In this article, I'll show you some of my photos taken using the combination of my trusty Lomo LC-A camera and Kodak GB 200 film. This is sold in Italy with another name: Kodak Gold 200. Read more after the jump!
My first lomographic series with my Lomo LC-A+ was taken with a Kodak Gold 200 film roll. The film was developed and scanned with a professional Afga mini-lab. I love the great contrast and the vivid colors of this camera and film combination. They are very different from those obtained from other professional scanners. Here are two examples obtained with the Afga scanner:
The colors seem more vivid than those processed and scanned with a Fuji Frontier mini-lab and scanner. Here are two other photos taken in Djerba, with the same film (bought in Tunisia and expired for one year). The colors are warm and natural, they’re quite pleasant for summertime images.
Here’s another example taken at the fun fair in the spring season, this time with a LC-A+ RL. A slightly different exposure time (more accurate) allows you to get fantastic vivid colors!
The same colors that I obtained just before a thunderstorm, again with my LC-A+ RL; take a look at the fantastic tones of the sky and the great saturation!
This general purpose film is greatly associated with the high contrasted LC-A (or LC-A+) legendary Minitar lens!
And even when exposed at 100 ISO (to obtain more pastel tones) the tone rendition is always pleasant and in this case, more natural. I wanted that specific effect for this important church known as The Devil Church) in Lomello, Italy. This time, I used my old LC-A camera. All these photos, except the first two were scanned with a Fuji Frontier mini-lab. In this case I asked to my photolab to reduce the contrast and the saturation slightly.
The last two photos were taken with fresh film, again in Tunisia, in the town of Midun. This was loaded in my LC-A at nominal 200 ISO. With the right exposure, the colors are warm and again pleasant!
This film forgives some exposure errors better than professional film so it is a great film for every beginner! Try it with your Lomo camera!