Shantou ERA (35mm, 100 iso) user-review


Era era era! the film that is real cheap and good!

This cheap black and white film from China has always been my film of choice for shooting monochrome photos. The first time I got it was from a Chinese friend of mine and I thought it was some cheap crappy film with a flimsy paper box and just used it randomly. But what came out when I got my scans was the lovely black and white tone! this film gives very deep shadows and bright whites and made me fall in love with shooting B&W photos.

Never judge a book by its cover, and never judge a film by its packaging.

An extra plus for this film is that if you do self developing, the film is easily removed without a film picker as you can just pop open the canister with your bare hands :)

written by sumlom on 2009-03-05 #gear #35mm #review #shantou #era #100-iso #b-w


  1. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    This film has very nice qualities aiding in this very nice gallery.

  2. saviorjosh
    saviorjosh ·

    nice review and gallery!
    love the classic b&w look!

  3. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    sumlom, nice review and nice photos. especially the blurry faces.

  4. halfawakehaiku
    halfawakehaiku ·

    *nods with ethermoon* awesome gallery

  5. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Woor! Congrats!


    Havin fun yet wit the Lensbaby? :D

  6. d_i_d
    d_i_d ·

    Great gallery! 4 and 10 are amazing! Thanks 4 that review!

  7. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Yeah - I like the tattoo stuff - especially this style!

  8. sumlom
    sumlom ·

    thanks y'all :)

    ndroo-> shooting with the original LB is tiring. lol. will try it after my exams. heheh.

  9. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    really great shots!

  10. stouf
    stouf ·

    Awesome gallery !

  11. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    ur review makes me wana go out and shoot a roll of BW! great gallery!

  12. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    what camera was used? these shots are beautiful

  13. sumlom
    sumlom ·

    thanks guys :)

    maddyoulook-> i used my dad's old nikon slr. He gave it to me cause he thinks that a real man uses a nikon and not a holga. lol.

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