The Never-Boring Lomography Redscale XR 50-200


Redscale pictures are RED! But with Lomography Redscale XR (Extended Range) you will get all tones of orange and yellow, even green and blue in one single film!

When you use a redscale film rated at 100 ISO, you get beautiful reds and oranges, but the pictures will have all more or less that strong orange color. The magic with the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 is that its extended range from 50 to 200 ISO allows you to have huge shifts in the same film.

If you have a camera like the LC-A, you can play with the ISO settings. Set it at 200 for the strong reds and orange, and even lower to achieve beautiful yellows, cobble, even green tones! Any camera that allows you to choose different shutter time and aperture will make you have lots of fun with his film!

Green tones.
Mild green to yellow tones.
Strong orange tones.

Redscale films are regular color negative films; the difference is that you shoot the other side of the film, so it is less sensitive to light. I think that’s why I like to use it so much with the Horizon Kompakt. Because I sometimes feel this camera overexposes pictures, redscale films go well with it. I can even risk a long exposure on a bright sunny day and multiple exposures with it; a redscale film can handle it!

Credits: saidseni

Sometimes, redscale pictures can get underexposed and the darker areas get a weird strong blue. It is also in the darker pictures that I notice the blue lines that are the big downside of this film and most redscale films. I really don’t like them, but that doesn’t stop me from shooting this beautiful film!

Credits: saidseni

Since you have been reading all this, I’ll share a secret with you: Lomography Redscale XR is great for shooting at night and play with light and long exposures. I found out by accident and I love the results!

Credits: saidseni

The Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 35mm gives you full control over your redscale images. With its extended ISO range, you can pick an effect that you want and set the ISO accordingly. Your images will exude a lovely retro feel. See our selection of Lomography films here.

written by saidseni on 2012-03-21 #gear #35mm #review #lc-a #redscale #color-negative #lomography #redscale-film #user-review #extended-range #redscale-xr-50-200 #horizon-kompak


  1. andyresag
    andyresag ·

    Great article. I like the broad examples you give here. I like the bright yellow hues of your multiple exposures.

  2. deelightful
    deelightful ·

    Awesome article! At what ISO do you get the green tones? Loved all the pictures..

  3. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    @deelightful: I never write those things down... :/ But I'm sure it was 50 or 25, guessing it's 25... :) Thank you and @andyresag!

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