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Just curious because I just got my 5DIII (awesome btw, a huuuge upgrade from my 40D) and I noticed that the LCD screen didn't have a protective static cling screen protector stuck on it (like many electronic products to keep the screen pristine while in the box).  I wanted to make sure that Canon just isn't putting them on the 5DIII, and not that my box was a customer return.

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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 02:11:57 PM »
Mine had no protector

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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 03:12:02 PM »
No it does not.  Not sure there is a lot of third party yet that can out with protector for the screen either but that should happen soon.  A friend of mine actually used an iphone protector and cut it to the dimension of his screen!
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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 03:16:25 PM »
No it does not.  Not sure there is a lot of third party yet that can out with protector for the screen either but that should happen soon.  A friend of mine actually used an iphone protector and cut it to the dimension of his screen!

I think the OP was talking about the disposable 'throw away' protector that's commonly found on LCDs when new in the package - my iPhones and iPads (relatively recent purchases) had them.  Sometimes they are clear, sometimes blue, but they're intended to protect during packing and shipping and then removed by the customer and discarded.  It's been long enough since I unboxed my 7D and 5DII that I don't recall if there were protectors on them.
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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 03:25:13 PM »
Oups!  Sorry i read too quickly.  When i unboxed the mkiii unit i got there was no screen protector.
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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 03:44:44 PM »
No screen protector on my 5D III
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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 04:00:41 PM »
No "throw away" screen protector on mine either.

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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 05:54:07 PM »
No, there is no protector.  One nice thing about the screen on the new 5D3 vs older versions is that the screen is glass so it is far more resistant to scratching.  It is also permanently bonded to the screen behind it so the flip side to this is that it is not user replaceable like the plastic ones.

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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 08:49:02 PM »
Mine came with a screen protector, an upholstered leather presentation box, two tickets to the upcoming UK tour of Starlight Express, and a handwritten note from the CEO of Canon expressing his eternal gratitude for my custom and an assurance that I'll be able to reconfigure all the buttons in a future firmware update.

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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 08:56:04 PM »
Mine came with a screen protector, an upholstered leather presentation box, two tickets to the upcoming UK tour of Starlight Express, and a handwritten note from the CEO of Canon expressing his eternal gratitude for my custom and an assurance that I'll be able to reconfigure all the buttons in a future firmware update.

You mean you didn't get the one with the car keys inside?!?
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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 09:04:24 PM »
Mine came with a screen protector, an upholstered leather presentation box, two tickets to the upcoming UK tour of Starlight Express, and a handwritten note from the CEO of Canon expressing his eternal gratitude for my custom and an assurance that I'll be able to reconfigure all the buttons in a future firmware update.

You mean you didn't get the one with the car keys inside?!?

Damn it, no! That explains the enclosed photo of the Mercedes SL63.

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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2012, 11:42:29 PM »
One nice thing about the screen on the new 5D3 vs older versions is that the screen is glass so it is far more resistant to scratching.  It is also permanently bonded to the screen behind it so the flip side to this is that it is not user replaceable like the plastic ones.

I have seen a couple posts that mention there would not be a serious a need to cover/protect the LCD because the glass was replaceable.  And I have seen at least one other mentioning it was not.  Is that confirmed t.linn? 

I ask because I have used the glass GGS protectors on other cameras and originally had planned to order one for the mkIII when available. 
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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2012, 03:56:45 AM »
I was told that there was some kind of "protector" that comes with the camera straight out of the factory but i never saw any on my camera either…I used the Nintendo DS protector for 2 weeks before changing to a glass type protector that was just released yesterday in Singapore called Hercules..i believe other brands should be hitting hte markets pretty soon as well.

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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012, 04:38:17 AM »
When i got my 1100D there was no screen protection thingie on it also. No clear plastic or anything.

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Re: Does the 5DIII come with a screen protector 'pre-attached' to LCD?
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2012, 05:01:51 AM »
no throw away on mine.

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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2012, 05:01:51 AM »