How do transitional lenses work for shooting?


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RM
April 30, 2007, 08:34 PM
Anyone have experience using transitional lenses for shooting- ones that go from clear to dark as sunlight increases? Do they work well for shooting or not? Thank you.

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Werewolf
April 30, 2007, 08:55 PM
Work just fine but even the ones that turn the darkest sometimes aren't as good as a good pair of sunglasses on a really bright day.

TallPine
April 30, 2007, 08:55 PM
"Photogray" - they work fine for me, though they don't get quite as dark as regular sunglasses. Quite weird with a straw hat though - you start seeing spots in front of your eyes :D

Now, if they would just make a lense that allowed you to focus on the sights and target at the same time ... :(

jamz
April 30, 2007, 09:07 PM
^ They do, but it's attached to the gun, and called a "scope". ;)

For me, any eyeglass lense that looks good enough to wear generally doens't provide enough protection for me to want to shoot with. I tried transitionals for a summer before deciding that it wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be.

gbran
April 30, 2007, 09:31 PM
They work for me when at the range, but I can't hunt in the woods with them because they get too dark when you're in shadows and don't lighten up fast enough.

Ala Dan
May 1, 2007, 04:42 AM
Works for these old eyes~! ;) :D

TallPine
May 1, 2007, 10:52 AM
They do, but it's attached to the gun, and called a "scope".
Yeah, that's the only reason I don't hunt with my old Model 94 anymore ... :(

I don't think a scope would work very well on a sidearm, though.

ball3006
May 1, 2007, 12:53 PM
However, I shoot at a range with covered benches so the lenses do not get dark. I have never had a problem shooting with sunglasses either. The darkest I have ever seen my lenses is when it is snowing......otherwise, no difference between transition glasses and sunglasses.....chris3

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