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Old 08-10-2014, 12:25 AM #1
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Tinted Lenses?

How does visibility differ from stock clear lenses for these shades?:

1. Smoke -
2. Amber -
3. Multicolored -



Never felt the need to spend the extra $ for different lenses besides an aesthetic change. Do they help in certain weather conditions?(I assume Amber is for sunny days?)
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:46 AM #2
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Compare them to sunglasses lenses colors.

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Old 08-10-2014, 06:12 AM #3
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Very good link. If you are trying to just use one lens I suggest smoke. Great all around lens for most situations.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:46 AM #4
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I tried yellow for overcast days but in the end went back to clear. I think they helped with contrast but the yellow tint just didn't feel real to me. I do keep a visor on my mask at all times. The field I play at tends to be wooded so going in and out of shadows I think makes it hard to choose which direction to go. Think about the conditions you play in and choose accordingly. Keep in mind some people choose for looks and function is secondary.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:58 PM #5
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How does visibility differ from stock clear lenses for these shades?:

1. Smoke -
2. Amber -
3. Multicolored -



Never felt the need to spend the extra $ for different lenses besides an aesthetic change. Do they help in certain weather conditions?(I assume Amber is for sunny days?)
Amber and clear are meant for cloudy/indoor (low light) conditions. Smoke, colored, and mirrored lenses are most beneficial in bright environments like outdoor fields on a sunny day. Keeping one clear lens and one mirrored/tinted lens will cover every situation you'd need. I generally don't recommend amber lenses because clear does the same job and it doesn't give other players a bullseye or blind you in the sun.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:30 PM #6
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Keeping one clear lens and one mirrored/tinted lens will cover every situation you'd need. I generally don't recommend amber lenses because clear does the same job and it doesn't give other players a bullseye or blind you in the sun.
I would think a mirrored lens would make you stick out in any lighting situation, even more so than amber. What am I missing?
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:03 PM #7
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I would think a mirrored lens would make you stick out in any lighting situation, even more so than amber. What am I missing?
Mirrored lenses reflect the colors around you (bunkers, ground, etc). Yellow lenses are bright yellow no matter what's going on.
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:37 AM #8
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I found mirrored lenses to become a bit annoying when it starts to rain. Even light rain means a great reduction in visibility for me. I always carry spare clear lenses just in case I need them.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:57 PM #9
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I went from clear to amber/yellow and love it. Things seem to pop out quite a bit more, visually. The only downside is that I can't see the blue light on my rotor to tell if it is on or off.
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:35 AM #10
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I would say that a clear lens is the best all around option. But Mirrored lenses do make a great substitute and make the light a little darker. smoke lenses will make your view darker, so it is better if its really sunny where you live, but on a cloudy day, an Amber Lens will tint your view to make the light a little brighter. most other mask lenses are mainly for aesthetics.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:21 AM #11
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:18 AM #12
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mirrored lenses are most beneficial in bright environments like outdoor fields on a sunny day. Keeping one clear lens and one mirrored/tinted lens will cover every situation you'd need.
Mirrored lenses also greatly increase your Swag factor.

Also, eForce has the info FTW. I've done exactly this for about the last 15 years. Clear for indoors, Mirrored for everything else.
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Honestly, clear lenses are the best all around option you can have. Anything that restricts light entering your eye, is going to give you decreased vision in low light conditions. Especially if you play bushball in thicker forest, or if you have a lot of overcast days in your area. Sometimes the amber lenses can be decent in certain conditions.

The way I see it (pun intended), is if you use anything other than clear, you'll want a backup set with a clear lens. If you only want to run one set of head gear.....stick to clear. Swag is all well and good but I'd rather see that guy in black, poking out with black netting behind him, than look good.
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Old Yesterday, 02:31 PM #14
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I have a clear lens on my i4 and I like them a lot
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Old Yesterday, 02:40 PM #15
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I've used smoke since I started playing and would never use anything else. Sure, visibility isn't the greatest if it's cloudy and you're playing in heavy tree cover, but if you're in the sun, they're the best.

No different than wearing sunglasses. Who wants to run around with the sun in their eyes all day?
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Old Yesterday, 07:58 PM #16
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I have a set of smoke lenses for my Grillz and they're great for sunny days and playing outdoors; but on Sunday when it was overcast and raining, I switched over to my clear thermal lenses. I would get a set of clear thermal lenses before colored because the thermal really don't fog up and you can use them in any situation; but that's just my two cents.
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Lots of good information here and you have to find what works for you. I wanted to add one bit of information about VForce thermal lenses, they are not waterproof and if you clean them with running water it will get water between the lenses and will take some time to dry out. If you wear them in the rain you are totally screwed because they will fog between the lenses. I picked up a pair of thermal lenses based on everyone saying, only get a mask with a thermal lens. After learning from a wet day of playing with my Profiler I went back to single lens with VForce and just like before, never had a problem with fogging. So your mileage may vary depending on your mask.
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Lots of good information here and you have to find what works for you. I wanted to add one bit of information about VForce thermal lenses, they are not waterproof and if you clean them with running water it will get water between the lenses and will take some time to dry out. If you wear them in the rain you are totally screwed because they will fog between the lenses. I picked up a pair of thermal lenses based on everyone saying, only get a mask with a thermal lens. After learning from a wet day of playing with my Profiler I went back to single lens with VForce and just like before, never had a problem with fogging. So your mileage may vary depending on your mask.
not all Vforce masks have an exposed lens-edge like the profiler, Ex: VForce Grills. only time I ever got water between my Grills lens was when I accidently submerged it
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