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autumn gold lens

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rick55, Feb 21, 2012.

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  1. rick55

    rick55 TS Member

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    Has anybody tried the autumn gold lens and how do you like them also can you use them at night
     
  2. minnship8

    minnship8 Well-Known Member

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    They are my go to lens for overcast/light restricted conditions. But no, never shot under the lights with them. Also purchased from Maltz.

    Chip
     
  3. Jim Bradbury

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    I have that shade in my Post 4 glasses right now. It is the shade used the most by me. I have light orange, Dark Orange, Pink, Purple and a bronze shade. I used the Autom gold for almost everything. Of course I live here in the rainy Seattle area where sunshine is the exception not a rule. I rarely need a darker shade unless a miricle happens and the sun does come out.
    Jim Bradbury
     
  4. maltzahn

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    Thanks Boy's....glade your happy with the Xl Autumn Gold lenses. Trivex for clarity and safety. A shallow transition for variable light conditions. You will not see the darkest shade until summer and direct sunlight contact. The lightest shade is a tint#2 (lab) in gold (yellow with orange). Most of us would like it for night shooting under good lighting. Nothing helps for poor lighting or twilight conditions other than seeing clearly.

    Maltz
     
  5. minnship8

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    Google is your friend...see link above

    and, two companies, specifically, have been mentioned above that carry these.

    Chip
     
  6. chipking

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    Everything old is new again. In the 70's when I was shooting High Power Rifle National Match, Small Bore position and Silhouette I was using the then new Ray-Ban shooting glasses with Bausch & Lomb Photo chromatic gold (Ambermatic) lens. Just dug out my old set and it is amazing how close the colors match the Autumn Gold. I know I was very pleased with my Ray-Bans many years ago so these should be even better given the 40 years of process improvements between the two.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  7. goose2

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    I also got mine from Maltzahn and It is the only lens I ever use or will ever use. They are always the right shade no matter what the light is your in. Only way to go "period"
     
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    I am a post 4 if anyone is interested in these colors or and others please feel free to contact me by e-mail
    we go above and beyond for our customers.
    Thanks Tom Ketchum
     
  9. rick55

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    ordered my autuma gold lens yesterday from Steve Maltzahn
     
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    Ordered mine yesterday

    Phil Berkowitz
     
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    $180.00---plano with my frames

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  12. maltzahn

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    The Autumn Gold Trivex lenses only come in 70mm blank form. All lenses, Rx or plano must be made by an optical lab and cost the same (my finished price $180.00). With the lenses costing so much, its best to have each one hand fitted to the frame. There have been many changes in shooting frames over the years both in size and cleat location. Ordering lenses without hand fitting is not advised. The blank manufacturer (XL) is not providing for bifocals or will warranty lenses with a bifocal cut. That warranty is to the optical lab, leaving no recourse or replacement available and the cost will be assessed to the order entry.

    These are great lenses with clarity and safty, a color transition that many shooters will like. Just limited by the original lens manufacturer. If your eyes tend to like yellow or orange to a orange based bronze, tint2 to tint3, it a good choice. If your a red/vermillion or blue base/purple preference, this blank may not be for your shooting. Comes with UV -R1 protection, color is impregnated rather than surface tint dipped to add depth. Never gets too dark or restrictive density for daylight shooting. Could be regarded as too dark for night shooting under poor lighting and twilight. If when you look through yellow or orange and feel the color brightens visual conditions, you have a winner.

    Thanks again....Maltz
     
  13. 12ShotTwo

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    Maltz -- Can the blank be fitted to ranger frames? Joe
     
  14. Smokechaser

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    I've had mine for a little more than two months. I use them exclusively under any conditions. I find them a great compromise for changing lenses all the time. They might not be the best for all conditions, but they seem to work under all conditions, if that makes any sense. You could change for the perfect tint, but then a cloud moves in and ....well, you get it. And not changing lenses sold me. BTW, the clarity is the best I've ever experienced in a lens....cya later...
     
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    I have mine in my Ranger XL frames so yes they can be put in some Rangers but I am quite sure not all. Maltzy would be the guy to answer for sure.
     
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    How quick do these glasses go from dark to light? I have shot a times with a very bright sun and a few minutes later clouds came got darker, then back to bright sunlight. Are they any good for this type of shooting?

    Ed Fish
    Racine, WI
     
  17. maltzahn

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    I need to buy you lunch at Owatonna Bob, your my best sales representive. Thanks brother.

    I can cut and install these lenses to fit in any frame, street or shooting as long as the lens size doesn't exceed 68mm. For example, the Ranger extra wide frames can't be filled with this blank.

    Thanks again.....Maltz
    Steve Maltzahn CEO
    Clear Target Optics div of
    Office Machines Company Inc.
    PO box 152 / 110 N. Elm St.
    Creston, IA 50801
    Cel# 641-344-1277

    Using the family optical lab, P.O.G. Labs Creston, IA (Precision Optical Group)
    Also a distributor for the Aris XL lens blank manufacturer.
     
  18. goosecall

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    I was the one that brought the Autumn Gold lenses to Steve's attention. I have used them since last September. I was surprised by the clarity of the Trivex lens. For live birds, used them all fall, the detail of live birds was better than any lens I have used. The only draw back for me is I need a lighter shade, would be better for night time walking and the 10 to 15 min after shooting hrs, and before it ends for hunting. Maybe in the future a tint 1 to tint 2, as this is what I normally use in my other color lenses. 10tenner
     
  19. Smokechaser

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    I agree with 10 Tenner. When I bought mine from Maltz, we talked about that very thing and he was upfront about the shade being number 2 tint and darkening to number 3 tint in the brighter conditions.when I need to buy my next pair (probably in a year or so. I use my gear hard and I also want to have the best Rx on my lenses).....

    It seems my Rx changes ever so slightly every couple of years. I don't need lenses to drive, but my 20/25 vision is just bad enough that the sharpest clay images just weren't quite there. These are absolutely the best purchase I've made recently. No more changing lenses when the background or light changes, and no picking the wrong color and discovering that after the second bird in the new round. Thanks Maltz for your help in making a great decision. I had Tim from MN call and order a set from you; he must have them by now, but I haven't seen him since he placed an order. I'm sure he'll be as happy as I've been with mine.....cya
     
  20. tracyhunter

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    Maltz, What is the time frame from when you get my frames to when I get them back?
     
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