Lens filter colors - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
RVM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 564
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lens filter colors

I have a set of Spy Soldiers with a silver mirrored bronze lens in it. It rocks in bright sunlight, but if it gets overcast I can't see a thing, especially if there is any amount of snow falling. Everything just looks like flat grey. Oddy enough, it's better at night than it is in overcast/snowy conditions.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend the best lens for all around use. I don't wanna have to carry two sets of lenses or goggles.

My highest priority is good contrast so I can really see the little bumps and ruts in the snow. I hear the persimmon, rose and blue lenses with mirroring work well for all around use. I haven't been able to find any local shops that carry different lenses for me to try out.

If it matters, I have absolutely perfect vision (20/20 ++) and see colors perfectly as well. Or so my optometrist has told me.

Any suggestions?

There is no substitution for human competition.

Last edited by RVM; 04-03-2009 at 08:13 PM.
RVM is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
RVM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 564
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh, forgot to ask. Anyone rocking the Spy Apollos? They supposedly increase peripheral visibility by 33% or so, but I haven't been able to find any shop that carries them so I could try them on.

I'm thinking about buying a pair for the visibility increase instead of just getting a lens for my soldiers.

Thanks!

There is no substitution for human competition.
RVM is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 08:32 PM
Senior Member
 
bobepfd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Western NY
Posts: 455
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi-yellow ftw! Also rose is a good choice. I tend to prefer lenses on the bright end though.
bobepfd is offline  
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 08:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Technine Icon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,252
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rose and blue are good.
Technine Icon is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 09:05 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
MunkySpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Berkshires
Posts: 3,212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
HI-yellow is the best at night. It can be a bit bright for sensitive eyes on a bright day.
MunkySpunk is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 10:22 PM
Veteran Member
 
Flick Montana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Beech Grove, Indiana *sigh*
Posts: 4,168
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/gen...t-goggles.html

Zombie Nation
Gear:
Rome Design 165 / Rome Arsenals
Rome Anthem 158
Flick Montana is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 11:05 PM
earlvb
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
My favorite is the Smith Sensor Mirror: Light rose base lens tint with a multi-layer mirror maximizes color definition and increases depth perception in varying levels of flat light conditions. 70% VLT.

I'm in the NW where we have low, flat light most of the time. These still cut it on our bluebird days, but might not if you get real bright sun. I'd suggest you find a similar lens from your manufacturer. The mirror tint is very light. Shay over on Snowboarding Through Fembot Eyes reviewed some goggles with this lens and also liked the versatility.
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 11:28 PM
Veteran Member
 
schmitty34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Probably at work wasting time
Posts: 889
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by earlvb View Post
My favorite is the Smith Sensor Mirror: Light rose base lens tint with a multi-layer mirror maximizes color definition and increases depth perception in varying levels of flat light conditions. 70% VLT.

I'm in the NW where we have low, flat light most of the time. These still cut it on our bluebird days, but might not if you get real bright sun. I'd suggest you find a similar lens from your manufacturer. The mirror tint is very light. Shay over on Snowboarding Through Fembot Eyes reviewed some goggles with this lens and also liked the versatility.
Agreed...I use the sensor mirror all the time. Also in the NW...have been riding the pow at Alpy all week!

I may switch to orange lenses once the sun starts coming out more, but the sensor has been great fro the low light and night riding.
schmitty34 is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-04-2009, 02:17 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
legallyillegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: fuck Snowboarding
Posts: 4,492
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
spy: yellow/blue spectra (or was it blue/yellow spectra?)

THERE ARE SPECIFIC REASONS AS TO WHY I AM MORE LOCAL THAN YOU


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
legallyillegal is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
RVM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 564
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Blue/orange for Spy.

Spy Lenses


Anyone using the blue? I hate that nowhere near me has different lenses so I can just try the damned things out.


Quote:
Originally Posted by legallyillegal View Post
spy: yellow/blue spectra (or was it blue/yellow spectra?)

There is no substitution for human competition.
RVM is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome