Stunned by the romantic purplish pink tones that Lomograpgy X Tungsten 64 brings you after cross processing? Please take a deep breath, as you’re just about to dive into the cool blue ocean of its E-6 images!
After enjoying the delicious x-pro images, it’s time to remove its make-up and reveal its true face by E-6 processing.
Tungsten film is still a mystery to me; therefore, I’ve decided to do a bit of research before I set out for the new LomoAdventure. I read from the Internet that Lomography X Tungsten 64, just like other tungsten films do, has kind of “built-in white balance corrector” function. This means that when you shoot under tungsten light indoors or in studios, it is capable of eliminating the influence of the yellowish hue and captures the true color of the objects.
Okay, here we go!
I loaded a roll of X Tungsten 64 into my Fuji Natura Classica, the only beauty in my camera arsenal that is capable of reading DX code, which I hoped would ensure that my images are properly exposed.
When shooting indoors under tungsten light or household incandescent lighting, as we have expected, X Tungsten film demonstrates high color-reproducibility. Red, green, and yellow are still vivid as what we perceive with our naked eyes, and its ultra-fine grains could precisely illustrate the texture of the objects.
It’s capable of producing sharp images with high contrast, well performed even when shooting monotone objects.
When shooting under the sun or a combination of both indoor and outdoor light source, the resulting images tend to be splashed with a purplish blue hue, which makes the images look even cooler!
Red, green, and yellow color looks a bit pale due to the blue color shift under such lighting conditions, though.
When shooting at dusk, this film produces a lovely mixture of bluish purple and pink color that I like. But with its relatively low ISO of 64, underexposure could frequently occur under such low light conditions.
To conclude, if you could obtain proper exposure, Lomography X Tungsten 64 promises to give you sharp images with ultra-fine grains and high contrast and at the same time, and honestly reveal the true color of objects under tungsten light when E-6 processed. It’s the perfect choice if you’d like to add a taste of icy blue to your shots. With its low ISO, I think it would be a good choice for shooting long exposures or light-painting, and I may give it a try later on.
Personally, I prefer to have the Lomography X-Tungesten 64 cross-processed as it presents a richer color tone that makes my shots look even more delicious and attractive. Just let my shots speak for the differences:
For more about my adventure with Lomography X Tungsten 64 X-pro, please read my article.