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  1. Barricade

    Barricade Oakley Enthusiast

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    Anyone have pics of an X-Squared frame with Bronze Iridium? Been searching but no luck. I'm contemplating buying some.
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Bronze was not in an OEM XS colorway - do you mean there's a pair with those lenses for sale you're considering, or you're considering some bronze lenses to put in a pair of XS? What frame finish?
     
  3. Barricade

    Barricade Oakley Enthusiast

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    Oakley is selling Bronze Polarized for a decent price. I just can't find any "real" pictures of them in a frame. I have Carbon frame currently.
     
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    mercat Oakley Enthusiast

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    maybe he saw a bronze irid still up on the site..
     
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  5. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    IIRC bronze lenses never come with iridium coating, just like grey lenses. And also like grey lenses, there's 2 levels of tint available:

    1. "Bronze"
    - brown tint looks similar to a gold Irid on the outside but no mirror coat
    - VLT is about 22% and is a Category 2 lens
    - It won't hide your eyes

    2. "Dark Bronze"
    - dark brown tint and looks similar to VR28 BI on the outside but no mirror coat
    - VLT is about 12% and is a Category 3 lens
    - It'd hide your eyes fairly well

    Dark bronze is a nice lens if you don't like Iridium coating. It functions very similarly to VR28BI and makes the reds and greens (eg. traffic lights) pop out more.
     
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  6. Barricade

    Barricade Oakley Enthusiast

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    VR28 BIP is my favorite lens so far to wear. So maybe Oakley only list Bronze, Gray and Slate. Any opinions on which one might be best?
     
  7. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    if VR28BIP is your favourite, then Bronze is the closest. IMO they're not worth the money unless you really want those tints - Bronze, Grey and Slate aren't steller lenses. They're all medium tint and work well only in overcast days. Bear in mind custom cut XS Irid lenses can be had for under 80 all cut, and non-irid lenses such as dark bronze lenses can be had cheaper . If you're looking for a bargain, i'd advise you to save the money - you're better off having 1 pair of good lenses that you love rather than 2 pairs of lenses that you'll never use and collect dust. Just my 2 cents.