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  1. joby619

    joby619 Oakley Beginner

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    Calling Oakley optics experts. I am preparing for a deer hunting trip in Ventura, CA. Terrain is mostly dry brush with muted greens, olives and browns. I always seem to be the last one to spot the deer when hunting and I am hoping that you guys can recommend a lens that might help. I plan to use my split jackets this year, so please recommend color and polarized vs non-polarized.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Well I'd vote for OO Black iridium polarized. Contrast lens that's still dark for light reduction.
     
  3. MEACRO

    MEACRO Oakley Enthusiast

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    IMO OO would be too dark in a shaded environment.

    Polarized is debatable between one person to the next.

    Personally I think you should go towards the VR50 lens.

    It is the lens they use in the King's Camo edition frames, which were produced specifically for hunting.

    The VR50 lens would improve contrast and depth perception in the specific light conditions you would encounter in a hunting environment. I.E You would see the white accents on the deer pop much more than say a grey based lens.

    Just my .02.
     
  4. Oakley Stephen

    Oakley Stephen Oakley Collector

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    I think that this question needs to be more specific. What are the normal weather conditions? (snow, overcast, sunny?)
     
  5. OpinionatedOakley

    OpinionatedOakley Oakley Beginner

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    Deer hunting happens in the morning or evening, so I'd take a clear lens and a dark lens. Polarized lens is not necessary.
     
  6. tarheel7734

    tarheel7734 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I think you need to work on your skills more than worry about a lens to compensate.
     
  7. 97HRM

    97HRM Oakley Beginner

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    suuThe first question would be why would you go deer hunting in CA?? Haha all joking aside, no sunglass lens is gonna help you land a big buck.. it will really vary dependent on the time of day if youre looking for an edge with sunglass lenses
     
  8. qBan

    qBan The Hijinxer

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    :laugh:
     
  9. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Is it VR50 in the King's Camo? I thought it was VR28.

    I would no do polarized unless your spot overlooks water, but I doubt it's legal to take a deer within certain distance of a lake or stream.

    I would suggest an array, and since you've got the Split Jacket they do make a couple of anti-fog lenses that might be of use to you.
     
  10. MEACRO

    MEACRO Oakley Enthusiast

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    Sorry, VR50 in the Kings Camo Straight Jacket. I can not be for sure in the Flak and Radar.