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Lomography X Tungsten 64 Review

Luckily, I have two rolls of Lomography X Tungsten 64 left because the first one can be considered an epic fail. Who’s fault is it? Mine. Don’t want to end up with pink cheeks rather than pink photos? Read on and find out how.

In my own defense, I was expecting it to come out a little messed up. I shot my first roll of Lomography X Tungsten 64 as a test roll. I shot it outside in strong sunlight, in dim daylight, indoors with no light, with flash, with no flash, at night, on B mode, etc. Basically, I tried everything I could think of after I stuck into the Pentax Espio (which is quite a nifty camera by the way).

Photo by webo29

The results? Not so hot. I’d say mostly dark. To be expected from such a low ISO film I assume. I’m no expert, but I guess I brought it on myself. What I was hoping for was the bright, screaming pink but sadly, I didn’t get much of that. I got some reds and lots of contrast but not much else, as you can see for yourself in the photos below:

We’ve all seen what sort of results the Tungsten X is capable of producing so I’m hoping I’ll make the most of the two rolls I have left. Will shoot them inside with artificial light although that is really not my forte. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some splendiferous results next time but in the meantime, let me share with you a few more test roll shots:

Explore a new Lomographic perspective with the Lomography X Tungsten 35mm Film! Enter a world of rich blue tones that will blast you out of your routine. Its low ISO of 64 makes it a great film to play with, perfect for experimental Lomographers like you! Get your own Lomography X Tungsten 35mm now, available with the rest of the Lomography Film line-up in our Online Shop.

written by webo29


  1. gvelasco



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  2. monamarques


    @webo69 Stay open to the new! I like all your photos. You weren't expecting these results, but they're so beautiful! =]
    Thanks for your review, by the way! I hope to see a christmas discount for tungsten. Hahaha.

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  3. monamarques


    The second picture, the clouds one, for me is the best. It looks like a paint.

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  4. sidsel


    I quite like most of these pictures, actually :-)
    Can't wait to try this film myself, by the way!

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  5. stratski


    Dark or not, these pictures look pretty good! Don't give up on the outdoor shots though. I shot a roll outdoors that turned out pretty rosy. Maybe if you tried a camera where you can set the iso manually to the right setting?

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  6. dearjme


    Maybe it could be your scanner + colorcorrection?

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  7. webo29


    @dearjme oh dear! I hope not!

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  8. welland


    Hmmm Ive just bought some of this to try now Im worried! What sort of conditions are best for it then? @webo29 @stratski

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  9. webo29


    @welland rule no I can't remember... Don't think, just shoot... I'm sure they'll turn out fine

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  10. litumai


    i think this pics are quite splendid!
    so did u develop this roll in E6 or C41? maybe this article can helo you a little...

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  11. webo29


    Thanks @litumai it was c-41

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  12. lokified


    Just bought some Tungsten and now I'm glad I did; I love those building shots with their ochre tones.

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  13. webo29


    @lokified. Cool! Look forward to seeing your shots : )

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  14. sarah-addison-dobard


    I love LOVE love your top photo with the flash in the mirror. I'm still figuring out how ISO speeds change with using flashes. But do you happen to remember the general settings of that shot? I took a roll of Tungsten at ISO 64-200. It was an overcast day though so I'm thinking of having it pulled 1 stop during development. Have any of y'all tried this? I want to achieve the more pinkish or purple tones than natural ones. Will certainly cross process. @webo29 @lokified @litumai @welland

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  15. litumai


    @sarah-addison-dobard thanks! i took it indoors, with diana mini in the cloud setting, with N and ISO 200 (diana mini cant control ISOs). here's the link the info on that picture.. http://www.lomograph(…)os/16202622
    I just made sure that the flash gave me light enough for a good pic, but didnt appear in it like an energy ball.
    I havent pulled any films, but i have taken pics with tungsten in a cludy and really sunny days, and here's the link (the first 3 pics were taken in really cloudy day, and the rest of the album in really sunny, maybe there u can see a bit of the difference) http://www.lomograph(…)os/17014720
    I hope this helps u, i have only shot 2 tungstens (u can find the other one in my lomohome as well), and always outdoors without flash.

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