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Canon® EOS Rebel XSi/450D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Protect Your LCD

The three-inch color LCD on the back of your Rebel XSi almost seems like a target for banging, scratching, and other abuse. Fortunately, it’s quite rugged, and a few errant knocks are unlikely to shatter the protective cover over the LCD, and scratches won’t easily mar its surface. However, if you want to be on the safe side, there are a number of protective products you can purchase to keep your LCD safe—and, in some cases, make it a little easier to view. Here’s a quick overview of your options.

  • Plastic overlays. The simplest solution (although not always the cheapest) is to apply a plastic overlay sheet or “skin” cut to fit your LCD. These adhere either by static electricity or through a light adhesive coating that’s even ...

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