Lomography Metropolis - 120 Film
Our Price: £13.50 GBP100346
Lomography Metropolis 120 is the FIRST medium format colour negative film to the market for over five years!
Lomography Metropolis 120 has been carefully crafted to produce desaturated, high-contrast photos - finetuned to mimic the aesthetic of old-time movie theatres and photobooks - and very different from the other fresh films available to buy today.
After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign to raise the production funds, Lomography is now bringing this wonderful LomoChrome Metropolis medium format film to market!
Grab a roll now to enjoy the fine grain, deep blacks, high contrast and abrupt tonal curve for some seriously dramatic medium format film photographs. For more info on getting the best from the film check out our article of Lomography's Inside Tips!
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
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Lomography
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 Lomography Metropolis 120 Film today and dive back into the fun of medium format Lomography film photography!
The description of this film intrigued me. Would it produce colours evoking hanging out with Bowie in 1970s Berlin, or resembling stills from a classic Cold War Spy Movie? I desided to try it out on a dull and rainy day in Cumbria in February-a dull and rainy day even by the usual standards of Cumbrian winter days, rating the film at ISO 400 in my Rolleicord. While wandering round Brougham churchyard just outside the Lake District, I found lots of minimally wintry greens and browns to turn my lens on. Metropolis took me back to my earliest days in photography, when Margaret Thatcher was PM, there was still a Soviet Union and New Romantics ruled the charts. The colour rendering was pleasingly evocative of the likes of Kodacolour and Agfacolour . The punchy contrast cut through the greyness. Overall I can't wait to fire up another roll, maybe in the city...LOMO not FOMO!
My new favourite film. Typically you would think to use this in industrial areas, but where this film really stands out is when you introduce vivid colours into the shot, turns bright colours into muted yet beautiful shades that are full of depth! The contrast on this film is spectacular!
Was intrigued to try this one as I liked the idea of high contrast and low saturation.
Shot it at ISO 200 on a Mamiya tlr and had it lab processed, probably should have had it scanned at the time too!
Quite taken with the results, I got the subdued tones I was hoping for on some autumnal pictures of local holiday resorts. Mostly shot on fairly dull, grey days which possibly helped to give the effect I was looking for.
Definitely one to use again.
I tried a 35mm film of this back in February and wasn't sure about it (did a review). I thought I'd see how it was on a brighter day, and also wanted to try the 120mm. The photos that I like, I really like: they have a delicate and slightly dream-like quality (as a vague guide, the flowers at the front of the garden photo are in fact bright orange). I'm not sure if I wouldn't get the same solour effect pulling a decent (cheaper) colour film, but maybe I would also lose definition I may have to experiment. I think if this film is in the camera a bit of extra thought is needed as to whether what you want to photograph will really suit (or be suited by) this film, and that's not a bad thing. But then, you have to allow for happy accidents as well, as always.
I had wanted to try this film for a while and finally shot it, in a Coronet super flash Box Camera.
As such the film was exposed at the lowest of the recommend box speed.
The roll was shot on a bright sunny day and then lab processed. There is a a slight muting of the colours but not to the degree I have seen in others images.
Overall I think it's an O.K. film stock but not something I would found myself shooting regularly