The LomoChrome Purple is an amazing film! What I like the most about it is that it brings back the analogue excitement of discovering something NEW.
It’s super exciting that the LomoChrome Purple 400 120 is completely brand new, right? I feel that everyone is experimenting, watching everyone’s work, sharing and exchanging information, trying things, new things! That’s so cool!
I’m really enjoying the newness and uncertainty of this film. Feeling like you have a lot to research to achieve correct exposure or amazing effects is hilarious. That’s why this review is going to be “The Doubts Review”. I’ll launch some impressions and questions about the new film and I’ll be waiting for your answers and comments to exchange all the possible information.
First of all I have to say: I shot my first LomoChrome Purple 400 120 with Diana, N mode (shutter speed 1/60), Cloud mode (f/8), super sunny conditions.
Based on those conditions, here come my doubts:
Focus. I’m missing focus on my photos, a lot! It’s weird. I’m missing focus even with the super wide angle lens, that never fails. Were they that dirty? I don’t think so, I always keep my lenses in little bags. Although I got a “tunnel” effect that I wasn’t expecting but that looks nice… Could it be something to do with the film? Can a film unfocus a photo?
The purple How can I get lighter and brighter purple? I thought I had to overexpose the film, like when shooting Redscale ISO 50-200 film, to get nicer colors. Lomochrome Purple is also in the extended range, 100 – 400… So I shot it as ISO 100 film. But here come the doubts, have a look at this photo, it’s a double exposure! And still dark:
Should we shoot this film as ISO 100, 200 or 400 to get light purple?
The green. Should the green be light green or dark green to get light purple? I guess it affects the purple tone. So, what is the better green for best purple?
Those were the “real” colors of some of the photos:
Is green the right color to get nice purple? Or it’s better to shoot in a wheat field? Look at this photo!!! It was dried out grass, it was brown!
Should I have used the Diana? I don’t think so… The focus, the exposure… and the vignetting! Do you think Diana’s vignetting turn my photos darker?
Here are some amazing photos of community members shooting LomoChrome Purple 400 120mm film:
Some awesome LomoChrome Purple 400 35mm shots:
Hey guys! What ISO did you shoot? Were you in a completely green environment or was it more brown? What cameras did you use? Did you have focus issues? Your shots are amazing, I love them! Thanks for sharing. I’m expecting your comments.