Agfa Portrait (120, 160 iso) user-review


Dream a little Agfa dream: A dreamy, soft film that will make you hear poetry ring through your ears as you peruse your new batch of lomographs…

Dream a little Agfa dream: A dreamy, soft film that will make you hear poetry ring through your ears as you peruse your new batch of lomographs…

I received a twenty pack of Agfa Portrait film when I ordered my Diana+. Unfortunately, the Diana F+ wasn’t available back in those golden old days, but I will recover…. Anyway, as I was stricken by poverty for a while, I had fifteen rolls begging to be developed for quite some time. I honestly wasn’t expecting much from this film. But when I saw the results, I ooed and awed enough to drive my neighbors and those walking along the streetsides next to me crazy, as I took these photographs with me everywhere, not able to put them down. The colors are dreamy. I mean, like a dream, dreamy. Not like your cross-processed dream where all colors are not quite as they should be, but soft and dreamy like your grandmother is coming back to whisper a treasured family secret to you. A secret that lets you know where the family kept its treasure. And the treasure happens to be this film… It has its rightful place. Among the daisies, those you love, those you want to soften around the edges and bring out what they would look like just past twilight, just past a nice, soft rain, just after you think the warmest thoughts of them you possibly could.

This film isn’t for punch (which, of course, we all love as well), this film is for a soft love affair. A kiss in a slow drizzle, meeting secretly under a bridge…

written by myloveletter on 2008-08-29 #gear #120 #agfa #review #portrait #colour-negative


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Totally agree with you! And you made a cool review with such a sensitive description of what this film can represent...! :))

  2. fookshit
    fookshit ·

    this film is pure dream.

  3. sonjabean
    sonjabean ·

    I totally want to make out with this film now.

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    Yes! I'm agree with this review, almost all of my Diana shots are made out of this great film!
    still one on the freezer waiting for a special event!

  5. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    not to be self indulgent but...."Magia Notturna" the most commented photo on Beta was made with this film!


  6. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    thanks for the feedback, guys! i had fun with this review...

  7. louvetau
    louvetau ·

    dreamy story)

  8. toastiesarnies
    toastiesarnies ·

    Beautiful! Where did you take such lovely shots? That meadow is lovely.

  9. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    I know! The meadow was a very lucky find. I was on my way to go camping two or three hours from home, and I passed by this on the side of the road, somewhere in Florida in the states. I couldn't even say exactly where. It was more or less to the side of someone's house. Imagine having this field where you live!

  10. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    amazing gallery!

  11. xpunklovex
    xpunklovex ·

    I love this film ! Too bad I can't find it anymore...

  12. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    beautiful dianas.

  13. blackstar888
    blackstar888 ·

    the way you reviewed this film makes me wanna marry it.
    and i do agree, the photo u have here is so dreamy. i love it!
    you're words and photos are very inspiring :)

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