This weeks roll has been in my Nikon FE2 for quite a while but I did finish it in week 31.
A few months ago a photographer friend gave me a bag full of expired film that he was given by a friend who did not know how it had been stored so there was no guarantee what sort of images they would provide.
I was happy to take it and slowly I have been using it, some I have shot and processed in B&W chemistry and have had pretty nice results while others I have had lab processed and to be honest I have not had a bad roll … Yet 🙂
This roll was some original Agfa Vista 200 that expired in 2008 (I think) and I shot it at 100 iso and also did some exposure compensation on a few of the frames to just incase the film had lost a bit of its sensitivity.
As usual the roll was processed and scanned by http://www.filmdev.co.uk/ who did a great job.I don’t know if this emulsion is the same as the New Poundland version but it seems a bit different when comparing scans that I have from previous films, this has a much more smooth grain and warmer over all colours by comparision.I am amazed that this film performs so well, maybe it was cold stored previously as none of the rolls I have shot so far have not had any problems. Another good thing is that all the rolls that I was given are 36 exposure too 🙂
I did manage to buy 2 bricks of 36 from Poundland last year before they only started selling the 24 exposures only.
I must admit I really like shooting this film it does give a nice image especially when scanned by a pro lab, I really struggle getting any consistency when scanning colour negs.
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2 thoughts on “Week 31 – Original Agfa Vista 200 expired”
Beautiful shots! And if it is indeed the original Agfa produced film then it is different. These days Agfa Vista is just rebadged Fuji film.
I love shooting ruins. Love the colors you get from the Agfa. Wish it came in larger format.
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