Overall, the Lomography Color Negative 800 is a good film. Overall. You won’t get the colors of X-pro or the Sunset Strip, but still, that is not the reason why you should use the CN 800.
I loaded the Lomography CN 800 on my Diana Mini before going on a trip to Rome. I wanted to make sure I’d get some great, crisp colors, even at night.
To my surprise, it was incredibly sunny in Rome, and I was really afraid I would overexpose my day pictures. To some extent I was right. Some 3 or 4 pictures were rendered to completely useless squares. But some, due to over exposure gained this really yellowish, sepia style kind of look, which was a pleasant surprise.
I did somehow had trouble with focus where there shouldn’t be. Some pictures, taken in bright sun light under Normal conditions, come out quite blurry and unfocused. And I do have a steady hand.
But there are some really good qualities on this film. It does have a kind of washed out color, which I really do love. It also highlights greens, which is just perfect for the spring time.
I also had a pleasant surprise with my multiple exposures. When not overlapping pictures too bright, I came across some really good results.
Night shots looked really crisp and colorful too. It is really a fast film, capturing light signs about 2 meters away in almost complete darkness, with no flash and no long exposition.
Overall, it is a Hit and Miss film. Kind of a dangerous one too. Use it with caution.