My friend Chris was having a house party so I knew I needed some good fast film, something I could use without having to whip out a big flash unit. I loaded up my AE-1 with some of this Neopan and went to the party. While there, I was able to use the camera pretty much at 1/60th and with a decent aperture setting. I was so surprised and it made it easier to get some candids of my friends while we had a blast. The next day, I was going to see my friend Sam’s band, The Dirt Vultures played a show. I brought my AE-1 with me again because they asked if I could take some shots for them. It was decently bright at their show so I was able to shoot in the 1/60th to 1/125th range without a problem which made it way easy to get good action shots of them.
When I got the film back I was blown away! Nice fat grain, nice punchy contrast and good shadows. I was so impressed with this film. It became my staple black and white film in my Canon. I know everyone always says how good this film is when you’re in low light…and they aren’t kidding! Besides being good in the light, the look of this film is out of this world. Looks like every good classic shot from the days of old, but available to us now.
If you'd be shooting in low light, at night, or in any other situation that would require a high speed film for best results, why don't you try the Lomography Color Negative 800 for 35mm cameras? Allow five of our community members to convince you with their respective reviews in this installment of Reviews on Rewind.
Classy, moody photographs in monochrome and with fine grain - what more could you ask for from one of Lomography's very own black and white emulsion for standard 35mm cameras, the Earl Grey? Find out how this film fared among six of our community members in this Reviews on Rewind installment!
With a love of antique cameras and analogue photography, Shawn Lin has long been an active member of the Lomography Community with dozens of his shots being featured. Shawn likes to explore the effects of double exposure on different themes and objects, with an emphasis on the presentation of colours. Come take a look of his work of using Petzval Art Lens on his antique camera and his thoughts about the two!
Considered as one of the best 35mm SLR cameras, the Nikon F2 is indeed one of the best experiences on film I’ve ever had. Fully manual and almost impossible to break, this historic camera is really marvelous to use.
Chris Goodacre has been shooting on film since the late 1970s. At the same time, he also took interest in building an artillery of analog weapons. In this interview, he shares an extensive list of his collection and the fantastic story that come with each of his cameras.
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