Lady Grey B&W 400: A Great Film Companion Sophisticated Photos

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The first time I'm using this film is on my Canon Prima Junior DX. I'm excited to try out the film as this is my first time using a monochrome film.

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I actually tried the film when I’m in Kuala Lumpur for work interview. So I decided to give it a try during a bloggers’ lousang session. ‘Lousang’ is a ritual done by the chinese before the Chinese New Year to bring good luck and wealth.

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As you can see, I actually overexpose my photos with the present of flash. My camera is a point and shoot so the flash goes off automatically in dark areas. I like the details in the film. My friends are excited to have their photos taken too.

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I got to meet a lot of bloggers that night and Lomography was discussed that night, too! It’s really fun to share the analogue knowledge, and spread the lomo love as well!

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The photos that were taken turned out great with the right exposure. Only one photo was a bit underexposed as the flash did not go off. Having knowledge of correct exposure will help you produce your desired quality.

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For the rest of the roll, I decided to take photos outdoors in the daylight. The outcome is much better than nighttime. This is my hometown, Kuching. I went to various places like the Sunday Market, Main Bazaar, and at home. I love the life in this laid back city and the film represented my hometown perfectly with the fine grain and details.

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I tried the film at different times of the day and I found out that daytime and without flash produces the best results from the film. If you like what you see then you should try Lady Grey too!

Lomography’s Lady Grey is a lovely black and white 35mm ISO 400 film that will add class and elegance to your photos. For capturing action and great low-light shots, Lady Grey is your best bet. See our selection of Lomography films here.

written by cutebun on 2012-05-02 in #reviews #city #film #35mm #borneo #400 #malaysia #sarawak #b-w #kuching #lady-grey #review #lomography

4 Comments

  1. berndtotto
    berndtotto ·

    "The photos that were taken turned out great with the right exposure." Didn't you want to say: "The photos would have turned out great with the right exposure." The face are completely white ;-))

    "Only one photo was a bit underexposed as the flash did not go off. " Didn't you mean "ON" ?

    "Having knowledge of correct exposure will help you produce your desired quality." Definitely. I don't know, what kind of settings are possible on the Canon Prima Junior DX, but it seems to me, that all pictures are about two f-stops overexposed. From the pictures, I would say, that you might have a focus problem somehow. The focus is not on the people, it's mostly on the background. That means, that the camera automatic is calculating the flash power for a larger distance and everything in the front becomes overexposed.

  2. cutebun
    cutebun ·

    @berndtotto I suppose the only thing I can do is to shoot outdoor using natural lighting. And if using flash, need to have a further distance.

  3. berndtotto
    berndtotto ·

    ...or use another camera ;-)) Those Canon Prima Junior type of cameras are not really good anyway. Too much useless automatic, which can fail. Try to get you a more simple ( and even older camera ). There are so many and they are often very cheap. No batterie, no electronics ... those are the best. Fun to use and you'll get brilliant results. If you need some help, just let me know. I collect cameras and know quite a lot about it ;-))

  4. cutebun
    cutebun ·

    @berndtotto LOL. I'm using LC-Wide full time now.. all my other cameras abandon in the closet. XD Will ask if I need one =) TQ

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