I love trying all different combinations of cameras on my shelf and film in my freezer. Sometimes things come out OK, sometimes not so good. But just this week, I found a golden combination. Or better yet, a brass/purple combination: my Nikon FE2 armed with the new Petzval lens and loaded with Lomochrome Purple. Check it out!
Last year was an exciting year to become a lomographer. Barely into the game, LSI presented its new film emulsion, the Lomochrome Purple. Blinded by the bright purple I immediately signed up for the first batch of pre-orders. When the film landed on my doorstep I was very eager to try it out. So as soon as I took the first roll out of the delivery box, I put it straight into my camera. And boy, how I love that film!
About a week after the Lomochrome Purple was delivered, LSI announced another one of their incredible inventions: the Lomography X Zenit New Petzval Art Lens. As I was so impressed by their previous endeavor, I jumped in again and pre-ordered the lens through their Kickstarter campaign. A couple of weeks ago, that gorgeous lens was finally ready for shipment and I am lucky enough to have received it already. Happy as a kid with a new toy, I tried out the lens the very moment I got my hands on it. I attached the lens to my Nikon FE2, took it for a spin, and I loved it! Without any prior experience with this type of lens, I still managed to get some decent results right from the start. And it looks like some agree, given that the third roll I shot with the lens was selected by the magazine staff for the Awesome Albums series.
Now, what would happen if I were to put these two marvelous things together, the Lomochrome Purple film and my Nikon FE2 armed with the Petzval lens? MAGIC! That’s what happened! As much as I like both separately, when brought together they are like a match made in heaven! A truly Golden Couple! Have a look…