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The 8th Day Of TRONmas – Oakley Pit Boss Sunglasses

Looking over the current movie listings for theaters in my area, I see that TRON: Legacy is only showing in 3D, whether you want to see it that way or not. (And it wasn’t shot in 3D so why see it in 3D?) Hopefully that will change as we get closer to TRONmas, but for right now it looks like you’ll have to wear those goofy 3D glasses. And those of us who already wear glasses, well, deal with it six eyes!

Or instead, you could buy yourself a pair of Oakley TRON Pit Boss sunglasses and put everyone else to shame as you slide into the theater with a pair of $750 shades on your grill. Your call.

Why $750? Good question. It probably has something to do with this list of ‘features’:

  • The best polarized lenses on the planet with greater than 99% polarization efficiency
  • Comes standard with Oakley HYDROPHOBIC™/OLEOPHOBIC anti-smudge lens coating on all lens options
  • Optimized peripheral vision and side protection of 8.75 base lens curvature
  • Optical precision, performance and impact resistance that meets all ANSI Z87.1 standards
  • UV protection of PLUTONITE® lens material that filters out 100% of UVA/UVB/UVC & harmful blue light up to 400nm
  • Patented XYZ OPTICS® for maximum clarity at all angles of vision
  • Glare reduction and tuned light transmission of IRIDIUM® lens coatings
  • Available with Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses (+2.00 through -3.00 combined power)
  • Ultra-lightweight Titanium forged plates, CNC machined to precision within 0.002″
  • Durability and all-day comfort of lightweight, stress-resistant O MATTER® frame material
  • Hexalobular Bolts secure impact plates for high velocity protection
  • Includes Elite microfiber lens cleaning and storage bag

XYX OPTICS? O MATTER frame? Hexalobular bolts? Sign me up! That storage bag us just icing. Oakey does have one very nice feature: the ability to get these in prescription strength. That’s almost enough to get me to buy one of these…

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4 Comments on The 8th Day Of TRONmas – Oakley Pit Boss Sunglasses

  1. Ummm, where did you hear that TRON: Legacy wasn’t filmed in 3D? I hear that the first part of the film, which takes place in the Real World, is shown in 2D, but then we transition to 3D when we reach The Grid. (Apparently, the 2D footage is brightened so that we keep our glasses on the entire time.)

    But all the 3D stuff was actually filmed with 3D cameras.

    Tron Legacy VFX – Special Effects in Tron Legacy – Popular Mechanics

    As for Oakley, they’ve also produced the first optically-correct 3D glasses.

  2. The entire movie was indeed filmed in 3D (instead of post-production shenanigans) as Chris points out above.   This has been common knowledge for a good year or so.

    And yes, I will be seeing it in full IMAX 3D.  Going to movies like this that are specifically made for 3D (like Avatar) and seeing it on a tiny 2D screen would be a real shame.

  3. Not only was Tron shot in 3D but, I believe that they used Cameron’s technology.  As far as I can see, Cameron’s is the only decent 3D out htere.  Nothing Ive seen in 3D comes even close.

  4. How would wearing these glasses in a 3D film help at all? they aren’t polarised correctly for 3D…

    Perhaps you meant these glasses:
    http://www.oakley.com/community/posts/2550

    http://www.oakley.com/products/6631/24785

    ?

     

    -Sam

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