Lomography RedScale (35mm, 100 iso) User-Review


Red scale in the sky! Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know this film has been reviewed many times before, and I am pretty sure everyone already knows how amazing this film is.This was my first time to use red scale film ever, and it really was a jaw-dropping experience!

I went on a hot air balloon ride for the first time, and I thought red scale must look really nice up in the sky with a combination of….Horizon!!!

I’ve been looking for the perfect film that I can use for my Horizon because somehow, it doesn’t seem to like cross processing. When I take pictures, I usually like to cross process, and I am not a big fan of colour negative films (besides Agfa portrait). However, 3 out of 3 times I tried doing that with my Horizon, I wasn’t happy with the results at all. Then I thought, well, I’ve seen what the Lomography red scale film is capable of, without even cross processing!

I was a little bit nervous though, because this hot air balloon ride was an once in a life opportunity for me and I really wanted the pictures to be perfect. I used many many cameras. I had my LC-A+, Diana+, Holga, and Horizon Kompakt hanging from my neck. I used many many film, too…Agfa portrait, CT Precisa, RSX II, Fuji Provia, Fuji T64 Type II and Lomography red scale film. With all that combination of cameras and films, the Lomo red scale with Horizon Kompakt gave me the most satisfying results! Beautiful orange, yellow, and red tones were so vivid, and it was more than I needed! Thus, my Horizon has finally met his perfect match and they are deeply in love and I am so happy to be the matchmaker for such perfect couple:)

written by sugiyamasatomi on 2009-04-11 #gear #35mm #review #sky #red-scale #horizon #lomography #hot-air-balloon-ride


  1. deng
    deng ·

    I like when it give more yellow.

  2. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    wow, beautiful shots, i love this film, got my first roll back from the lab last week, scanning it at the moment, i love shot 9 of your gallery!!

  3. jrjw
    jrjw ·

    seriously beautiful photos!

  4. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    oh my god!!! I submited this review like one month ago, and I have thought that they didn't like it....so it was such a HUGE surprise to see this posted! I am soooo happy! thank you so much LSI and all the people who have given me a nice comments(^o^)

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    Waow this gallery is splendid !

  6. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    yea sweet review!! and lush pics!!

  7. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Redscale is always nice!

  8. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    @satomi, i really enjoyed the album. having a hot air balloon flight is always on my wish list. i wish i were there...

  9. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Wonderful pics !

  10. photobarbie
    photobarbie ·

    Great photos, loved the double exposure ones. You made me want to try redscale film! Great job and congrats on all the film, cameras you took with you. I thought I was the only crazy one who brings 5 cameras with me everywhere i go.

  11. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    They are simply beautiful!
    I love the second pic. Grrreat!

  12. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Congratulations! Once again nice Review - #1 is a perfect pic!

  13. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    beautiful pics! Congrats for the film review of the week! :)

  14. thaiseb
    thaiseb ·

    Great review and pictures indeed !

  15. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Wicked gallery! Good job!!

  16. kmay_bbp
    kmay_bbp ·

    stunning photographs

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