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

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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written by hervinsyah

12 comments

  1. istionojr

    istionojr

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

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  2. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    @istionojr : Sedikasihnya ama yang Maha memberi =)

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  3. robotto_dawad

    robotto_dawad

    amin juga vin hehehe

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  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
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  5. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    @robotto_dawad : Hehe, nuhun, Vid =)

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  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

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  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?

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  8. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    @bsdunek : Agree, thanks =)

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  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.

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  10. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

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

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  11. pixiecloud

    pixiecloud

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

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  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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