Putting your hands on a new film cassette it’s always exciting, especially if it is some film you’ve never tried before. But at the moment of set the camera the doubt arises…What if I push it? Luckily, in this case, I had a happy ending.
Some time ago I read on Lomography.com a review about the Agfa Vista 100 and Agfa Vista 400 films, and about the good results they get, specially the intensity of the blues. Unluckily, in my town (and in my country) the remaining photo labs and stores don’t offer a wide variety of films, so you must resign to what they got or buy abroad (or visit the Lomography store in Santiago). It was a nice surprise when I stumble upon a few Agfa Vista 200 on sale. I bought them without a doubt to check the wonders I have read.
When it was time to set my camera a hesitation came: What if I push it? Never read anything about before and I love to try new things, so I set the ISO at 800 on my Olympus XA.
The results were totally unexpected! The pictures were tinged with an intense yellow without losing their sharpness, so I was pretty happy with the results. Of course to get it developed I must disguise the film the way “Iaki” suggest we do when facing a problematic lab. Now, I want to find more of this film to keep experimenting! And to check out the results shot on the intended ISO.