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    Now if someone came up with a chameleon front sight that went for contrast instead of blending in, we'd be billionaires.

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    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by Lomshek View Post
    Anyone have some they can do with the TFX and HD's in the same kind of idea?
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    Very cool idea. I wish I had a collection of front sights like that so I could do some of my own testing. I'm curious though. I know you did some various light work indoors with those, but would it be possible for you to do the same lighting conditions but with a rather dark or even black background? Reason being is that sometimes you might have to take a shot at a black steel target or a threat wearing all black or very dark clothing.

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    I've noticed the same thing with the yellow TCAPS. They're not hard to find when the light is behind you but wash out against a white/tan/gray background when the light is in front of you.

    Thanks for the demo, Gabe. Now, I literally see the allure of FO.

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    Great thread!

    Are the pictures matching up with what you're actually seeing?

    My feeling is that due to the way cameras focus, white balance, etc. it's almost impossible to get a photo of sights that look like what you actually see. Especially when you're trying to show different lighting conditions. But, maybe it's easier than I'm imagining. If anyone else does some of these pictures, take a glance at the sights themselves, maybe jot a note or two down, and see if the picture matches up with reality.

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    Nicely done, Gabe!

    Quote Originally Posted by dove View Post
    Great thread!

    Are the pictures matching up with what you're actually seeing?

    My feeling is that due to the way cameras focus, white balance, etc. it's almost impossible to get a photo of sights that look like what you actually see. Especially when you're trying to show different lighting conditions. But, maybe it's easier than I'm imagining. If anyone else does some of these pictures, take a glance at the sights themselves, maybe jot a note or two down, and see if the picture matches up with reality.
    I can attest that #'s 1-3 match up with my own observations in those types of various lighting conditions.
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    I really like the first Dawson sight from Gabes post. Oddly enough the stock Glock sight stands out just as well for me in most of those lighting conditions. I guess it explains why I've switched over to green from red. Green just seems to work well in a wider variety of lighting conditions.
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    Glad you guys like the thread idea!!! It's definitely fun for me to run around with my Comb Of Sights and see front sights on all kinds of things I would very rarely or never point a gun at.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobLoblaw View Post
    I've noticed the same thing with the yellow TCAPS. They're not hard to find when the light is behind you but wash out against a white/tan/gray background when the light is in front of you.
    I tried the yellow TCAP at one USPSA match a while back. I was expecting it to wash out on steel targets painted white, but what really shocked me is how much it washed out and how hard it was to see against brown/buff cardboard targets. I did not expect it to be so hard to see against that dark of a target...

    Quote Originally Posted by dove View Post
    Are the pictures matching up with what you're actually seeing?
    I hear you there dove, and I was pretty concerned about that before I took the pictures. I think there is some inherent subjectivity to it, and my pictures are definitely not perfect, but I was really surprised at how much the pictures do seem to match what I see. Wasn't nearly as much of a problem as I thought it would be. I thought maybe I would end up with a bunch of pictures that were just garbage. Many were garbage, but I thought lots were still representative enough to be useable too.

    Quote Originally Posted by spinmove_ View Post
    I know you did some various light work indoors with those, but would it be possible for you to do the same lighting conditions but with a rather dark or even black background?
    I tried to address that with the brown curtains and dark asphalt backgrounds, but I also took some more pictures with black clothing backgrounds today. Plus a few other ones.



    Here are a bunch with a black shirt as the background, in different light, from different directions, different rooms, indoors/outdoors. A lot of these pictures from today are out of focus - I would have needed three hands to hold the sights, hold the camera, adjust focus, and press buttons...
    [img]20160414_060200 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_060205 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_060237 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_060316 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_060434 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_062643 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_070540 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_070623 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_070801 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_070738 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_071108 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_071114 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_071134 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_071137 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]



    A couple in the car against the black floor mat:
    [img]20160414_064002 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_063955 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]



    Here are some with my light blue shirt as the background:
    [img]20160414_073601 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_073609 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_073620 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_073701 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_073710 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_073732 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_073743 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_073951 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_073959 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_074004 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]



    A few with my face/skin color/eyeglasses as the background:
    [img]20160414_070547 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_070703 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_074019 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_074031 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_074045 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]



    Multicolored backgrounds:
    [img]20160414_074824 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_074836 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_074843 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_074919 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
    [img]20160414_074928 by OrigamiAK, on Flickr[/img]
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    I'm laughing at how often that stock Glock sight shows up best.

    I'm leaving the stock sights on my G-43 for now. They seem to work OK.

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