Medium Format Black and White Photography with the Lomography Earl Grey

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A short review of the Lomography Earl Grey 120 and how this film works in combination with a yellow-green filter, a train station and a mine.

A while back, I was against shooting with medium format. I just didn’t like the inconvenience of buying another camera or more film. And I wasn’t sure of how and what results will I get from using 120 film. So, the first thing that came into my mind was: buy a cheap camera and experiment with a black and white film. And so I chose the Lomography Earl Grey 120 film. It comes in pack of 3 rolls but I only used one.

At first I wasn’t sure why I chose this film but seeing the results made me think of buying a Holga in the future. The pictures I’m showing you are taken using a green-yellow filter.

Here’s my opinion about this film. It’s a slow speed so use it in bright daylight or for long exposures, it won’t grain your pictures. It’s easy to expose with it so if you overexpose or underexpose you don’t have to worry because the film is very forgiving. One will love using this film in any combination especially with a lo-fi camera. I will expose one with a Holga and give you my thoughts. My opinion is to buy this film, because it’s cheap and if you really want to experiment.

Lomography’s Earl Grey is an exquisite black and white 35mm ISO 100 film that will surely give your shots an extra dose of style and class. Whether you’re taking landscapes or portraits, you will get jaw-dropping results with Earl Grey super-fine grain and wide tonal range. See our selection of Lomography films here.

written by pvalyk on 2012-04-30 in #reviews

4 Comments

  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    I like using the yellow-green filter when doing Black and White portraits. I hope you enjoy using 120 film more.

  2. violetz
    violetz ·

    What's a "mine"?

  3. pvalyk
    pvalyk ·

    @violetz a salt mine

  4. violetz
    violetz ·

    @pvalyk aaahh!! Thank you :)

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