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  1. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Has anyone owned both a standard and high-intensity version of the same lens tint?

    Looking at contrast lens options for indoor shooting ranges, and I'm debating between these 4.

    Any benefits for the HI version besides looking a lot cooler with a subtle iridium?

    I'd like to hear the opinion of anyone who's owned one of these 4 lenses as well.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Nemesis

    Nemesis Oakley Beginner

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    I shoot indoors with an M-Frame w/Persimmon. It works for me. I don't think I'd be interested in any lenses with reflective iridium lenses, no matter how cool I look. There's enough other distractions in there for me to worry about.
     
  3. faxmanjazz

    faxmanjazz Oakley Enthusiast

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    the iridium on H.I lenses disperse the light evenly across the lens
     
  4. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    How would the added iridium coating be something for you to worry about? If it doesn't do much besides look cool I agree I don't need it, but if it has added benefit I'm all for it.


    Can you elaborate?
     
  5. Nemesis

    Nemesis Oakley Beginner

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    I really have no idea, I'm just hypothesising. The iridium coating acts like a mirror, no? And it reflects the light away from my eyes? If I'm shooting indoors, I think I'd want a lens that lets IN the light, not reflect it. I want to see! That's why I go with Persimmon, it seems to brighten everything up. But like I said... right or wrong, it works for me.
     
  6. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I won a Radar persimmon for a low offer on eBay, so I guess I'm going with that one for now.

    If anyone has a HI persimmon for Half Jacket, Flak Jacket, M-Frame, or Radar that they'd like to let go for testing and comparison purposes... let me know!
     
  7. Romeo Van Frogskinstein

    Romeo Van Frogskinstein Oakley Enthusiast

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    i have some doubts there is a lens 'labelled' high intensity yellow, even though it is listed on transmission leaflets. i have several glass labelled 'yellow', including beams frogskins, torchwear straight jacket, pacha thump 2.0 (spare lens), gentei x frogskins, & m frame sweep. some are sold as H I yellow, but all labels i have seen state 'yellow'.
     
  8. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    The Flak standard cut lens is available in all 4 (this has the most lens choices offered right now as well).

    HI Persimmon Iridium
    Yellow Vs H.I. Yellow, Persimmon Vs H.I. Persimmon - 48fe3fb9a06fe.jpg

    Persimmon
    Yellow Vs H.I. Yellow, Persimmon Vs H.I. Persimmon - 46afa1c59d47d.jpg

    HI Yellow Iridium
    Yellow Vs H.I. Yellow, Persimmon Vs H.I. Persimmon - 48fe40602b4f3.jpg

    Yellow
    Yellow Vs H.I. Yellow, Persimmon Vs H.I. Persimmon - 48ff4988b2b14.jpg
     
  9. Romeo Van Frogskinstein

    Romeo Van Frogskinstein Oakley Enthusiast

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    Rustpot...thanks for clearing that up, interesting that there does exist a genuine high intensity yellow lens, i will need to add an example to my collection. i wonder if there are any others apart from the flak, that are actually labelled h i yellow.
     
  10. mpmcgaughey

    mpmcgaughey Oakley Enthusiast

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