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Not sure if I'm putting this in the right area so please forgive me. My question is what color lenses are suitable for certain conditions or certain colors of water. I've seen brown, gold, Blue, and Smoke and I'm curious.

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Ive heard different eyes different lenses. People swear by amber lenses for sight fishing.while others cant see a thing with amber lenses. I kno im fine with amber as long as its bright out. Intermittent clouds i like the yellow lenses. brightens everything up. 

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I can't say that lens color makes a noticeable difference in my underwater vision.

So generally, I'll just buy whatever lens color appeals to me.

That color is normally 'amber', which some dealers call 'copper' and others might call 'brown'.

 

Roger

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How do you know if they are polarized? A lot of sunglasses I've looked at in store lately haven't said if they are or not.

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1 minute ago, RMax said:

How do you know if they are polarized? A lot of sunglasses I've looked at in store lately haven't said if they are or not.

 

If they're polarized, it will most likely say it. It's a good selling point for sunglasses.

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9 minutes ago, RoLo said:

 

I can't say that lens color makes a noticeable difference in my underwater vision.

So generally, I'll just buy whatever lens color appeals to me.

That color is normally 'amber', which some dealers call 'copper' and others might call 'brown'.

 

Roger

 

Each person's eyes are different... especially for those with some color blindness.  I notice a marked difference in underwater vision and enhanced outdoor contrast with amber or copper polarized lenses, while gray lenses seems to do nothing but reduce the overall brightness outside and still give me headaches.   

 

3 minutes ago, RMax said:

How do you know if they are polarized?

look into the water (or factory tinted auto glass) and then turn your head sideways... if polarized as you turn your head, the surface of the water turns to glare or you'll see patterns in the glass. 

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If you are trying to buy sunglasses in a store, you can check for polarization by using two pair.  Hold the glasses so you can see through both at the same time. As you rotate one pair, you will see through them easily. Then, when they get to 90 degrees, if both pair are polarized, no light should come through.

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23 minutes ago, RMax said:

How do you know if they are polarized? A lot of sunglasses I've looked at in store lately haven't said if they are or not.

slowly rotate the glasses in front of any screen, like your phone. if it slowly turns black as you turn, its polarized

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4 hours ago, Bass Turd said:

Costa Del Mar has an explanation on their website.

 

https://www.costadelmar.com/us/en/performance-technology/lenses.html

I have the blue for deep sea fishing, green lens I keep in the bass boat, copper lens for driving and overcast, and I have silver mirror for everyday.  If I were to buy one pair of costas it would likely be the silver lens with copper being a very close second.  Blue and green are a bit too much unless it is full sun.

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Amber all around for me

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I like the brown lenses . They just seem to separate colors well . Under water and outdoors in general .

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Amber (Brown/Copper) for me as well, all of the time.

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I use prescription brown/amber. A lot better than black. Way better than black. They work excellent when shooting sporting clay also. 

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