Tips on shooting Lomography XPro 100 and 200

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  1. thegman

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    Hi all,
    I recently bought a haul of different Lomography films to try out, and I'd like some tips on shooting the XPro 100 and 200 films. I've cross processed before and had some good results, some not so good. I've read that some people push process to get better colours, so basically, if I want really punchy colours, should I simply shoot these films at box speed, and process without a push?

    Thanks

    Garry
     
  2. Samuelg

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    Since its slide you are always gonna have nice colours... what i noticed when i was using X-Pro in my FED is they have a strong blue cast to them , that may have been my processing but i noticed a LOT of blue.

    So i guess my tips would be dont shoot under blue conditions, cloudy days, tungsten lights etc... other than that go mental and enjoy some weird cool results :smile:
     
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    I'd shoot at box speed till you get a feel for them, personally that is all I ever do with them. The 100 is great, less colour shift, but great colour saturation and contrast, it can look a little dull under cloudy conditions. The 200 has a stronger colour shift to the yellow/green end, still a nice film.
     
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    I'm interested, but I'm confused about this film. Are there instructions on the cassette to process as C41 (even though it's really slide film)? I'm thinking about the unwitting lab tech at Target who processes my 35mm film. I checked out Lomography's website, but they're not clear on this point.
     
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    The canisters say something like 'process c-41 or e6'. I develop at home, so haven't tried taking it to a store to have it processed. I suspect you would be fine at Target, but if you went to a pro-lab they would spot it a mile off. In that case they would either refuse or charge more for cross-processing so i'd stick to Target for now.

    A lot of people say that cross processing film damages the chemicals and doubtless there are many more experts around here when it comes to colour chemistry, but in my experience the results I was getting from colour negatives in the same chemicals have been fine and it was the deterioration due to age that did for them rather than cross-processing.