Lomography LomoChrome Metropolis - Film Review

LomoChrome Metropolis
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Rated 3 out of 5
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Rated 4.7 out of 5
TypeC-41 Negative
Format35mm, 120
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GrainFine - Coarse
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Lomography has made 3 different LomoChrome stocks over the years –  turquoise and purple, both of which are very recognizable due to their intense color effects and the third and newest version, LomoChrome Metropolis.  Metropolis has much more mild color effects which for us, makes it more of an everyday film while the LomoChrome purple is the type of film we’d save for special occasions or for places we’ve photographed many times before. Metropolis desaturates colors, mutes tones and adds a good amount of contrast.  It has amazing exposure latitude witch allows you to shoot it from 100-400iso.  These were all shot at 200sio which is our favorite for LomoChrome purple & Metropolis.

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Rated 4.7 out of 5
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My Top 3 color films easily

Rated 5 out of 5
August 18, 2023

So people talk about the portras and the cinestills, and yes they are quite amazing in terms of color and versatility for portra as well as uniqueness for the cinestill. However, I shot a roll of the Lomo Metropolis (shot mostly at 160 iso) and it has brilliant dynamic range, as well as the color is just very cinematic, in the sense that it actually feels like a frame from a movie.

100% recommend. I shot night time shots and some long exposures with it, given I couldn’t find any info on the night time performance of the film. In my opinion it interacts equally as good if not better with artificial lights when compared to CineStill 800T.

I will upload my images if I can figure out how. Please give this film a try.

Rachit Bajpai

Interesting Gradients

Rated 5 out of 5
February 6, 2022

Like this film, would like to shoot another roll. I personally like the washed out colors it produces.

Ashley Richardson

Lomochrome Metropolis

Rated 4 out of 5
March 3, 2020

Unsurprisingly considered that this is a film from the lomochrome family, results are quite special. Perhaps the most normal one compared with the other loochromes, this film produces desaturated high contrast images. The lowlights tend towards blue tones, whith midtones and higlights becoming warmer the nore you expose, sometimes reaching a pink tone if you overexpose by 2 stops or more. Please note that this film has a very notoceable grain, even exposing properly, the lowlights will have a very noticeable gran, and night photography is nearly impossible unless you use an grain reduction tool on postproduction (I did and once you reduce the grain, the results using the streetlights or any form of artificial lighting are outstanding, this film loves tungsten and fluorescent color temperatures).

Roberto H. Roquer