AGFA Vista Color Negative Film ISO 200 : Do not Expect Much

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Actually it's just my personal opinion, if you can produce good photos with this film, go for it =)

I’m really thirsty with new film that I never tried before. As a big fan of x-pro color, I’m not really into color negative film. But the fabulous name of AGFA in the analogue photography industry made me want to try its color negative result. So I bought the last three rolls of it at Seni Abadi, Bandung, Indonesia.

It’s totally usual color negative results that I get from this film.

Credits: hervinsyah

I expected too much that this film will be producing color as superb saturation as AGFA CT Precisa slide/positive film ISO 100 that I tried before.

But as the new taster of hundreds of film in this world, my guess was wrong. It totally appears very brown, the typical color of Indonesia.

And just like the other result of color negative films when shoot it at underexposure condition.

Credits: hervinsyah

When shooting with multiple exposures I hoped I could get more good or something that makes me surprised, but it is not.

Then I use it with my other camera, it’s the Horizon Perfekt’s turn this time, but still I didn’t get a color result that satisfied me.

With it’s only 24 + 3 exposure (it wrote like that on it’s canister), this film is no surprise color negative film for me.

I don’t know if its expired date made it appear too usual in my eyes or it’s just me who expected too much from this film.

At least I still have one of AGFA Vista that I saved for my future LC-Wide which I don’t know when it will be mine =p Wish me luck so I’ll write part of II of this article with my future LC-Wide, Amin YRA.

written by hervinsyah on 2013-02-06 in #reviews #agfa-vista-color-negative-film-iso-200-hervinsyah-bandung-indonesia-jawa-barat-west-java

12 Comments

  1. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    amin yra vin, lc-a+ apa lc-w nih? lc-a+ rl bener2 bener loh hihihi.

  2. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @istionojr : Sedikasihnya ama yang Maha memberi =)

  3. robotto_dawad
    robotto_dawad ·

    amin juga vin hehehe

  4. imagen
    imagen ·

    I love this film, i can find it for a pound where I live and its served me so well. Because its so cheap I can experiment on it like redscaling/ double exposure/ bleaching it ectect. and its produced some really interesting results. I heard its re-packged fujifilm superia

  5. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @robotto_dawad : Hehe, nuhun, Vid =)

  6. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @imagen : Wow, a pound? In Bandung, Indonesia the price are 2 or 3 pound but lucky me I bought it when the lab photo had a discount month =) Is it from fuji superia? So the real AGFA just stop their production just like their facebook fan page said. Btw thanks for a lot of info, it's help me so much

  7. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    If the film is expired, it may have lost color. It also depends on how it was stored - if in a hot place, it will be worse! It also depends on the processing and printing - that can vary a lot.
    I used to use Agfa Vista in the 1990s, and it had beautiful color. Now, 10-15 years later, who knows?

  8. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @bsdunek : Agree, thanks =)

  9. weleasewoger72
    weleasewoger72 ·

    I have about 150 of these left (thank you Poundland) and I like it. On it's own it does look like a bog-standard film but if you Exposure both sides it looks wonderful.

  10. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @weleasewoger72 : Thanks for the info. I'll try my last one when I get my future LC-Wide =)

  11. pixiecloud
    pixiecloud ·

    i actually really love this film. Its so cheap and it still gives great colours!

  12. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @pixiecloud : Many people said that too, but I haven't found the specialty color of it. Maybe I should buy the fresh one. Thanks for your comment anyway =D

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