When thinking about shooting outdoors with the sun up or in a low light situation, Lomography Slide 200 is your film of choice. In my experience, this film brings out vibrant colors in both light situations. And it was an easy choice on what type of film to bring anytime.
A couple of months back, I was asked by a friend to do Lomography-inspired shots for her Pre-Nuptial shoot one weekend. I was a bit hesitant that time because of the rainy, gloomy weather. But this friend was persistent, so I said yes.
On to the shoot, I loaded Lomography Slide 200 into my ol’ reliable Holga 120 CFN. I needed the Holga CFN because it was raining that day and I most probably would be needing itshandy built-in flash. When using the Lomography Slide 200 in low light, it brings out the yellow/green colors; not that vivid, but I’m happy with the colors. I didn’t even have to use the color gels of the flash to get good colors out of it.
On to the second day of the shoot, the sun was already shining. When the film is used in a bright light situation, it brings out really bright yellow/green and blue colors. More saturated colors but not all that vivid. Still, awesome bright colors.
But what I like most about this film is how it still retains significant natural colors (of either your subject or its background), even with the saturated colors that it brings out. Also, when used with a plastic lens like that of the Holga, brings a soft tone the photo. When compared to the 35mm variant, the medium format comes more alive because of the bigger frame. That’s why I like this film best in the 120 format.
By using the Lomography Slide 200, whether in bright or low light, you can’t definitely go wrong.
The new Lomography X-Pro Slide 120 is made from the original Agfa RSX 200 emulsion. If you want whacked out colors, huge contrast, and insane saturation, this film is for you. See our selection of Lomography films here.