Testing the new Lomography Sunset Strip 100, processed as slide film ( E6 ).
In the lomography shop here in Tokyo, they told me, that I have been the first customer, buying the new Lomography Sunset Strip 100 film and after seeing a few cross-processed samples here, I was curious to see, how the film comes out, if being developed as a transparency/slide film ( E6 ).
I have been busy and it took me a while though, but the traditional “Yabusame” ( horse riding archery ) at Ana Hachiman here in Tokyo finally gave me the chance for shooting a first test roll.
Always a very unfortunate thing is the fact, that scans ( at an affordable price level ) do never really display the quality of the original slides – not regarding the colors and not regarding the tonality. Most labs do automatically correct the colors somehow, but I always try to adjust the look digitally in a way, that the pictures look closest to the original slides. However, I think, the original slides do look a little bit more brownish than the scans here.
So, that’s the first characteristics of this film – it shows a slight “sepia coating”, which doesn’t look bad, I think. This effect becomes stronger, if the weather is cloudy or … even stronger at sunset:
At daylight ( sunshine ), this effect is actually zero, at least in my test shots:
And here the whole album of the second test roll:
An interesting film, even being processed as a slide film ( what it actually is ). The downside is pretty heavy grain though. Unusual for a 100 ASA slide film. I thought, it would just appear if cross processed, but it doesn’t. Be prepared to accept it. It can be a sweet effect if wanted, but also annoying if not wanted.
I am not sure, if I would want to use this film all the time ( especially because of the grain ), but this film is at least worth a try, I think. Those different colors at different light temperatures can lead to interesting results.
written by berndtotto on 2012-10-24 #gear #lomography-sunset-strip-100-e6-slide-transparency-film #review