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    What happened to the Lucky Black & White films?

    Has anyone seen the Lucky (China) films lately? They were cheap but ... fun to use.

    I haven't seen them anywhere in over a year.

    Does anyone still have these? Are they still made?

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    As far as I know, China Lucky still produces the SHD 100 B&W film. Production of Colour films has stopped last September. Please, search this forum for the relevant discussion.
    On another piece of news, it seems Lomography has some sort of contract with Lucky and new colour films will be produced on their plant. See the discussion one Lomochrome Purple. Unfortunately, I don't expect them to restart production of the excellent Super New Color 100 film, unless it fits within Lomo's philosophy.
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    We used to shoot some Lucky Color back in college. The joke was, you were Lucky if anything came out.
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    I wish you better LUCK in finding it
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    I've seen it at holgadget.com - colour in 135, b&w in 135 & 120

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    Their luck ran out

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    Try looking for Lucky films on eBay; a quick search showed no shortage of it. That's where I've always bought mine, usually from sellers in Hong Kong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMbikerider View Post
    Their luck ran out
    Took the words out of my mouth!
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

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    I found the Lucky 120 film to be very heavy and stiff. It could sometimes not handle the tight backwards curve necessary to load in my Bronica GS-1, resulting in an accordion crumple of film inside the camera back. I did like the lack of an AH layer though... It gave a nice glow to the highlights that worked well in some prints. (was that the 100 SHD or the 400 film that was like that?)

    I just might pick some up from holgaget.

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    I miss buying these, they were like a $1.50 when I started shooting film (2011), perfect for practice shots.

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