Lomography CN 800 120: Keep Your Diana+ Happy!

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Lomography's 120 format color negative 800 film is full of color with a noticeable but pleasant grain. It's great food for Dianas, and it's fast become my go to film for moderate light shooting with my little blue beauty. Regardless of the subject, I know I'll be happy when I load this emulsion!

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Lomo CN 800/120 is a versatile film for all those light hungry toy cameras that we Lomographers cherish. The colors are surprisingly rich and true for such a fast film.

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The grain is of course noticeable at ISO 800, but it has a pleasing quality that gives photos character without drawing too much attention. Maybe it’s the difference between medium format and 35mm, but I actually find the grain less obvious on 120 than I do on the smaller format.

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It’s quickly becoming the default color film for my Diana+, as it seems perfectly suited to shady hikes and flash photography.

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I find the color to be quite accurate, and it benefits from warm light as it can tend towards the cooler side.

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Credits: russheath

The dynamic range is also quite broad, another quality uncommon in some faster films. I love to shoot right into the sun and see how much it captures!

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And as you can see, it’s awesome for doubles . . .

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Credits: russheath

Scanning is straightforward, as it keeps only a slight curl. Although that last bit of curl is hard to remove and I sometimes find myself fighting Newton’s rings while scanning. A small price to pay for such easy colorful results.

In summary, Lomography CN 800/120 is a must have film to keep you prepared for all those times when you can’t shoot in full sun (and some of the times that you can). Keep a roll or three handy, and your Diana+ will thank you!

Credits: russheath

The Lomography Color Negative 120 800 ISO film is a high-speed medium-format film designed to bring a burst of vibrant color, as well as great saturation and contrast, in all lighting conditions! Shoot in bright sunshine, grey days, indoors or at night with a flash. See our selection of Lomography films here.

written by russheath on 2011-08-15 in #reviews #color-negative #lomography #color #120mm #iso-800 #medium-format #user-review #square-format #cn-800 #fast #requested #lomo-cn-800-120-square

One Comment

  1. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    good film review and pretty fotos...<:)

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