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Agfa CT Precisa 35mm

Agfa CT Precisa is a classic emulsion full of tasty color that crosses to green filled blues and contrasty reds! I've had mixed experiences with this old slide film, and I present them to you so you can decide -- is this THE classic slide film?

Agfa CT Precisa was the first slide film I used with my shiny new LC-A+ * several years ago — a fitting introduction into the world of Lomography. Of course, I had it cross processed!

Photo by russheath
Photo by russheath
Photo by russheath

As you can see from the above photos, the color shifts you get with this emulsion when crossed are highly dependent on the light. Sunny weather yields rich bright blues, and indoor light gives a a high contrast warmth with bright reds. I’ve had lots of different results with this film, so I also think it’s a matter of the developer used.

More recently, I’ve been shooting with my Horizon Perfekt **. So, what about E-6?

Photo by russheath
Photo by russheath

Here you can see high saturation, again those bright reds come through, and overall there is a warm cast to the film that works well with skin tones. I use a light meter with my Horizon, and based on my results this film is true to its ISO 100 rating.

More recently, I’ve had my film developed at a different lab, and they must use different C-41 chemicals as the color casts on these recent rolls go more to greenish yellow.

Photo by russheath
Photo by russheath
Photo by russheath

So there you go, a high contrast old wonder that has stood the test of time. Is it a true “classic?” You tell me!

* The Lomo LC-A+ is known worldwide for its amazing features: automatic exposure, extended ISO range, and multiple and long exposure capabilities. Get your own Lomo LC-A+ now!

** The Horizon Perfekt shoots images the length of two standard frames. With full aperture and shutter settings, this premium panoramic camera gives you total control over your shots. Prepare to be blown away by the amazing Horizon Perfekt, available here.

written by russheath

3 comments

  1. darryl1208

    darryl1208

    OK Here is the bad news: Agfa stoped anything doing themselve some years ago. I think most today films sold under Agfa lable are Fujis.

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  2. russheath

    russheath

    @darryl1208 -- Thanks for the info! Too bad that Agfa isn't making their own anymore . . . so what about their B&W? I feel like APX is still a little different from anything else on the market.

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  3. darryl1208

    darryl1208

    I really dont know. I got a note that some films labled as Rollei here in germany are relabled Agfas with original Agfa chemistry. Me also like the APX and have no idea what it really is.
    The Agfa APX is fine and cheap otherwise than the ilfords that are more expensive but fine films.

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