Lomography Purple - 35mm Film
A refreshed formula for 2019 and one of the craziest 35mm emulsions on the market today! Beautiful, bizarre, and very definitely purple - Lomography have created a film that will transport viewers of your photography into an alternative universe with surprising shades, colour shifts, and purple magic.
Lomography has been at the forefront of the analogue revolution for decades. Starting in 1992 with some Viennese students falling in love with the aesthetic of a particular Soviet camera (the iconic LC-A) - they founded a movement and a company that would introduce a new generation to the joys of plastic cameras and experimental film. Periodically innovating new cameras for existing formats - and sometimes bringing back formats specially for their cameras! - they are vibrant and creative
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Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Lomochrome Purple 35mm Film today and dive back into the fun of 35mm Lomography film photography!
I love this film! The colours are beautiful and it works well in both overcast conditions and bright light. I’ve shot urban and countryside scenes and it works well in both. The versatile ISO rating is also really useful! Not great for portraits in my opinion, but otherwise my favourite film currently.
I have tried this film both in Lomography's disposable camera and in a Nikon F4. I really like the look and appeal of the film itself that, although sometimes unpredictable, generally really shines in its intended role. As other reviewers have already said, this film does need plenty of light in order to let those purples come out bright and strong, otherwise the results may come out dull. Ideally I would shoot it in spring/summer in order to take full advantage of the sun and the green foliage. Even if shot at 100 iso it comes out with a little more grain than one would expect, but it doesn't affect the final image that much. Speaking of sharpness, it is not spectacular, but more than enough, and I am happy with it considering the unique nature of the film.
I find it the perfect film stock for capturing boring landscapes under the midday sun, or more in general every other place that you may have photographed over and over. Shooting portraits is a great choice too, keeping in mind that caucasian skin tones will render magenta!
Overall I am pretty satisfied with this film, and keep a little stash of it for the summer in the freezer, since it's not so common to find in stock. It is indeed pricey, and even if I somewhat justify the 12 euros because of its unique color palette, it doesn't perform so well in terms of sharpness and grain, and more importantly you feel less inclined to "waste" a roll of it, ending up shooting it less often.
One thing I noticed, with my Nikon F4 and the databack MF-23 attached the film seemed to struggle getting along frame after frame, and in fact I noticed scratching marks on it after development. I am sure that this is only an unfortunate event (although my MF-23 never scratched a film!) but I may as well write it here, so that maybe others with automatic winding cameras are more aware.
Surprisingly sharp and little grain. The colour balance depends on exposure, so can be a little hit and miss if you are after a certain shade. I use 200 ISO as that seems to work most often.....
Despite my previous use if this being very quick and without thought, I feel the point is to look at the colours and light of the composition and metering for different ISO depending on which colours change to other ones. With a lot of research into the chemistry and colour spectrum, I'd feel I could take full advantage of this stock.