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  1. coolstorm92

    coolstorm92 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I am looking at gold iridium non-vented or vr28 black iridium vented lenses for some matte rootbeer split jackets that I own.

    I use vr28 black iridium a lot and do like it. And I have used gold iridium in a previously owned pair of romeo 1 but its been a while since I sold them and didnt use them much so dont recall the lens much.

    What are everyone's thoughts on gold iridium vs vr28 black iridium?

    Here is a picture of said frame with Rx vr28 black iridium polarized. The frame came with tungsten iridium which I found to be too light for most applications.

    Gold iridium or VR28 Black iridium...which do you prefer - IMG_1332.jpg
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    I would take VR28 BI (specifically VR28 BIP) any day over Gold Iridium / Gold Iridium polar, hands down. Richer viewing colors, more versatility for changing light conditions.

    But Gold Ir isn't bad, especially for less bright light conditions.

    I use all four (Waterjacket w/ VR28 BI, Juliet w/ VR28 BIP, R1 w/ Gold Ir, Half-X w/ Gold Ir polar).
     
  3. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    VR28 BI definitely
     
  4. BHarry

    BHarry The Eclectic Collector

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    Add me to the list!
     
  5. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    Vr28s better its clearer for me. The greens pops up great.
     
  6. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    I'll buck the trend and opt for gold - it's a much more subtle contrast base than VR28. I don't dislike VR28 but it's an aggressive contrast - for me, the effect is a bit like a TV or monitor with oversaturated colours.

    My TiO2s have gold rather than the original VR28 BI for this very reason. I do have a pair of polished/VR28 BI I wear sometimes though and a VR28 Radar lens so I'm not dead set against it!
     
  7. thisguy

    thisguy Oakley Expert

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    I vote for gold iridium.
     
  8. Dieseltech

    Dieseltech Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Black vote for me
     
  9. steveocubed

    steveocubed Oakley Enthusiast

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    I think gold goes better with rootbeer from a purely aesthetic perspective since I think the tones match better but gold and VR28 are both pretty versatile lenses to look through so it's really up to you whether you prefer a more rose based tint (VR28) or a more bronze based tint (gold).
     
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  10. coolstorm92

    coolstorm92 Oakley Enthusiast

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    thanks for input guys. going to try the gold and if I don't like it will do the vr28 bi.