Costa Del Mar’s 580 Silver Mirror Lens Perfect for Shooting
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For 25 years, Costa Del Mar has been creating sunglasses that are unparalleled in the coastal-fishing scene. But, with the creation of its newest lens, Costa Del Mar is now a viable option for the shooter.
For 25 years, Costa Del Mar has been creating sunglasses that are unparalleled in the coastal-fishing scene. Its cutting-edge design and crystal clear, UV-blocking lenses have made this brand of sunglasses the leader for fisherman, both fresh and saltwater. But, with the creation of its newest lens, Costa Del Mar is now a viable option for the shooter.
Last year the company debuted its newest lens, the Costa 580 silver mirror lens. The clarity provided by this lens is unmatched. For the past several months, I’ve been wearing one of Costa’s new frames, the Caballito, with the new 580 silver mirror lenses. In order to test the new glasses, I had to stow away my trusty pair of blue mirror lens Costas that I’ve worn for more than eight years.
Immediately, I could see the difference, with better light transmission, colors such as red, blue and green are extremely vivid and clear. My blue mirror lenses are designed for intense sunlight, such as on the open seas, and aren’t as effective in reduced-light settings such as dawn and dusk. But the silver mirror allows more filtered light in, making colors and images jump out and letting you wear them during these low-light periods.
Like all Costas, the silver mirror lens cuts UV for unsurpassed visibility when looking across the water’s surface while fishing. But they also cut the glare of bright sunlight when you’re concentrating on sporting clays at the range. I recently shot an entire day of sporting clays with the 580 silver mirror lenses, and my eyes were relaxed and comfortable all day. My wife even has a pair of the new lenses in the Permit frame. She says she will never wear another pair of sunglasses, especially while driving, because of the clarity of the lenses.
About Costa's 580 Silver Mirror Lens
The silver mirror lens is built on a high-contrast, copper-based glass, similar to Costa’s green-mirror lens. But even more so than other mirror-lens options, the silver lens’ higher light transmission is built to accommodate the lower-light conditions as mentioned earlier. This enables the wearer to shoot with the same glasses all day, whether in a shaded clay-target stand surrounded by trees or in the middle of a bright, sunlit field shooting 5-stand.
The lens cuts yellow light from entering the eye, which allows the wearer to see with clearer vision, better sharpness and reduced glare. The superior 580 lens technology features anti-reflective coating and the strongest embedded UV protection available to help prevent eye fatigue and sun damage to the eye. The bottom line is that this new lens is a superior alternative to many shooting glasses on the market. It’s far more than a piece of glass or plastic protecting your eye. It actually improves your vision and keeps your eyes relaxed and focused on your target.
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