This is my third review from the Rollei Creative Editions selection and this is the black and white version called Blackbird.
The Rollei Blackbird was the last one out the 4 films that I used and after the 2 redscale ones I did not hold out much hope of this one being any good really. Particularly because those 2 had been a much higher ISO and still underexposed in places and I knew that this was only a 100. But still I gave it a go on a very sunny day and took it in my LC-A back in spring time. I must admit I used it in the brightest sun I think we are every likely get in mainland UK so as to get the best out of the relatively slow speed film. I was so happy with how they came out, no grain this time, no siree! The photos below are my favourites from the set and I think give a good example of what a beginner can do with this nice fine-grain film.
It has been quite hard to review this film because the one roll I used came out better than expected but due to something going wrong in the lab, there is a band around all the photos of a bubbly liquid so it is hard to judge this. I think had that not happened then I would have given this film at least an 8 out of ten as I really like the contrast and it is one of the nicer 35mm black and white films I have used.
Classy, moody photographs in monochrome and with fine grain - what more could you ask for from one of Lomography's very own black and white emulsion for standard 35mm cameras, the Earl Grey? Find out how this film fared among six of our community members in this Reviews on Rewind installment!
Last Sunday, a great yoga event was held in Cernobbio, a small tourist town near the city of Como. Local association Breathe Como made a performance of power yoga exercises to raise funds for Africa. I developed the film a few days ago, and today I'll show the photos to you! I call this "Fresh From My Darkroom" because I developed the black and white films by myself! Take a look!
Sometimes, experiments and curiosity yield the best results. This is what photographer Cody Thomas discovered when he tried out black and white film photography with his Holga camera. See more of his black and white photos after the jump.
What I got is the Lomo'Instant Black Edition. Its texture and finish is quite simple, and could work as creative space for someone who's into DIY and decorations. In terms of form, it is very handy and acceptable in size. I also love the camera strap that makes it easy to carry.