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True Romance? The Lomography Cine200 Tungsten Film 35mm

Limited edition. Only 4,000 rolls available. What a way to tantalize the Lomographic community! But could a film billed as bringing back the "romantic experience of cinematic art" really live up to such a claim? Armed with just one roll of Lomography Cine200 Tungsten film, this skeptic had put it to the test.

Photo by myahcat

I used my roll of this specially-treated cine film in the LC-Wide – it made sense to load a cinematic film into a “widescreen” camera. I started during a sunny day in Kent, and was pleasantly surprised to find that the film did seem to add a sense of romance to the images. While the film is said to produce colors that pop, I found that the fine-grained detail had muted, almost pastel, suggestions in the tones. And that’s what creates the romantic feel. Even interior shots of the Rochester Cathedral had that unbelievable cinematic vibe.

After testing the film in bright daylight, indoors, and without a flash, I needed to try a different lighting condition. I headed out to London’s Docklands on a gray day. Where’s the romance in that? Cine200 found it. The grey light became an enhancing silver glow and details were effortlessly reproduced.

I didn’t expect to be seduced by a film, but the Lomography Cine200 Tungsten 35mm film lived up to the claims made about it. Now I have to content myself with images made by a lost love, a limited edition film that won my heart and exposed true romance.

written by myahcat

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