The Lomography Redscale Negative 35mm Film

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This is the world’s very first pre-loaded and ready-to-shoot RedScale film – designed to re-cast your image in a sea of powerful and seriously intense red, orange, and yellow tones. With your “red-eyes” fully focused, allow us to show you this wunderbar effect – all thanks to a very special film that’s spooled on the wrong side.

This is the world’s very first pre-loaded and ready-to-shoot RedScale film – designed to re-cast your image in a sea of powerful and seriously intense red, orange, and yellow tones. With your “red-eyes” fully focused, allow us to show you this wunderbar effect – all thanks to a very special film that’s spooled on the wrong side.

==http://www.lomography.com/filmshop/lomography/redscale_film ==

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The “Red Scale” effect has actually been with us for quite a while. You see, your average 35mm color negative film has a semi-transparent layer on the back – designed to keep stray light from getting onto the sensitive emulsion on the front. At some point, a few bright photographers got the idea to load the film “backwards” and actually shoot through this protective layer. The result is close to shooting through a reddish-orange filter. But unlike a filter, the effect is a bit unpredictable and varies in strength depending on the subject and light source.

We’ve always loved the effect, but the whole process wasn’t all that convenient. Lomographers do a lot for the sake of their images: processing in the wrong chemicals, taping up seams, tossing film in the washing machine, leaping head over arse, and so on. But if things can be easier – and therefore “BE FAST,” then why not go for it? So we worked with our friendly neighborhood film suppliers and cooked this up: a pre-loaded, ready-to-shoot, and ready-to-rock RedScale film.

Rated at 100ISO and packing 36 exposures per roll it is hungry for sunlight, thirsty for long exposures, and quite unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

Living in the Red

Ever shot a roll of sepia film? Ever marveled at the way that it reveals your image in smooth monotones with a silky color wash on the top? Here’s a hyper-saturated version of that idea – with reds and oranges defining your key colors and a slightly random filtration effect that leaves some areas a little natural and some redder than hell. Things are a bit unpredictable, a little bit Yellow Submarine, a little bit red in the cheeks, and wholly unlike anything any other analog images that your camera can chew up and spit out.

Here’s a funny tale: this “RedScale” concept was a bit strange for the film factory to accept. Convincing management – who in turn had to convince their technicians – to spool the film in reverse was no easy task. They told us in no uncertain terms: “this sounds absolutely mad.” But the results – and the sample images that we’ve got here – speak for themselves. RedScale film is THE analog photography news of the year!

http://www.lomography.com/redscalefilm/gallery

Development that we all know and love

Once all of your shooting is done, here’s the best part: this film is developed in exactly the same way as normal 35mm color film. That means el cheapo development is possible at any lab, drugstore, supermarket, swapmeet, or wherever else offers standard processing. You don’t have to walk the streets – tin cup in hand – begging every lab technician in town to process this exotic and frightening film. Just go to your normal spot and return the next day to the sweet, sweet taste of a crispy packet of new prints.

Plays well with others

RedScale 35mm film is quite a nice partner for our entire range of Lomographic cameras. We’re talking the LC-A+, Fisheye, Fisheye 2, Supersampler, Diana F+ (with the Diana+ 35mm Back), Horizon, Actionsampler, Oktomat, Pop 9, & more. Not to mention all those other 35mm beasties that you have sitting on your shelves and filling up your camera bag. No special care is required – just load it and SHOOT!

  • Diana F+
  • 35mm Back
  • 21 rolls Lomography RedScale Film

Save 16 EUR/20 USD

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  • Fisheye 2
  • 21 rolls Lomography RedScale Film

Save 16 EUR/20 USD

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  • LC-A+

*21 rolls Lomography RedScale Film

Save 16 EUR/20 USD

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written by lucasjakobsson on 2008-09-26 in #news #diana #redscale #offer #35mm #lc-a #fisheye

22 Comments

  1. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    that is a cool idea actually, nice work LSI

  2. reinertlee
    reinertlee ·

    Very nice film!

    I like the color!
    I like the packaging design too!

  3. ferro_ud
    ferro_ud ·

    which film have you used to invert it?
    thanks for giving us that possibility!

  4. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Sweeeeet.... =)

  5. xpunklovex
    xpunklovex ·

    I just bought three rolls today at the Lomography Check-In in Paris.
    Can't wait to try it !!!

  6. brendend
    brendend ·

    How many rolls come in a pack? Because if it's $15 a roll, sweeeeet jesus, I guess I'll have to try it the ghetto DIY way.

  7. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    i ordered 6 rolls for $30 and now when i went to look 6 rolls are $24. Can someone help

  8. fotoglove
    fotoglove ·

    sweet!!!

  9. snoop
    snoop ·

    @xbalboax: you were charged the right amount. since you shipped to the usa. there is no 24 dollar pricing.

  10. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    this is going to take the fun out of experimenting, but who cares right? go redscale!

  11. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    great idea!

    about the iso...so it's ready to shoot at 100iso?
    because when I used 400iso neg film before, to redscale, I exposed it as 100iso.

  12. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    Redscalers...remember to tell your mini-lab it's meant to be red, my local wal-mart colour-corrected mine into a blue-ish mess!

  13. brendend
    brendend ·

    @ fash_on - that's just for prints/scans, right?

  14. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    @brendend - yeah, funny thing was I asked for scans only, but they made a few prints and were obviously confused with it. Of course the film was OK and I can scan it myself to see the real redscale effect. On the plus side, they didn't charge me anything :)

  15. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    GIMME! lol

  16. rosalitaoftherocks
    rosalitaoftherocks ·

    Delicious. I can't wait to get my hands on some..

  17. graefin
    graefin ·

    grrr, I try one tomorrow :D

  18. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    you are so creative people at lomography! i really really love all these special things you make and do here! i am so glad to be a part of this since so many years! a big thanks to you all!

  19. rodrigomg1511
    rodrigomg1511 ·

    Great idea, i love redscale!!!!

  20. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    the rumble way was a good (and sorta sneaky) way to rumble up interest with this film!! awesome...

  21. jupiter_farms
    jupiter_farms ·

    Nice work. Although I will probably just turn my film.

  22. sheymab
    sheymab ·

    i myself have been experimenting with the redscale. it would be good to get some strong honest feedback. humanette.blogspot.com/2010/03/experimenting-with-red.html

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