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I discover why film doesn't travel **Sigh**

I had amorning at Cape Banks. I did many lovely HDR phtoos which can be seen on my flickr and I had taken my analogue bag,. As the scenery was so lovely, I took my fresh film from Lomography in Hongkong. Mostly 200 and 400 film. All colour. I wanted to capture the beauty around me in analogue. My trusty Lubitel 166B and Cmema and to get the 360 view, my Spinner 360.

I was very excited to drop off 4 Medium format films and the spinner film to my developer and even more excitedly went to pick them up today.

Here I was crestfallen. My lovely photos were monochomatic. All green. Now I have used these cameras before and gotten nice colours with a ISO 100 Fujicolor film (Expired) and I had such high hopes for the Chrome 200. I thought of many reasons but these films are the only ones I have received from overseas. All others film so far, I have received has come from Australia, and so not gone throught the stringent customs x-rays that these had.
I wonder is there would be another suggestion. I am open to ideas.
All I can say was the detail was captured faithfully, and IF I had been after lomo style photos I would be thrilled but I wanted colour.. :-( Seriously bummed

written by woosang


  1. rnuk

    Did you xpro them? I bet you did. Xpro isn't always as great as everyone makes out.
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  2. woosang


    Yeah two of the 4 films are x-pro, ONe was an Lomo ISO 800 and one a Fuji color ISO160

    The spinner had an ISO 800 from Lomo

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  3. rnuk

    That's why they've gone all wonky coloured. I don't think it's your film travelling. Cross processing is a wild beast that cannot be easily tamed. I've never understood why so-called lomographers' immediate thought upon finishing a reel is 'must get this cross processed'. When it comes to Lomography cameras, the only variable involved is the film. I've got a notebook in which I list all the films I've used and their characteristics in print. No two films are the same, and this goes ten-times more important when you start to xpro. Take my xpros, for example: Fuji Velvia 50 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnuk/5188912527/in/set-72157624211380570/ Definite green cast there. Let's try the Velvia 100 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnuk/5215577386/ OH NO! Everything's gone all red! What to do? Fortunately, serindipity was on my side, something lomographers rely on far too much. I'm having far too much fun processing C-41 films as C-41 and seeing how they're meant to look, than gambling with xpro. I'd have hated for this to come out any other colour: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnuk/5369009209/ My advice: be unusual. DON'T cross process. And carry a notebook with your films. And be a bit more precise than 'Fuji colour'. I've got four different types of Fuji colour films in my fridge right now. Gosh, I'm awfully serious, aren't I?
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  4. woosang


    Not at all. I value your input. I had no choice with the fuji film, i do not had a place that will process e-6 chemicals as for the x-pro, well, it did say it was ok for c-41. Well i am back to chemist brand film. I also have a notebook, sounds like i do the same as you.
    I am puzzled by the Lomo film. Not cross processed and still green.

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  5. woosang


    Lol i miss understood your original question.. When you asked if i x-pro... I used the x-pro film but not cross process the films. ( except the fuji as stated above)

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  6. rnuk

    That sounds odd. They do an xpro film? Not really sure what that means. It's the processing that is crossed, not the film...oh well.
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