Review: Lomography X-Pro 200


Try it on different cameras!

This is one of the Lomography films that will drive you nuts with its colours when cross-processed!

From some of the users’ photos I’ve already seen what kind of effect the film would produce. The prominent colour is yellow – bright, saturated kind – that makes all the photos looked like they’ve been coloured over with a yellow Stabilo highlighter.

I bought a Lomography X-Pro Slide (Box of 3) some time ago and tried it on my Sprocket Rocket. The results did not disappoint — in fact, I think that this film is the best slide to partner the Rocket. Even on a cloudy day, the photos turned out bright, with its signature yellowish hues. Other colours, especially warmer ones like re and orange, gets intensified too. Asian skin turns yellow, and even a blue subject will appear greenish as if a yellow transparency was placed in front of the lens. It is interesting to see how unusual the results will be!

Subsequently, I tried the last roll of it on my LC-Wide, and the results are surprisingly very, very different. Instead of the yellowish hues, all my shots turn out really natural. No whacky colour shifts, but instead a comfortable increase in saturation. A little like the Lomography X-Pro Chrome to me, where colours are intensified. Even a landscape shot of a mosque appeared pleasantly natural!

Sometimes, it is the fixed shutter of a camera, for instance in this case, my Sprocket Rocket’s 1/100 sec in N mode, that makes the film yield similar results over and over again. However, in a night shot depicting Singapore’s night skyline, it was shot in bulb mode for nearly 20 seconds, yet the colours still appear yellowish.

It’s pretty unexplainable, but I suppose that if you’re interested to try this film, do match it with different cameras!

The new Lomography X-Pro Slide 35mm film is made from the original Agfa RSX 200 emulsion. If you want whacked out colours, huge contrast, and insane saturation, this film is for you. See our selection of Lomography films here.

written by shuttersentinel17 on 2011-08-18 #gear #slide #review #yellow #cross #vivid #colour #process #lomography #200 #x-pro #user-review

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  1. sophia_lo
    sophia_lo ·

    I bought it last few weeks! will try it at coming holiday trip!! =D

  2. zipper
    zipper ·

    I am waiting for the results of a double exposure with this film, first exposure Spinner 360, second exposure: LC-W. Can't wait to see what is going to be like!

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