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220 Redscale For The Lubitel+

We all love Lomo Redscale film, no question. And with the release of it, people asked if there will be a 120- redscale. Most probably not. It is not possible to shoot through the paper back, you would have to turn the film around during production (so maybe sometime in the future?).

We all love Lomo Redscale film, no question. And with the release of it, people asked if there will be a 120- redscale. Most probably not. It is not possible to shoot through the paper back, you would have to turn the film around during production (so maybe someetime in the future?).

The new Lubitel 166+ offers many possibilities, like shooting 35mm and therefore has a cap to cover and protect the red window, so no light can come in. With this there is a chance to shoot redscale in medium format! Ja! You are reading correctly. You can shoot redscale on medium formatted films!
But not with 120, 220 is the solution!
220 films are twice as long as 120 films, because there is no paper back. You have a paper beginning and a paper end, but in between only the pure film.

Thats why you need to cover the red window. the film is not protected by the paper like 120films are and would otherwise be destroyed.

Simply insert a 220 film the other way around in your lubitel, so the paperbeginning looks at the shutter and not at you. Close the back, forward the film and look through the little red window. If the film itself appears (different structure, reflecting and sometimes white), cover the red window with the cap, forward a bit and go on a blind shooting with 220 film. Forward as far as you want, you’ll have overlapping shots maybe (like blind roll shooting tip) or irregular spaces between you shots. And you don’t know when film is finished and you are only shooting on paper.

220 redscale needs lots of light or better: a light source in the picture. I made the mistake to shoot my first rolls inside where it was too dark. so overexpose a bit (maybe it depends on the film, too). It is better to go outside and shoot with the indoor setting!

Enjoy the medium format redscale fun!!!

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written by mephisto19

8 comments

  1. sonjabean

    sonjabean

    Cool. I was wondering how if getting some redscale was possible with my Holga, and with this 220 revelation, now I know! Now I'll just have to get my hands on some 800ISO 220 film!

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  2. saviorjosh

    saviorjosh

    you always have new ideas...:)

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  3. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    cool :) Could be tried with other 120mm lomocameras too :)

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  4. vtayeh

    vtayeh

    Nice Idea!! I really love shots #11, 14, 19!

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  5. tizi

    tizi

    oh you also watched popstars, what a wonderfull episode, right? love

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  6. maddyoulook

    maddyoulook

    creepy and beautiful :)

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  7. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    i tried it as well but out of the whole roll only 4 shots came out, check them out on my beta home. i used fuji 400 iso

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  8. yoscolmi

    yoscolmi

    yeah! i just loaded my holga with some 220 ct-pro400 - what will come out in the end?! wohoo!

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