Here is our Lomography LomoChrome Turquoise Film Review. We shot a Lomochrome Turquoise XR 100-400 roll in our Contax G2. So, have a look at our film test and see what you think.
Lomography has added another film to its LomoChrome range. This time round you get a film with lots of blues, greens and soft orange. Obviously, we wanted to try it out. So, for our Lomography LomoChrome Turquoise Film Review, we put a roll in our Contax G2 and took it out around Camberwell in South London.
LomoChrome Turquoise XR 100-400 can be rated between 100 and 400 ISO. We went with 320 ISO for this review. Different speeds will give you different colours. You can see from our results that different lighting situations also affect the images. Lomography recommends bright sunny days to get the best out of this film.
Our first observation, in comparison to our LomoChrome Purple Film Review, is that Turquoise is much more contrasty. It didn’t retain a lot of detail in the shadows and we found that the highlights were easily blown out. The contrast is similar to Metropolis but with much stronger colours. Also, we found the images softer than the other two LomoChromes. The bright colours almost feel like they are glowing.
We followed Lomography’s advice and took it out on a bright sunny day. As with the other LomoChrome films, it does bring out the different tones in the clouds and gives the sky a dramatic look. However, the colours weren’t always consistent. The colour of the sky and the direction of the sun had a big impact on the colours.
When the light hits right, you can get some very striking results. We liked the psychedelic orange skies! We feel that you probably need to spend some time experimenting with this film to get the best out of it. Especially if you are after consistent results.
Overall, it was interesting to try out this new film. Of course, the uncertainty of what you’ll get is part of the fun. If you like surprising results then this is definitely one to try out!