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  1. Sun & Sand

    Sun & Sand Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    The various matte lenses I have seen fall into two categories:
    matte lenses with a satin finish, which look as if somebody has sprayed metallic paint on the lens, and
    matte lenses with a gloss finish, which look as if somebody has sprayed metallic paint on the lens, then added a gloss clear coat on top.

    To show the differences between the lenses, here we have one pair of each type:
    satin matte lenses in Hatchet Wire frames, and
    gloss matte lenses in Jupiter Factory Lite frames.

    First, the satin matte lenses in Hatchet Wire frames:
    Matte lenses in JFL and Hatchet - image.jpeg Matte lenses in JFL and Hatchet - image.jpeg Matte lenses in JFL and Hatchet - image.jpeg
     
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  2. Sun & Sand

    Sun & Sand Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Now, the gloss matte lenses in JFL:
    Matte lenses in JFL and Hatchet - image.jpeg Matte lenses in JFL and Hatchet - image.jpeg Matte lenses in JFL and Hatchet - image.jpeg
     
  3. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Cool. The photos look great but if I had to guess I don't think I would be able to tell which lenses were which based on the photos

    Then again. Maybe I could. :slow:
     
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  4. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Me ,some time ago............. Premium Member

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    It would appear that the Matte lens have some reflectivity, whereas the gloss lens(oddly enough) appear to have minimal reflection..........................you sure you've got them listed correctly?
     
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  5. Sun & Sand

    Sun & Sand Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Yes, the lenses are identified correctly.
    The difference between the lenses is not the amount of reflectivity, but rather the quality of the reflection. Reflections off the surface of the satin matte lenses have a textured quality, whereas reflections off the gloss matte lenses are uniformly smooth.
    I tried to capture that difference in the photos, but I'm not a great photographer.
     
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  6. Dieseltech

    Dieseltech Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    They look really good! I like looks of the matte lenses a lot.
     
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  7. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Me ,some time ago............. Premium Member

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    This being so, I think the gloss lens are the way to go. They have an almost supernatural appearance to me.
     
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  8. Cargo

    Cargo JFL lover

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    I know we talked before, are these the same matte lenses as I have in my JFL's?
    Top pair are matte.
    Matte lenses in JFL and Hatchet - AAABCD8B-0EC3-4645-92D4-33210E44C4C7_zpsi4g4ozrn.jpg
     
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  9. Sun & Sand

    Sun & Sand Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    The lenses I call "gloss matte" lenses above are the lenses that we talked about a few weeks ago.
    Sadly, I've just learned that these gloss matte lenses are no longer in production.
    So that leaves just the "satin matte" lenses shown in the Hatchet Wire.
    Bummer!
     
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  10. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    Production from...? dillon?