Agfa CT Precisa Expired


A few weeks ago, I bought some rolls of recently expired Agfa CT Precisa. Here are the results when they are developed normally. Although the film was expired, the photos that resulted were outstanding.

A couple of weeks back, I bought from a local photography store 3 rolls of Agfa CT Precisa expired slide film. Although the film was expired for about 5 months, the results were outstanding.

I loaded my Kiev with it and started shooting.

The ultra fine grain this film produced, doubled with the fact that it was an expired slide, made my day after I got it developed.

I took pictures of everything—from my girlfriend to cars, and a square in the center of Bucharest (random photos so I finish my slide and get it developed).

This film is perfect for day and night photography because of its low ISO, 100. It’s also perfect for prints, because it’s slide film, it can be enlarged much more than a regular color negative film.

The expired Agfa CT Precisa, developed in E6, fills the photo with a yellow tone, sharp images, and natural colors. It also provides a vintage effect of the exposure without the need to use any editing software. It does not produce contrast loss pretty much, because it was stored properly in a fridge, and because the film was expired for only 5 months.

I bought this film because it’s cheap and because I want it to experiment with it a lot, and also to cross process it, but that’s a different discussion.

written by pvalyk on 2011-12-13 #gear #film #slide #expired #agfa #review #precisa #ct #e6 #lomography #normal #user-review #develope


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    5 month of expired date is not important if the film was always stored in good conditions... almost all the films I have in my fridge are expired for some months or even some years, and you can't tell the difference with new films...

  2. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    I am with you @vicuna , I store my film in the fridge and freezer. I often pick up rolls that are short date to expiration or past date because they are on sale. They stay cold till I need them.

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    yes, and expired films are often cheaper! :) I'm also used to go into every photolab/shop I see to ask them if they don't have by any chance some expired films they seel for cheap, sometimes they even give them for free... :)

  4. niko_fuzzy
    niko_fuzzy ·

    isn't 5 months back the ct precise suppose to be blue?

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