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Better in low-sun than I expected!

I recently used a roll of Lomography's 35mm slide film and had it cross processed. I was happier with the results than I had expected, especially as the day I used it was a winter/spring day and not the brightest sunshine. But even in this low-level sun light, the photos came out super duper!

Photo by kneehigh85

I got this film around Xmas time and as it was slide film I was really worried about using it until we got some glorious sunshine. Obviously, given that we live in the UK, glorious sunshine especially in January/February is hard to come by. I used it on a February weekend where there was some blue sky but a fair amount of cloud also.

Photo by kneehigh85

I used it across 2 days, in bright bright bursts of sun, large cloud cover and even fine rain and grey skies. I was really impressed with the ability of the film to cope with all of these conditions and to yield such fine results.
Having only used 50 or 100 iso speed slide film before, I thought that the lomo 200 stuff would be similar in its capabilities to cope in the dull British weather but I was pleasantly surprised across the whole winter/spring weather spectrum and I have attached some photos taken in all different conditions.

All in all I would say that in terms of slide film, this is a great one for us Brits and whilst it doesn’t give the most dramatic colour shifts of other slide films, its subtle colours and ability to use in many weathers makes it well worth a purchase. I have personally stocked up now on both 120mm and 35mm and feel confident that even if the summer lets us down (as usual) I will be able to get out there and cross process til my heart’s content.

written by kneehigh85

4 comments

  1. nicolas_noir

    nicolas_noir

    I found it wasn't that great in over cast British Up Norf weather sadly :-( I got really mucky greens :-/

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  2. kneehigh85

    kneehigh85

    @nicholas_noir - I had definitely expected that but the second and third photos from the bottom set were taken in grey skies and major drizzle so I was pretty chuffed really.

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  3. earlybird09

    earlybird09

    Great photos. I just put a roll of the same film in my Holga 135BC. I live in the south of Brazil, and lately the weather is also very rainy/cloudy. But i hope the film handles the weather. Just have to wait and see. ;)
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  4. kribbzor

    kribbzor

    damn i think i used it like a iso 400 film (Smena settings) ;) well might be interesting results when x-processed ^^

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