 5D MK3.
The top part has rounded edges and doesn't even fit the screen.

Not impressed at all  >:(

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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2012, 07:18:14 PM »
I just wasted time and money on this crap.
The skin set they sent me IS NOT designed for the 5D MK3.
The top part has rounded edges and doesn't even fit the screen.

Not impressed at all  >:(

U mad bro?  ::)

Mine fit fine. It wasn't a 100% microscopically accurate fit, but it covered both screens rather well. If you want it perfect to the nanometer, you should buy their cut-to-fit screens.

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Re: Canon 5d Mark iii screen protector now available from XO Skins
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 10:54:20 AM »
Cool and thank you. I have heard of the Orange Peel reference before - I thought it was related to colour - not texture, good to know.

No problem

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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 10:54:20 AM »