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Old 22-01-2021, 09:22 AM   #8056
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Itís very basic. Used commonly in optical shops for individuals that donít want to spend too much on lenses.
Thanks for sharing! Are there many issues with this lenses? I am considering the 1.67 lenses and wanted to use Zeiss/Hoya. But I was also advised to consider hitop lenses too.
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Old 22-01-2021, 09:23 AM   #8057
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Wah this lens still exist in the mkt arr? Last made them 10yrs ago. Was thinking maybe phased out.
I searched online for hitop but the link doesnít works. Itís supposedly made in Japan and exported to SG
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Old 22-01-2021, 10:33 AM   #8058
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In terms of lens coating and durability, surely lose out to the bigger Brands..
But as I mentioned in terms of price, itís really cheap so for those that wants budget lenses, it is an option for us to consider.


Thanks for sharing! Are there many issues with this lenses? I am considering the 1.67 lenses and wanted to use Zeiss/Hoya. But I was also advised to consider hitop lenses too.
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Old 22-01-2021, 10:44 AM   #8059
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In terms of lens coating and durability, surely lose out to the bigger Brands..
But as I mentioned in terms of price, itís really cheap so for those that wants budget lenses, it is an option for us to consider.
Yup. The coating drops off within a year. For hoya lens their coating at least can last 3 years. Some of the coatings on my hoya lenses lasted many more years. So i think coating really depends on batches or maybe at the time of applying the coating whether done good job or not. Hitop lens Can do for rough usage. I only using as my running specs or when going out short while for a hair cut etc will wear hitop lenses with a cheap frame. Even tio scratched or wat no heart pain.

But if want clarity quality etc cannot compare to hoya or zeiss lar. Last time i always use this lenses. But overall quality still not too bad as a budget lens.

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Old 22-01-2021, 10:48 AM   #8060
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I searched online for hitop but the link doesnít works. Itís supposedly made in Japan and exported to SG
U sure made in japan export to sg can be so cheap mah? More likely maybe its japan brand but made in sg lab. Else how to maintain so low cost?

Last time also got brands like ILT, plastic plus, OSA etc.. not sure all these still in the mkt or not. One of these days i wanna switch back to these brands see got progressive lens or not.

Gangster boss can share?
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Old 22-01-2021, 10:58 AM   #8061
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Thanks for sharing! Are there many issues with this lenses? I am considering the 1.67 lenses and wanted to use Zeiss/Hoya. But I was also advised to consider hitop lenses too.
Coating wise, hoya no horse run. Many pairs of my hoya lens have no issues on coatings especially hard coat very durable. Not even tiny scratches after years. So if you want a pair that last long long you can consider hoya, eg progressive lens. But AR multi coatings after some years will still breakdown. U see those tiny spots or dots you know liao. Still can see if its not too huge patch.

If u wear for fun or casual or follow trend every year change new specs then just take budget lens lar.
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Old 22-01-2021, 10:59 AM   #8062
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I think itís (some) are from... you know where.

Those Brandís you mentioned are still in the market, but if you are using a better tier lens and you want to drop lower grade.. my advice is better not. But of course if you want to see the grade difference then bu fang shi shi hahaha...

I helped ppl in downgrading and are ok as expectations are managed. So might be possible.

U sure made in japan export to sg can be so cheap mah? More likely maybe its japan brand but made in sg lab. Else how to maintain so low cost?

Last time also got brands like ILT, plastic plus, OSA etc.. not sure all these still in the mkt or not. One of these days i wanna switch back to these brands see got progressive lens or not.

Gangster boss can share?
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Old 22-01-2021, 11:22 AM   #8063
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many thanks for the advise. I am quite concern about the coating and durability. Perhaps Iíll stay off these budget lenses.
In terms of lens coating and durability, surely lose out to the bigger Brands..
But as I mentioned in terms of price, itís really cheap so for those that wants budget lenses, it is an option for us to consider.
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Old 22-01-2021, 11:24 AM   #8064
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Yea. I thought of using hitop just for rough usage. Iím currently using Crizal but the coating starts to come off after warranty ends. How timely no? I think then it might make sense to use either Zeiss or Hoya.
Yup. The coating drops off within a year. For hoya lens their coating at least can last 3 years. Some of the coatings on my hoya lenses lasted many more years. So i think coating really depends on batches or maybe at the time of applying the coating whether done good job or not. Hitop lens Can do for rough usage. I only using as my running specs or when going out short while for a hair cut etc will wear hitop lenses with a cheap frame. Even tio scratched or wat no heart pain.

But if want clarity quality etc cannot compare to hoya or zeiss lar. Last time i always use this lenses. But overall quality still not too bad as a budget lens.
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Old 22-01-2021, 11:27 AM   #8065
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Yea. Thanks for sharing the source of these lenses.

Considering the difference is abt $200 perhaps itís better to stick to the better lenses.

Could I check which Zeiss lenses would be good for ofc use?
I think itís (some) are from... you know where.

Those Brandís you mentioned are still in the market, but if you are using a better tier lens and you want to drop lower grade.. my advice is better not. But of course if you want to see the grade difference then bu fang shi shi hahaha...

I helped ppl in downgrading and are ok as expectations are managed. So might be possible.

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Old 22-01-2021, 12:39 PM   #8066
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Rough usage better to go with a more basic lenses. Donít want damaging your expensive lenses in a short duration.

It might be stronger and tougher but lenses scratch against the same surfaces, likely to yield similar scratch damages.

The durability refers to how long the wear and tear starts.. and more scratch resistant.

Yea. I thought of using hitop just for rough usage. Iím currently using Crizal but the coating starts to come off after warranty ends. How timely no? I think then it might make sense to use either Zeiss or Hoya.
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When you mention office, do you have presbyopia/laohua?

Yea. Thanks for sharing the source of these lenses.

Considering the difference is abt $200 perhaps itís better to stick to the better lenses.

Could I check which Zeiss lenses would be good for ofc use?
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Old 22-01-2021, 02:12 PM   #8068
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Nope donít have either. From what I read itís probably the RX lenses.
When you mention office, do you have presbyopia/laohua?
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Old 22-01-2021, 02:30 PM   #8069
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Then consider these options,

Antifatigue w/blue light filter
Crizal eyezen
Zeiss energise me
Hoya sync 3

Single vision
Zeiss blue protect
Essilor crizal blue capture
Hoya nulux w/blue control

Not in order of merit/quality.

Nope donít have either. From what I read itís probably the RX lenses.
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Old 22-01-2021, 02:54 PM   #8070
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Good afternoon, I am wondering what brand makes good lightly tinted lens, just like Johnny Depp often wearing? (Sorry I don't have sufficient post count to include links). I feel that most of tinted lenses are very reflective, which is not esthetically pleasing. Btw, I got a light blue Tokai lens (Paris Miki branded) last year and the actual color is much lighter than their demo lens. Is this common that the final lens color is different from their demo? Thank you.
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