On an outing to Xi'An, China, it was my first time experimenting with the Lomography Lady Grey 35mm film. I had recently gotten a hold of a Sprocket Rocket and a friend Aminta had her La Sardina, so this was the perfect a chance to take a picture of ancient history, so it just had to be B&W. This is a review on the film working alongside the Sprocket Rocket and the La Sardina!
Still an amateur at this analogue stuff. What with choosing film, colors, composition, randomness, weird shots, blah blah blah. But my most recent adventure was going to Xi’An, China (where the terracotta warriors are located) and armed with our cameras in hand and stocked with Lady Grey, we set out! After spending a day wandering around the different tombs and taking photos here and there i was really excited to see what we would get (I paid some good money to get into that museum)… BUT ALAS! all our photos indoors had failed. I have heard that the Sprocket Rocket was a little light hungry, and that the La Sardina had a decent aperture, and as the Lady Grey was an ISO 400 film, I was expecting some decent photos… but this woman is no pushover.
Here is some photos from the PNS (point and shoot) digicam we took along… you can see the lighting was pretty good, even though it was indoors.
And here is the shot from my Sprocket Rocket. I really didn’t think that the photos indoors would fail me so! I took about 5-6 shots with my Sprocket Rocket in the tombs. only this came out….
And these are some shots from our La Sardina. The lower aperture allowed for…. a little more than blanks… you can see only the lighting from the windows and slight outlines of the warriors. But nothing else.
Basically, what I’ve learned is that for B&W and the Sprocket Rocket… (and La Sardina) well keep it outdoors. unless…. there is a lot… really a lot of light indoors. I think the La Sardina might be a little more forgiving. It was disappointing, but as long as I’m learning something. it was worth it. this was just a fun trip. cant imagine going to someones wedding and having rolls of blank shots hahah. I suppose the films ISO 400 rating is suitable only for super lit indoor areas or outside under sunlight. still a little confusing…
Here are some other photos from the trip, taken outdoors with the La Sardina and Sprocket Rocket! So nice.Ii think lady grey has become my favorite film!