Lomography Orca - 110 Film
Lomography's outstanding black-and-white emulsion created for 110 photographers! Named 'Orca' for its iconic monochrome colouring, this film is an essential item for creating classic photographs with your 110 camera.
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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 experiemental 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 Lomography Orca B&W 110 film today and dive back into the fun of 110 film photography!
Ran a roll of this through a Pentax Auto 110 as a test film, not expecting too much from the tiny negatives, and was pleasantly surprised by the results.
Yes, there's grain. But the contrast and range of tones available from the Orca stop it from being too intrusive most of the time. Really hard to comment on latitude because the Pentax just does what it thinks is right for exposure - no questions or opinions from the user allowed. But it seemed to cope well enough with fairly contrasty late afternoon sunshine on everything from landscapes to pretty extreme close-ups.
Exposed at 100ISO and developed in Rodinal 1+25 for 6 minutes, 20 deg C, agitation 10 seconds then 4 inversions at the start of each minute. Scanned on Epson V600 at 6400DPI to get some sort of decent file size out of the tiny negatives.
Film like this might actually keep 110 shooting alive and will definitely be stocking up on this once it's back in stock!
Was nice to be able to use 110, and this was my first time using a 110 bw film. I didnt have my camera set right so the images were underexposed, but even so, the images were very clear with good levels on contrast. Also the negatives dried very flat which made very for very easy scanning.
These taken with a Minox 110s.
As a follow up to my previous review, I've been investigating pushing Orca to shoot at higher ISO settings. On my Pentax 110 Auto I'm limited to ISO 100 or 400, so I chopped the speed indicator on the cartridge in half (auto sets to ISO 400) and shot some frames to see what happened. I couldn't adjust the exposure, so just took pictures as normal. I took an educated guess at 10 minutes and 45 seconds in Infosol 3 (20C) to take account of the underexposure and crossed my fingers. The results were good - contrast and grain up as would be expected, but very acceptable results. See sample image, which has been scanned and inverted, but is otherwise untouched. I think that I ran the developer for a little too long - next time maybe 10 minutes 15 seconds. It's easy to do and certainly extends what you can do with Orca.
I've returned to film after 25 years and wanted to travel light. I shot the Orca in a Pentax 110 SLR then developed in Ifosol 3 with a modded Paterson spiral tank. The results are excellent for the first roll through - tone and grain very good for such a small format. For me it's an all-rounder because I want to shoot B&W in a 110 - it's the only option, but a good 'un. Like one of the other reviewers, I take the precaution of covering the film window with black insulation tape on my Pentax and a Minolta 110 SLR Mk 1. You can just peel it back if you want to check where you are up to and no artifacts on the negs yet. The motorbike image was scanned from the negative and then manipulated in GIMP (Old Photo effect). Do I like it? Yep, I've just ordered more :-)