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How do transitional lenses work for shooting?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RM, Apr 30, 2007.

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  1. RM

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    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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    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.
     
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    "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 ... :(
     
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    ^ 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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Very Well

    Works for these old eyes~! ;) :D
     
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    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.
     
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    They work just fine for me.....

    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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