110 is back! A very small and portable film format extinguished for some years now, comes back from the dead and with a new a brilliant furry coat. Let me tell you something, this tiny film cartridge packs a huge roar. Read all about it after the jump.
I remember one of my first cameras looked something like this and it was a 110 camera given to me by my grandfather. 110 film got discontinued on 2009 and it wasn’t until last year when Lomography brought it back to life.
Lomography Color Tiger 110 film comes in a very tiny package, which is the standard 110 cartridge. It’s small size is amazing, it only measures 16mm in width, making it ultra portable (you can put it in your pocket) and the cameras you can use it in are equally small. This format comes in really handy, specially if you live by Golden Rule#1 as I do, when your motto is “Take your camera everywhere you go” the Lomography Color Tiger 110 is a great choice.
Being a 200 ISO film, the Color Tiger loves light, specially sunlight and clear blue skies, I’ve found that the best results I’ve gotten with this film are around midday when the sun is way up high and the light is intense and well distributed.
Each cartridge has 24 photos in a square format, on the back on the film (once loaded into the camera) you’ll be able to see a counter that indicates how many pictures you’ve taken. The quality is pretty nice even though it’s such a small negative, but as always, it will depend on a bunch of things like the lighting conditions, the lab and scanning.
Here are some more test shots taken with the Diana Baby 110