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  1. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    does anyone have a real-life shot of this lens? its in the new racing jacket. and a review? hows it look, hows it perform?
     
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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Love them. VR28, but a little darker and handles glare better.

    Vr28 Blue Iridium -new Lens Opinions - IMG_1060.jpg
    Vr28 Blue Iridium -new Lens Opinions - 2012-06-21065929.jpg
     
  3. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    whats the difference to regilar blue iridium? i know that uses a pretty browny base too
     
  4. STavros

    STavros Land of the Gods and ....Molon Lave

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    Blue iridium has more yellowish base and 1% difference in LT
     
  5. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    haha ok so basically just a better blue iridium. cool thanks
     
  6. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    This is the current Blue Iridium. It's not technically called VR28 Blue Iridium.

    This is the third(?) iteration of Blue. The original, which was a blue lens on grey base, like ice should be. There's another referenced on O-Review with amber base. Then this one.
     
  7. STavros

    STavros Land of the Gods and ....Molon Lave

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    I ve tried them both in clay target shooting and the VR 28 makes better contrast in the orange colour.
    But apart from that the normal blue iridium seems more cool to me.
     
  8. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    oh right, because i saw a listing under the lenses that specifically say VR28 Blue Iridium. So its just the current regular Blue Iridium?
     
  9. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Yes. If you go to Oakley.com/innovation/lens tints or whatever the link is, click on Blue Iridium, it says in the description "VR28 base"

    Here are the previous versions. Borrowed from O-Review.

    Amber base (unless that's just the reflection, not completely sure since it's a Mumbo, but I didn't think Heater was offered with Mumbo-branded frames... not too sure)

    Grey base
     
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  10. BriP

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    ah i see thanks for that rustie. i also notice old blue iridium had thicker/darker iridium coatings. i kinda like that. i have a pair of the first blue iridium lenses on my vintage Juliets (JB serial). thanks for the clarification!