Accessories Any glass replacement for camera cover

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  1. BriEE

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    Heard the back cover with camera plastic thing gets scratched, is there a glass cover for this?
     

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  2. Harry2

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    Thanks for the link, sare.

    In my source, the "How to do it" is in German. I therefore had no link in my post :)

    Harry
     
  5. Fishyweb

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    Has anyone used one of these from the link above? Does it add any colour cast to the photos, or is it a neutral?
     
  6. Harry2

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    I have seen three photos:
    with sapphire glass = without back cover
    with original back cover lens = a little bluish

    Harry
     
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  7. BriEE

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    So we just order it from that website then use superglue to glue it back?
     
  8. Harry2

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    Yes, the sapphire glass has exactly the same dimensions as the origin plastic cover.

    EDIT: Superglue? The glue should be elastic :)

    Harry
     
  9. BriEE

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    Hmm which glue then lol
     
  10. Fishyweb

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    Before I set up an account on that web site, can anyone who has already purchased one let me know how much postage they charge? I.e. what will the total cost be?

    I hate e-commerce sites that don't make this clear until you have signed up!
     
  11. Harry2

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    Cost in EURO (purchased in UK from Germany):
    sapphire glass: 16.63
    postage: 20.00
    tax (17.5%): 6.41
    total:43.04

    Harry
     
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    UHU Plus :)

    Harry
     
  13. Fishyweb

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    Ouch. So the postage is more than doubling the price! How can they justify €20 for shipping a tiny fragment of glass within the EU? I guess they are used to dealing with companies, who can easily write that sum off.

    That justifies (in my own mind, at least!) my cynicism of sites that don't make their shipping prices clear at the outset!
     
  14. BriEE

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    It's "only" $27 for me in Canada. Which is still a rip off lol. Shipping should be just lettermail which is about $1 within N/A and internationally $2-3. Maybe I'll call them up and make the order.
     
  15. BriEE

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    NO GO! Said only still $10

    Not sure if this is worth it lol, $30 almost for piece of glass that's smaller than my wedding ring.

    Might just polish it then put a screen protector on since I have 10 of those.
     
  16. chapita

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    Pity...

    "Shipping Price To Be Determined
    When you place your order, a sales representative will be notified and will contact you with final pricing, tax (if applicable), and shipping information."


    I'm in Belgium!
     
  17. Harry2

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    It seems as though this people of Edmund Optics are the only one on earth, who sell this sapphire glas in correct size for the Desire .... and they know it ...

    Harry
     
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    If anyone's interested, I've just ordered from Edmund Optics for delivery in UK priced as follows

    Glass
     
  20. gr8lats

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    I read about this site can't remember where, probably here . watch-batteries.com
    Item is U152/02 Mineral Glasses Hardened Thin the 10mm size. I just ordered 2 to replace my scratched cover. Each piece is$2.50GBP Gotta be better than the stock one.

     
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  22. faz1964

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    To answer my own question, the answer is a resounding NO:mad:
     
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