A review based on my first roll of Lomography Redscale film. I've done DIY redscaling before but was not satisfied with the results so I tried to use LSI's film for benchmarking. I'm happy I did.
Once I loaded my Lomo LC-A deadstock with the Lomography Redscale film, I quickly took 36 shots like there was no tomorrow. I was excited to see the results. It was the same kind of enthusiasm when I got my first LC-A from the post office many years ago.
I didn’t bother to pull down the ASA but I did shoot in sunny conditions; although I also shot indoors and was surprised that the exposure was satisfactory as well. From now on, I won’t DIY negative films to get redscale shots. I will just save-up to get LSI’s redscale rolls.
The results—I’m very satisfied with it. Great contrast and tonal range from yellow, orange, red and a dark red brown. The photos tend to be grainy in the shadows but I think that happens when it is underexposed. Of course you won’t get pure white highlights. There is a surreal feel to the photos.