Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Social > Off Topic

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2013
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-16-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
JEDI
Lifer
 
JEDI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Somewhere between hare . . . . . & their
Posts: 19,791
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

I'm ordering new glasses with transitions (knock-off).

the website (eyebuydirect.com) is asking me what color and gives me 2 choices:
Grey
Brown

Which looks better?
__________________
Quote:
Irony: The new Virgin Mary aborted the 2nd coming of Christ in 2000
Happy 50th anniversay of JFK's assassination: I was there & saw the other Lone Gunmen on the Grassy Knoll. Elvis!!
-He got away with the kill but Marilyn Monroe got her revenge in a murder/suicide.
Proof God exists: https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/...06913729_n.png I blame Bush!
JEDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
herrjimbo
Senior Member
 
herrjimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 666
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

i would go with grey. looks good with just about anything you wear.
herrjimbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 06:14 PM   #3
0roo0roo
No Lifer
 
0roo0roo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 64,104
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

dont, they always suck
get one pair regular, one pair tinted
transitions are too light when tinted, and too dark when not tinted
__________________
__________________
0roo0roo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 06:17 PM   #4
KeithTalent
Administrator
Elite Member
 
KeithTalent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: London Fields
Posts: 43,126
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

Quote:
Originally posted by: 0roo0roo
dont, they always suck
get one pair regular, one pair tinted
transitions are too light when tinted, and too dark when not tinted
This.

KT
__________________
My Top 100 Films of ALL TIME (currently)
Co-Founding Member of the Official Post-Signers Club
Movie thread Pt. 2:
KeithTalent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 06:19 PM   #5
Circlenaut
Platinum Member
 
Circlenaut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,141
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

Quote:
Originally posted by: 0roo0roo
dont, they always suck
get one pair regular, one pair tinted
transitions are too light when tinted, and too dark when not tinted
Pfft, it's up to preferences. I've been wearing transitions since high school and will never look back.
__________________
"The things you own, end up owning you."



~ Fight Club
Circlenaut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 06:24 PM   #6
SKORPI0
Lifer
 
SKORPI0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: I'm from the internet
Posts: 11,871
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

I've been using the grey transitions or earlier incarnations (photo grey lense) since early 80's. Looks more natural to me when I look at things IMHO.
__________________
HP TouchPad - Dual boot Android CM10 (Jelly Bean 4.12) and webOS (F4 Phantom Kernel).
Anandtech Off Topic [Archive] - May 2000-present
i7 3930k @ 4.3GHz @ 1.28v, Asus Sabertooth X79, 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1866, PNY GTX 680 4GB, CM HAF 932 Advanced, CM Silent Pro Gold 1kW.
NZXT Kraken X60 PULL, Samsung 830 128gb SSD (Windows 7), Kingston
SSDNow V300 120gb (OS X 10.8.2), Dual Yamakasi 2703, Logitech MK320.
SKORPI0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 07:23 PM   #7
Cyco
Diamond Member
 
Cyco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,764
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

Quote:
Originally posted by: KeithTalent
Quote:
Originally posted by: 0roo0roo
dont, they always suck
get one pair regular, one pair tinted
transitions are too light when tinted, and too dark when not tinted
This.

KT
In addition to the above, they also won't transition while daytime driving due to your windshield blocking UV rays.
__________________
Cyco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 07:31 PM   #8
imported_Imp
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 9,150
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

Grey.

Brown looks like ass. So glad I have 'real' sunglasses, but have to put in my contacts to wear them. The lens on my Maui Jims are amazing.
imported_Imp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 07:34 PM   #9
MotF Bane
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 60,882
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

Quote:
Originally posted by: Cyco
Quote:
Originally posted by: KeithTalent
Quote:
Originally posted by: 0roo0roo
dont, they always suck
get one pair regular, one pair tinted
transitions are too light when tinted, and too dark when not tinted
This.

KT
In addition to the above, they also won't transition while daytime driving due to your windshield blocking UV rays.
All accurate statements.
MotF Bane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 07:34 PM   #10
Crono
Lifer
 
Crono's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 18,917
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

I don't know about transitions, but grey tinting works best.
__________________
"The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see: and in that record you can find for yourself and your country both examples and warnings: fine things to take as models, base things, rotten through and through, to avoid." - Livy
Crono is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 07:37 PM   #11
Mo0o
Lifer
 
Mo0o's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 24,227
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

Transition lenses look awful. They never adjust fast enough indoors and make you look like the dbag that enjoys wearing sunglasses indoors
Mo0o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 08:01 PM   #12
Mojoed
Diamond Member
 
Mojoed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South Western Virginia
Posts: 4,402
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

How long does the "transition" material last? I was told over time it loses it's ability to darken. Is this true?
__________________
On_Fumes

Most of my posts are made from work, where I ONLY have access to AT. ATOT is my google!
Mojoed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 08:10 PM   #13
God Mode
Platinum Member
 
God Mode's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,902
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

Does it clear faster if you take them off and put it in your pocket for a minute or two?
God Mode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 08:35 PM   #14
boomhower
Diamond Member
 
boomhower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 6,548
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

I did brown from walmart. I wear contacts so they only get use a couple times a month. Inside they are fine, outside they are not dark enough but didn;t really expect to be.
__________________
heat
boomhower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 09:19 PM   #15
Zenmervolt
Supermoderator
The Garage
Elite member
 
Zenmervolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 24,362
Default Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

Quote:
Originally posted by: 0roo0roo
dont, they always suck
get one pair regular, one pair tinted
transitions are too light when tinted, and too dark when not tinted
They used to be, but they aren't now. I wear a pair and they are perfectly clear indoors. While they don't get as dark as true sunglasses, they are quite adequate.

The normal Transitions will not darken behind an automotive windshield, they do make a variant (gold/brown, called "Drivewear") that are polarized and will darken while inside of a car. Granted those lenses don't get clear, but they do quite nicely for driving or boating or skiing.

I like my Transitions, I cannot speak for the knockoffs. The 30 seconds or so that it takes for them to come back to clear on a very cold day (it takes much less time when it's warm out) is no big deal. I broke three separate (and ridiculously expensive) sunglass clips for my glasses before going with Transitions and I haven't regretted the switch.

ZV
__________________
Futures and Options

TANSTAAFL
Zenmervolt is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.