Lomography Lomo 800 - Film Review

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4.9 rating
C-41 Negative
35mm, 120

Probably our favorite Lomo film because it’s comparable to Portra 800 but much cheaper.  This high speed color negative film is great for lowlight shooting but still preforms well for daylight shooting as well.  Its grain is very noticeable but looks really good!  It has mild saturation and contrast.

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4.9 rating
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 9 reviews)
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Punchy Colors & Contrast

5.0 rating
February 27, 2020

A great budget friendly film. Nice colors and contrast without being over the top. Decent latitude, usually rate it at 400 or at box speed. I especially like it in 120.


Great color and contrast

5.0 rating
February 3, 2020

My favorite 35mm film for portraits so far. Skin tones look very natural and pleasing. Using it at box speed.

Marina B

My Go-to color negative film for 120

5.0 rating
February 1, 2020

Highly versatile film for the price.I shot with it overexposed in the daylight and shot with it extremely underexposed in the night, and the images turns out great, it has an extremely forgiving latitude for a film priced as such. You won’t find any other 800 speed film that wallet-friendly, and gives you a contrasty punch that is pleasing to the eye. Highly recommended!

Joshua Andrei Rivera

Cheaper than Portra 800 and just as good.

5.0 rating
January 31, 2020

I haven’t had any problems with this film. I shot it at 200, 400, and 800 and developed at 800 and results were great. Overexposes just as good as Portra and is drastically cheaper. Only problem is finding it.

Bryan Birks

My favorite color negative film

5.0 rating
January 28, 2020

Do you want the wonderful contrast of Portra pushed, but don’t want to spend the extra money on both Portra and pushing? Than get Lomo 800. It has a wonderful natural boost in contrast, wonderful colors, and it is the most versatile film I’ve used to date. I think it performs even better in mixed lighting than 800T. Whether it’s portraits, street, life/family, or night time exposures, this film can do it at all and you’re gonna pay less than if you bought Portra 800. I like to rate it at 400, metering for the shadows or midtones and develop normally. Love it both in 120 and 35.

Chris Visser

Great film, but be cautious.

4.0 rating
January 24, 2020

Great color and saturation that is pleasing for portraits, but the film (in 120) has a tendency to get light leaks near the bottom and top of the frame. Might not be the best option for professional work for a client, but if you don’t mind that light leak look, this is a great film.

Matt Day

Great street film

5.0 rating
October 13, 2019

Strong and forgiving latitude, which is nice when you’re working quickly and liable to make creative choices accidentally. Beautiful grain.


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August 15, 2019

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5.0 rating
August 15, 2019
Trevor Lee