Agfa CT Precisa is a classic emulsion full of tasty color that crosses to green filled blues and contrasty reds! I’ve had mixed experiences with this old slide film, and I present them to you so you can decide — is this THE classic slide film?
Agfa CT Precisa was the first slide film I used with my shiny new LC-A+ * several years ago — a fitting introduction into the world of Lomography. Of course, I had it cross processed!
As you can see from the above photos, the color shifts you get with this emulsion when crossed are highly dependent on the light. Sunny weather yields rich bright blues, and indoor light gives a a high contrast warmth with bright reds. I’ve had lots of different results with this film, so I also think it’s a matter of the developer used.
More recently, I’ve been shooting with my Horizon Perfekt **. So, what about E-6?
Here you can see high saturation, again those bright reds come through, and overall there is a warm cast to the film that works well with skin tones. I use a light meter with my Horizon, and based on my results this film is true to its ISO 100 rating.
More recently, I’ve had my film developed at a different lab, and they must use different C-41 chemicals as the color casts on these recent rolls go more to greenish yellow.
So there you go, a high contrast old wonder that has stood the test of time. Is it a true “classic?” You tell me!
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