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The Lomography Redscale Negative 35mm Film

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 ":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

22 comments

  1. kylethefrench

    kylethefrench

    that is a cool idea actually, nice work LSI

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  2. reinertlee

    reinertlee

    Very nice film!

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

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  3. ferro_ud

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

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  4. anarchy

    anarchy

    Sweeeeet.... =)

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  5. xpunklovex

    xpunklovex

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

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  6. 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.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  7. xbalboax

    xbalboax

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

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  8. fotoglove

    fotoglove

    sweet!!!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  9. snoop

    snoop

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

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  10. johann_affendy

    johann_affendy

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

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  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.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  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!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  13. brendend

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

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  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 :)

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  15. maddyoulook

    maddyoulook

    GIMME! lol

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  16. rosalitaoftherocks

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

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  17. graefin

    graefin

    grrr, I try one tomorrow :D

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  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!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  19. rodrigomg1511

    rodrigomg1511

    Great idea, i love redscale!!!!

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  20. myloveletter

    myloveletter

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

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  21. jupiter_farms

    Nice work. Although I will probably just turn my film.
    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  22. sheymab

    sheymab

    i myself have been experimenting with the redscale. it would be good to get some strong honest feedback. http://humanette.blogspot.com/2010/03/experimenting-with-red.html
    over 4 years ago · report as spam