Lomography CN 100: Cool(ish) Tones and a Great Film for Exposed Sprockets

By being a relatively neutral (if not slightly cool) film, Lomography CN 100 lets your camera shine and is a favorite film of mine for exposed sprockets.

At the tempting price of $8.90 for three rolls, I couldn’t help but add a pack of Lomography CN 100 35mm film onto my order. As a color negative film, I wasn’t expecting the vivid saturation look of a slide film, and at iso 100 I assumed the grain would be rather fine – and I was right on both counts. Below are some images taken with my Minolta XD11, which should give you an idea of how this film performs in a normal camera. The colors are a little bit on the cool, blueish side and the saturation is very natural. From a Lomographic perspective, I think the results are just too, well… normal. I think that in order to make the most of this film, it must be paired with a camera that helps create more interesting results.

My favorite camera I have used this film with (so far), is the Sprocket Rocket. One of the appealing things about sprocket hole photography, at least for me, is the exposed markings. It is for that reason that I generally prefer films with intricate markings, like Fuji Superia, over ones with simple markings. In this regard, Lomography CN 100 certainly doesn’t disappoint. This film is a bit on the slow side for the Sprocket Rocket, but on a bright, sunny day it had no problem getting proper exposure.

I loved the results in my Sprocket Rocket, but I imagine it would also be great for double exposures in a La Sardina, with the heavy vignetting of a Holga 135BC, or whatever wild results your camera creates. I would recommend Lomography CN 100 for those who want a relatively neutral (if not somewhat cool) film that really lets their camera shine.

written by sunsetsandsilhouettedreams on 2013-08-02 in #reviews #lomography-cn-100 #film #negative-film #c-41 #iso-100 #35mm #print-film

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