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  1. Benny-Beechwood

    Benny-Beechwood Oakley Beginner

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    Is there an official list or consensus on which Radarlock lenses are best in different light conditions. For example - is fire iridium better on bright sunny days? Or is Jade best for cloudy days? School me.

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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    A lot of it is subjective to your preferences for tint and fashion. Oakley does target some based on activity, road use, water, etc.
  3. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    a somewhat useful tool:

    but even that doesn't give the best impression like said above. Best you can take from there is note which lenses come with the desired LT% and base, and decide from there. I personally couldn't figure out how Jade could work out (from description and trying in store) until I dropped the coin for it and used it in the real world. Ended up being my fav lens right now.

    That being said, it's a hit-or-miss procedure unless you can borrow a lens. In older love/hate lens thread, Violet and Fire were often mentioned on the negative side - so perhaps be cautious when considering those two.
  4. one2gofst

    one2gofst Oakley Beginner

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    I agree, it is nuanced. I might add that even the "same" lenses can behave differently depending on the frame they are in. Best solution is to try the lense you want in the frame you want, if at all possible.
  5. Teetogreen

    Teetogreen Oakley Collector

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    You can get an app called Oakley view. Shows different lenses for different situations, driving, Sking, etc.
  6. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    I general I prefer lenses with a contrast base tint in lower light conditions and a neutral base tint in brighter light conditions, then consider the light transmission %.

    I think contrast tints with a lower transmission % are the most versatile. VR28 BIP is great.
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  7. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Collector

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    I have been wearing my Jawbones with Fire Irid Pol on the water and on bright sunny days and they're fantastic, better than any Black Iridium or grey that I have. Jawbones have great coverage too so that helps, but FIP is great.
  8. spin_nin

    spin_nin Oakley Expert

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    I find that VR28 BIP is my favorite, overall, lens. 00 BIP isn't bad either. Unfortunately, these two tints aren't available for all the frames out there. Of The more "common" tints, I like Ruby and Jade. Ice is nice and you really can't go wrong with Black Iridium Polarized or Emerald Iridium Polarized.

    I, too, prefer a contrast based lens. Titanium Ird and Chrome Ird fall into that category as well but, I like the VR28 BIP & 00 BIP best in the contrast lenses.

    FWIW, Violet Iridium & Fire Ird don't bother me at all but, they aren't my first choices.

    The only lens tints that don't work for me, out of the lenses I've tried, are Grey, Dark Grey, Warm Grey, 00 Red Ird, G30, & G30 BI. I don't like lenses that allow other people to see my eyes.

    As mentioned earlier, this is all highly subjective and you may feel differently when you are looking through the myriad of tints available from Oakley.
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  9. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Yeah, I've heard some people complain about the look through Fire. I don't agree, from a personal preference. For years my only two lenses were BIP for neutral and FIP for contrast. I think FIP is great; it's just that now I prefer VR28 BIP for that role.

    And yes, though Violet looks awesome, it's not my favorite tint to look through; I prefer FIP over it.
  10. demitri.prometheus

    demitri.prometheus Oakley Beginner

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    I personally like Tungsten Iridium, it works for both sunny and cloudy days. It's not an intensely dark tint and has a yellowish brown color.