Lomography CN 800: Perfect for Night Photography


I hadn’t used the Lomography CN 800 ISO (35mm) very much until recently. In Barcelona, I loaded it in my LC-A+ to use it mostly for night shots and long exposures. This turned out to be a great partnership and I was thrilled with the results.

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I actually got my recent packs of Lomography CN 800 35mm film to use in cameras with no light meter and ISO setting to try to get the best results in the dull winter weather here in the UK. I ended up, on my last night in Barcelona, taking this out with me by accident so I thought it might be good in my LC-A+ to do some long exposure shots of the fountain and light show.

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For a start, this film performed really well when the camera was held on a flat surface and the light meter covered so that it would lightly over-expose and capture the movement of the vast quantities of water coming out of the fountain. I was surprised however, at how well the film coped in a “normal” exposure, where the camera was handheld and not on a surface. Below is an example of a shot that a lady took of me and Dave in front of the fountain.

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Even in this situation the shot didn’t blur at all, even though we were in an area of very low light. I also took the camera into one of the most poorly lit shops that evening and, and again in the low light, when the camera was handheld, it performed really, really well.

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I have decided now that I must always have some rolls of this high-speed film in stock and I cannot wait to try the 120 version in my Diana F+. I am pretty much happy with that entire album from Barcelona that I shot on it, which you can see here. Below is my favourite shot on this film, hope you like it too! I love how the colors of the lights on the building really “pop” against the blackness of the sky in the background.

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The Lomography Color Negative 35mm 800 ISO film is a high-speed film designed to bring a burst of vibrant colour, 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 kneehigh85 on 2012-01-18 #gear #night #review #long-exposure #lights #800-iso #fast #lomo #lomography #high-speed-film #user-review


  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    I recently found 800 iso and LC-A+ a great match for night photos. :D

  2. frau_inga
    frau_inga ·

    Nice results, especially the picture of the colourful building! I must get me some 800 iso film... :)

  3. twinklecat
    twinklecat ·

    Amazing colors!

  4. jeffr
    jeffr ·

    great article and nice photos! careful if/when you use the 120 version with your Diana F+. I just went through 2 rolls of this with my Holga 120N and wound up with a lot of under exposed indoor shots.

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