Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
Thread started 21 Jun 2007 (Thursday) 03:00
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

transition lenses..

 
karfeef
Senior Member
333 posts
Joined Dec 2005
Liverpool
Jun 21, 2007 03:00 |  #1

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.

anyone any ideas?

if you need any more info about them..clicky hereexternal link


Canon 500d | Canon 28-135mm IS USM | Canon 50mm 1.4 | Canon 18-55 IS Kit | 2x Canon 430ex

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
Raymate
Goldmember
1,676 posts
Joined Oct 2005
Toronto. CA - Bedford. UK
Jun 21, 2007 03:15 |  #2

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

R


Canon: EOS 5DmkII • 50D • 40D • 350D • 100 f2.8L IS Macro • 70-200 f4L • 24-105 f4L IS • 17-40 f4L • 50 f1.4 • 60 f2.8 Macro • 85 f1.8 • 430EX • 580EX II • ST-E2
Sigma: 10-20 f4-5.6 EX DC HSM • 30 f1.4 EX DC HSM • 17-50 f2.8 EX • 24-70 f2.8 EX DG MACRO
Apple: CS3, Aperture & iPhoto. Various Manfrotto, Portaflash, Battery Grips, SanDisk & Lowepro

alamy: my stock photographyexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
goatee
"nice but dim"
goatee's Avatar
5,239 posts
Joined May 2005
North of London, UK
Jun 21, 2007 03:15 |  #3

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) :).


D7100, 50mm f/1.8, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6, 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR, SB800
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=552906flickr (external link)

LOG IN TO REPLY
karfeef
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
333 posts
Joined Dec 2005
Liverpool
Jun 21, 2007 03:21 |  #4

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


Canon 500d | Canon 28-135mm IS USM | Canon 50mm 1.4 | Canon 18-55 IS Kit | 2x Canon 430ex

LOG IN TO REPLY
muscleflex
Goldmember
3,004 posts
Joined Jun 2005
UK
Jun 21, 2007 03:21 |  #5

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


:cool:Canon 1D MK III:cool: | Canon EOS 20D | Canon 16-35 II [COLOR=red]L [COLOR=black]| Canon 100-400 [COLOR=red]L IS | [COLOR=#000000]Canon 50mm II 1.8 | Canon 580 EX II

LOG IN TO REPLY
goatee
"nice but dim"
goatee's Avatar
5,239 posts
Joined May 2005
North of London, UK
Jun 21, 2007 03:36 |  #6

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.


D7100, 50mm f/1.8, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6, 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR, SB800
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=552906flickr (external link)

LOG IN TO REPLY
kuanyu
Senior Member
575 posts
Joined Jan 2007
Fl. USA
Jun 21, 2007 13:57 as a reply to goatee's post |  #7

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.


50D & XTi w/Grip - Kit 18-55mm,75-300mm,EF 24-85 IS, 50mm 1.8, 100mm 2.8 macro, 100-400L,580ex,RC-1,(2) AB400s, RF602s ,SoftBox/Barndoors/Brol​ly Box/Sekonic L-308S Lightmeter
empty wallet:(
Kuanyu.zenfolio.comexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Mum2J&M
Goldmember
Mum2J&M's Avatar
3,429 posts
Joined May 2007
Bedford, MA
Jun 21, 2007 14:33 |  #8

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


Cleo
50D
smugmugexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Jman13
Cream of the Crop
Jman13's Avatar
5,558 posts
Joined Dec 2005
Columbus, OH
Jun 21, 2007 14:43 |  #9

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.


Jordan Steele - http://www.jordansteel​e.comexternal link
Admiring Light - http://www.admiringlig​ht.comexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
timbop
Goldmember
timbop's Avatar
2,976 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Southern New Jersey, USA
Jun 21, 2007 16:41 |  #10

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


Current: 2x5DM3, 8mm fish, 17-40/4, 24-105/4IS, 35/2IS, 70-200/4IS, 85/1.8, 135/2, 580's and AB800's
Formerly: 7D, 300D, 5D, 5DM2, 20D, 50D, 1DM2, 17-55IS, 24-70, 28-135IS, 40/2.8, 50/1.8, 50/1.4, 70-200/2.8IS, 70-300IS, 70-200/2.8, 100 macro, 400/5.6, tammy 17-50 and 28-75, sigma 50 macro & 100-300

LOG IN TO REPLY
Tee ­ Why
"Monkey's uncle"
Tee Why's Avatar
10,596 posts
Joined Feb 2006
Pasadena, CA
Jun 21, 2007 16:53 |  #11

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


Gallery: http://tomyi.smugmug.c​om/external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Ballast
Senior Member
Ballast's Avatar
266 posts
Joined Feb 2007
London, Ontario
Jun 21, 2007 16:56 |  #12

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...




LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

3,041 views & 0 likes for this thread
transition lenses..
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00083 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
Latest registered member is frankjackson1982
636 guests, 466 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6106, that happened on Jun 09, 2016