New 110 Films

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Michael, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Has anyone tried the new 110 films by Fukkatsu, or Lomography?
    B&H is even selling the later.

    Michael, Feb 4, 2013
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  2. nope.

    lomo film tends to be real garbage though.

    I'm not even sure where their "shanghai" 120 film even comes from.
    Cydrome Leader, Feb 6, 2013
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  3. Michael

    Whiskers Guest

    As I understand it, unpredictable results are the main feature of
    "lomography"; an unknown film emulsion merely adds another layer of

    Sadly, there's no easy way to get your Pentax 110 SLR kit back into serious
    use, and it's rather demeaning for such a precision instrument to be
    reduced to lomography.
    Whiskers, Feb 6, 2013
  4. Michael

    Michael Guest

    It was my first time on their website.
    I noticed their "Lobster" brand film.
    Where all your pictures come out with a red tint.
    Who would do this to a whole roll of film?

    And I always thought that China would be the country to keep film in
    production. But apparently their population went right to the IPod.

    Michael, Feb 7, 2013
  5. I've never understood the "charm" of crappy looking photos either. My only
    interaction with 110 is with a metal film developing reel I use as spacer
    to keep things from rattling around too much in developing tanks.
    Cydrome Leader, Feb 8, 2013
  6. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Then the lomo "Lobster" films would be a perfect choice to swim around
    the bottom of your tank.

    Michael, Feb 9, 2013
  7. Michael

    Michael Guest

    I never heard of the outfit until now, and at first I thought that
    their cameras were toys. Until I saw the prices listed. If you were
    a student just learning photography you would want a camera that's
    gives you predictable results to learn from.

    And telling future customers that they could bring their 110 B/W film
    into any lab for processing (real B/W, not C-41) is doing a
    disservice. What do they think the year is, 1975?

    Lomo also is selling slide film in 110 size. I wonder if its
    Kodachrome? Only kidding.

    And it is indeed sad to see the Pentax 110 sitting on my shelf.

    Michael, Feb 9, 2013
  8. Michael

    Clank Guest

    I've not bothered to look up what Lobster is, but from that description
    my guess would be that all it is is a regular C41 wound the 'wrong way'
    into the canister, so the red-sensitive layer (normally at the 'bottom'
    of the sandwich) gets comparitively overexposed. That is apparently a
    trendy thing to do among the Instagram generation.
    Actually, some of the black & white film from China like Shantou Era &
    Lucky is quite fun to shoot with; in particular they're available in
    large-format for a fraction of the price of proper film. The main
    disadvantage is quality control is not up to Ilford or Kodak standards,
    rather than deliberate 'Lomography' style nonsense. You'd not use them
    for a professional photoshoot, but for art purposes or just as a cheap
    way to learn what you're doing before you spend a fortune on the real
    thing they're not bad at all.
    Clank, Mar 13, 2013
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