Get ExpertShield screen protector at B&H Photo.
Why? Because with the last loaner RX1, I managed to scratch the screen and that cost $500 to repair to as-new condition. Ouch. (My feeling is that the Sony RX1 screen is all too easy too scratch).
So this time, I made sure to put the screen protector on the RX1R right away and while the screen was still pristine and free of all dust and smudge marks. I can’t even tell it’s there, and I know the screen is now protected.
I have used the ExpertShield on my Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III now, and it works really well—barring some serious gravel grinding experience the screen is safely behind a tough but transparent layer. My only trouble was having installed the screen in the field—literally in a dusty car up in the mountains, so I trapped a dust particle or two. Do it at home with a clean work area not in a dusty car. Still the screen did its job well in keeping the original screen in perfect condition (meaning no worse than prior since they had been unprotected for some time). The ExpertShield screens remain on my cameras.
The ExpertShield screen protectors are available for cameras, phones and so on (for DSLRs, the Nikon can Canon kits come with shields for both the rear and top LCDs).
When applied properly, it’s very hard to tell they’re there until and unless there is a scratch or abrasion, in which case it would have to be a very deep scratch to reach the underlying screen. In cases with severe scratches, you can replace the ExpertShield, not your expensive LCD. And it’s hard to beat the “replace it” guarantee:
These are screen protectors so good, you’ll want to tell your granny about them. Even though she’ll just say ‘Very nice, dear’. Along with three-ply Japanese Optical Grade CrystalFilm™ technology, you get a custom fit that’s more precise than an atomic clock.
What’s more, if you scratch it, scuff it, scrape it or it gets scabby, just scoot it back to us. As part of our lifetime guarantee, we’ll send you another one. That’s a big offer with no small print.
Remember, your Expert Shield screen protector comes with a no-scratch, no-bubble, no-quibble lifetime guarantee. That means if you get bubbles or scratches, we’ll swap it. Which is better than a poke in the eye with a frozen salmon.
Now I just wish I had put one on my now heavily used Ricoh GR, whose screen could have used one two months ago. Live and learn.