Lomography Sunset Strip 100, Processed as Slide Film ( E6 )

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Testing the new Lomography Sunset Strip 100, processed as slide film ( E6 ).

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In the lomography shop here in Tokyo, they told me, that I have been the first customer, buying the new Lomography Sunset Strip 100 film and after seeing a few cross-processed samples here, I was curious to see, how the film comes out, if being developed as a transparency/slide film ( E6 ).

I have been busy and it took me a while though, but the traditional “Yabusame” ( horse riding archery ) at Ana Hachiman here in Tokyo finally gave me the chance for shooting a first test roll.

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Always a very unfortunate thing is the fact, that scans ( at an affordable price level ) do never really display the quality of the original slides – not regarding the colors and not regarding the tonality. Most labs do automatically correct the colors somehow, but I always try to adjust the look digitally in a way, that the pictures look closest to the original slides. However, I think, the original slides do look a little bit more brownish than the scans here.

So, that’s the first characteristics of this film – it shows a slight “sepia coating”, which doesn’t look bad, I think. This effect becomes stronger, if the weather is cloudy or … even stronger at sunset:

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At daylight ( sunshine ), this effect is actually zero, at least in my test shots:

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And here the whole album of the second test roll:

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An interesting film, even being processed as a slide film ( what it actually is ). The downside is pretty heavy grain though. Unusual for a 100 ASA slide film. I thought, it would just appear if cross processed, but it doesn’t. Be prepared to accept it. It can be a sweet effect if wanted, but also annoying if not wanted.

I am not sure, if I would want to use this film all the time ( especially because of the grain ), but this film is at least worth a try, I think. Those different colors at different light temperatures can lead to interesting results.

written by berndtotto on 2012-10-24 in #reviews

4 Comments

  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    looks better in E6 than x-processed...even if it's still a bit grainy...

  2. twinklecat
    twinklecat ·

    I love all the Japanese hats! (And the cowboys!)

  3. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    Really interesting, definitely looks better than xpro. I can't figure out why the grain is so huge in a 100 iso slide film. I can't think of any film this would be based on.

  4. -dakota-
    -dakota- ·

    Wow. Great pictures and that girl is beautiful!

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