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Oakley Prizm Rose vs Prizm Hi-Pink

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@rogg, I haven't seen the black but can confirm all the others are pink. Pink pink. But your brain sorts it out in about 30 seconds.
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I'll see if I can take a piccie for you later.
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rogg wrote:
Can anyone tell me what colour the prism lenses appear (when views from inside) - I'm looking at Hi Rose for low light and Prism Jade for more light. I tend to like amber/brown tones, but the Hi pink I assume is pink and the Jade a grey/pink from looking at promo info.

Anyone confirm what colour they turn your view?

They all have the same base lens, so they all have a pinky hue, the extent to which depends on their VLT....its like, as the VLT drops, the brightness of the Rose colour is dialed down, but is still obvious.

I found, the brain quickly adjusts for the effect, even on the Prizm Rose.


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Ok, thanks. Pretty much what I thought.

A piccie would be great Mr Sideways.

I had a pair of graded mirrored pink sunnies in the 80s and seem to remember lying around on the beach thinking they were particularly enjoyable, so it'll be quite nostalgic.
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Jade, counterintuitively is a pink hue, but you quickly adjust and its just normal.

I have Oakley Flightdecks with Jade and Rose prizm lenses. I prefer the Jade both from a look and a wear perspective. Rose comes out on those dull days......that said I used them in full sun and they were ok - not as great as the Jade obviously, but fine.
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I thought all the main Prizm lenses were the same ultimately - just the coulour of the mirror was different. Hi Pink defintively seems to be a noticeable improvement in grey-flat light, based on the totally unscientific out the appt window test.
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@Dave of the Marmottes, still a lot more scientific that a look at a picture online test though...... snowHead
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I have the Prizm Jade and Rose lenses and also have the hi-yellow for the Canopy goggles. Maybe I should have bought the hi-pink lens but when wearing a-frames, the hi-yellow was the lens I'd always go for on the darker poor vis. days as it brightens everything up quite nicely.
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Okay...
The Line-up: Jade Prizm, Hi Yellow and Rose Prizm...

Jade Prizm

Hi Yellow

Rose Prizm
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Ooh the jade prism hides the shoddy roof work on the neighbour's place best - we should change our glazing.

Apologies for thread derail Very Happy
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Lucky I didn't take the photo of their exposed pipework or we'd lose this thread completely...
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@Richard_Sideways, ah, same goggles and lenses as me - great minds and all that!
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@Kelskii, I was very happy with the hi-yellow, but unfortunately I broke the blasted thing when it was in my pocket and I *might* have accidentally stacked it coming off the lift avoiding some berk who had stopped to take a selfie...
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Thanks @Richard_Sideways.
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I have owned the rose Prizm lens for the last couple of years and I find it to be excellent in most conditions. However, I'm always on the lookout for something that will help with flat light and fog. Unfortunately, anything with a yellow tint makes me dizzy in those conditions, so I bought the prizm hi-pink this winter thinking the increased VLT over the rose would be perfect. It's not bad, but it actually has a yellower tint than the rose, especially at the periphery of the lens. It's obviously not nearly as yellow as the hi-yellow, but nor is it anywhere near as pink as the rose. I found it gives me fewer problems than a true yellow lens in fog and flat light, but it's not perfect. However, for lower light conditions which aren't completely flat or foggy, they're excellent for me. Definitely much lighter than the prizm rose. Incidentally, I have found the Alpina high contrast quattroflex lens to work best for me in flat light, even though it is cat 2 (as opposed to the varioflex lens which is listed as cat 1-3, but not quite as good in flat as opposed to just low light conditions). If only one of the many different Alpina goggles would fit my face properly...
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One thing I don't get about the above comments is...

If HI Yellow transmit 78% and Rose Prizm transmit 20%, how are these going to be any good on a day when the available light is already down to 10% of a sunny day?

I'm still loving my Crowbars in Fire Iridium and HI Yellow but have been thinking about changing to the Flightdeck format goggles. They are around £100 a pair on Amazon right now.
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This is a subject of much debate here and elsewhere. For me personally, eye comfort, contrast, and not feeling dizzy, or having weird little flashing white lights all over my field of vision are all just as important as lightness in most conditions. Obviously, if it's very dark, neither the rose prizm nor the hi-pink are ideal. Clear is best, but not for me in flat light or fog where I'm looking for maximum contrast. Very flat light is hopeless whatever I'm wearing, but if there is any contrast to be had at all, I like lenses that accentuate it. Yellow is obviously excellent for this, but I just can't use it.
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@Richard_Sideways, your photos are very interesting. The HI Yellow definitely lifts the contrast of the white mortar against the darker bricks, which is a similar effect to the contrast of surface changes that we all look for.

After having mine on, things look darker when I take them off and just see with normal light.

@Turnoisier, That must be a real pain. My brain adjusts the colour correction very quickly when I'm wearing goggles (things don't look goggle tint coloured with 60 seconds). Do you not acclimatise?
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It is really annoying, but not that uncommon, I think. I've tried various highly recommended yellow tinted lenses, precisely because of their contrast enhancing reputations - including the Smith blue sensor mirror, a couple from Dragon and, obviously, the Oakley Hi-Yellow. I've tried to acclimatise, both 'in action' and just sitting down staring at the snow, but it doesn't work. Rose and Orange tints don't give me any problems at all.
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