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Agfa Vista 200

This nearly ended up on the cutting room floor, but I like the way Agfa Vista renders colours. PoundLand please, please bring it back and fill the shelves high!

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Re: Agfa Vista 200

I like it - but straighten those verticals please, Steve!



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Re: Agfa Vista 200

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I like it - but straighten those verticals please, Steve!



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Thanks Jim.

It's the negative in full and I dislike cropping as a result of straightening etc..
Anyway I'm quite sanguine about things not being vertical, even if we're expecting as the case with a chimney. Anyway a photo isn't real, is it, it's just a 2D representation provided by a series of lines connected together, and diagonals add tension and disquiet.

I would be interested to hear the views others may have on verticals and rule breaking such as this.
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Re: Agfa Vista 200

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This nearly ended up on the cutting room floor, but I like the way Agfa Vista renders colours. PoundLand please, please bring it back and fill the shelves high!

You may have a long wait Steve, AgfaPhoto is just a brand holding company now and apparently Vista was made by Fuji:


https://petapixel.com/2018/03/09/agf...m-dead-report/


Fuji are discontinuing films left right and centre so if you find some Vista, stock up!


I used to like Agfa films and I still have a couple of bricks of APX25 in the freezer. They're now 12 years out of date though ..!
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Re: Agfa Vista 200

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I used to like Agfa films and I still have a couple of bricks of APX25 in the freezer. They're now 12 years out of date though ..!
They will be fine. I have some June 2005 Velvia and October 2006 Provia in the freezer and they are perfectly good.

I put them back in the fridge (not the freezer) after exposure whilst awaiting processing. However, I have found it best to have colour films processed within three months. Some exposed Provia that I forgot about was in the fridge for nearly a year before it was processed, and it had a definite colour cast.
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Re: Agfa Vista 200

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You may have a long wait Steve, AgfaPhoto is just a brand holding company now and apparently Vista was made by Fuji:


https://petapixel.com/2018/03/09/agf...m-dead-report/


Fuji are discontinuing films left right and centre so if you find some Vista, stock up!


I used to like Agfa films and I still have a couple of bricks of APX25 in the freezer. They're now 12 years out of date though ..!
I read on a blog that Agfa Vista 200 is/was Fuji C200, and somewhat convincingly the side by side images for comparative purposes looked almost identical. Jackthehatphotographic is selling full bricks of Fuji C-200 at a favourable price and I'm tempted.
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I read on a blog that Agfa Vista 200 is/was Fuji C200, and somewhat convincingly the side by side images for comparative purposes looked almost identical. Jackthehatphotographic is selling full bricks of Fuji C-200 at a favourable price and I'm tempted.
I was initially very tempted but I see they are 24 exposures only. The fresh film is better value.

I will ask SWMBO to have a look in Poundland for the Agfa film though.
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Re: Agfa Vista 200

https://www.jackthehat.co.uk/fuji-c2...ms-p-1025.html

https://www.jackthehat.co.uk/fuji-c2...18-p-1678.html

All above are 36 exposure.
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Re: Agfa Vista 200

The good folks at Siverprint are still advertising quite a bit of film, including 10-packs of Fuji C200 36 exposures:

https://www.silverprint.co.uk/

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This one says 24 exposures in the product description, but it is still a good price.
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This one says 24 exposures in the product description, but it is still a good price.
So it does.
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Re: Agfa Vista 200

"How many different types of film stock still available today?", you ask. Well, Emulsive.org is part-way through cataloging the current availability and the total so far is 157.
I am both surprised and enthused - I mistakingly thought film was dead.

Read here: https://emulsive.org/articles/every-...ntal-to-rollei
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Re: Agfa Vista 200

7dayshop still stock a lot of film:

https://www.7dayshop.com/35mm-negative-and-slide-film

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Re: Agfa Vista 200

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"How many different types of film stock still available today?", you ask. Well, Emulsive.org is part-way through cataloging the current availability and the total so far is 157.
I am both surprised and enthused - I mistakingly thought film was dead.

Read here: https://emulsive.org/articles/every-...ntal-to-rollei
That is very interesting Steve, although it soon becomes clear that many of the emulsions listed are in fact manufactured by third parties, so the total number of 'different' films made will actually be much lower. All the same there is clearly much more life in film than many of us had feared.

I suppose the question is, how many films do we actually 'need', (I currently use five, or maybe six from three different manufacturers), and what is a healthy number for the industry?

I didn't realise until a few days ago that 'Kodak' (as in the amazing Kodak Ektra 100) is actually a new and different company to the ailing behemoth Eastman Kodak, that has presumably acquired intellectual property rights from the old company. I don't know whether the new company actually manufactures films themselves (I had heard that a lot of production was contracted out to third parties), but they seem keen to resurrect the best of the old firm's products.

However, I doubt that we will ever see Kodakchrome 25 again.
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Re: Agfa Vista 200

When I was at school we visited the nearby Kodak factory at Wealdstone.

It was a huge place and they manufactured everything, included the film. I can remember that we were handed a large bar of silver that was passed around. IIRC it was the size of a house brick, but much heavier..

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