I love trying new films whether they are new emulsions or just a film that I have never shot before.
Lomochrome Metropolis is an actual new emulsion developed by Lomography that according to the write up on their site can be exposed between 100 and 400 iso without any change in development.
Link … Lomo Metropolis
As it was £13 per roll and I only bought one to try I decided on the middle ground and went with 200 iso.
As some of the shots involved the sky I did use some exposure compensation .. the camera of choice was the Minolta X700 with the 50mm F1.7.
The roll was developed and scanned by FilmDev just to get accurate colours so that I can judge if I like the desaturated look that I have seen.
I shot the roll over a week so the beginning of the roll was a bit of street and the rest was a mountain walk here in the South Wales valleys.
At first sight I loved how this film looks, yes it did have a desaturated look which worked well on the street images but when you went out into the countryside it still had that look but the greens seemed to pop probably because the rest of the colours were subtle.
The film was pretty sharp and contrasty, the grain was there to be seen but at 200 iso it was very pleasant maybe at 400 it would be a bit more pronounced.
I am a bit gutted that this film is so expensive as I would be shooting it quite a bit if it were £10 or less a roll that being said I will be buying more but using it now and again depending on what I am shooting.
Well here is the complete roll … click to see an image larger
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3 thoughts on “1st time shooting Lomochrome Metropolis 35mm … the whole roll”
This stuff loves green!
Lovely set of photos. I also like the desaturated colors from this film.
I have been to Wales a couple of times now (my wife was from Risca) you have certainly captured what I remember! Could be a very useful emulsion.