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  1. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    I wanna hear out the actual users how different is this lens from black iridium? From pics they almost look the same. Thanks in advance
     
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  2. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    Are you referring to the unreleased X-Squared? The Polished Carbon Slate Ichiro... If so I am not sure anyone is going to be able to give you an actual 'I physically wore this and these are my thoughts' review since it was never released.

    In general BI has a much lower light transmission than Slate. Slate is for low light, BI is for medium to bright light. I would not say they look the same at all up close as BI is MUCH darker than Slate. Perhaps from an angle, but that could be said about many very different lenses.
     
  3. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    But plenty of people out there have worn slate Juliet lenses, either in the Ichiros or as the non-marked replacement lenses.

    Much lighter than BI and not really interchangeable for the reasons MJLSr gives - the lenses are for different light conditions. Nice lens though and more useful than black if there is occasional cloud cover.
     
  4. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    One of my Top 3 lens tints. Currently getting XX slate custom cut.
    Ideal for low-medium light. If the sun is bright, you'll be squinting. Wear mine all the time.
    Higher transmission than grey but neutral and comparable. The mirror coating makes it look cooler than grey.
     
  5. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    I saw some xs oem slate iridium lens for sale and thinking of trying one on my carbon black xs frame
     
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  6. DG85

    DG85 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Saul, may I ask what/how donor lens yor are using for the XX Slate?

    I like slate a lot, it's a modest lense that is as mentioned great for overcast conditions. I uses previously Slate and VR50 for motorcycle riding in the evenings.
     
  7. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I think it's a Flak XLJ.
     
  8. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I wear slates often as well, they are lighter tinted than BI and noted are good for medium/overcast light. I have them in Mars, XX, Juliets and XS all chopped from Plaintiffs by Infinite Hero except for the XS which is OEM.
    Great lens for when BI is too much.
     
  9. dingo ate my baby

    dingo ate my baby I should Work at Oakley

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    Post pic please
     
  10. dingo ate my baby

    dingo ate my baby I should Work at Oakley

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    I need lenses that are med. I wear mine inside all day