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  1. MikeyLNG

    MikeyLNG Oakley Beginner

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    Currently I have a pair of Holbrooks with VR28 black Iridium polarized lenses for everyday use . I'm thinking of selling them and getting dark bronze instead (tried finding just the lenses, couldn't), because:
    1. Polarized lenses are a bit more hassle than I first thought for everyday use since they mess with screens and monitors, which just makes things look weird when out and about. It also means I can't look through the viewfinder of my camera.
    2. I didn't realise they'd be so rosey in colour. I have a pair of cheap Polaroid sunglasses (P4039A) I use in my car, and that tint is a lot more appealing.

    My main concerns on the dark bronze are how visible my eyes will be from the outside in most situations, and how dark and how comfortable the lenses are to look through for long periods of time. It's one of the rarer lens options as I haven't been able to find any examples in any stores near me, so if any of you have first hand experience it would be much appreciated.
     
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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Bronze isn't an iridium lens. Just curious why you chose that as your next replacement?
     
  3. MikeyLNG

    MikeyLNG Oakley Beginner

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    I really wish there was a bronze/dark bronze iridium lens. I understand they used to offer it in the past, but no more :(

    My choice is basically determined by what lenses Oakley offer for the Holbrook (going off the custom sunglasses maker). I don't have the skills or patience to cut down my own lenses from larger ones, and I'm not a huge fan of the funkier lens colours, so bearing that in mind, and the reasons for going against polarized lenses I mentioned in the first post, my only option is the dark bronze really.
     
  4. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Gold is the iridium equivalent to bronze.

    Edit: not 24k, but 'Gold Iridium' is gold over a bronze base.

    Edit 2: Tungsten is also a nice lens of the same brown base.
     
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  5. the piper

    the piper Oakley Collector

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    with dark bronze -eyes visible in some lighting I had a pair of SJ 2's with them but went with Titanium, Gold and VR28 Black in them I can't wear polarized They give me migraines but I like the vr28 black regular lens a lot
     
  6. BDHO

    BDHO Oakley Beginner

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    you might also consider Titanium iridium for a brown based lens that is very all-purpose.
    I also love OO black iridium as it is slightly rose but very all purpose