Expert Shield to the Rescue
Every now and then I get an email from someone with something they would like to promote either here on the blog or my Facebook page. You would be surprised that most of the time I turn down the offers for stuff to be sent to me, usually I get offered a loaner or a discounted price to ‘road test’ their product. I am not really interested in this blog becoming a free for all where companies think they can use this as a platform to advertise stuff… sometimes my honest opinion upsets them too…
Anyway, when Ed from Expert Shield in the UK contacted me I was keen to find out more. I had looked at my Nikon a few times and thought why didn’t the Fuji X-E1 come with a fitted screen protector like the Nikon? Every time I chucked the Fuji X-E1 into my camera bag I would have to think about the screen… they give you a lens cap but nothing to stop the screen getting scratched!
When Ed from Expert Shield made contact I thought “what a great idea!” and emailed him back to see if he would send me one to check out. He was more than happy to, and I must say, that his product is exactly what I needed to protect my Fuji X-E1 screen. As far as screen protectors go, there’s not a lot that I can say. The Expert Shield product is well packaged, it comes with clear instructions and extremely easy to apply! I have applied one to my iPhone 5 and my Fuji X-E1 and both installations were quick and painless. (Click on any of the Photos to see it bigger)
To me, a screen protector is a screen protector, and if installed properly you should not even know it’s there. So I think it’s hard for anyone to make a screen protector that is different from the next… What I like about Expert Shield is that they guarantee their screen protectors from scratches and bubbles… and if you do end up scratching it, they’ll exchange it for a new one!
If you want a screen protector for you X-E1 or anything else for that matter… check out their website HERE and let Ed know I sent you!
From the Expert Shield website:
That’s why along with all the bold promises of a scratch free screen and bubble free application, we actually guarantee your Expert Shield for the life of your device. End up scratching it? Simply return for an exchange, what’s more we don’t hide behind any rubbish small print. Easy.
Today’s iCandy – Aurora in Tasmania
The first image from the Aurora I managed to capture in Tasmania back in March had gone viral on the web… I have seen it all over the place. Thanks for sharing it! I went back through all the images I took that night and wanted to choose another one to process and show you. After looking through them all I think this is my favourite of them all. I love the way the Milky Way is featured with the Aurora.
The Technical Mumbo Jumbo
[tabbed tabs=”Camera|Mode|ISO|Aperture|Shutter|Lens|Filter|Other info”] [tab] I used my trusty D800 for this one [/tab] [tab] I was in full ‘control your own destiny’ mode… otherwise known as MANUAL [/tab] [tab] ISO1600 – I had to pump it up a little to get back to a 30 second exposure [/tab] [tab] f2.8 – I opened it right up to get the 30 second exposure [/tab] [tab] 30 seconds – This captured enough of the light to really capture the moment [/tab] [tab] Nikon 14-24mm lens… What a great lens! [/tab] [tab] No Filter [/tab] [tab] I used Lightroom 4 to add a bit of contrast, clarity and vibrance… that’s it 🙂 [/tab] [/tabbed]