Lomography Unveils New LomoChrome Metropolis Film on Kickstarter

Lomography dubbed their latest release, the LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400, the first new color negative film in over five years.

Film photographers looking for more quirky emulsions to try will be delighted to learn about the latest Lomography release: the LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400. The newest member of the experimental film line, according to Lomography, is the first new color negative film in over five years and comes after tons of requests for their popular LomoChrome films. As with many of the company’s past releases, this new film is currently being funded on Kickstarter.

The plan is to make the LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400 available in 35 mm, 120 (medium format), 110 (pocket film), and 16mm (motion picture film), so curious film photographers will be able to shoot in every format they need. In true experimental fashion, the film boasts “a unique chemical formula that desaturates the colors, mutes the tones, and makes the contrasts pop.” Other features of this new offering include fine cinematic grain, extended ISO range, and C41 development.

For those eyeing this new film in 16mm, Lomography notes that they will only be able to produce it in motion picture format if they get a minimum of 500 rolls backed for that pledge. Likewise, the company wants to know if there’s any demand for this film in 35mm motion picture format, so drop them an email or comment if you’re interested.

The Lomography promise? Eye-catching results with this film, #nofilter needed. Check out some sample photos shot with the LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400:

Specifications

  • Film type: Color negative
  • Film Processing: Standard C-41
  • Formats available: 35 mm (also available in bulk rolls for DIY hand spooling), 120 (medium format), 110 (pocket film) and 16 mm (motion picture film)
  • 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

Ready to grab this new experimental film? Head to the Kickstarter campaign to find out more and make your pledge.