Lomography Potsdam 100 - 120 Film
Our Price: £8.50 GBP100297
A silver-heavy panchromatic B&W cinema film: cut from German cine stock specially for Lomography and launched in 2019! Fine-grained and high in contrast, unleash your inner movie-maker to create legendary images.
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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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 Potsdam Kino Film 120 B&W ISO100 today and dive back into the fun of medium format Lomography film photography!
I've seen this film used a fair bit for studio/portrait work, being a cinema film (Orwo UN54) it turns out well with sharp, low grain images in studio light. I picked a roll up on a whim to take some photos at the seaside, and it turned out similarly well, the high contrast and low grain gave really sharp images even on a very cloudy day, around 1s exposures at f/11. I had to experiment slightly to work out times for my usual developer (Bellini Hydrofen/Agfa Studional/Rodinal Spezial), but developing for 4:00 min in a 1+15 dilution worked out well. Possibly a shorter development might give lower contrast, but that would kind of miss the point of this film I think. I'll definitely be picking up another few rolls, I think it would work great for architecture photography as well.
This 100 speed film lives up to the expectations. Tones like straight from Wim Wender's cutting room floor, sharp, low grain. A great film for portraits in natural light or with strobes. The film definitely looks special. Be careful not to blow out the highlights!
For those that develop at home: the backing paper is a bit too thick for my taste, attached photos developed in ID-11 1:1
I'm still finding my way with film photography and experimenting with, well, everything, really. I was seduced by the "cinematic" idea for this film stock and its sisters, and although my results aren't amazing, I'm certain this is down to operator error. It is very contrasty and therefore I think will perform better in really good light.
As this stock has cinema roots, it shouldn't be a big surprise that it truly shines with studio strobes: beautiful tonality, very sharp, with just the right amount of subtle grain to lend that classic look to studio portraits. I've been sneaking in a roll of this stuff into every portrait shoot and it has not disappointed me once! Highly recommended!
P.S. I've yet to try it in D96 which is supposed to be the best option for cinema stocks but it develops very, very well in Kodak Xtol - 1+1 for more contrast, 1+2 for smoother tonality.
Loved this film. Tons of detail and great contrast in the daylight. It was my first time shooting on a medium format camera, i have some experience with 35mm but not a fully manual camera so I used a light meter app on my phone to get correct exposure times and it worked a treat