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  1. Hamming Tools

    Hamming Tools Oakley Beginner

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    I bought a new pair of Fast Jacket XL (non-polarized), part number OO9156-12. They were supposed to come with Blue Iridium and Jade Iridium lenses. The lenses that came installed do not look like Blue Iridium to me. The other lenses are definitely Jade. I'm guessing they are G30, but I'm not sure. Who can tell by my pic?

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  2. Hamming Tools

    Hamming Tools Oakley Beginner

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    Nevermind... I think I figured it out. The picture on the website is misleading, I looked at the replacement lens colors part of the website and the picture there looks the same as this.
     
  3. sideways

    sideways Oakley Enthusiast

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    Definitely blue iridium
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  4. SpliceD

    SpliceD B-)

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    It's very hard to tell in the pics, but both Blue Iridium and G30 are VERY close. It was hard for me to tell when i was looking at them in person, but Blue Iridium has a bluer tint than G30.
     
  5. sideways

    sideways Oakley Enthusiast

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    Agreed. It's also harder to tell in the pictures due to lighting.
     
  6. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    yes, unfortunately today's blue iridium is nothing like old blue iridium... god that was sexy. Strong mirror coat of green, blue and purple, with a grey base.

    today, blue iridium is like G30 - hi contrast base with a light iridium coat.. the good news? its one HELL of a performance lens in mid-low light conditions!

    PS: G30 also used to have a heavier iridium coat back in the day. I have a G30 XLJ for my Half Jackets that actually have a darker iridium coat (and blue-er) than modern blue iridium. I love em
     
  7. kyle_2012

    kyle_2012 Oakley Beginner

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    I agree with BriP. I had a pair a few years ago and really liked the blue iridium in them. Last spring I went in and purchased a pair of Radars I with the blue iridium (thinking it was no different than my old pair) and I literally drove 2 blocks and turned around to return them because they were much brighter than I remembered them being once I got outside and noticed it. Just my .02.
     
  8. RetinaBurn

    RetinaBurn Oakley Enthusiast

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    It hard to tell from the pics, blue iridium is hard to photograph. The base lense is different between blue iridium and G30, blue is a VR (more rust/brown) while G30 has a rose tint. Side by side blue iridium has a deep blue color and the base lense is darker, G30 has a light blue hue.
     
  9. Hamming Tools

    Hamming Tools Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks for the replies guys! I was just under the impression that Blue Iridium was more blue, lol. It's deceiving if you look at the picture of the glasses on the website.
     
  10. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    When the light hits it right it will be a nice solid blue, but otherwise it's pretty transparent and has a subtle blue hue over VR28. As far as I know G30 won't reflect a solid color and will remain transparent with the same blue mirror hue over the contrast base.