Heavily tinted car windows + birding

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Subject: Heavily tinted car windows + birding
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 04:19:46 +0000
On 26/05/2016 1:28 PM, Chris Corben wrote:
> I wouldn't touch it with a 12 metre pole, but am happy to see others
> contradict that.
> 1) In the tropics the sun is high over head in the heat of the day, so
> the roof of your car will be far more important to how much heat ends
> up inside. A shiny white roof must help!
> 2) Tinted windows force you to use your eyes with the pupils more open
> which reduces your focusing ability, especially with age and reduced
> flexibility of the lens. If it's not a problem in the heat of day, it
> will be an issue in the twilight.
> 3) If you really like wearing sunglasses when birding, then it may not
> be much of an issue for you. But you can easily take sunglasses off.
> Window glass is a more permanent hindrance.
> I have never liked birding behind tinted windows. You can just see
> better through clear glass. Clearer the better in my view!
> Cheers, Chris.
We concur on the white roof. There are legal limits on the degree of
tinting allowed, and tinting affects photography. Our old Landrover
County camper hads reflective curtains all round, which made a lot of

Brian Fleming

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