Early this year, I picked up a roll of Lomography X-Pro Slide 200 (35mm) and loaded it in my Ricoh FF-20 Wide Zoom. I had nearly forgotten about it, so it took me a while to have it processed. I was both happy and surprised with the results, which I'm sharing with everyone in this quick review!
Sometime in February of this year, I thought of testing out some slide films in my new-ish Ricoh FF-20 Wide Zoom. I signed up for a daytime tour and photowalk, and thought that Lomography X-Pro Slide 200, with its slightly faster ISO of 200, would be one of the nice films to use for the occasion.
The other slide film I brought with me that day was the Kodak Elitechrome EB 100, which gave me pretty good snaps, and even some beautiful sunset photos. The X-Pro Slide 200, however, somewhat surprised me with some of the photos. Aside from getting the usual snaps tinged with greenish and yellowish hues, I also had some shots that had purplish stains.
Here are some of my favorite photos from this film, with the usual greenish and yellowish goodness:
And, to compare, here are the purple-tinged snaps. Not that I’m complaining about it—I actually find it nice and interesting, as it seems like I used some kind of faintly-stained filter. In the first few photos, the purple tinge is very light, and in some, it’s very pronounced:
I haven’t seen it in other photos taken using the X-Pro Slide 200 yet. Maybe some of you guys have experienced the same effect, with even more striking results? It would be nice to see what everyone else has gotten with this quite surprising film!
Check out my Ricoh FF-20 Wide Zoom + Lomography X-Pro Slide 200 album to see more of the photos I took using this film!
The new Lomography X-Pro Slide 35mm film is made from the original Agfa RSX 200 emulsion. If you want whacked out colours, huge contrast, and insane saturation, this film is for you. See our selection of Lomography films here.