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Another Side of Agfa CT Precisa

Strange thing happened with my second roll of this film whereas I used the same camera and the same light condition. The result is totally different. It produced retro greeney-look

Nothing more to say about this film. Agfa CT Precissa 100 is everyone’s favourite slide film. It’s my favourite slide film too. It still can be found easily in the city that I live in with reasonable price. Famous for its vivid colour, brightness, contrast, color shift, and intense blue and red when being cross processed while another brand could only produce monotone xpro. I’ve proved it myself and I really love it. Until strange thing happened with my second roll of this film whereas I used the same camera and the same light condition.

The result is totally different. Instead of the characteristic I mentioned above it produced retro greeney-look not so vibrant colour and less grainy. Some of them looks like scenes from The Matrix movie. The colour of the sky is greeney-blue. I’ve seen this kind of result in other people result but still surprising when it happened to myself. I don’t know for sure why the result is like this. I processed it in a different lab. Maybe that’s the cause. But somehow I like it. One good thing about cross process is the unexpected and surprising result like this. Lovely surprise.

written by irufan7

14 comments

  1. kiwikoh

    kiwikoh

    I having the same problem. After some research on the internet, I found that a lot of people facing the this problem too. The most possible reason is because of the different batch of the film, while the old Agfa CT Precisa(Diamond shape logo) tend to have a nice saturated color but the new batch Agfa CT Precisa(with red dot logo) nowadays tend to be greenish(check this out http://www.flickr.co(…)2726926662/ ). One of my friend telling me that slightly overexposed the film could have better result. So I'm actually done some experiment. You can see the result here ==> http://www.lomograph(…)-experiment .

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  2. mandi

    mandi

    check out where the film was produced. "produced in Europe" is the original precisa, while there are are now some produced in USA and some in Japan. each one looks different.

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  3. disasterarea

    disasterarea

    thanks for the link....looks like CT Precisa aint what it used to be :(

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  4. superlighter

    superlighter

    it's the new emulsion! I'm still have some old Precisa in the freeze and I'll use them only for very special occasion!

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  5. irufan7

    irufan7

    now I know,,thanks everyone. so, is the diamond logo film still produced?

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  6. superlighter

    superlighter

    sadly, no more!

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  7. kerpella

    kerpella

    Amazing shots! Love the one of the ferris wheel, and the flags, and the underside of the plane :)

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  8. irufan7

    irufan7

    thank you...cheers:)

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  9. shiin

    shiin

    Awesome shots :)
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  10. cwyeung

    cwyeung

    Green: Made in JP by Fujifilm
    Blue: Made in EU by Agfa (Closed already)

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  11. niko_fuzzy

    niko_fuzzy

    most new batch agfa ct precisa 100 all greenish compared to those old batch with diamond logo which produced fantastic blues. :(

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  12. cwyeung

    cwyeung

    @niko_fuzzy that's the reason why lomography produce X-Pro Chrome 100 via Kodak

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  13. mariaratfingers

    mariaratfingers

    oh noooo! i've had some trouble getting my hands on the ct precisa, and now i finally got it i see this! :( i bought the new pack, no diamond logo and produced in japan. the only slide film i can get here gives the greenish tones, i ordered ct precisa from the lomo site for a change! i'm terribly sad

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  14. hanifmaidin

    hanifmaidin

    result of new batch xpro 100 quite close to old agfa ct

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