Lomography CN 100 35mm: Warm Colors and Lovely Skin Tones


Rich, warm colors and lovely skin tones are what you can expect from Lomo's CN 100 35mm film. It's fine grained, affordable, and begs for a sunny day!

Credits: russheath

Are you shooting with a fast camera like the LC-A+ or Horizon Perfekt? Do you like saturated color and with beautiful skin tones? If so, then Lomography CN 100 is a great go-to color negative film.

Credits: russheath

Crazy color shifts, slide film, and XPRO all have their appeal, but I often want my subjects to speak out in a more natural way than the bright pink of Astia or the blues of Tungsten film. That, and the cheap cost of color negative film, caused me to shoot quite a lot of “plain old CN.”

I use several color negative films, including Fuji Superia, Kodak Pro Image, and Lomography CN. Each has a specific use, but I think the Lomography CN is my favorite for over-saturated color and good skin tones.

Credits: russheath

The grain is fine, as you would expect from an ISO 100 film. I particularly love to use it in open shade on sunny days, which makes everything look bright and beautiful without overdoing the contrast. And speaking of contrast — it’s a very nice amount of contrast for a negative film. You can get more with slide film, but not with this much exposure latitude.

Credits: russheath

For scanning purposes, the film curl is minimal to non-existent, true with most good color negative films.

So in summary, I highly recommend Lomography CN 100 for bright, rich color and warm, lovely skin tones.

Use Lomography Colour Negative 100 35mm film and you’ll be guaranteed images dripping with vivid colours, smooth grain, and fine resolution. Paired with a flash or under bright sunlight, this film will deliver breathtaking results. See our selection of Lomography films here.

written by russheath on 2012-01-24 in #reviews #color-negative #cn-100 #lomography #review #lomography-cn-100 #requested #35mm #color-film #user-review


  1. vici
    vici ·

    Nice article. Rich photos. I think I'm going to order me some film!

  2. russheath
    russheath ·

    @Vici -- thanks!! :D

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