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HD Lens - Randolph Engineeering

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by spitter, Sep 19, 2012.

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  1. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Recently had the opportunity to test-drive the new non-polarized, HD lens from Randolph Engineering for use in my Ranger Classic/XL. I was speaking with Wayne Morgan of Morgan Optical Sport Glasses, asking what was new and and he suggested I try a pair and put it into my recent order.

    They come in two degrees of light transmission and I chose the lighter of the two shades allowing me greater flexibility over more light conditions... as a "blue blocking" lens, this tint really seemed to enhance my visual definition of the target... and I don't recall it coming with a premium price as with the CMT.

    This past Sunday in the brightest of conditions, I started with the CMT; but as it became partly cloudy, I quickly changed into the lighter HD lens, a point at which some might find the CMT lacking... For the few extra dollars, I may pick up the other shade also for further comparison in bright light.


    I gave my Rangers to couple of my fellow members for their opinions and we all commented on how nice they appeared to enhance the orange targets against a green leaved, tree-lined background. Obviously, everyone's sensitivity to light and color is different...

    If you haven't had a chance to view the HD lens from Randolph, ask around your club to borrow a pair from a shooting buddy or call Wayne and order a plano version for your own inventory...

    If you're looking for something and the CMT or polarized lenses didn't do it for you, consider trying the HD lens... in my opinion, a 2-lens HDS system, but without the cost...

    Jay
     
  2. ONEDOLLARBILL

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    Jay thanks for the Info Wayne has always been more than helpful with me and takes the time to explain why i need something yet never sells just for a sale ! Again thanks and Ill be giving him a call today !
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    How do they work with the target transitioning from green trees to a grey sky...
     
  4. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    I've been using blue blockers with both plane and polarized lenses. Neither are good for all conditions.
     
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    spitter, could I have the phone number? I'm really having trouble with night targets. Maybe they can help.
     
  6. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Wayne @ Morgan Optical Sports Glasses... (800) 594-0175

    Responding to BMP, on transition from trees to sky... they seemed to help in partly cloudy conditions, but that background still remains a challenge for me, so I also avoid transitioning light conditions in general (i.e. dusk)

    I would agree with Barry whole-heartedly, that no one lens appears to do everything well, which is why my plano (polarized and non-polarized) collection keeps growing... but also I notice that some original lens colors have moved to the back of the lens cases, gathering dust from being unused...

    Within reason, I keep looking for technology that can help...

    Best regards all,

    Jay
     
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