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costa-del-mar blue vs. green lens

I currently own a pair of costas with green mirror wave400 lenses and i know when im fishing late in the evening i have to take them off because it gets too dark...wheras my friends with blue lenses can still see. i have put on their glasses and it does make a difference.

My question is what color do yall prefer. im getting the new 580 lenses and cant figure out wether i should get blue mirror or green mirror lenses. what are the pros and cons? i normally fish freshwater and do inshore saltwater.Thanks
April 13, 2009 at 11:17am
Yeh u rightProfile Photo
Posted April 13, 2009 at 12:13pm

the reason is that your green mirrors have an amber lense base, whereas your buddy's blue mirrors have a gray lense base. The 580 green mirrors, however, have a copper lense base that I find to be not as dark as the amber lense that comes with the 400's.

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BigTrickProfile Photo
Posted April 13, 2009 at 12:25pm
green 580 lenses

allround i would go with the 580 green lenses for inshore and marsh, i have the same lenses on mine and love them. you will also notice a big difference from the 400 lens to the 580 they are much clearer and help out alot. i wear mine from sun up to dark and dont have any problems with them and you don't have to worry about scratching them like the 400 lens.

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Darren DigbyProfile Photo
Posted April 13, 2009 at 12:56pm

I've had my Fathom's w/ green mirrored lenses for 4 years, and before that had WaveKiller's in green mirror as well. For anything on the water and also around town driving, etc. I love them. Like what was said below, you can wear them from sunrise to sunset and still see fine, also when it's overcast or even stormy I keep them on. The amber helps to brighten things but not to the point of appearing unnatural.

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cajunsorcProfile Photo
Posted April 13, 2009 at 1:37pm
580 lenses

I have a pair of 580 copper with silver mirror and that is the best combo for sight fishing even in low light conditions.

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tripRRRProfile Photo
Posted April 13, 2009 at 1:39pm

This thread is very close to
the gay.

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cajunhopperProfile Photo
Posted April 13, 2009 at 1:45pm

we've sunk to a new low, color of sunglasses...............

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Is it October YETProfile Photo
Posted April 13, 2009 at 2:32pm
good job

Cajunhopper your posts about bald eagles and dumb stuff you do in your boat is much more informative. What a douche.

RRR - you know what they say - Only 2 thing come out of Texas, steers and queers. And I'm sure you don't have horns. Another douche.

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cajunhopperProfile Photo
Posted April 13, 2009 at 4:03pm

we're all douches, LOL. tripRRR isn't from TX, either.

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Posted April 14, 2009 at 2:35am

I have a pair of Costa del Mar hammer heads with the Blue 580 lenses. I prefer them over the green mainly because you cant see my eyes through the lenses like you can with the green and that may not be a issue while fishing but if you are married it will come in handy while on the dock at blind river bar this summer. I do believe the blue are better on brighter days.

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Hang em HighProfile Photo
Posted April 14, 2009 at 8:24am

I got a pair of hammer heads and a pair of black fins...both are 580 but the hammerheads have a blue mirror and the black fins got a green mirror...green mirror is better for fresh water and such blue is deff the best for offshore/saltwater...and there is no doubt thatn blue is alll around better...

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Yeh u rightProfile Photo
Posted April 14, 2009 at 10:42am

Blue is better for offshore (blue water), not for inshore fishing.

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hangemhighProfile Photo
Posted April 14, 2009 at 12:28pm

I have a $10 pair of camo frames, gray lens from Academy

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terryfProfile Photo
Posted April 14, 2009 at 1:15pm
sea striker

I have the sea stiker which are Costa knock offs 22$, only because I lose them too much. They are blue and I noticed while bass fishing in our pond that you can see the fish underwater while the glare is hitting your eyes when otherwise without the glasses you cannot see the fish. I tried by taking them off and noticed I could see the fish underwater with blue lenses in the glare. SO blue works anywhere the glasses dont know whether you are offshore or inshore. LOL! I havent tried the green. But the blue work great! my .02 cents

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Yeh u rightProfile Photo
Posted April 14, 2009 at 2:04pm

no one said the blue mirrors DIDN'T work, they are just BETTER (supposedly - according to Costa) for offshore waters compared to the green mirrors. It's really a matter of taste. Use the silver ones they work great as well.

BTW, any polarized sunglasses will help reduce glare and help to be able to see the fish underwater.

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LaAnglerProfile Photo
Posted April 14, 2009 at 2:30pm

in clean shallow water the vermillion are supposed to be hard to beat....

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fish_finderProfile Photo
Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:57pm
it all depends on the conditions

you would really need to have both.. as people stated earlier for bright sunny days offshore the blues are better, but for inshore fishing and just out and about I find the greens are better. I have not had any of the 580's but had both colors in 400's. I've also noticed with a lot of my offshore fishing buddies with blue lense the outer edge of the lens begins flaking and pealing off. Not sure why but this was the reason I decided to go with green on my second pair. It happened to 4 pairs that I know off. Also, when inshore fishing for reds I had 2 of my buddies with blue lens try mine own and they prefered the green because they could see their fishing string where they couldn't see it with the blues.

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GADWALLProfile Photo
Posted April 16, 2009 at 11:04pm

Its strange this topic came up. I was just contemplating the same thing (Blue or Green lenses). Also I am on the fence on the 400's or 580's. It sound like the 580's are superior and worth the extra $. Anyway, as to the guy below me regarding the lenese "flaking", I can attest to this first hand and about 5 other guys that had the same problem - all were on blue mirror 400's. Its called delamination, and I can't believe so many people are having this problem from such a well respected company. CDM will replace the lenses if you send them back. It will cost you $10 handling fee and whatever you spend on shipping them to CDM. By the way does anyone have the Ponce frame, and if so do you like it?

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zinodeeProfile Photo
Posted April 16, 2009 at 11:15pm
costa-del-mar blue vs. green lens

I don`t wear sunglasses !
I fish and frog at night !
Fancy fishermans wear pretty sunglasses !

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seagu11Profile Photo
Posted April 17, 2009 at 8:10am

Had the green 400 lenes delaminate on the edges and ear cushions peel in less than a year. Costa replaced them with a new pair of glasses in about a 3 week turn around. Allroundfisherman07, you stated that you already have green, so why not get the blue lenes and use what ever you need for that time of day.

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Brandon CormierProfile Photo
Posted April 17, 2009 at 10:10am

I have (cheap) blue mirror with gray base, and silver mirror with copper base. IMHO (and we all know what opinions are like) the copper ones work for me. I use the same glasses for fishing and in the duck blind. The gray lenses are a little too dark for my taste.

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Kemaux SabeProfile Photo
Posted April 17, 2009 at 10:14am

Holy Crap...!!! Next thing will be a discussion on "whether your ascot should blend or contrast with your lense tint..."" Geronimo,where are you..???LMAO..

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Admiral RabbitProfile Photo
Posted April 17, 2009 at 7:38pm
"Spec's on Fanasty Island"

Jig Slinger...Yep !!! Geronimo, get fancy glasses from Dollar Store...same ones he use for black and white TV back in '50's...was fanaticized w/ blue,black,green and white cowboys ???...ugh

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G ZeringueProfile Photo
Posted April 17, 2009 at 9:16pm
Lens Check!

Gotta luv the older guys! Those glasses catch a lotta fish! LMAO!

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SULPHITEProfile Photo
Posted April 17, 2009 at 9:17pm

I have triple tail blue lens with prescription lens...use them every day and love'em!! Worth the cash.

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topdog jr.Profile Photo
Posted April 17, 2009 at 9:39pm
green mirror

I have a pair of 580 green mirror's and they are absolutely awsome for sightfishing. I'm sure they work well offshore too.

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Brennan BProfile Photo
Posted April 18, 2009 at 12:53pm

Blue over Green without a doubt! However I just bought a pair of MJ's and don't think I'll ever go back to Costa's!

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