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Old 09-01-2006, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the best color lens for day AND night play?

I've got a newbie coming with me to a 24 hour scenario. I pulled out my two masks to clean them up and found one lens to be cracked. I figure I might as well replace them both (JT Elites).

Anyway, another friend just bought a V-Force model and it came with a paper describing the properties of the different color lenses available for the mask. According to his paperwork (and I don't remember the exact percentile figures) the yellow (amber?) lens actually allowed MORE light to pass through than the "clear" lens. I don't know if this was true, a typo, or if the V-force clear actually has a bit of tint.

Anyway, I was wondering what lens you guys recommended for night play? Should I go with yellow lenses, or just pick up clear ones.

PS. Coincidentally, I recently asked someone at the glasses counter in a BJ's Club whatever happened to all the amber "night driving" glasses everyone used to wear because I don't see them for sale anymore. She said they really didn't work anyway and it was a fad.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The clear Vforce lenses have a very slight smoke tint to them.

From my experiance, the Vforce yellow ones do help you see things in the shadows slightly better. They're also quite expensive though.

I'm not sure if the clear JT ones are tinted aswell though.


Mirror/oiled lenses work well too. Both during day and night. It may sound a little strange, but during night, light can be annoying. Your eyes get used to darkness and any bright light distrubes that. An oiled/mirror lense will prevent you from being "blindend" by these bright lights.

Bright lights can come from many things. Lamp posts, camp fires, flash lights, etc.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd just stick with the clear ones.
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Old 09-01-2006, 01:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I won't use anything but clear lenses. By dusk, I can't stand a smoke at all. I also hate how amber lenses make verything monochrome.
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Yellow is good for overcast days and the woods as it lets you see the contrasts better. However, if your role in a scenario is picking up the yellow "gold" laying around like I had to do at the Deadwood scenario in Dalton GA this February, then you've got a problem. A yellow lense looking for light yellow items on the ground really doesn't work well.

If you have a VForce, tho, the lenses swap out in a matter of seconds, so no big deal. I have problems getting the lens into JT frames for some reason now.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mirror/oiled lenses work well too. Both during day and night. It may sound a little strange, but during night, light can be annoying. Your eyes get used to darkness and any bright light distrubes that. An oiled/mirror lense will prevent you from being "blindend" by these bright lights.

Bright lights can come from many things. Lamp posts, camp fires, flash lights, etc.

Note to self: pack marker-mounted Maglite for all-night scenario games.
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Note to self: pack marker-mounted Maglite for all-night scenario games.
Doesnt every body already do that?
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We have some guys at the scenario game field I play at that have those 10,000,000 foot-candle portable lights. Those things WILL light up the night.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I love the amber. As was stated above it does throw the colors off but during the day even the dead grass looks green and beautimus.
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Old 09-04-2006, 02:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've been using Yellow lenses since 92- I used to play indoor all the time then and they worked alot better than clear as they cut down on some of the flourescent glare. I've also noticed that even during day and night games, they have an advantage as in the day the tint cuts down the sunlight just enough to not bother my vision and at night I can see a little bit more in the shadows. I love my yellow lenses and can't imagin having any other lense color.
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