Lomochrome Purple, Shot at 400 – Rolleiflex T.

A ‘fun’ film. The Lomochrome Purple can be shot at a range of ISO’s to give a varied, false-colour effect. The link above also brings up some discussions on the subject of ISO selection for this film, it being variably rated between 100-400.

The consensus on Flickr is that 200 is ‘best’, not sure what that means but perhaps the effects are consistent with varying conditions, as despite how pleasing some of the results are, it is evident that 400 is not. I understand that it is marketed as an experimental film, however at >£9 per roll, it’s kind of pricy!

Well, I still have one more roll, that at some point I shall try at 200.

En route to Win Hill, Hope, Derbyshire.

Interesting foliage, Botanical Gardens, Sheffield.
Round the back of Porter Clough; heading for the pub!



8 thoughts on “Lomochrome Purple, Shot at 400 – Rolleiflex T.

      1. You’re talking about ‘pulling’ then? Lomo say to expose between 100 and 400,but they don’t provide any guidelines for dev that I can immediately see, apart from to use the “standard C41 procedure”, so it’s not necessarily obvious that pulling would be the norm. Unless I’m missing a point, which is entirely possible too?!?


      2. Not quite. I assume that because the film says it’s 400-speed that the lab is going to develop the film at whatever times is proper for developing 400-speed film. “Pulling” would be when one shoots a higher-speed film, say 400, at a lower speed and then then purposefully develops the film for a shorter time, say shooting at 100 and developing for 100-speed film, which would be a 2-stop pull. Pushing/pulling is more common in black&white because of home developing.

        Color negative film has much more latitude than that. What I’m suggesting and what Lomography is saying is that the film is going to be developed at 400, but can be shot at 200 or 100, so you’re effectively overexposing your film. Usually with color negative, the more light you give it over box speed, the more vivid the colors become, but color negative film is designed in such a way that even if overexposed by many stops, you are not in danger of losing the image. It’s why films such as Cinestill have a box speed of 800 but can be shot anywhere from 100-1600 without special developing.

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      3. Interesting. Usually, I tell the lab how I exposed the film and ask that it is developed for that speed, thus expecting them to develop accordingly; which in this case would be a pull. Though indeed it makes sense that the lab would follow the film rating unless otherwise instructed.

        Looking at the images here, it seems like it could do with some overexposure in duller conditions. Thanks for the explanation Joe, your suggestion makes sense.

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