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Review: Agfa CT Precisa

A review on one of the most popular films in Lomography: Agfa CT Precisa. My very first experience with this film was nothing short of pleasant surprises!

Whenever I stumbled upon some really nice lomographs on this website, chances are it could be taken with a CT Precisa. The film is tied as the most popular in the website alongside Lomography’s Color Negative 400 and the Redscale film; hence when I got it for the first time, I couldn’t wait to test and see what this little red wonder can produce.

I brought this film to Macau on a holiday in August. The weather was amazingly sunny, not to mention it was quite hot as well, although it would be a great condition to shoot lomographs! Having done some “preliminary research”, I predicted that the film would turn out blueish and greenish — but after having my photos back from the lab, I was quite surprised to see the end results!

Generally all were in the cool spectrum, but the prominent colors are turquoise and purple. The sky was especially rendered in a comfortable turquoise blue, while some images shot under the shade turned purplish. I wasn’t sure if anyone got the same results too, but I loved that color so no complains!

Perhaps this could be an alternative to the rare Fuji Astia, which produces reddish-purple hues when cross processed. It is a great film, and not surprisingly one of the most popular ones at lomography’s website – the film itself is capable of packing nice surprises!

written by shuttersentinel17

4 comments

  1. vicuna

    vicuna

    Great film! As it looks more satured in the blue and whites, you got perhaps an "old" one, as the newest CT Precisa are more likely saturating the green and yellows, a bit like the Elitechrome... I prefer the original blue/white precisa! :)

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  2. blablabla-anab

    blablabla-anab

    What vicuna said or then the lab that developed it has the right kind of scanner. Some people tested the same new Precisa film with different scanners and the result was very pronounced, from blue to green and vice versa. Nice review, nice shots. I did a review on this one recently too, and I fell in love with it :)

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  3. niko_fuzzy

    niko_fuzzy

    wow! blues! my ct precise green. :(

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  4. whizzkidd

    whizzkidd

    I use this film once and I love it... :)

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