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Lucky SDH (120, 100 iso) staff-review

A seriously rare and unique Chinese black and white film that has to be seen to be believed. Lucky is famous around the world for its cheap-yet-bizarre appeal, and this contrasty emulsion (famous for its slightly over-strong highlights) is the perfect match for the Holga's equally off-kilter optics.

A seriously rare and unique Chinese black and white film that has to be seen to be believed. Lucky is famous around the world for its cheap-yet-bizarre appeal, and this contrasty emulsion (famous for its slightly over-strong highlights) is the perfect match for the Holga’s equally off-kilter optics.

When you load this to any medium format analogue contraptions of yours, it will surely re-introduce you to a world that is so simple yet truthful.

Upon seeing your prints developed, you might actually say that you have reached the eternal monochrome bliss. With contrast of high level and soft blacks dominating, it gradually detaches your photographs from that situation you thought was real thus making it as if it was just a fragment of an undying memory.

This Lucky SDH can reproduce your shots that is comparable to the elite force of B&W photography which are the likes of Kodak TMAX or Ilford. And this film’s cheapness is evident on its poor paper backing, uncontrolled light leaks will be ubiquitous which may annoy monochrome perfectionists and is a joy for us snapshooters!

If you’re feeling fortunate or either way, go try this film and spoil yourself! After all, luck comes to those who always know how to risk it.

written by fookshit

4 comments

  1. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    its not a bad film, i tried it and 3 different medium format cameras. diana, holga and mamiya. the best results were with the mamiya and holga.

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  2. vicuna

    vicuna

    Just sent you a review+pics of this film! A great contrasted b&w, I had the best results with Holga & Rolleiflex! :)

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  3. taringkelinci

    taringkelinci

    i agree with "xbalboax" this is not a bad film... i used to buy LUCKY B&W 135 coz the price is supa' cheap....!! (in my country 135 B&W LUCKY is about $0.9 & for the expired 135 LUCKY B&W: about $0,3 - $0,5) my opinion : it is not a best B&W film but its not bad..

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  4. berndtotto

    berndtotto

    I tried one recently ( using a decent TLR ), but the film turned out quite crappy. Maybe the lab messed it up. Will give it a second chance.

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