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Best Lense Color for Blue Sky Background???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gyrine, May 12, 2011.

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  1. gyrine

    gyrine TS Member

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    Any opinions on which lense color works best with orange targets and a blue sky background?
     
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    Purple makes the birds stand out and look like fireworks when they break on a blue sky day. Jackie B.
     
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    I will tell you what a very good trap shooter that is also in the lens business told me to do when i ask him this very same question.get as many colored lens as you can find and look at the debris field on a bright day and see which color makes the orange stand out.light purple worked for me.most trap shooters have a lot of colored lens and will be glad to let you look through them.good luck.

    tracy
     
  4. Steinkruger

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    i bought a pair of Rose Blaze lenses from Decot while i was at the Southwestern Grand and they seem to turn the target a red color for me and they are awesome in my opinion, but as everyone here has said, every bodys eyes are different and some peoples eyes are more light sensitive than others... Just my $.02

    Doug Steinkruger
     
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    V-light rose or light purples. I use these for all daylight conditions.
    I use the pale yellow for night time shooting.


    Jason in PA
     
  6. Pull & Mark

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    For me there are two ways to highlight a target and make it stand out. 1st is to find a lens that highlights the orange target like a orange lens (this will make the target stand out). 2nd is to find a color that tones down the background and make the background disappear so to speak. This 2nd way will allow the target to stand out in your vision. What you are trying to do is to create a contrast so that the orange target stands out for you. So find out which one of these 2 different types of styles work best for you, then pick the colors that make that type of style work for you. Break=em all. Jeff
     
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    On a bright blue sky, its hard to beat CMT, but there better be zero clouds in the area !!

    Phil Berkowitz
     
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    My choices are CMT when conditions are right, next are light purple
    when there might be some clouds out. Vermillion also works but not
    nearly as well.
    Compared to vermillion, light purples 20 to 25% better, CMT's 35 to 40%
    better.
    My eye's will be 68 y.o. in another month.
    Mike C.
    Groveland, CA
     
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    I would have to say Purple would be the color for me. It changes the greens, and blues to a greyish hue while still allowing the florescent orange to be bright. I do have RX lenses, and my eyes are light sensitive also. I used to use Vermillion when I had good eyes, and they really seemed to light up the target in a blue sky, or green background. If there were partly cloudy skies however, the targets would be very difficult to see when they entered the bright clouds. Jon
     
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    light purple, cmt's really sunny day
     
  11. EuroJoe

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    what the hell is CMT??
     
  12. Ted K.

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    Here is some info on CMT lenses:

    http://shootingglassesspecialistinc.com/gpage7.html

    The claim that CMT lenses shifts energy from one color to another via a quantum shift strikes me as technobabble nonsense. I mean, don't you need a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to do that kind of stuff?

    And what do you do if you're wearing these glasses and you get hit by a tsunami?

    Ted K.
     
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    I wanted to shoot today and didn't have my gun bag. My driving sunglasses are polarized blue lenses, which I shot with. It was a bright blue sky day and I was amazed at how well I could see the targets. I've always shot with some type of brown lens, now I'll try these lenses at tomorrows shoot. I know that it's not the common suggestion, but give it a try. Bruce
     
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    a guy on our team has a cross dominance problem and uses a dark bronze for his left lens and whatever is needed for the current conditions for his right lens. Usually some shade of purple. It looks goofy when looking at him but I don't know what it looks like from HIS side of the glasses!
     
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    You can't hit what you can't see....CMT lenses are the best with absolutely NO clouds. No good on a day where there are intermittent clouds. Purple is a good choice. Odie
     
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