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Old 03-04-2020, 08:19 PM   #1
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I ordered a pair of costa 580G with green mirror lense and they arrived today...
Question for you costa guys...why are my lenses brown when looking through them? I thought the world was supposed to have a green tint to it.
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:23 PM   #2
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I have a pair and donít notice any brown. I have an amber set as well and those can come off as brown. My 580g green lenses are clear! Donít drop them on any hard surface. They will crack!


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Old 03-04-2020, 08:23 PM   #3
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My lens are blue and I dont have a blue tint on things.
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:37 PM   #4
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My lenses are blue as well, everything is dark when I look through them.
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:37 PM   #5
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I ordered a pair of costa 580G with green mirror lense and they arrived today...
Question for you costa guys...why are my lenses brown when looking through them? I thought the world was supposed to have a green tint to it.
Green mirror is a copper base, blue mirror is a gray base. The mirror is just a coating on the exterior.
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:51 PM   #6
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:06 PM   #7
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Green and I think silver also with the copper lens give a shade darker than just plain copper lens.
Copper lens = shallow water, driving in the rain, etc.
Gray lens = for the deep blue water
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:36 PM   #8
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Thanks for the feedback guys.I couldnt find anything in my searching about the base lense colors.
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:38 PM   #9
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Yup...green is a copper lense & my favorite. It should explain the application on their site.
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:54 PM   #10
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Yea I returned my green pair for the same reason. They made everything look too yellow for me. I got the blue pair instead which I was a lot happier with. Colors are a lot more natural through the blue lenses than with the green.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:13 PM   #11
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The brown tint is what the green mirror is supposed to give.

They are made for bays and lake fishing applications, not blue water or driving (even though they are my favorite everyday wear glasses).
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:11 PM   #12
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Green mirror is a copper base, blue mirror is a gray base. The mirror is just a coating on the exterior.
This. Best freshwater lenses you can buy in my opinion. Good choice.
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:44 AM   #13
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What tint would should I get for prescription lenses?
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Old 03-07-2020, 08:50 PM   #14
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What tint would should I get for prescription lenses?
I'm a costa junky, currently have 4 with prescription lenses. I prefer blue mirror on really bright days and copper silver mirror when not real bright, if going with only 1 I'd choose the copper silver.
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:30 PM   #15
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I’ve been a Costa junky for years. I have more pairs of them than I care to count. Blue mirror is based on grey lenses. The mirror color blocks that color (blue mirror blocks blue light from passing through the lenses). I love amber lenses for driving in the rain since it blocks all the glare. You can actually see better with them on than without especially driving on the freeway with road spray.
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:43 AM   #16
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I'm a costa junky, currently have 4 with prescription lenses. I prefer blue mirror on really bright days and copper silver mirror when not real bright, if going with only 1 I'd choose the copper silver.
Thank you! Thatís good to know Iím looking to get my first pair here shortly
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:59 AM   #17
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Ive got a pair of tuna alley costas with 580g blue. These are my every day sun glasses and also work good in the shallows of the ulm.
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Anyone have a good connection for some new Costas?
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Old 03-09-2020, 05:20 PM   #19
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Anyone have a good connection for some new Costas?


Yes a very good one. +1 (504) 202-7801

Know the frame and lens before you call. Saved major. You owe me. Lol


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Old 03-09-2020, 05:42 PM   #20
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Yes a very good one. +1 (504) 202-7801

Know the frame and lens before you call. Saved major. You owe me. Lol


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Old 03-11-2020, 12:41 PM   #21
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I need a new set of sunglasses . I was looking at the Costa Turret RX progressives in 580 P. do you have any recommendations on color for outdoors hunting fishing, driving (mainly) and tennis?
The gray is kind of muted.
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Old 03-11-2020, 12:52 PM   #22
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I like the green mirror with the copper base lens. It helps a lot with enhancing contrast. The grey lens only brings down the total light transmission.
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