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10-05-2009, 12:16 AM #1
Versatile Spy lens - rose or persimmon?
I just picked up a pair of Spy Omega goggles, which came with a Bronze/Gold Mirror lens, which Spy says is best for sunny conditions. My plan is to pick up a yellow lens for storm days and flat light, but where I'm having trouble is choosing a middle-of-the-road, everyday, versatile lens. The choice seems between rose and persimmon. Does anyone know the difference? Also, is it recommended to go with or without mirror coating?
I'm hoping for a lens that will work in the partially sunny to overcast to afternoon shadow/flat light range. I'm looking for good contrast but a dark enough tint that some bright light will be blocked out.
Rose or persimmon?
10-05-2009, 01:18 AM #2
Is the only difference between the stock bronze/gold mirror and the straight bronze the mirrored coating?
My ideal lenses would be somthing like Smith's Sol-X, Bronze, Rose, Yellow, and Clear. With various coatings and whatnot.
AFAIK, companies put that mirrored coating on there because it cuts the horizontal glare somewhat (not as much as polarization, but it helps).
It sounds like the rose would be the happy medium b/t your bright day lens and the yellow. Yellow to me = puking snow, and potentially night skiing. Rose is usually just overcast and partly sunny... maybe some showery stuff. Usually a rose lens with keep you from squinting when it's mostly cloudy, but if it really starts to get sunny out, then you're squinting. Bronze for everything else... sunny, and mostly sunny days.Originally Posted by basinbeater