The Blue Flavors of Agfa CT Precisa


After a couple of tries and looking out on the Internet for great slides to xpro, I came across the Agfa CT Precisa and I loved the results. It’s a 100 ISO slide film, which is recommend to be developed in E6. Yeah right!

Because I live near a store that sells cheap expired Agfa CT Precisa, I bought a lot of this film and I started to experiment with it. At first it was hard to find a lab to develop it, but I managed to get the film processed there at same price as one normal color negative film. Really, it’s a pain to cross process if you don’t have a lab.

It’s a 35mm film, rated as 100 ISO, so it’s a medium speed film recommended for sunny days and outside photography by day.

The first roll of CT Precisa I shot was overexposed. I got only 7-8 shots perfectly scanned, the rest was a bust. By the way, I didn’t tell the clerk at the lab that I had the film developed that it was a slide film so she didn’t bother to check it and directly developed it. I was very excited even though the second time caught me.

Basically, the pictures that came from this film after cross processing are more blue. I love blue. I also love the vignette in it. I loved the results and I will shoot another roll as soon as possible. I will remain faithful to this slide film. The examples are speaking for themselves.

I recommend this film more than other.

The AgfaPhoto CT Precisa captures your memories with exceptional colour rendition and is ideal for sunny outdoor adventures. When cross-processed, you will see an overall colour-shift as cool blue tones envelop your images. See the whole range of colour slides in our Shop.

written by pvalyk on 2011-12-29 #gear #blue #expired #agfa #review #precisa #cross #ct #processed #lomography #xpro #user-review


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    True, the CT Precisa is one of my favorite x-pro films, specially because of its blue and white saturation! But be aware that the newer version of this film (made by the brand"Agfa Photo" with a "dot" logo and not the old "Agfa" with a diamond shaped logo...) is more dominated by green colors when x-processed... You can perhaps find some "Agfa Photo" Precisa's that still have the blue tones (from their previous stocks when they bought Agfa), but mostly now, the newest Precisa's are green.... sadly :(

  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    I agree with @vicuna .. the old precisa is bluueeeee :D

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