Brick of Fresh Luch SHD 100 Film

Lucky Film is back!?

Whoa! After some of what I heard and saw I thought it was the end for Chinese photographic films. Then one day I was looking around on eBay and I found 10 rolls of 36exp 35mm Luck Film for $45 with shipping. I grabbed a package quick and just recieved it. It’s dated 2018-07! Fresh stuff!


Alas there seems to be no more of it cheap. A precursor for more to come or some sputtering from a dying emulsion? It’s difficult to know. Shanghai seems to be putting out some decently priced 4×5

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The end of Chinese (photographic) films?

For a while now I’ve turned to inexpensive film made in China to experiment on. These tended to be Shanghai GP3 and Lucky SHD100. Both iso 100 films, both could be problematic at times but their low price made them very appealing for not-so-critical, fun photography. Both were (are?) made in 35mm and 120 with Shanghai also having a 4×5 and bulk 35mm products.



Lately it’s been hard to find. There’s still some on Ebay but it’s price has gone up considerably, around

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I feel sooo….

Hmmmm….. What’s the word? LUCKY! I just received brick of 35mm Lucky SHD 100 ISO film via Hong Kong airmail. If this is the first time you’ve heard of Lucky film you’re not alone.

Lucky film is manufactured in China by the China Lucky Film Corporation. Founded in 1958 this company now makes a variety of products besides film. Their film is mostly marketed to markets in Asia but have found a cult following here in the US.

For a long time Lucky film had a stigma that it the

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