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karfeef
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Hey. does anyone have transition lenses in their spectacles? I have recently got them in mine and have been wondering about something

what would be the equivalent camera filter to give the effect of the transition lens in it's darkened state? i.e., you go outside, the lenses darken and what you see is similar to looking through ordinary sunglasses, but not quite the same.

i really like the colour, contrast and overall definition i see when looking through them and would like to achieve a similar thing with a filter on my camera.

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Jun 21, 2007 03:00

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Nice idea . it would be cool to have a screw on filter made of this stuff . almost like a auto ND filter :)

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Jun 21, 2007 03:15

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I don't know, but I see that Oakley are now doing lenses with Transitions, so in brighter conditions they go darker. . . . Perhaps I'll get a set for my Half Jacket (XLJ) :).

Jun 21, 2007 03:15

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it's no the actual light to dark transition im after, more the effect you get once they have gone dark - but yeah..it would be cool to have a filter adjust to light conditions

Jun 21, 2007 03:21

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just got my oakley why 4 rimless done - cost me a hell lots of money :-( but apparently rimless can't have transition lenses....

Jun 21, 2007 03:21

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For my day to day glasses, I bought a lovely pair of Titanium rimless from Tesco for £129.99 and I could have any other pair up to that value for free, so I got a pair of FCUK half rims :) When I want to wear sunglasses, I either wear disposable contacts, or I just don't see as well :D

Rimless can't have transitions? I know someone with rimless frames with transitions lenses - maybe it depends what lens material they use - mine are polycarbonate I think (though I could be wrong), but then again I don't have transitions lenses.

Jun 21, 2007 03:36

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I've wore transition lenses in my eye glasses most of my life. Never thought of lens filters that way BUT they are different shades as they change so it would/could make them poor for filters.

Jun 21, 2007 13:57 as a reply to goatee's post 10 hours earlier.

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Interesting thought... I have transitions lenses and love em.

Jun 21, 2007 14:33

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I believe the effect you see when they darken is similar to shooting with a polarizer. So, use that! Decreased reflections, increased contrast (depending on the light), color saturation.

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yep, likely a circular polarizer will accomplish the same look. Of course, it is always dark....

Jun 21, 2007 16:41

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Just buy a big uncut transitional lens blank plate and put it on a cokin filter holder.

Jun 21, 2007 16:53

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timbop wrote in post #3417168external link
yep, likely a circular polarizer will accomplish the same look. Of course, it is always dark....

I wouldn't say that. I've had Transitions for 6 years, and I finally bought a pair of dedicated polarized sunglasses. It's like night and day. I can't even begin to compare the two of them.

I would think that the sunglass effect could be re-created with just a 2 or 3 stop ND filter...

Jun 21, 2007 16:56



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