Earlier in the summer, Lomography released a new film: LomoChrome Color ’92. Of course, I wanted to try it. I bought 2 rolls at the end of July and shot 1 of them the first week of August. Just now getting around to posting about those photos.
I have mixed feelings about Lomography films. I really love their Color 400 and Color 800. I’ve also gotten good results with their Potsdam. I haven’t taken to their Purple which is disappointing because I’ve liked other people’s photos with the Purple. And I have complex feelings about Metropolis.
According to the Lomography site, the Color ’92 provides “fascinating blue hues, vibrant reds and delicate pastel undertones” and has a “rich film grain for a hint of ’90s nostalgia.” I wasn’t shooting film in the ’90s so can’t speak to any feelings of nostalgia, but the other descriptors align with my experience.
I shot the roll with my Canon AE-1 and my 50mm f/1.4 lens. The film is rated at ISO 400. My tendency lately is to shoot color film 1-stop overexposed by adjusting the ISO, but since this was my first time shooting the Color ’92, I stuck with the recommended speed.
My results were a mixed bag. Anything the least bit dark or shadowy came out a little dull and/or muddy.
However, in the bright sunlight, the photos really demonstrated the expected features of this film.
Of course, plenty of the pictures fell somewhere in-between.
Even though I’m not exactly thrilled with these results, I’m glad I bought 2 rolls since I may get better photos knowing what I know now. Certainly, I’ll save the 2nd roll for a bright, sunny day, and I may experiment with overexposing it. And look for blue and red things. It likes blue and red.