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LOMOChrome Metropolis (Pic: LOMOgraphy)
The new version of the film is described as punchier and with more colour saturation (Pic: LOMOgraphy)

LOMOgraphy has announced a new version of its LOMOChrome Metropolis colour negative film, which was first released in 2019.

The new version of the variable ISO film, which can be shot from ISO 100 to 400, now has more contrast and colour saturation, LOMOgraphy said.

Metropolis was funded via a Kickstarter campaign in 2019, and was noted for its desaturated look, especially when shot at higher ISOs. The film, which was released in 35mm, 120 and 110 formats, raised more than $165,000 (£120,430) in its crowdfunding campaign.

The new version of the film is expected to be released before Christmas. The new formula of the film is so far only available in 35mm, in five packs which cost £62.50 ($84.90) €73.25). The film is able to be processed in C-41 minilabs.

You can see examples of the new formulation in the gallery below from images supplied by LOMOgraphy:



“Following the success of our LOMOChrome Metropolis 2019 formula, we have been labouring away in the LOMOgraphy Lab to create the brand-spanking-new LOMOChrome Metropolis 2021 formula. We have reworked this experimental film to bring even bolder contrasts, stronger colour saturation and the iconic analogue grain to 35 mm format.

“The 2019 Metropolis formula was a big hit and a fantastic addition to our substantial film collection. Developed with experimentation in mind, this funky formula was loved by so many of our dedicated LOMOgraphers for its unique blend of desaturated tones and stark contrasts.”

The announcement of the new formulation of Metropolis comes hot on the heels of news the film brand is bringing back its LOMOChrome Turquoise special effect colour film, which had been discontinued in 2017.

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Martin Jones
Martin Jones
1 year ago

I might be missing something here, but I like Metropolis 2019 precisely because of the desaturated colours. What is the point of changing the emulsion to increase saturation? You can influence it in the existing film by varying the ISO you shoot at. I think that LOMO may be in danger of losing the differentiator here :-/