High hopes fell flat
I guess if you like prints that look they they are 50+ years old and faded, this is your film. I shot 2 rolls, had them processed by 2 different places and got the same results. Every photo had a gold/yellow cast. Deep dark ocean blue looked green. Every image had a vintage look, which is OK if that’s what you want. I have one roll left that will probably spend the rest of its life in the refrigerator sadly waiting for me and a desperate moment when I need a roll of film and it’s the only one available.
Punchy Colors & Contrast
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
My favorite 35mm film for portraits so far. Skin tones look very natural and pleasing. Using it at box speed.
My Go-to color negative film for 120
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!
Cheaper than Portra 800 and just as good.
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.
My favorite color negative film
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.
Great film, but be cautious.
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.
Great street film
Strong and forgiving latitude, which is nice when you’re working quickly and liable to make creative choices accidentally. Beautiful grain.