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Lens Color question?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by hunter44, Jul 24, 2011.

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  1. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    One of the clubs that I shoot at has a sloping hill in front of one trap house that varies from very green in the spring to very "dried grass" color in the summer. I use vermillion for the green but have no answer for the summer color. I use Ranger's CMT lens but need a lot of light for them & we usually shoot late in the evening with a very low sun so they are too dark then.

    Anyone have any experience with that type of background? Any recommendations as to lens color?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. RobertT

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    Try a very pale vermillion.

    Robert
     
  3. hmb

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    Salmon color lights the targets up for me. HMB
     
  4. cunninmp

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    Hunter,

    My home club has a similar background. I have CMT, Purple, Vermillion,

    and Light yellow. Only thing that works for me is the Vermillion during

    the day, and at dusk or under the lights, the Light Yellow.

    The Purple and CMT's I use at every club with a clear background.

    Mike C.
     
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    Light Purple works for me with the dry grass color as well as the greens.
     
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    CMT stands for what?
     
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    CMT stands for what?
     
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    CMT stands for what?
     
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    Info above.

    I didn't notice a huge difference over my regular Ranger lenses but others love them.
     
  10. Shooting Jack

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    Lens Color question!

    I have a set of CMT's and regular but can't tell which one is which. How can you tell? Thanks. Jackie B.
     
  11. Rick Barker

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    I have had good luck with orange as it will "blend" blue and green to a turquoise will allowing the target to take a whiteish appearance.

    I was looking at lens colors this weekend, and again found that not all lens colors will do the same thing for all people.

    The vendor who carries Post 4 Optics said that lenses can fade after a while.

    I moved up to an even darker lens this weekend, when he showed me a fresh pair of lenses that were the same tint I bought a few years ago, but mine were lighter.
     
  12. Doubles Xpert

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    Pink Blaze for Low light with brown Background or Light Bronze
     
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    For me it would be yellow, at that time of day.
     
  14. mike campbell

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    Background colors change constantly. The light level changes constantly. The (orange) target color never changes. Makes sense to pick a color that makes orange targets glow and transmits the maximum amount of light. I started with vermillion 20 years ago for sporting clays under all conditions. They hurt me a bit in low light conditions and I eventually switched to pale orange with 70-80% light transmission. I wear them for everything I shoot...bright sunlight, overcast, under the lights. Other colors play with the background; vermillion enhances green (as does orange), purple dampens green and enhances blue, CMT adds red unnaturally to everything....plae orange enhances the targets and makes evrything brighter for me. YMMV.
     
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    A seasoned vet, who is successful, came back from his recent eastern + ohio swing and ran into a lens vendor who has developed a Strawberry lens that fits Rangers. He says its a beautiful lens for multiple conditions. Don't have any other details at this time. I will find out on Fri or next Wed.
     
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    After spending a fortune over the years on frames and lenses looking for that magic bullet, I agree with mike campbell's post. Pale orange for 90% of the conditions and medium orange for those few blinding bright days.
     
  17. mx2005

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    First off any question call Wayne Morgan Morgan optical Olean New York 1-800-594-0175 He can answer any questions and can custom dye you the lens color you need . If you are Red Green deficient as I am I need lens with Red in them to pick up the Orange Target quick. Etc Call him and see what he says. Pat.k.
     
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