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What is the difference between the Fire...

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What is the difference between the Fire Iridium and the Polarized Fire Iridium (besides the obvious). I'm contemplating on buying one of the two, but I wanna know if the polarized counterpart is worth paying twice the price for.

I'm looking for a lens that acts well during the bright days but also helps to contrast decently during the snowy/overcast days. Thoughts?

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For one, polarization of a lense will block a great percentage of light without requiring a tint. Polarized lenses block the percentage of light that is reflected, for example, if you look at a lake, you will see the skys' reflection on the water if you have regular lenses, and you will see objects in the water if you have polarized lenses.

for snowy/white-out days, where you can't even see your own shadow, light is reflected in every direction, the only lens that will make a significant difference will be a polarized one.

For all other aspects, they will be smilar, but there is always a bit of an edge to reducing the reflected light.

Hope this helps!