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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    I know they work well for most people, they just don't for me.

    FWIW I also don't like the fact that they aren't full width. I have good, wide peripheral vision and when the unprotected areas of the visor mist it feels like I'm wearing blinkers. I seem to use that peripheral vision quite a lot without realising it, because i only really notice it when it's blocked.
    That and the scratching / starburst issue.

    And they're expensive. You can get the same anti-mist effect with double sided tape and overhead transparency film What I used in deepest winter as a courier.

    On the original question, I wear yellow tinted shatter-proof rimless wraparound glasses all year round. They take the blue 'glare' out on sunny days which means less eye strain when I'm training and out riding for seven or eight hours at a time, and in flat light they heighten contrast as has already been said. Only downside is bluebells aren't so stunning in spring.

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    At the risk of asking a stupid question, what is flat light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beancounter View Post
    At the risk of asking a stupid question, what is flat light?
    Total guess: think of the difference in light and shade between bright sunshine and overcast gloomy, 'flat' lighting.

    This actually says that sunlight can be 'flat' if, for example, overhead midday Sun https://improvephotography.com/45731...is-flat-light/

    Flat light is defined as lighting that produces minimal contrast in the scene, which means there is no, or very little, contrast between the highlights and shadows. It's as simple as that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beancounter View Post
    At the risk of asking a stupid question, what is flat light?
    what you see through polarising glasses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beancounter View Post
    At the risk of asking a stupid question, what is flat light?
    The kind of overcast conditions where minimal contrast and also there's no direction to the light, so no shadows. It wasn't till I went skiing that I realised just how much we rely on light and shade for depth perception. The first time I skiied in fog I thought I'd forgotten how! Borrowing some yellow googles that day was a revelation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    The kind of overcast conditions where minimal contrast and also there's no direction to the light, so no shadows. It wasn't till I went skiing that I realised just how much we rely on light and shade for depth perception. The first time I skiied in fog I thought I'd forgotten how! Borrowing some yellow googles that day was a revelation.

    You don't need fog to have flat light (as I'm sure you found out!). But yes, zero contrast - it's really disturbing on snow as you need the contrast to see the bumps on the surface. can't say I've really noticed it on the road - I probably have but in comparison to conditions on snow, there are less issues I find!

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