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Old 27th of February 2011 (Sun)   #1
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Many of us invested heavily in both prime and(or) zoom lens for our camera, I'm wondering how many photographer also invested in a good pair of sunglasses for their eyes? If you wear one which brand and model do you prefer?
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Old 27th of February 2011 (Sun)   #2
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Oakley's for me, for general use Flak Jackets with black iridium polarised lenses and for sports Split Jackets with red iridium polarised.
They're exceptionally comfortable, especially the flak jackets and the optics are brilliant.
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Old 27th of February 2011 (Sun)   #3
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Oakley Fives Squared for me, really light frame and made for narrow faces like mine. Best pair I've ever had, and will go back to Oakley when its time for another pair.

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No sunglasses for me right now... -> I haven't worn sunglasses since I started to wear glasses about 5,5 years ago...

-> I am debating whether to get a pair, if I do then it'll be "Flair" www.flair.de - my glasses have a flair frame (no clue what the glass is, something extra breakproof and thin that the optician ordered in Germany) - and the Flair frame is wonderful - light, and discrete, additionally there is ZERO space for stupid advertising. (or at least mine is model 534)
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Old 27th of February 2011 (Sun)   #5
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I have tried many different style from Oakley but they often gave me headache due to pressure point on my temple, I still have the Oakley Plate that I bought many years ago but can't wear it more than 30min so I keep it around as display unit because it's so cool looking. Went to my local sunglasshut to try out a few brand in the $200~300 range, so far the Maui Jim Kahuna with glass lenses have the best optical performance, great saturation and contrast, the lenses was crystal clear. The Revo Undercut and Efflux are close 2nd, but color and contrast not as crisp as the Maui Jim. The cheaper Bolle Cruise with polycarbonate lenses are almost as good as the glass version from Revo but my polycarbonate glasses always end up getting bunch of scratches after few months so I want glass lenses this time around. But the Bolle Cruise is similar to Ray-ban as far as optical performance goes though, pretty good value i think. Tried a few Oakley but they still don't fit me too well, optical performance isn't too bad. I really like the MJ Kahuna, would have to shop around online to see if I can get a better deal.
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I have worn Oakleys for years and love them. I am rough on glasses and keep them in a hard case, too. In fact, when I had to get glasses (getting old sucks), I got Oakley frames.
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Randolph, but they come off when I'm shooting. It makes a difference in how well I can see the image on the screen.
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Prescription Oakleys.
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I've got a number of different pairs from Oakley, Ray Ban and American Optical, but I keep coming back to the Oakley Whiskers when I'm shooting - they fit so nicely that all I have to do is flick them up above my eyebrows while I've got my eye to the viewfinder, and they stay there securely.
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I've got a number of different pairs from Oakley, Ray Ban and American Optical, but I keep coming back to the Oakley Whiskers when I'm shooting - they fit so nicely that all I have to do is flick them up above my eyebrows while I've got my eye to the viewfinder, and they stay there securely.
Same here! forgot the name until you said it...

They also look very spiffy with the Iridium Ice lenses...

Oakley has provided the best glasses i've had for both normal and sun heh...they fit my face perfectly
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Old 28th of February 2011 (Mon)   #11
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Serengeti also make some cutting-edge lenses, they are very stylish as well, too bad our local store do not carry their stuff.
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