Lomography Colour Negative 800: A Film with Cats’ Eyesight in the Dark


Fancy having a film that could capture every little detail in your shot even in extremely low light conditions which could be obtained at affordable price? Just go for Lomography Color Negative 800 and you’ll surely love it!

Fuji Natura 1600 is well known for it ability to capture action and night scenery ; however, it’s a bit expensive and wouldn’t be that suitable for those who would like to do lots of analogue shooting experiments at night. So, is there any alternative for our analogue scientist?

Sure! Lomography Color Negative 800 is the perfect choice!

With its high ISO, Lomography CN 800 is capable of producing images with qualities comparable to Natura 1600. When shooting outdoors under the sun or indoors with sufficient light, we would obtain images with vivid color (without significant color shift), fine grains and moderate contrast as expected.

What’s more, details of the objects could still be retained (to certain extent) even when we shoot against the sun (or light source).

When shooting at night, the quality of the resulting images could still be retained even without the use of a flash, provided that you’re using a camera having a large aperture setting like LC-A+ or Fuji Natura Classica or cameras with a Bulb setting like La Sardina . I would say that it’s a film with cats’ eyesight at night!

How about its ability to capture fast moving objects? In order to test for its capability, I tried to use this film to capture the firework and the Halloween Parade at Disneyland! The resulting photos turned out to be even better than I had expected, and now, let’s let the photos speak for themselves:

Capable of producing images with quality comparable to Natura 1600 under different circumstances, Lomography CN 800 would be a more economic choice as one pack (3 rolls) of Lomography CN 800 is now selling at the same price as one roll of Natura 1600! I don’t need to explain anything further why it should be the better choice, right?

The Lomography Color Negative 120 800 ISO film is a high-speed medium-format film designed to bring a burst of vibrant color, as well as great saturation and contrast, in all lighting conditions! Shoot in bright sunshine, grey days, indoors or at night with a flash. See our selection of Lomography films here.

written by gateau on 2011-11-02 #gear #review #lomography-colour-negative-800-lc-a-fuji-natura-classica-low-light-action-large-aperture-fine-grain-fuji-natura-1600-detail


  1. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    Great night photos!

  2. gateau
    gateau ·

    @dearjme: Thanks a lot :)

  3. darlim
    darlim ·

    nice photos to complement the article. :) I like teh CN 800 too :)

  4. gateau
    gateau ·

    @darlim: Thanks a lot! :)

  5. mizzsaki
    mizzsaki ·

    wow! never thought iso 800 film could capture night scene so well without flash!
    did you set the iso settings as 800 on your LC-A without bulb setting?

  6. gateau
    gateau ·

    @mizzsaki: yes, I've set the iso 800 while shooting both day and night and my LC-A+ automatically determined the shutter speed for me :)

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