I was quite excited to recently receive my order of the 120 LomoChrome Purple film that I had pre-ordered late last year when Lomography announced they were re-doing the film.
I knew the film had previously worked well in Hove Cemetery when I had used the 35mm version so that’s where I wanted to try out this film. I decided to try it when it was a bright sunny day and I used my Lens Shade to hopefully avoid sun glare.
I wanted quite a vivid purple so shot the film at 400 ISO and here are some of the results:
I also tried out my prism filter to add to the fun of this film:
I already knew from previously trying out this film that the reds remain red and I found a couple of areas in the cemetery which had red flowers/berries:
The above two photos were taken towards the end of the roll of film and I noticed some areas of sun glare even though I had the lens shade on.
In the end I figured there may have been a slight fault with the actual film as the last photo below showed the backing paper marks on the film:
I bought these films as a batch of five so I’m really hoping the others don’t have similar problems like this.
I know next time I need to try this film out on a different subject matter since in the past year, I’ve taken so many purple shots on different camera’s at this cemetery.
I was also not as impressed as I thought I would be at using the Hasselblad with this film. I thought the photos were going to be extremely crisp and detailed.
I won’t deny that there is some slight crisp detail from using this camera but not as crisp as I get in my black and white films and I can only put this down to the fact it’s varied shades of purple perhaps softens the photos.
These photos were taken handheld so I do think it would be interesting to try this film out next using a tripod and seeing if that makes much difference.
2 thoughts on “Trying out the LomoChrome Purple 120 Film in my Hasselblad 500 C/M”
The results certainly look unique. If you have problems with the backing on the second film I would complain to Lomography.
That said it does make for a rather eerie effect on that photo.
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Yes I will definitely be complaining to Lomography if I encounter this problem again 👍
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