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  1. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    Yes theres been debate over what VR stands for in vr28, vr35, vr50 and vr70.

    Well here it is....

    Its NOT VIOLET RUST
    BUT NOT REALLY JUST VERMILLION either

    Stands for VERMILLION RED

    Info straight from Dann, who confirmed it with a national rep from oakley.

    Just a small fyi :)
     
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  2. bad fishy

    bad fishy Oakley Expert

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  3. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Wait, there's a VR35?!
     
  4. faxmanjazz

    faxmanjazz Oakley Enthusiast

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    That's interesting because I actually just watched a video from Oakley and the director of lens development said that VR stands for violet rust.

    Violet Rust, because the base of those lenses (VR28, VR50, etc..) are a compound from each color resin; violet and rust. It was created by accident.

    What I'm thinking, is that they may have created a new resin now that is called vermillion red so that they don't have to combine two different resins.
     
  5. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Time to add in some other VR quandries...

    What all IS out there?

    Blue iridium 15% (blue over VR28)
    VR28 / polarized 28/16%
    VR28 Black / polarized 18/10%
    VR28 Blue / polarized 26/14%
    VR28 Gold / polarized 17/11%

    VR35 Gold 23%

    VR50 50%
    VR50 Black 35%
    VR50 Emerald 46%
    VR50 Gold 35%
    VR50 Pink 36%

    VR70 70%

    Any others? That's just the list from O-Review
     
  6. jonoyong

    jonoyong Inside Outlaw. Staff Member Premium Member

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    Thanks Master Guru BriP!
     
  7. jonoyong

    jonoyong Inside Outlaw. Staff Member Premium Member

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    So are we back to square one? =) violet rust or vermillion red? Or both applies?
     
  8. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    According to abbreviations.com VR has a meaning of "Very Rosy" (and about 100 others, but that's the only color one) :cool:
     
  9. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    my question then is whats the diff between the new blue iridium and vr28 blue. i thought that were the same thing.

    btw, you missed out VR50 Ruby transitions, from the echelon.

    and the "very rosy" term may be some medical term haha
     
  10. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    link the video?