lens colors do diffrent colors affect your view?
Posted 13 May 2006 - 04:38 PM
Source for quote :
1. Choose a mirrored lens on sunny days for solar and snow glare protection.
2. Choose a gold-colored lens as an all-around versatile lens capable of providing contrast in most conditions.
3. Choose a rose-colored lens for increased definition and contrast in low-light and flat-light situations.
4. Choose a pale yellow lens for activities during low-light periods - dawn and dusk.
5. Choose a clear lens for activities such as night skiing or biking.
... If you want the most bang for your buck, choose an all-around color such as gold or dark rose for your lenses. Both will apply to many different light conditions.
AND, from another site :
* Vermilion (pink) actually helps to absorb light in foggy or gray conditions increasing contrast and depth perception, a must for high-speed sports in the winter.
* Brown lenses offer the true-color perception characteristics of a gray or smoke lens, but also retains some of the blue-light removing / contrast increasing characteristics of a light amber lens.
* Clear...why? Because if you're skiing at night, it's the only lens color that will allow their eyes to see anything at all.
* Gray or smoke colored lenses are best suited for driving or general use when depth perception is not as important as true color perception.
* Blue and purple lenses are not recommended for any use other than fashionable as the color actually serves to increase the contrast-destroying characteristics of blue light.
And one more :
* Rose lenses are excellent on low-light gray days. And they're fun to wear.
* In bright light, dark tints (especially green) will keep your eyes more comfortable.
* Polarized lenses block reflected glare off the horizontal plane and are great when it's bright out. But they may not be ideal near the end of the day when long shadows appear in the snow, because they are usually made with a darker tint than most sun lenses.
* Mirror (or "flash") coatings will block some, but not a lot of glare. They are usually more of a cosmetic than a practical feature.
* For night riding and skiing, use only clear lenses.
Posted 13 May 2006 - 04:49 PM
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Posted 13 June 2006 - 01:37 PM
Yeah, they cut down the sun a bit. Things can be harder to see sometimes though. Used to wear the sick eyes. It really freaked people out.
Posted 25 July 2006 - 03:52 PM
Amber and smoke block some sun out, ive only used clear and yellow, yellow is an accuired taste
I've used yellow glasses when shooting skeet and it helps quite a bit.
Posted 29 August 2006 - 09:26 PM
Clear is good for very low light with no glair.
Amber is good for allround use. I use amber lenses in every thing that I can find them in. On bright days, they make it very easy to see differences in suttle shades of the same color. Natural greens that you find in plants, mainly grass, will glow very bright while camo stays dull. I've used this to my advantge in paintball by wearing amber sunglasses under my mask. Camo really stands out as the only green that isn't glowing.
Lite blue is only good for seeing differences in light and dark. Baseball players are starting to ware lite blue contact lenses because it make the white ball standout against the sky.
Ruby or rose is similar to amber but its darker. It really helps when you are using a red laser or red dot sight. If you ever go to a hardware store and buy a high quality laser level it will come with ruby colored glasses that make it easier to see the laser with.
Yellow is a good general pourpose color that is really good in low light.
Lite purpule is supposed to be good for brown. It is mainly used in highend hunting scopes. It si supposed to let you see the slight difference between a brown tree and brown deer. Good i guess if your opponet has brown hair and your aiming at the back of his head.
Neon green is supposed to help you see orange and red. Those of you who keep shooting your teammates durring big scenario games should invest in these. I got shot out twice at the TWC by my teammates that couldnt tell the difference between red and yellow.
Polerized completely eleminates glair but I doubt that well ever see a polarized paintball lense. Polarized lenses are made by cutting thousands of tiny slits into an opaque(can't see through it) lense. These slits could fill up with paint and and render you blind. Not to mention that by cutting slits into a lense, you weaken it.
Some of this information may be contrary to what other people have posetd. This is because these effects only work with certine shades and hues of these colors. Also, some of the colors are pattented suck as lite purpule, and are not widly available.
Posted 15 October 2006 - 08:23 PM
I seen a guy at a field with camo ones. They look really cool but it seems like it would be hard to see out of.