Film release: LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400

Film release: LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400

A few weeks after the announcement of Fuji, Lomography announces the sale of a brand new colour negative film: LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400.

A shot from Yoshikata Goto on LomoChrome Metropolis

LomoChrome Metropolis

For many film photographers it’s a really big news as it is the first brand new colour negative emulsion to come out in a few years ! With Metropolis, Lomography tries to bring back an old era of photography.

“Our aim was to create a completely new look with a desaturated aesthetic reminiscent of old time movie theatres and photo books.”

To produce it, Lomography hopes to raise around $100 000 on Kickstarter. The Kickstarter for LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400 was launched on Tuesday morning. The film will be made many different formats: 35mm, 120, 16mm and 110. The films are expected to ship in February 2020.

What to expect ?

As said by Lomography, the LomoChrome Metropolis will produce a way more desaturated image. You could already achieve this result by shooting with outdated films or with filters. However, this emulsion is formulated in such a way that the contrast is also stronger. In this way, blacks become much deeper. This offers a rather unique result, even among the range LomoChrome which is more oriented towards fairly strong colors.

Some sample form the Kickstarter


  •  Film type: Color negative
  •  Film Processing: Standard C-41
  •  Formats available: 35 mm (also available in bulk rolls for DIY handspooling), 120 (medium format), 110 (pocket film) and 16 mm (motion picture film, please note that we can only produce this format if we reach a minimum of 500 rolls backed for this pledge)
  •  Film sensitivity: 100–400 extended ISO
  •  Color Balance: 5500 K (Daylight Balanced)
  •  Grain: Fine grain structure for high optical fidelity
  •  Characteristics: Deep blacks, curved highlights and stark tonal curve for dramatic exposures
Grain Viet Nam

Grain Viet Nam

Born and raised in France, living in Viet Nam for the last 3 years. Silver halide is running in my blood. I'm the guardian of this collaborative film photography space.

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