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2k3sts Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
3 years
Products Used:
Stock lens and the silver mirror lens.
Marker Setup: *2k3 STS, PE inline reg, extreme rage grip, extreme rage feed neck, shocktec supa-fly bolt, 20 oz co2, VL 200 (modified), or Ricochet Apache (depending on my mood), & 12" All American barrel.
or: (eforce)GTI- 14" Razzor, Ricochet Apache, 20 oz co2, &Fire Ball Mountain trigger.
Strengths: Changes color to lighting condition.
Weaknesses: Not very dark and takes a while to change color.
Review: First of all I would like to say that this is the best lens that I have ever used, both on the paintball field and off. I have the grey lens so you can't really tell if the lens is tinted most of the time (until you take it off). On the downside the tinting on the lens is a little on the light side, so even when the lens is at it's darkest, you can still see right though it (from the outside). But on the bright side the lens feels "natural" so your eyes aren't strained from a lens that is ether too dark or too Bright. This lens will work in most lighting conditions, however for extremely bright sunny days I would recommend the mirrored lenses.
I personally thought that the color change process for this lens was kind of slow (it takes place for around 2 minutes) but after talking to people who have the transition lenses in their glasses this is ether better or around the same to how their lenses change color.
The anti fog on this lens is fine, it's about the same as my other vforce lenses. I did get mine to fog up though, but it was cold and raining all day. And besides everybodys mask was fogging up, even the new grills, and the dye i3's. and even then it wasn't that bad, and my lens eventually cleared up after I played some more. And my other two lenses fogged up as well.
One thing that really disappointed me with this lens is that it stained on the inside. Somehow paint got inside the mask and on the lens. It probably would have been fine if I had got the paint off right away, but I have gotten paint on the inside of my lenses before and they have never stained. But because this was somewhat my fault I don't count it against the lens.
Conclusion: This is by far my favorite lens, and easily the best I've ever used. It will work in most lighting conditions but you should have other lenses (amber and a mirror) for extremely light and dark situations, or as backup. I just wish the lens got darker, and that they used this technology in other applications i.e. motorcycle helmets and snowboard/ski goggles.
9 out of 10Last edited on Friday, February 29th, 2008 at 7:34 pm PST

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