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  1. Maldoror

    Maldoror Oakley Beginner

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    They are different to look though. But are they different to look at? I own a pair with both these lenses and to me the polarized seems fractionally darker to look at, but there's not much in it. These are on different frames meaning the lens shape could be playing a part and this is perhaps not a fair test. Thoughts? Are polarized versions always slightly darker then un-polarized to look at?
     
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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Polarized makes the lens darker, yes, but specifically with VR28 BI and BIP you're going from an 18% lens, which is essentially just VR28 with a heavy iridium to bring it down 10%, to a 10% lens which is almost as big of a jump from VR28 to VR28BI.

    The polarized filter addition is typically a 1-2% drop in transmission for sun lenses, but Oakley is all over the map with the actual amount. VR28P (no iridium) is 14-16% lens, and absolutely fantastic, but that's a huge jump in transmission levels compared to Grey (18%) to Grey Polarized (17%).
     
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  3. Maldoror

    Maldoror Oakley Beginner

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    Thank you, very informative post. I really do enjoy both lenses, although for me the polarized gets the nod. My favourites to look though - although I haven't tried daily Prizm yet
     
  4. Trucker360

    Trucker360 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Forgive a newb but what's the difference in black iridum, black iridum polar and the vr 28's
     
  5. Oaks in the backwoods

    Oaks in the backwoods Oakley Beginner

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    Black iridium and BIP are the same lense to LOOK at but BIP is 1% darker,both are a nuetural grey base lense..VR28 BIP is a contrast lense with a rose/amberish hue which makes things really pop
     
  6. Trucker360

    Trucker360 Oakley Enthusiast

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    So I should look at BIP (I've had v28 and don't like it)
     
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  7. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    My favorite lens
     
  8. Oaks in the backwoods

    Oaks in the backwoods Oakley Beginner

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    Yes, if you like a nuetural base lense..ice is also 9% & nuetural base if you like alil mo bling bling in ya life:spiteful:
     
  9. Trucker360

    Trucker360 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I've got ice in my batwolfs.......rather have black