ERA Shantou: My Long-Lost Black and White Film from China


Why is it the long-lost black and white film? Because there’s no more of this brilliant film in Indonesia! I bought this film for the first time in 2008 and from a friend who stayed in Surabaya so he had to send the films to Bandung. I just can’t find any ERA Shantou these days. I will remember this film always.

So back then in 2008, I just bought the LC-A+ RL and for the love of black and white lomography, I decided to put the ERA Shantou into my LC-A+.

Girlfriend and Me

Pure magic! I just love the result! Those kind of black and white images are the black and white images that I always wanted. ERA Shantou and Lomo LC-A+ are best buddies! Wohoo! I wonder when I can try those two again.

Taken using the Canon AE-1

The shots above I took it with Canon AE-1. I really miss using ERA Shantou, seriously. If somebody out there have or have seen an ERA Shantou film, please tell me. I want to use it again.

It’s black and white with fine grain, super fine I must say, so I was so surprised! ERA Shantou gives me that classic black and white images that I always see on the photography book or magazine.

So who wants to try out the ERA Shantou black and white film? If you found one, please enjoy it and have fun with it!

written by adi_totp on 2011-12-09 #gear #black-and-white #review #adi_totp #black-and-white-film #canon-ae-1 #lomography #chinese-film #era-shantou #user-review


  1. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    公元 ERA 。。。。Nice fotos and great film....<:) I am afraid the factory has stopped making the film, what a pity...<:) i HAVEN'T SEEN IT FOR LONG in the market here in China. It is as well known as Lucky SHD....

  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @wuxiong so ERA = Lucky SHD ? have you tried ERA before? :)

  3. panjihardjakaprabon
    panjihardjakaprabon ·

    Great review!

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