Have you ever seen those old 80’s movies where the colors are in a way intense, vivid and with an interesting contrast? Well, with the Lomography CN 100 you’ve got that and more!
So, first things first, Lomography CN 100 is a fine negative film. It gives you tons of great features and it’s cheap, but as with everything else, it has its pros and cons.
I’ll try to give a short overview of the film. It is a film you must certainly try because it’s a basic one; I mean, it doesn’t have any special feature just plain pure color and it’s rated ISO 100, that means it is a standard ISO value that you find literally in every brand. It has a fine grain when used in the correct light conditions and if you’re into bigger prints you can get a real fine quality copy out of it. In addition to all of this, because of its nature of being one of the most produced films it is quite cheap. It can easily be your perfect companion through your daily photographic routine.
Now, let’s start with the pros:
The contrast that this film gives you is more than acceptable, it is great. You get pure black and pure white in a single shot even in poor light conditions. And it works fine with images with a large dynamic range.
You get colors that are quite close to the real ones and it has little color distortion, letting you photograph a big amount of things having excellent results.
The intensity of the colors is quite good, it gives you vivid images of the reality with the retro feel that you can see in old Hollywood movies, which is always great when you want to save a memory.
It’s time to move to the cons:
You usually get more white in your images, even when used without flash. This can be cool sometimes, but i though it should be listed as a con since sometimes you don’t need your photos to have a white atmosphere.
Although it has a fine grain, sometimes the photos can get a little noisy; nothing to worry about, but it’s something you should want to consider.
Summarizing all the points, it is a quite reliable film, you can use it practically in every situation you may find because it can be very versatile, it gives you kind of a retro look to the images and it is wallet friendly. So, I think it is a film that you’ll be grateful to have always in your shelf and you’ll be pleased with the results.
Note: Please take into consideration that the photographs used for examples where taken with a Kodak EC70, a lo-fi camera, with a better camera, you get more accurate results.
Use Lomography Colour Negative 100 35mm film and you’ll be guaranteed images dripping with vivid colours, smooth grain, and fine resolution. Paired with a flash or under bright sunlight, this film will deliver breathtaking results. See our selection of Lomography films here.