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Oakley ambush FIRE IRIDIUM
I love oakley's fire iridium lens, but when looking at a pair of ambush fire iridium lens', they don't look the same. They don't look as mirrored. Can anyone give any input on this goggle/lens and if there is a difference?
personally i dont really like the ambush (they are for a smaller face)....i havent seen them physically in a fire iridium lense but if i do ill let you know. I do agree with you though....just checked out the oakley website and they look different than all the fire iridium lenses.
The reason for the great look of the fire lens on anything but the Ambush is due to the Crowbar, A-Frame and Wisdom being Spherical lenses which allows the colors to vary over the ever changing surface. Where as the Ambush is a flat lens and that only gives it one curvature to vary the color over which isn't much.
True. I saw an ambush with fire on Sunday and it looked exactly like the fires on the Scott goggles aka sorta mirrored. Defenetly not the "real" fires on the crowbar/A frame/wisdoms which are sphereical lenses.
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To elaborate a little further on why the sphericals have a better color range display is due to the need to shave different thicknesses across the lens in order to not distort the light coming through the lens. This difference in thickness is what causes the great rainbow effect of color variance.
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