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  1. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Where is Oakley hiding that data now? I think we used to be able to find that fairly easily on oakley.com...but I can't for the life of me now.

    And/or can someone just advise what the light transmission is for Violet (I'm getting conflicting info anywhere from 12 to 17%), Violet Polarized and 24K Polarized.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    They ditched the lens simulator in their new layout, but it still exists via google search.
    Oakley | Lens Tints

    But sorry to be the bearer of bad news, they don't lay out 2 tints you mentioned. Violet is there but I think they fudged it up listing it as 55%. Maybe they meant 15%, considering it's meant for bright light (and my vague recollection of the lens was that it was on the darker side) . Regular 24K is listed at 13%, so I'd assume polar is 10-12%.
     
  3. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Thank you- that helps; I'd assume that the polarized variants are less too....except we've seen some polarized variants of tints that have been HIGHER transmission though I suspect those were specifically for sport applications.
     
  4. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    That looks like a different country's site. in.oakley.com - so it probably just hasn't been updated.
     
  5. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Since Oakley dummied down their website I've been using o-review's lens database for reference.
     
  6. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Found this which I find interesting;

    Backcountry.com Size Chart

    Seems to include some newer lenses- 24K pol is listed at 11%. Violet here is 14% although O-Review says 17%

    But there's inconsistencies to the point I'm not sure this can be relied on- they say Fire Pol is 16% even though that's normal Fire, everything else has Fire Pol as 10%; they also say normal 24K is 11% when I've always had it held that is 13%. Ruby is shown as 16% when its actually 14%

    What is everyone's opinion of Violet Iridium and Violet Iridium Polarized and the "squint" factor other lenses with known transmissions (like Ice, Emerald, Ruby)
     
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  7. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I couldn't stand the base color inconsistency.
     
  8. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    My violet polars seem to have a higher trans % than ice/emerald/ruby. They're not my first choice for full-on sunny days.
     
  9. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Right, going off an Oakley catalogue from 2009, which is probably as good a source as any:

    24k - 13%
    Violet - 17%
    Fire - 16% (makes sense that it would be close to violet)
    Fire polarised - 14%
    Ruby - 14%

    Worth bearing in mind though, that not all applications are the same and what one lens in one year doesn't mean it's the same 5 years later.

    If you like fire, you'll get on fine with violet, that's a decent rule of thumb.
     
  10. Jay-Da

    Jay-Da Oakley Enthusiast

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    I was looking for this information a while back as well so the last time I was at an Oakley Store I took pictures of the charts with my phone...

    Violet and 24K Polarized are not listed but at least this is up-to-date...

    Light transmission info??? - Oakley HDPolarized.JPG Light transmission info??? - Oakley Standard.JPG
     
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