A Second Hope with Lomography X Tungsten


Here's my second round of testing out the Lomography X Tungsten film! Since my first experience was not as great as I had hoped, I had low expectations for this next round... But boy, was I blown away! This film can really produce some quality, stunning, gorgeous and memorable photos. Buy some ASAP while you can!

Credits: dearjme

I published my first review of Lomography X Tungsten a while back, about my initial trials that turned out to be…well, not so fantastic due to some less-than-great circumstances with the weather and my camera’s battery. I pledged to try out the roll a second time, but with better conditions to give this film another chance! And voila! My photos were stunning; I had fallen in love.

First, to avoid the same underexposure problem I had before, I bought some new batteries for my Lomo LC-A+. That way, I could make sure that my light meter was up to par. Then, I loaded my second roll of Lomography X Tungsten, ready to take another poke at it. I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed this time.

My love and I took a trip to the Kaka’ako Waterfront Beach, in the townside of Honolulu, Hawaii. There are tons of parking and it’s never really crowded - perfect for comfortable photoshoots without the many onlookers. The time was about 5 o’clock, which is also known as the “golden hour” right before sunset. The ambient light is simply gorgeous, warm, and seems to highlight every accent without a distinct sharpness. Along with the rocky beachline and the neatly trimmed gardens, Kaka’ako presents a fantastic venue to don’t think, just shoot!

Credits: dearjme

The sky turns to a magnificent purple and the blues are almost a blue emerald, so gorgeous. With the classic vignetting of my LC-A+, the hues complement each other at the edges of the shots quite beautifully.

Because the sun was in front of us, we couldn’t avoid some shadows if we wanted to capture the oceanline. I felt better about these silhouettes, compared to my shadowy photos from my first roll, because these seemed more intentional and radiant, and proper for the setting and the time. The rocks along the beach served as a great platform for my photos, too!

When shooting indoors, Lomography X Tungsten produces very good results as well, and there seems to be a beige tinge that adds to the classic warmth of the shots.

View the rest of my photos here!

They say second chances don’t come easily, but I’m so glad that I gave this one an extra chance! Just looking at my photos gives me a tingly, warm feeling of satisfaction that we Lomographers yearn for. I can’t wait to use my last roll of Lomography X Tungsten!

Explore a new Lomographic perspective with the Lomography X Tungsten 35mm Film! Enter a world of rich blue tones that will blast you out of your routine. Its low ISO of 64 makes it a great film to play with, perfect for experimental Lomographers like you! Get your own Lomography X Tungsten 35mm now, available with the rest of the Lomography Film line-up in our Online Shop.

written by dearjme on 2011-11-28 in #reviews #xpro #lomography #requested-posts #cross-process #review #requested #lomography-x-tungsten #purple #warm #user-review #film #great-film


  1. jawatembak
    jawatembak ·

    great photo man!

  2. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    I like that film.

  3. terrier
    terrier ·

    thanks for review man. some nice photos. cant wait to finish my first roll of tungsten.

  4. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @jawatembak, @gvelasco, @terrier, thank you all! :)

  5. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @jawatembak @terrier, I'm a girl, btw haha.

  6. jawatembak
    jawatembak ·

    sorry.. :)

  7. terrier
    terrier ·

    oh! sorry :D

  8. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @jawatembak @terrier, it's all good :)

  9. itsdebraanne
    itsdebraanne ·

    great picture of the food! maybe im just hungry haha

  10. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    Superb.. this is one of my very favorite film... :)

  11. davidstafford
    davidstafford ·

    Nice photos! what did you set your lca's iso setting to? 50 or 100?

  12. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @davidstafford I have an LC-A+, so the lowest setting is 100. Thank you!

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