Costa Lens Color

  • avatar md76c 
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    #1277321

    I am thinking about getting some 580G glasses and was wondering what color would be best to get and why. I am considering the amber, blue and gray lenses.

    Avatar of Ralph Wiggum Ralph Wiggum 
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    #1069209

    What do you want to use them for? I think Costa has a color selector on their site. I have a pair with amber/green mirror and copper/green mirrow–love ‘em for site fishing.

    Avatar of bret_clark bret_clark 
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    #1069232

    Quote:


    What do you want to use them for? I think Costa has a color selector on their site. I have a pair with amber/green mirror and copper/green mirrow–love ‘em for site fishing.


    Which lens do you prefer for fishing stained maybe murky water? I thought I was going to get a pair last year when there was a good post going but, I forgot the recommended color from you guy’s and the ching got tight
    Glad it came up again guys

    Avatar of crossin_eyes crossin_eyes 
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    #1069233

    I did the green mirror with amber tint on both of the 580G Costas that I just purchased. I really like the definition and color clarity that the green/amber combo create. If you were using them on big, blue water all the time, then the blue mirror/green tint are probably better, but for around here (Minnesota), I couldn’t be happier them.

    Avatar of fishthumper fishthumper 
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    #1069236

    If you are looking for a sightfishing Lens I’d go with either the Green Mirror or silver Mirror over a amber lens. I have The Green Mirror and they are great for sightfishing and bright sunlight. The Costa Website say’s that the Silver Mirror is the best choice for Sightfishing – Don’t think you can go wrong either way.

    Avatar of travp travp 
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    #1069284

    Silver Mirror here. Worth every penny!

    avatar ggoody 
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    #1069752

    I thought the River guys concurred that the Amber lenses were the most beneficial?

    Avatar of Ralph Wiggum Ralph Wiggum 
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    #1069753

    Amber or copper

    Both my amber and copper lenses have a green mirror finish to them.

    I do have a pair of Smiths with grey lenses that I like for driving and just hanging out on the water, but the amber and copper lenses are better for seeing below the surface.

    Avatar of red89 red89 
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    #1071866

    Is the 580G a glass lens, and if so what is the difference between those, and the ones just labeled glass?

    I thought I have heard guys say on here that the glass lens are better because they don’t scratch as easily. Any other differences from the polycarbonate and other types?

    Avatar of Ralph Wiggum Ralph Wiggum 
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    #1071911

    There are 580G and 400G. Both are glass. The 580G is a better lens, but the 400G is still a great lens (I have both). They are very scratch resistant. I have some 5 or 6 year old 400G lenses that look like new.

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