05-02-2008, 08:46 AM
I just got a Vista "Lincoln" 3000 Auto Darking Hood. I tried it for the first time Yesterday. I seems to work Great. The viewing window is 3 7/8" X 3 1/8". When your welding it is hard to tell you are even looking thru a hood. Which very nice. I have always liked having the big viewing area. It also has 4 Independent Sensors which was a big feature for me do to some of the places I have to weld. If I could have bought one of the Plain Black I could have got it for $244.00, however they are having problems with the Paint Gloss and said those wont be out until Mid-May so I had to buy one of the Graphic ones which cost me more $$. I would have waited, but I broke my Speed-Glas a couple of weeks ago. Overall this seems to be a good hood I am still not sure if I like the Head Gear time will tell.