Lomography Lady Grey 400: White, Black and Everything In Between

If you are looking for a Black and White film you can always rely on, Lomography Lady Grey is a great option. With its 400 ISO you are guaranteed to get great results no matter what weather condition you are shooting in. Read on to see some examples!

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

I consider myself to be quite lucky for living in a sunny city like Lisbon. When you’ve been used to it all your life you don’t think much of it and end up taking it for granted, but when I was very young and lived in Leeds in the U.K., where there isn’t as much sun, my Mom recalls me once sititng at the window and calling out to her excitedly “Come here! You have to see this! The sun is out!” (well, I also screamed excitedly at the window when it snowed in Leeds as it never ever snows in Lisbon, so every city has it’s perks!).

Since I started getting into analogue photography I’ve learned to appreciate my sunny city alot more. Not just because I pay more attention to the details, but also because sunny days are godsent for analogue photographers who shoot mostly with toy cameras! I don’t really like it when I get photos with dull colors back from the lab so I’ve learnt to wait for the sun to come out in order to shoot color film. I used to be so upset when I wanted to take photos and I got dull cloudy days instead, but then I realized I didn’t have to go by without taking my cameras out on those days: I could shoot with black and white film and still get good photos with not so good weather, and with its 400 ISO Lomography Lady Grey is the perfect choice.

The first time I used Lomography Lady Grey in its 35mm form I was really impressed. I used it as a test roll for a new camera, the Recesky TLR. As some of you might now, the Recesky TLR is a camera that you have to assemble yourself, and its lens gives your photos these lovely blurry edges which I thought would look great with black and white film. The beautiful contrast you get with this film coupled with the misty feel of the camera’s lens gave some really beautiful results.

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

It has a stunning wide tonal range which will breathe so much more life into your photos. If you look closely at this photo I took of a very colorful graffiti you will notice all the different shades of grey:

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

It is the perfect choice for your toy cameras as it performs really well be whether in sunny conditions…

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or in cloudy days and shaded areas.

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

Unfortunately, because I used it as a test roll, I didn’t get to make the most of the film as I made many focusing mistakes while still getting used to the camera (and also due to being so eager to finish the roll). Out of the 36 exposures I only got 24 as the rest were all way too blurry.

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

I have stocked up on 3 more rolls of Lomography Lady Grey 35mm and I can’t wait to use them on other cameras. I’m certain that whatever camera you pair this film with, you will not be left disappointed!

Lomography’s Lady Grey is a lovely black and white 35mm ISO 400 film that will add class and elegance to your photos. For capturing action and great low-light shots, Lady Grey is your best bet. See our selection of Lomography films here.

written by carlota_nonnumquam on 2012-04-30 #gear #35mm #review #film #analogue #requested #black-and-white #lady-grey #b-w #lomography #b-w

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