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    Iot Alpha S45

    In your opinion which molded (semi-finished) PAL is close to the IOT Alpha S45 design?

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    That's kind of like asking which Opal cadet is most like a Ferrari

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdcoach5 View Post
    That's kind of like asking which Opal cadet is most like a Ferrari
    My Mom had a 1967 Opal Cadet. On the freeway, it would slow down to about 40 when we drove up a good-sized hill. She was also sort of of hippy-dippy and applied flower decals to the car's yellow body. It was not a fond memory.


    The S45 is soft, so maybe something like the AO Easy is what you're looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefe View Post
    My Mom had a 1967 Opal Cadet. On the freeway, it would slow down to about 40 when we drove up a good-sized hill. She was also sort of of hippy-dippy and applied flower decals to the car's yellow body. It was not a fond memory.


    The S45 is soft, so maybe something like the AO Easy is what you're looking for.
    The Alpha S45 is a POW compensated lens design. I don't think the AO easy is in the same zip code, let alone ball park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwill212 View Post
    The Alpha S45 is a POW compensated lens design. I don't think the AO easy is in the same zip code, let alone ball park.
    The S45 is similar to the iDLifestyle. It is compensated, but the DV is limited. The H45 gives better DV and better NV, but the intermediate channel is smaller. I do agree that there is no comparison to AO Easy.

    IMO, the Zeiss Energize Me is a better option over the S45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwill212 View Post
    The Alpha S45 is a POW compensated lens design. I don't think the AO easy is in the same zip code, let alone ball park.
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    I agree, but the original poster was asking about semi-finished lenses "close to the IOT S45 design." I know the S45 is an extra-fancy backside lens, etc., but I took from original post the peyes wants something soft like the S45. To me, it seems the original poster has a surfacing lab but not free-form surfacing and wants to stock a soft progressive lens design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdcoach5 View Post
    That's kind of like asking which Opal cadet is most like a Ferrari
    I loved the Opal Cadet!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randle Tibbs, ABOM View Post
    I loved the Opal Cadet!!!!
    It has to be a different type of Opal Cadet from the type my Mom owned. That said, I learned to drive in a lime/puke green Chevette,and I loved that POS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefe View Post
    It has to be a different type of Opal Cadet from the type my Mom owned. That said, I learned to drive in a lime/puke green Chevette,and I loved that POS.
    Opal Cadet GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randle Tibbs, ABOM View Post
    Opal Cadet GT
    Opel Kadett B -- with the 1.1L engine. Gutless.

    The Cadet GT looks like a pretty cool car.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel_Kadett_B




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    Opel not Opal Adam Opel is the name of the founder of the company, later became Germanic nobles "Von Opel"

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