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The Magic Emulsion: Agfa Ultra 100

I found this film in a film bundle. The Agfa Ultra is a very nice film, but not very easy to get. Take a look at the photos I shot using this magic emulsion after the jump!

The Agfa Ultra is an ISO 100 color negative film, a faithful companion on sunny days. I tested this film on my last trip to Croatia, but I have not previously worked with the film. I’ve seen this film on the market but it was too expensive. I once read that the film reproduces vivid colours like the Kodak Ektar 100. My film was not in its box, so I do not know when it expired.

The results are great and created a “wow effect.” The film is characterized by intense colors and a fine grain. In my opinion, the photos look a bit like if I had cross-processed a slide film. With a negative film, I’ve never seen such bright colors. I think the Agfa Ultra is just perfect for colorful subjects. The shining houses, the blue sky, and the blue bench on my photos look alive.

Agfa has discontinued the production of this film in 2005. Agfa Ultra 100 is, therefore, unfortunately not so easy to get. However, you may be lucky to find and buy this film in second hand markets.

But, maybe some of you have once gotten your hands on film bundles with different kinds of films. Who knows, there may be a roll or two of Agfa Ultra 100 hiding among your bundled films.

written by frauspatzi and translated by brommi

5 comments

  1. jawatembak

    jawatembak

    magnificent color!

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  2. guanatos

    guanatos

    wow the burst of colors is amazing!

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  3. renenob

    renenob

    Wow!

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  4. foodeanz

    foodeanz

    Dramatic color!

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  5. foodeanz

    foodeanz

    Dramatic color!

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