Is Lomography Redscale XR's dynamic range really limited to ISO50-200?
Lomography Redscale XR is an interesting film, normal film’s ISO value is a fixed number such as 100, 200 or 400 etc. But Lomography Redscale XR has an ISO range of 50-200!!! This is an interesting feature because besides the differences in ISO values, color tones vary according to the ISO expsure settings. Isn’t that fun?
I am very curious about this film and would like to find out it’s dynamic range. Hence, I shot one roll of Redscale XR on ISO 12-1600 to test its limits!
Obviously Lomography Redscale XR has cooler tones when shot at lower ISO. I am very pleased with this retro feel. At high ISO, the colors show more intense red and orange tones. I think ISO 1600 is probably the limit. Having said that, I am surprised by the colors at ISO800 settings as the colors are more subdued compared to ISO200 settings. I attribute it to the weather and color temperature of the day when I took those shots. These test photos are shot using Lubitel 166+. As it is a full manual camera, I can decide the various settings. Using Diana F+ should also yield exciting and unpredictable results.
As can be seen, ISO 50-200 is a conservative estimate, I would encourage you to experiment with different ISO settings. For all you know, you might get vastly different results from me.
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