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Postby CBJason on Fri May 13, 2011 9:40 am

Hello all,

New user here and I had a question about sunglasses for use in photography: I am an avid photographer (even have my own blog which is fairly popular in the photography realm, but that's another post...) and am looking for a good pair of sunglasses that I can use while shooting that won't cause color variation. However, the problem I am facing is that I do like having polarized lenses and significant light stoppage as my eyes are sensitive to light, so the darker the better.

I've tried Oakley's, Bolle, and other major brands but notice that when I try to shoot with them on, the polarized lenses make the LCD very hard to read.

Other cheaper glasses have worked better, but produce color distortion for me, so I am looking to find something in the "higher end" but not at the premium of the market place.

A search of my local market on Google produced some interesting results, and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this particular outfit (it looks to be a new company): ... lack-smoke

(This is the specific product I was looking at - $50 seems reasonable, but I don't just wanna throw it away - any ideas?
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Re: Sunglasses for Photography

Postby larumd on Mon May 16, 2011 5:45 pm


Because you are a photographer I would suggest that you stay away from a polarized lenses. This way you wont have the distortion and you don't have to worry about cheap pairs of sunglasses. Consider a well known brand that offers great optics and you wont have to sacrifice visual acuity but the filter of the polarized lenses wont interfere with your work.

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