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color lense and why

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After reading much of the 'Sunglasses' post i am wondering why everyone chose the color/shade lense they chose?

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I prefer amber lenses. I can see better into the water and for longer into the eavnings with the lighter lenses. But I like lighter lenses for my glasses. Amber, Yellow, Red, Orange, all have a place in my day to day.

But for fishing It is Amber only.

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Amber all day everyday for me. I like the way they make things stand out in the water.

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Blue mirror in high sun and amber in lower light

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blue/green mirrors on bright days much like cecil. Amber is ideal for partial cloud cover.

I normally wear the ambers

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I loved amber with the mirror on outside but this year I bought new glasses with white rims and frames and ummmmm the lenses are ummmmmm..........pink blush

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I have H30's with 3 color lense choices, Ambers in most the time. Just got a pair of Ocean Wave with Back Water green lenses these are amazing. Can't wait to get them out on the water more.

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I have always gone with brownish, or vermillion colored lenses. I personally don't care for grey lenses, but I'm sure there are those who say they have a time and place. I really liked the color of the green mirror costas.

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Amber.. they have seemed to be the best for seeing through the water and really help make things stick out better

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Get two pair. Your number one pair that gets the most use should have brown or copper photochromic lenses that lighten or darken as light levels go down or up. These should get you by under most circumstances. All of the makers of premium sunglasses make them. I like Action Optics, but the others are probably as good.

For pair number two, get YELLOW lenses for dark overcast days. Yellow lenses really do a great job on "brightening" things up on all but the very darkest days.

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amber with green mirror good for low light and low Sun angle

over cast light amber with no mirror

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I can only tell you what works well for my eyes. If I only had one color to get it would probably be amber or vermillion. For most bright situations this is what I prefer. Unless in clear water. Then I much prefer grey. I recently bought a coper and really like it, and also recently got yellow/sunrise for low light situations. (I am a bit of a sunglasses junkie.)

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