Airborne: Nick Salazar
July 14th, 2007 - 12 years ago (2,521 logins)Last Login3 years ago
I'm an inventor and journalist from Colorado, see my work at - thanks!






Jun 11, 2014 3:40 PM
The lens is just black iridium. I used a little trickery to make it red. I'm hoping to get custom lenses made, with red plastic and a backside mirror. I believe that's how the movie lenses were done.
Jun 11, 2014 4:00 AM
Thanks, Oak! Surprisingly, they don't hinder visibility as much as I thought they would. The vertical member is the most noticeable one, but it isn't that bad.
Jun 11, 2014 3:02 AM
Haha, thanks Benjamin!
Jun 11, 2014 2:52 AM
And obviously I need to change those icons into some darker gold or silver ones. Still not totally sure based on the images Oakley provided.
Jun 11, 2014 2:51 AM
Sorry for the possible spoiler in the thread title. I saw Days of Future Past and was totally taken by the Cyclops Radarlock shades. I decided to work on some replicas for myself. Just a warning - this is a totally personal project, and I am NOT selling anything that I make, so please do not ask. I won't respond to those requests.

Anyway, here's my first step in the process. A Radarlock frame, Edge-shaped lens. I know the Cyclops lenses were even further shaved down, making them a little shorter near the nosebombs. But I have a larger face than James Marsden, so I can't reasonably wear such small lenses.

Next, I designed and printed some custom white decals, based on the images from Oakley. I think they might still need a little work, but they're close. I pasted them on some custom Edge lenses. I still need to work on the lens color, and the lower "mandible" parts, but I'm getting closer to the goal. Thanks for looking!!

Jun 11, 2014 12:11 AM
Looking just for the black nose bridge piece on the Radarlock XL (the black piece that connects frame to nosepad). I want at least two of them. Or, if you only have a frame to sell, I'll consider that too. Thanks!!
Nov 5, 2011 12:07 PM
Looking for a Tron Pitboss. I can trade several pairs of Radars and a White/G30 Crosshair I can put towards a trade. Or get in touch, maybe we can find another trade.
Jan 27, 2011 9:11 AM
AMAZING! I have no words...
Jun 14, 2010 4:30 AM
Factory custom Yellow Crosshairs. These have been worn a lot, and the frames have some minor dings. Grey polarized lenses installed, they've got quite a few dings though. Box NOT included (I don't have it anymore, that pic is old). In short, you're getting these for their rarity, not for a pristine pair of shades. With a new set of lenses, they'll look fantastic.

I want:
Radar XL lenses
Radar Path Lenses
Radar Path in White/Jade
Radar Path in Antifreeze/Jade

Let me know what you've got. If you want to buy these outright, make me an offer. Thanks.
Feb 4, 2010 10:50 AM
both pose a risk of the development of transient subepithelial haze, regression of myopia, and dry eyes
True ... but Lasik carries additional risks NOT associated with PRK. The flap can become dislodged later in life, causing (in a small minority of cases) irreparable damage, which can result in uncorrectable vision. We're talking single-digit percentages here, but we figured PRK was a safer choice. Our doctor felt the same way, and wonders why anyone makes the Lasik choice ... a quicker recovery time isn't worth the additional risk, in his view or in ours.

Anyway, if you got Lasik and (so far) have no problems, more power to you! My sister got it 10 years ago, and has had zero issues. Just sayin, we took the safer route, and are also super happy.
Jan 28, 2010 8:54 AM
I've never snapped one (I have 9 pairs of Radars and do swaps with some frequency). No, I don't lube them or anything.

Perhaps one piece of advice is never to "pull" the ear sox onto or off of the frame. Instead, "push" them off, and "push" them back on. That way, there's no way they can snap. You may not be able to push them into place in one move. If that's the case, you can "caterpiller" them, pushing then pulling. You get the idea.
Jan 28, 2010 8:48 AM
Anyway, you should never get lasik unless your corneas are incredibly thin ... lasik creates structural defects in your epithelium isn't worth the risk of future problems. The flap never heals. After extensive research, we decided to get PRK for my wife. Basically the same as lasik, except that the healing time is longer, but your eye heals completely and is structurally perfect. She's better than 20/20 now, and no risk of future complications :-)

But I digress.
Jan 23, 2010 9:37 PM
What is your name?
What is your quest?
What .. is your favorite color?
Jan 22, 2010 1:23 AM
Easy -- my Metroid Radars!

G26 happens to be my favorite lens, for almost all conditions, and Atomic Orange is pure Oakley madness. Slap on some red icons, and red ear socks, and you get Samus Aran (hence the Metroid name):

Dec 17, 2009 2:15 AM
Great job, Francois. Backlighting is definitely your friend for translucent objects. If you run a quick search for "bright field photography" you'll run into some more examples -- stuff like wine glasses, etc.
Dec 16, 2009 10:28 AM
So let's bring this thread back, O-Photographers! There was some debate in another thread about Canon v. Nikon. I do this for a living, and having used both, my opinion is that it doesn't matter.

Dec 16, 2009 6:43 AM
Funny about the Canon v. Nikon debate. I know more pros who have switched TO Nikon ... but most professionals (including me) will tell you that there's no appreciable difference. It's the photographer, not the camera, that makes great pictures. That's my 2 cents anyway.
Dec 15, 2009 8:10 PM
Forget the 7D. The APS-C format is where it's at. For the price of a 7D body, you could buy a D300 (we use those) and several great lenses. Crop format makes cameras cheaper, lighter, and more compact.
Dec 15, 2009 9:29 AM
+1 on the fantastic design. I love it. I'm a photographer, and did my own scratch-build web design myself. It's serviceable, but probably less than what I'd have if I hired someone with your madskillz.
Oct 28, 2009 9:13 AM
Yeah, I saw a C Six in the flesh, at my local Oakley store (Denver, Cherry Creek Mall).
Aug 13, 2009 9:23 AM
Actually, I lament the arrival of Jade because it heralds the exit of G26, my favorite lens of all time ... time to stock up on my G26 Path lenses before they're all gone ....
Aug 10, 2009 7:01 PM
Amazing, amazing, amazing. I'm really interested in doing some CF projects myself - how did you get into it? Using pre-preg, or wet layup? What did you use for pressure? Any good resources you can point to for beginners?
Jul 26, 2009 7:53 PM
Definitely looks like carbon fiber to me:

Jul 26, 2009 7:53 PM
Definitely looks like carbon fiber to me:

Jun 27, 2009 12:44 AM
Well, if Dann gets to post his babies again, then I do too!

And here's the whole gang together:

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