Here is our Lomography LomoChrome Purple 120 Film Review. We shot a roll of Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400 in our Fuji GA645i. So, have a look at our film test and see what you think.
Lomography created this film to emulate the famous Kodak Aerochrome Infrared film. They crafted an emulsion that increases sensitivity to red hues, and filters out greens. We thought we should try it out. So, for our Lomography LomoChrome Purple 120 Film Review, we put a roll in our Fuji GA645i and took it out around Brockwell Park.
LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400 can be rated between 100 and 400 ISO. We went with 200 ISO for this review. The different speeds will give you different results. Greens will be bright purple at 100 and deeper indigo at 400. Our results came out, as could be expected, somewhere in the middle. We got a pinky purple, with a blueish undertone.
The first thing we noticed is the green colour to the film base. Usually, colour negative film has an orange film base. The results straight out the scanner were quite flat in tone. We manually adjusted the contrast for each colour RGB colour channel. This really brought the LomoChrome Purple to life.
It was a bright sunny day when we shot this, although that’s not how it comes across in the images. LomoChrome really brought out the different tones in the clouds and gave the sky a more dramatic look. Interestingly, the blues in the sky are much more noticeable when the sun was directly behind us.
As you can see, the greens go a shade of purple, giving all the images an otherworldly feel. LomoChrome Purple has that wondeful film attribute of surprising you when you see the results.
Overall, we are really enjoyed shooting this film. The uncertainty of what you get is part of the fun. Alongside the interesting colour shifts, this film is nice and sharp, with very fine grain. Definitely one to try if you like experimenting!