Have you ever expected a film to come out in a certain way, but it didn’t? Have you ever had an overexposed 35mm Lomography Redscale XR film, which you shot with your LC-A? Well I did. I bought a 35mm Lomography Redscale XR film and loaded my original Russian LC-A (ISO settings 25-400) with it. Quite interesting photos.
As I loaded my original russian LC-A with a Lomography Redscale XR film, I thought, that the photos will come out like a regular redscale film; red, orange and a slight touch of vintage style. I was so excited about this idea and I was really looking forward to holding the photos in my hands.
The day I finally had the developed film between my fingers, I opened the envelope immediately and was shocked! It wasn’t the kind of disappointed shock, it was the kind of surprising shock. I didn’t receive the photos I expected to receive. The most of them had an overexposed center!
The pictures look like the reverse product of those in my review about the Lomography 800 ISO film, which I shot with the same camera. There is one question I’d love to have an answer for: Why is it overexposed? The Lomography Redscale XR permits you to play with the ISO settings on your camera (from 50 to 200 ISO) and most of the pictures were shot with 200 ISO. So it’s a bit mysterious.
Of course I have some theories:
First theory: Those overexposures are lightleaks. Lightleaks are results of a not properly loaded film, and when you take a picture some parts of the film get overexposed.
Second theory: My LC-A’s batteries are nearly empty.
I really recommend the Lomography Redscale XR 35mm film. You can shoot fabulous photos with it. Try it out, you won’t regret it!