Lomography have proved the savours of the 110 format and deserve serious Kudos for being the main supplier of 110 film packs. But there might be a wee issue with the backing paper…
This is no deal breaker for me I still think these are great films. In fact one wonders if it might be by design but a recent post on Flickr about pin sized leaks on the Orca 110 B&W grabbed my attention and stirred my memory.
It’s not a film I’ve used but I shot a fair few lomography tiger 110 film rolls last year on a bunch of different cameras and had noticed the odd orange/yellow spot. This is consistent with tiny holes on the backing paper.
Usually this was mild but every so often you’d get a mass on a single frame
It is a variable problem. On some rolls I’ve not had any issues on others just a few odd spots and on some a major glitz. And I’m not alone – a quick glance through Flickr’s 110 film camera’s group pool picks this up as an issue on both B&W and colour Lomography film.
It may be Lomography’s design – after all the original Orca 110 deliberately lacked some backing paper for leak effects at the end of a roll. It is also solvable by taping over the film count window on the 110 cartridge with some light tight tape.
Is this an issue for you – or have I and others just got unlucky ?