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Shot on film: Shanghai GP3 | Plaubel Makina 67 | Nikkor 80/2.8

I found a three-pack of Lomo 100 BW film. They expired around 2010, and as far as I could tell, Lomography does not sell these films anymore. The most basic film that Lomography carries is the Earl Grey 100, which is most likely rebadged Fomapan 100. I was going to assume these are the same, except Lomo 100 that I bought was made in China. As far as I can tell, the only film made in China in the last few years is Shanghai GP3, a very cheap and low-grade film. I’ve never shot Shanghai GP3, so here is a go.

Lomography BW 100

Camera settings: Expired black and white (BW) film usually ages well, so I metered these as the base ISO 100 film. All were shot at 1/60s at f/2.8.


Walked around Portland, and did some outdoor shots.

As you can tell, these films did not expire gracefully. I’ve shot much older color and slide film, which turned out a lot better than these. Half of the film did not even have an image and I did not bother to scan them. I don’t think these were stored terribly, as I’ve better luck with some other film from the same badge. That means that this badge of Lomo 100/Shanghai GP3 film is just terrible. Which made sense, they are the cheapest film that can be bought on the market. I might shoot some fresh GP3 in the future just for comparison and fun. However, I rather stick to Harman’s Kentmere line if I want cheap and dependable BW film. Now, I still have two more rolls of this crap…

Date: Dec 04th, 2023.
Issue 87. Volume 13. Chapter 6. MA194_P67

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