5 Frames… Of LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400 (120 format / EI 250 / Fujifilm GA645Wi Professional) – by Steffi Jannasch

Metropolis… some of you may think about the movie directed by Fritz Lang. Today, however, it’s also the name of the newest color film from Lomography. In this short series, I would like to show you my first images taken with this analog film.

The LomoChrome Metropolis has been waiting for the first use for several weeks now. On a weekend in February, we travelled to Frankfurt am Main for a short two-day trip. That was the perfect opportunity to take some rolls of the new color film and try out what you can get with it. I wanted to capture some skyscrapers and the streets of the city as we were walking through Frankfurt.


For the camera, I chose my medium format Fujifilm GA645Wi Professional with a super sharp 45mm/F4 lens. This wide-angle lens is great for architecture images and street photos. The camera is a very compact point and shoot camera and has auto-focus.

I like to experiment with film a lot, so I was curious about the new product. I got my rolls from the Kickstarter campaign where I ordered a couple of 35mm and 120 format films. The sensitivity is specified within the range from 100 to 400 ISO. So I decided to use a setting in between and take the pictures with an ISO 250. The weather was mostly cloudy with a few sun rays now and then.

The time in Frankfurt was over really quickly, we enjoyed some interesting exhibitions and walks along the river. In the end, I completed two rolls of the 120 format Metropolis film. Back at home, I developed these with a rotary processor and the Tetenal C-41 kit.

My first thoughts about the Metropolis film results were that you really get very unique images. The pictures have desaturated colors and a green-blue tonality, which is uncommon and makes them look special. I like it a lot and it reminds me of my cross-processed images.

In the next weeks, I will use this film much more, mostly I want to try out how it looks like in night scenes.

~ Steffi


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Steffi Jannasch
Steffi Jannaschhttp://www.followthegrain.de
Analog photography is my passion which I enjoy for many years now. I like to experiment with all kinds of film formats and techniques. It seems like a never-ending journey with so much to discover along the way.

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