Lomography Color X-Pro Sunset Strip 100 - I Take a Walk on the Wild Side.

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Lomography Color X-Pro Sunset Strip 100 is not for the faint of heart. It’s a crazy, wild, unpredictable film…and lots of fun.

In their on-line store, they describe this as “[an] emulsion [that] is truly for the bravest of Lomographers!” They are not kidding. This is an X-Pro film which means that the original emulsion was designed as a reversal or “slide” film to be developed in E-6 chemistry. When you develop color reversal film in C-41 chemicals, it causes color shifts and changes in granularity, latitude, and contrast. With some films the changes are barely noticeable. With others the changes are extreme. This is one of those extreme cases. That’s good. In addition to using an E-6 emulsion, there’s a strip of something else running the full length of the film, but not covering the rebate, that is the sprocket holes. So, if you expose the rebate (sprocket holes), you end up with one type of exposure in the middle of the film and another in the rebate…very interesting. If you develop your own film you might get even crazier results. This is truly a fun film that every film fan should try.

This is what the the film looks like after it’s developed in color negative chemicals with no digital color reversal. This is pretty close to what I see with my naked eye.

This is what the film looks like after digital color reversal. In other words, telling the scanner that this is color negative film.

Notice how the rebate (sprocket holes) is a different color. Notice how the big purple strip in the middle turns becomes golden.

I shot these pictures using a Lomography Sprocket Rocket. The light was pretty dim. I was between buildings and it was a cloudy day. Most of these are underexposed. I decided to crop out the rebate because there was too much of a difference between the exposure of the rebate and the exposure of the main strip in the middle.

I shot these using an LC-A+. I set the LC-A+ to the box speed. You can see that with a proper exposure the golden tone is drastically reduced. The cross-processing still creates some significant color shifts and the grain is noticeable even though this is a 100 ASA film.

More shots with the LC-A+. Better light this time.

Here are some more shots with the LC-A+ under greatly varying light conditions. This is what the film looked like before any digital processing.

This is what the film looked like after color reversal. In other words telling the scanner that this is color negative film.

Notice the Sunset Strip effect.

This is what the film looks like after digital color balancing.

Here are the shots.

So, what do you think? Are you brave enough to shoot the Sunset Strip? Do you think you’ve got what it takes?

written by gvelasco on 2013-01-16 #gear #psychotic #review #strip #lomography #crazy #wild #sunset #sunsetstrip #lomographycolorxprosunsetstrip100 #xpro

One Comment

  1. jawknee
    jawknee ·

    I remember looking at your photos a while back and kind of falling in love with the look of this film. Thank you for this article! I find it most helpful :)

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