I decided to try this film because (a) a 3-pack was relatively cheap; and (b) it was supposedly ISO 800–In reality, I wouldn’t shoot it at more than 400 unless you really want grain and shonky colours. (I guess that’s probably why it’s “Lomo” and not “Portra”).
I have since discovered that if your exposure is bang on, the tonality is reasonable. If, however, you have to push it in PP at all, the grain really (really) comes out.
The interesting thing about this film is two-fold: (a) It is really dense (making scanning difficult) and (b) it is extremely thick. As a result, most cameras (ie. Hasselblad) have trouble with proper frame spacing, except for the Kiev and Pentacon models! Apparently they come calibrated from the factory for old Russian Svema film (THICK) and are not “smart” like most “modern” MF cameras (ie. they do not automagically adjust for differences in film thickness). As a result, they actually like Lomo, and not so much Portra.
(Oh the other problem is, this stuff curls like mad–It simply refuses to lay flat unless you have a proper film carrier).