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  1. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Here we go again...

    I'd like to poll the forum for their opinion between a choice of two lenses for a TiO2. I'm not looking for additional suggestions but just between these two - I'll explain how I got to them in a follow-up post.

    Some fellow forum members granted me permission to repost some Juliet pics as examples of the two choices. My thanks to them.

    In this corner... Chrome!

    Thanks to @Wicked and @xmetalmaniac for the pic - this pair is an x-man refinish and the x-metal looks darker than OEM, but for me they will go in OEM TiO2:
    Poll - TiO2 XX Lens Choice - TiO2 Chrome Juliet.jpg

    And in this corner... Emerald!

    Thanks to @Oakley Veteran for the pic:
    Poll - TiO2 XX Lens Choice - Juliet Ti02 Emerald.JPG

    Let the battle begin!
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Why these two choices?

    Conventional wisdom is that non-colored lenses go better with TiO2 than colored.

    The traditional TiO2 XX colorway is with BI. I already have 3 times as many BI / BIP in frames than any other color. Would rather go with something different.

    The traditional TiO2 Juliet colorway is with VR28 BI. I love that lens in polar, but I already have it mounted in "CO2" Juliets - too duplicate.

    There's a pic out there of TiO2 XX with 24K but it looked very awkward - like a 24K XX with the colors faded out.

    So that leaves Chrome - it looks like a good choice and I don't have one of those.

    But, there's nothing wrong with a little color...

    Green lenses look very nice but are under-represented in my collection - really all I have is some Jade (in my reverse CO2) and, since they're not polar, I don't wear them as much as I would otherwise. My existing Emerald lenses are scratched up and not mounted in a frame.

    Some other colors (such as ice) could go well, too, but are already better represented in my collection, or in my planned collection...

    And yes, whether the winner is Chrome or Emerald, they will be polar...
     
    Last edited: 8/29/14
  3. atrain

    atrain O-Forums Boss of Bosses

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    Damn that Chrome looks sick
     
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  4. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    It does... the pic is also a better quality. I could never take a pic that good.
     
  5. RoTors

    RoTors Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Mmmmmn gotta get some chrome iridiums
     
  6. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    My vote is on the chrome iridium. So much so, that I'm going to do the same pair. Sorry @Wicked but not many pairs come along that look that well done.
     
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  7. atty_65

    atty_65 Oakley magician Premium Member

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    i like the chrome
     
  8. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    Chrome!
     
  9. IUSTEVE

    IUSTEVE Oakley Expert

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    They are both sweet. Maybe take the same quality pic of both lenses to get a better feel.
     
  10. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    Go Chrome or go home!!!

    :)